MONITORING THE MOVEMENT OF WAKE VORTICES AT KENNEDY AND STAPLETON AIRPORTS

During the summer and fall of 1973, the transportation systems center collected an extensive amount of data on the motion of aircraft wake vortices. Two test sites were instrumented the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and the Stapleton International Airport in Denver, Colorado. The vortices from over 10,000 landing aircraft were recorded, and the motion of the vortices was correlated with the ambient meteorological conditions. The results of these measurements coupled with user requirements led to the description of three basic vortex avoidance systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 5th Annual Symposium, Advancements in Flight Test Engineering, Anaheim, California, 7-9 August 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Flight Test Engineers

    Lancaster, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Hallock, J N
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM