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The speed of an aircraft relative to the air through which it is moving.Compare with ground speed
- ‘It required constant vigilance for airspeed, pitch and rudder/aileron coordination.’
- ‘Then I raised the nose slightly, watching the vertical speed and airspeed reflect pulling out of the dive.’
- ‘They can still read the altimeter and airspeed, and they still have navigation aids available to them.’
- ‘You may be surprised to find that the airplane will hold roughly the same airspeed in a power-off glide at the same attitude.’
- ‘During take off, the computer will relay his ground speed, airspeed and height from the runway.’
- ‘An airplane in a spin does not gain airspeed and its rate of descent is relatively slow.’
- ‘When my displays were restored, the aircraft maintained airspeed and altitude.’
- ‘Slowly and laboriously the aircraft gained airspeed as the needle crept past stalling speed.’
- ‘This type of accident happens when a pilot tries to fly out of ground effect without sufficient airspeed or power.’
- ‘Even modern airliners take off into head winds to increase the plane's relative airspeed.’
- ‘Since we know our aircraft's true airspeed to be 120 knots, we have everything we need to solve the equation.’
- ‘That fact, combined with my slow airspeed, caused the airplane to start to settle.’
- ‘For example a short A-frame is positive. High airspeed in relation to the turbulence is positive too.’
- ‘The IGC file produced by the IQ-Compeo seems to record both the ground speed and the airspeed.’
- ‘The plane's clamshell airbrakes at the back of the fuselage keep airspeed from rising uncontrollably during the dive.’
- ‘Although the pilot decided to slow the rate of descent and airspeed of the plane, there was no noticeable reduction in the level of vibration.’
- ‘Begin with airspeed, and use the pointed handle of the true airspeed indicator as a speed bug for Vr, Vy or approach speed.’
- ‘With a following wind, a pilot could easily find his airspeed dropping below stalling speed.’
- ‘In the realm of reverse command, less power is required for more airspeed, more power for less airspeed.’
- ‘What's the fastest way to gain airspeed in a non-afterburner-equipped aircraft?’
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