Air conditions close to the ground and the effect on airplane landings

Thompson, F L Peck, W C Beard, A P

This report presents the results of an investigation undertaken to determine the feasibility of making glide landings in gusty air. Wind velocities were measured at several stations between the ground and a height of 51 feet, and flight tests were made to determine the actual influence of gusts on an airplane gliding close to the ground.

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