Flight investigation of the effect of atmospheric turbulence on the climb performance of an airplane

Harry Press, Herbert C. McClanahan, Jr.
Oct 1051

The results of an investigation consisting of a series of one-engine climb tests with a twin-engine airplane indicate that light turbulence of the type generally present in clear air over flat terrain has no significant effect on the average rate of climb for a series of runs. Turbulence does, however, increase the variation in the rate of climb from run to run.

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