The gust and gust-load experience of a twin-engine low-altitude transport airplane in operation on a northern transcontinental route

Harry Press, Robert L. McDougal
naca-tn-2663
Apr 1952


An analysis of the gust and gust-load experience of a low-altitude transcontinental transport airplane, based on 834 hours of VGH record, is presented. The relation of gust experience to airspeed, altitude, season of the year, and flight conditions is considered. An estimate of the over-all gust history for the present type of operations is derived from a synthesis of the VGH data and available V-G data.

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