Analysis of operational airline data to show the effects of airborne weather radar on the gust loads and operating practices of twin-engine short-haul transport airplanes

Martin R. Copp, Walter G. Walker
naca-tn-4129
Nov 1957


Samples of airspeed, altitude, and acceleration measurements obtained from transport operations utilizing airborne weather radar have been evaluated to determine the effects of radar storm detection on the magnitudes of the gust velocities, gust loads, and operation airspeeds. The data samples were obtained with NACA V-G and VGH recorders installed in twin-engine short-haul commercial transports.

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