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air·speed

 (âr′spēd′)
n.
The speed, especially of an aircraft, relative to the air.

airspeed

(ˈɛəˌspiːd)
n
(Aeronautics) the speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it moves. Compare groundspeed

air′speed`

or air′ speed`,



n.
the forward speed of an aircraft relative to the air through which it moves.
[1905–10]

airspeed

The speed of an aircraft relative to its surrounding air mass. The unqualified term "airspeed" can mean any one of the following. a. calibrated airspeed--Indicated airspeed corrected for instrument installation error. b. equivalent airspeed--Calibrated airspeed corrected for compressibility error. c. indicated airspeed--The airspeed shown by an airspeed indicator. d. true airspeed--Equivalent airspeed corrected for error due to air density (altitude and temperature).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.airspeed - the speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it is flyingairspeed - the speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it is flying
speed, velocity - distance travelled per unit time
Translations

airspeed

[ˈɛəspiːd]
A. Nvelocidad f aérea
B. CPD airspeed indicator Nanemómetro m

airspeed

[ˈɛəˌspiːd] nvelocità f inv di crociera (Aer)
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The direct specific excess power values computed by the display were then plotted versus their respective airspeeds and Mach numbers for the piper Saratoga and the X-30 respectively.
The AOA indicator also can be used to establish maximum-range and endurance airspeeds, and speeds for other flight operations.
He coordinated for his wingman to verbalize airspeeds once aligned with the runway in order to ensure safe approach and landing airspeeds.
Other flight test milestones accomplished by T-1 to date include structural aerodynamic damping investigations at various altitudes and airspeeds with light, medium and heavy fuel loads; flying qualities evaluations with different flap settings, and airstarts using JP-4 and JP-8 fuel.
Data uploads and downloads were demonstrated, and the results were confirmed with the aircraft operating at a variety of altitudes, airspeeds, and configurations.
They estimated approach airspeeds using the angle-of-attack gauge, and flew through numerous cloud layers before landing.
Mounted like the fins of an arrow on the rear of the aircraft, these fins provide additional lift and stability at lower airspeeds, eliminate certain items from the Minimum Equipment List and greatly enhance control during approach and landing, as well as other low speed maneuvers.
My copilot and I back up each other on airspeeds during the approach; in addition, the CICO checks his airspeed gauge.
This week's tests continued to evaluate flying qualities in different aircraft configurations at various altitudes and airspeeds.
Mounted like the fins of an arrow on the rear of the aircraft, these fins provide additional lift and stability at lower airspeeds, and greatly enhance control during approach and landing, as well as other low-speed maneuvers.
The abort or waveoff call alone doesn't answer questions about approach- or waveoff-pattern altitudes, airspeeds, a spot or a running landing, and the urgency of the problem.
This controllability problem occurs when two key cross-checked airspeeds differ by 25 knots.