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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)
References in periodicals archive ?
However, important airspeeds we use in everyday flying--like the landing gear operating airspeed, VLO, or design maneuvering speed VA--aren't depicted.
Conventional air data sensors which protrude from the sides of aircraft must be carefully located to work properly and are inaccurate at low airspeeds.
Using AOA indicators resulted in phugoids, unstable airspeeds and marginal performance improvements.
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.
1992) used a Hardi Twin (Hardi International, Taastrup, Denmark) sprayer in cotton with three airspeeds (0, 8, and 16 m [s.
Some aircraft allow partial or approach flaps to be extended at airspeeds above the white arc.
True airspeeds are highest at cruise altitudes, and decrease approximately two-percent per thousand feet during the descent, which throws in an another dimension.
They estimated approach airspeeds using the angle-of-attack gauge, and flew through numerous cloud layers before landing.
Stalls entered from such flight situations are called 'accelerated maneuver stalls,' a term which has no reference to the airspeeds involved.
My copilot and I back up each other on airspeeds during the approach; in addition, the CICO checks his airspeed gauge.