Modification of V/STOL Instrument Approach Geometry as a Means of Compensating for Along-Track Wind Effects,
NATIONAL AERONAUTICAL ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
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The influence of wind on the low speed approach and landing considerations for VSTOL aircraft poses new problems which, although neglected for conventional aircraft, may require specific solutions for these new designs. A novel method to allow for significant along-track wind effects, including shears, is proposed whereby the approach geometry relative to the earth is modified according to the ambient wind condition.