Aircraft Wake Vortices: An Assessment of the Current Situation
Final rept. Mar-Aug 1990
JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA
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The state of knowledge about aircraft wake vortices in the summer of 1990 is summarized. With the advent of a new FAA wake vortex program, the current situation was assessed by answering five questions 1 What do we know about wake vortices, 2 what dont we know about wake vortices, 3 what are the requirements and limitations for operational systems to solve the wake vortex problems, 4 where do we go from here, and 5 why do we need to collect more wake vortex data.