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Definition of the noun airspeed

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noun - plural: airspeeds

  1. the speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it is flying
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic words: speed / velocity = distance travelled per unit time


  1. "Airspeed" is a 1998 Canadian film from Lions Gate Entertainment & Melenny Productions. In the movie, the passengers and crew of a private jet are incapacitated by an explosive decompression, except for the teenage daughter of the owner of the private jet. Their survival depends on her.
  2. "Airspeed": In the 25 year history of the World Championships of Formation Skydiving no team has ever won gold in two of the most prestigious and dynamic events, the 4-way and 8-way. Over the course of one glorious year, the US national team dared to do such a thing, risking all to accomplish what was widely considered in the skydiving world to be impossible.
    • director: Jon Griggs
    • genre: Documentary film
    • released on (13 years ago)


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Google previewMultimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (2014)

MUE 2013 by James J. Jong Hyuk Park, Joseph Kee-Yin Ng, Hwa-Young Jeong, Borgy Waluyo

Fir, airspeed is the speed of an trajectory calculation relative to the air.

Google previewAircraft Flight Instruments and Guidance Systems (2014)

Principles, Operations and Maintenance by David Wyatt

KEY POINT Indicated airspeed is the speed of an aircraft as shown on its pitot static-airspeed indicator calibrated to reflect standard atmosphere...

KEY POINT True airspeed means the airspeed of an aircraft relative to undisturbed air.

Google previewAmerican Airline's Secret War in China (2016)

Project Seven Alpha, WWII by Leland Shanle

True airspeed is the least important speed, because it is almost always affected by the mass of air that surrounds the aircraft.

Google previewFundamentals of Game Design (2010)

by Ernest Adams

Maximum airspeed is an attribute of an aircraft.

For example, maximum airspeed is a characterization attribute of an aircraft, while current airspeed is a status attribute. 116 FUNDAMENTALS OF GAME ...

Google previewTools and Tactics for Operations Managers (Collection) (2013)

by Randal Wilson, Arthur V. Hill, Hillel Glazer

Airspeed is the speed at which air moves over the wings. On a day without much wind, airspeed and ground speed are likely to be close. So, in the cockpit, the airspeed indicator might display 120 knots, or about 138mph, and someone on the ...

Google previewUbiquitous Computing Application and Wireless Sensor (2015)

UCAWSN-14 by James J. Jong Hyuk Park, Yi Pan, Han-Chieh Chao, Gangman Yi

True airspeed (TAS) is the physical speed of the aircraft relative to the air surrounding the aircraft. The true airspeed is a vector quantity. The relationship ...

Google previewAircraft Performance (2007)

by Maido Saarlas

The indicated airspeed is the actual instrument indication in the aircraft at any given flight condition and altitude. A number of factors contribute to the difference between the figure shown by the IAS dial and the actual true airspeed (TAS): ...

Google previewThe Rise of Birds (2015)

225 Million Years of Evolution by Sankar Chatterjee

For any flying animal, fixed-wing aircraft, or helicopter, the plot of power required for level flight against airspeed is a U-shaped curve, higher at both ends than at the middle. Using the ANFLTPWR program, we generated three power curves for ...

Google previewPilot's Reference Guide (2008)

by Michael Grossrubatscher

Airspeed is the speed of an object relative to the surrounding airmass. The indicated airspeed (IAS) is the speed measured by a probe protruding in the undisturbed airstream. The IAS is a function of the ram or the dynamic air pressure ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (2014)

by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

Because true airspeed will correlate exactly with indicated airspeed only at standard sea level conditions, it is usually calculated by adjusting the indicated speed according to conditions (temperature, density, and pressure). true solar time ...

Google previewD-Day Encyclopedia (2014)

Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion by Barrett Tillman

Gliders Airspeed Horsa Britain's primary combat glider, the Airspeed Horsa, shared the American CG-4's general configuration and service history. Like the U.S. Waco, the Horsa was first flown in 1941. Also like the CG-4, it had a hinged nose ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of System Safety (2011)

Definition of Terms and Concepts by Clifton A. Ericson, II

Just In Time Jet Propulsion Laboratory Joint Requirements Oversight Council Joint Robotics Program Job Safety Analysis Johnson Space Center Knots Calibrated Airspeed Knots Indicated Airspeed Key Performance Parameter Knowledge, ...

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Scrabble value of A1I1R1S1P3E1E1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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