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Wake Turbulence

Wake Turbulence

Topic Description

This topic discusses the hazard of flying into another aircraft’s vortices. It reviews the theory of vortex generation and behavior; and provides strategies to predict, detect, and minimize the wake-turbulence hazard in order to improve the safety of approach and landing operations.    

2 lessons

  • Vortex generation and separation standards
  • Risk and defense procedures

Topic Outline

  • Vortex causes, formation, and behavior
  • Factors that affect vortex strength
  • Responsibilities for maintaining separation
  • Weight separation standards
  • Risk factors
  • Defense procedures
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