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Airspeed Answers



Catapult Speed(Vc)
Ship Speed(Vs)
Wind Speed (Vw)
Airspeed(mph)
Go/No Go(>170 mph)
150 mph
20 mph
-10 mph
180 mph
Go
150 mph
20 mph
10 mph
160 mph
No Go
150 mph
30 mph
-30 mph
210 mph
Go
150 mph
0 mph
20 mph
130 mph
No Go
Airspeed = Ship Speed(Vs) + Catapult Speed(Vc) - Wind Speed(Vw)

Questions

  1. With no wind, at what speed must the ship go to launch an F-14?

    Vs = 20 mph

  2. On launch any aviator wants to maximize lift. Based on this what would you do as Captain of the ship any time you launch aircraft?

    Turn into the wind and go fast !!!

  3. Is wind direction and ship speed a factor in landing as well?

    Yes!!!

  4. Now convert the completed table above to metric units(to the nearest km/h). 

Catapult Speed(Vc)
Ship Speed(Vs)
Wind Speed (Vw)
Airspeed
Go/No Go(>274 km/h)
241 km/h
32 km/h
-16 km/h
290 km/h
Go
241 km/h
32 km/h
16 km/h
257 km/h
No Go
241 km/h
48 km/h
-48 km/h
338 km/h
Go
241 km/h
0 km/h
32 km/h
209 km/h
No Go


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Last Updated: Thu, Jun 12 04:46:42 PM EDT 2014

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