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Topic for this quarter Wake Turbulence
Wake turbulence - Called wingtip vortices or wake vortices, these are formed behind an aircraft any time an aerofoil is producing lift. Known also as wake turbulence, it can comprise jetwash or rapidly moving gases that are expelled from a jet engine. Jetwash is extremely turbulent but of short duration whereas wingtip vortices are more stable that tend to remain in the air longer after the passage of an aircraft and the most dangerous component of wake turbulence.


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