Mon, Mar 02, 2009
Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of
the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects
of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also
encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research
any intriguing terms.
Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are ALWAYS
welcome, as are additions or discussion of the
explanations given for each Aero-Term.
A hazardous condition of helicopter flight where the helicopter
settles (descends) in spite of being in a high power setting. Three
conditions are required for it to occur: (1) a descent rate of at
least 300 ft/min (feet per minute), 2) an airspeed slower than
Effective Translational Lift, and 3) 20% or greater power applied.
Since all of these conditions must be present, removing any one of
them escapes the condition. Whether or not this condition actually
occurs will be dependent upon a number of other influences such as
gross weight, winds, etc.
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