Wake Turbulence-it could really spoil your day


If you ever do hit wake turbulence from a large aircraft you will be surprised at just how violent it can be. At low altitude on the approach or take off path it can cause loss of control without any margin for recovery.

Ensure you fully understand this grave threat to your aircraft’s safety.

http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/2-1980%20G-AYMJ.pdf

Oh and just in case you think it doesn’t apply to you in your light training aircraft read the accident above that killed the chief flying instructor and his student from the Oxford Ar Training School at Carlisle. He was probably one of the most experienced instructors in the UK at the time with over 14,000 hours.

The CAA have a safety sense leaflet that makes good reading too
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/ga_srg_09webSSL15.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zumckf3kT7A&feature=related

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