Wake Turbulence

Wake Turbulence

All pilots need to be aware of wake turbulence. Depending on the type of aircraft, the phase of flight, and the weather conditions, the potential effect of an aircraft’s wake turbulence on other aircraft can vary. Encountering wake turbulence can be especially hazardous during the landing and takeoff phases of flight, where the aircraft’s close proximity to the ground makes a recovery from the turbulence-induced problems more difficult.