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Downbursts

Synopsis
Concentrates more on aviation than meteorology discussing the hazardous low-level wind shears associated with downdraughts from severe convective storms (downbursts). Describes flying techniques which enable pilots to cope with the problem. Aircraft performance and pilot reactions to the sudden wind changes are analysed, and flying techniques are tested in simulators.
Series
Perspective, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 28 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Uses
6th-form students; undergraduates.*
Subjects
Physics
Keywords
aviation; meteorology; winds

Sponsor

Name

Central Office of Information

Phone
020 7928 2345
Fax
020 7928 5037
Address
Hercules Road
LONDON
SE1 7DU
Notes
Contact: Vince Sannessee
Name

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Distributor

Name

London Television Service

Email
lts@londontv.com
Web
http://www.londontv.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7434 1121
Fax
020 7734 0619
Address
21-25 St Anne’s Court
London
W1V 3AW

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