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published by the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission
This short article from the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission explains how wingtip vortices form by describing the airflow around a wing. Several diagrams illustrate this airflow. The article also describes how these vortices can pose a hazard for other aircraft.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Fluids
- Dynamics of Fluids
= Vorticies
- Informal Education
- High School
- Reference Material
= Article
- Audio/Visual
= Illustration
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image credit: Odile Labbe, ONERA; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from January 1, 2012 until January 16, 2012. View the feature here!


Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: Does not have a copyright, license, or other use restriction.
Does not have a copyright, license, or other use restriction.
Keywords: Wing, airplane, flight, lift
Record Creator: Metadata instance created December 24, 2011 by Ed Lee
Record Updated: Feb 27, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
December 14, 2010
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AIP Format
(U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission, 2010), WWW Document, (http://centennialofflight.gov/essay/Theories_of_Flight/Vortex/TH15.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
Wing Vortices, (U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission, 2010), <http://centennialofflight.gov/essay/Theories_of_Flight/Vortex/TH15.htm>.
APA Format
Wing Vortices. (2010, December 14). Retrieved December 22, 2014, from U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission: http://centennialofflight.gov/essay/Theories_of_Flight/Vortex/TH15.htm
Chicago Format
U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission. Wing Vortices. U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission, December 14, 2010. http://centennialofflight.gov/essay/Theories_of_Flight/Vortex/TH15.htm (accessed 22 December 2014).
MLA Format
Wing Vortices. U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission, 2010. 14 Dec. 2010. 22 Dec. 2014 <http://centennialofflight.gov/essay/Theories_of_Flight/Vortex/TH15.htm>.
BibTeX Export Format
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