What is airspeed?

  • (noun): The speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it is flying.


Airspeed is the speed of an aircraft relative to the air. Among the common conventions for qualifying airspeed are: indicated airspeed ("IAS"), calibrated airspeed ("CAS"), true airspeed ("TAS"), equivalent airspeed ("EAS") and density airspeed.

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Portsmouth Airport, Hampshire - Airspeed Limited
... Airspeed Ltd moved to a new factory at the airport in 1933 ... Airspeed converted over 150 Oxfords postwar to civil aviation standards as the Consul (see heading photo) and these were flown until the mid-1950s by small charter and other operators ... During the 1950s Airspeed manufactured parts and sub-assemblies at Portsmouth for their new aircraft designs, but in 1960 the firm moved all its ...
T. Neville Stack - England To Australia
... together with Sidney Lewis Turner had a specially modified long-range version of the Airspeed Envoy built ... It was named the Airspeed Viceroy ... The Airspeed Viceroy started the race from RAF Mildenhall, England, but after several reliability problems including with the mainwheel brakes, it ...
Airspeed (disambiguation)
... Airspeed is the speed of an aircraft relative to the air ... Airspeed may also refer to Airspeed (film), a movie Airspeed Aviation, a small regional airline based in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada ... Airspeed indicator, a flight instrument that displays airspeed ...
Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah - Applications
... Airspeed Consul Airspeed Courier Airspeed Envoy Airspeed Oxford Airspeed Queen Wasp Airspeed Viceroy Avro 626 Avro 652 Avro Anson Blackburn Lincock Bristol ...