airspeed


airspeed
The speed of an aircraft relative to its surrounding air mass. The unqualified term “airspeed” can mean any one of the following. a. calibrated airspeed — Indicated airspeed corrected for instrument installation error. b. equivalent airspeed — Calibrated airspeed corrected for compressibility error. c. indicated airspeed — The airspeed shown by an airspeed indicator. d. true airspeed. Equivalent airspeed corrected for error due to air density (altitude and temperature).

Military dictionary. 2000.

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