Indicated Airspeed (IAS)

What is Indicated Airspeed (IAS)?

Indicated Airspeed (IAS) meaning in Safety terms is

  • The speed of an aircraft as shown on its pitot static airspeed indicator. Calibrated to reflect standard atmosphere adiabatic compressible flow at sea level, uncorrected for airspeed system errors. 

 

reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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