Faculty Mentor Name

Sean Jeralds

Abstract/Description

This brief report expounds on the dust devil interaction case findings from the ASRS Database, NTSB Aviation Accident Database, and ASN. A full, detailed research effort on the aforementioned cases can be found in the Microsoft Excel document supplementing this report. First, the author of this report offers a glossary of terms and definitions that the reader may need to know. Then, the author analyzes the data regarding dust devil related accidents and incidents and the connection between the behavior of dust devils and the behavior, size, and power of the aircraft involved. Finally, the author formulates safety recommendations on dust devil avoidance and recovery and how this research effort has benefitted him. In the appendix, one will find a series of graphs and a table to help illustrate the extensive data that the author found.

Document Type

Article

Publication/Presentation Date

Spring 2015

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