FAA Regulations - Type of WIG craft by IMO IMO and the...

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Type of WIG craft by IMO IMO and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have agreed that any WIG craft capable of sustained flight outside the influence of ground effect should also be subject to the rules and regulations of ICAO. Other craft, including those with limited "fly-over" capability, should be covered only by the maritime regulatory regime. [IMO Circ. 1054 Annex Part A Preamble 4] The IMO recognizes three classes of WIG craft Type A WIG-crafts who cannot operate out of ground effect. [IMO Circ. 1054 Annex Part A 4.45.1] Type B A WIG craft that is capable of temporarily increasing its altitude beyond the extent of ground effect in order to jump over an obstacle. Temporarily means that the craft cannot maintain flight without the support of ground effect, it is only possible by converting kinetic energy into potential energy (height). The maximum height during such a maneuver is less than the minimum safe altitude for an aircraft as prescribed by ICAO. [IMO Circ. 1054 Annex Part A 4.45.2]
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course AEROSPACE MAE335 taught by Professor Inlee during the Spring '12 term at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

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