Code of Federal Regulations

Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space
Volume: 1Date: 2023-01-01Original Date: 2023-01-01Title: Section 25.1517 - Rough air speed, VRA.Context: Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space. CHAPTER I - FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. SUBCHAPTER C - AIRCRAFT. PART 25 - AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES. Subpart G - Operating Limitations and Information. - Operating Limitations.
§ 25.1517 Rough air speed, V RA. (a) A rough air speed, V RA, for use as the recommended turbulence penetration airspeed, and a rough air Mach number, M RA , for use as the recommended turbulence penetration Mach number, must be established. V RA /M RA must be sufficiently less than V MO /M MO to ensure that likely speed variation during rough air encounters will not cause the overspeed warning to operate too frequently. (b) At altitudes where V MO is not limited by Mach number, in the absence of a rational investigation substantiating the use of other values, V RA must be less than V MO minus 35 KTAS. (c) At altitudes where V MO is limited by Mach number, M RA may be chosen to provide an optimum margin between low and high speed buffet boundaries. [Amdt. 25–141, 79 FR 73469, Dec. 11, 2014, as amended by FAA–2022–1355; Amdt. No. 25–146, 87 FR 75710, Dec. 9, 2022]