What does VS mean in Aviation?

What does VS stand for in aircraft systems? Does it help airplanes to land safely on runways? If it does, how far away does the aircraft need to be and what VS does the plane need to drop to in order to land safely?

6 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Best Answer


    Vs or Velocity (stall) is important during landing or any other time, as the aircraft will cease to be supported by lift from wings and start to fall.

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  • 1 month ago

    Vs = stall speed

    VS = vertical speed

    An understanding of both is required for a safe landing.

  • 1 month ago

    VS means vertical speed. It means how fast you are dropping or going up

  • 1 month ago

    VS Stall speed or minimum steady flight speed for which the aircraft is still controllable

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  • 2 months ago

    Stall speed.

    This is the air speed at which, for the given atmospheric conditions and weight of the aircraft, the plane can no longer remain airborne, where the wings are not able to provide adequate lift to keep in the air.

    Basically, the minimum speed the plane can fly.

    By contrast, this helps define the takeoff and landing speed, since those have to be a bit higher.

  • bo
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    velocity speeds. used to determine speeds of different aircraft

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