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Windsock Specifications / Wind games

Windsock Specifications

July 23, 2015
Airport windsock

Aviation Windsock Specifications Air Safety windsocks are made to the highest standards and are weather proof. They are guaranteed to give long-term service due to superior properties of color fastness to weathering and light. These windsocks feature the following:

  • Made in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Specifications.
  • Comply with FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) recommendations.
  • Fabric used is SABS approved and exceeds the requirement laid down.
  • Guaranteed for one year.
  • 100% polyester.
  • Can be custom made if your specifications are different.
  • Can be branded with your logo or design.
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FAA and ICAO standards for windsock sizes are as follows:

  • FAA, Size 1- 2.5 m (Eight feet) in length and 0.45 m (18 inches) throat diameter at large end.
  • FAA, Size 2- 3.60 m (Twelve feet) in length and 0.9 m (36 inches) throat diameter at large end .
  • ICAO/CAA standard - 3.60 m (Twelve feet) in length and 0.9 m (36 inches) throat diameter at large end.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (AC 150/5345-27D) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) (Annex 14) provide three different wind sock height specifications as follows:

  • FAA type L-806 support - those mounted on low mass supporting structures - maximum of 3.0 m (10 ft) mast height .
  • FAA type L-807 support - those mounted on rigid supporting structures - Maximum of 4.8 m (16 ft) height to wind sock .
  • ICAO/CAA standard - 6.0 m (20 ft) mast height The taper of the fabric windsock from the throat to the trailing end must be designed to cause the windsock to fully extend when exposed to a wind of 15 knots (28 km/hr or 17 mph.) The windsock should be of a colour that stands out in contrast against the surroundings. Yellow, orange and red & white are good choices of colour..
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