Our airport windsocks are made of the finest European materials available. The windsock fabrics have been tested for mechanical strength, UV resistance and even color fastness by an independent laboratory. The windsock is constructed to allow good water drainage.
The taper of the fabric, from the throat to the trailing end, is designed to cause the windsock to fully extend when exposed to windspeeds up to 15 knots (28 km/h or 17 mph). Our airport windsocks have been proven to withstand high windspeeds in excess of 145 Km/h or 75 knots, which is an ICAO requirement.
Within our airport windsocks, you can find both new and replacement windsocks. There are several different windsocks available, like externally lighted or even solar powered windsock assembly packs. Furthermore, there are a number of windsock parts available, like swivel frames and frame adapters.
Windsocks in aviation
The main purpose of windsocks in aviation, installed on airports, airfields, helipads and -ports, is to detect from what direction and speed the wind is blowing. They are usually installed on the outside of runways and landing strips, clearly visible by both pilots and ground personnel. Ideally for take-off and landings, the wind is blowing towards the front of the cockpit. This way, pilots have better control over the plane during landing and more lift during take-off.
Within our shop, you can find airport windsocks that are provided with a full assembly. These assemblies are able to withstand stronger winds than, for example, visibility flags. Furthermore, they won't wrap around the assembly pole and they won't rupture or detach from the installation as well. Windsocks are available in different color combinations, like orange, blue/white, green/white and red/white.