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  • What is the Windsock? About windsocks.
  • Windsock; Which is used to detect the direction and intensity of the surface wind, which is parallel with the inside when it is filled with air and turns into the wind, fabric etc. It has a large mouth, which usually welcomes the wind, and a narrow outlet that releases the wind. They are used in many places, such as chemical plants and highways where winds are important, especially at airports, and where violence is important. There is also windsock, which is used for traditional reasons or as a child’s playground.


  • Traditional Japanese koinobori Windsocks in fish shape
  • Windsocks are usually produced in orange, red, orange-white or red-and-white stripes for easy selection. The wind must be hung in an open space and a high mast so that it is not affected by environmental factors. It is recommended that they are at least 25 m away from the surrounding structure and other obstacles.


  • In aviation
  • In aviation, the “surface wind” is the wind up to 30 ft (10 m) above ground. There must be at least one windsock in each airfield.






  • According to ICAO standards, the windsock should be 3.6 m (12 ft) long and the wide mouth should be 0.9 m (36 in) in diameter. The narrow and open rear end should be 15 knots (28 km / h) wide enough to allow the wind to reach the exact vertical position (full parallel position). The hanging pole should be 6 m (20 ft) high. According to the FAA, the windmill should be able to turn into the wind in at least 3 knots (5.6 km / h) wind.


  • Square windsock can be illuminated with internal or external lamps so that they can be used at night.
  • The picture below the page shows the traditional Japanese koinobori Windsocks in fish shape.
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