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As in, how would you calculate the amount of lift an aircraft experiences, if for example the plane itself was stationary in a wind tunnel but is subject to high wind speeds and as a result experiences lift. I understand that in the equation above $v$ is the speed of an aircraft but can wind speed be substituted for it in this instance.

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Yes, this is how unsecured airplanes at small airfields move and get damaged.

They get tied down to avoid this happening.

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Actually, v should be the air speed relative to the aircraft, including wind. Only then will gusts be included in the lift calculation, and gust loads can become quite severe.

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