# rate of climb

(redirected from Descent rate)

## rate of climb

[′rāt əv ′klīm]
(aerospace engineering)
Ascent of aircraft per unit time, usually expressed as feet per minute.

## rate of climb

The rate of gain of vertical height per unit of time (i.e., feet/minute or meters/second). The rate of climb is normally calculated when an aircraft is climbing at its specified climbing speed and not in zoom climb. In helicopters, there are two rates of climb: the maximum rate of climb and the maximum vertical rate of climb. A vertical speed indicator (VSI) shows the rate of climb.
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While engaging in this nerdy pastime, I noticed that there were quite a few approaches where things would start out fine and then approximately halfway down the approach, power would increase and the descent rate would flatten out.
Data collected from these tests will be used to verify the parachute inflation characteristics and landing system performance, as well as the altitude and descent rate of the Starliner at touchdown.
As with any air vehicle, and a parachute must be considered as such, gross weight is a key determinant of the descent rate, which itself is a compromise between a highly desirable soft landing and the tendency of the parachute to drift: A simple rule-of-thumb is that the lower the descent rate, the greater the parachutes' drift from its intended landing spot.
The jet attempted a go-around maneuver and subsequently encountered a headwind, climbing to a height of only 85 feet before sinking back onto the runway at a descent rate of 900 feet a minute.
says its target performance for the product is an increase in descent rate of between 50 and 100 percent of what it would be without them.
ascent rate of 50 km/h for all kind of vehicles, 30 km/h descent rate for service vehicles and 50 km/h descent rate for buses and light vehicles.
Our aircraft got momentarily lower than desired at times while on final approach due to the illusion, despite the altitude and descent rate callouts.
Beal also set the descent rate for that runway too high _ 1,500 feet (457 meters) of altitude per minute rather than the recommended 1,000 feet (305 meters).
For instance, during the rover separation, they had to prevent the flight hardware from clashing or coming into contact with each other during the “two body phase” of the Descent Rate Limiter (DLR)/bridle deployment.
The result is that the cabin altitude changes more smoothly and at a different pace than the aircraft's climb or descent rate.
Significant winds flowing down the valley also increased our descent rate.

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