At this rate of descent
to the surface, survival would be unlikely.
There was no sizable increase in the rate of descent
between the second and fourth months of life that would have suggested a correlation with the peak incidence of SIDS.
Steps taken in early 2009 to address the foreclosure problem should help to ease the rate of descent
for housing as 2009 progresses.
The report also said the helicopter's main rotor disc had struck a fir tree about 30ft below its top and that "the pilotmay have been attempting to arrest a rate of descent
and was therefore trying to avoid the rising terrain".
Point the vehicle downwards nose first and it will not exceed six kilometres per hour, regardless of the gradient, while going down backwards reduces the rate of descent
to just four kilometres per hour.
A key safety benefit of the T-11 is a significantly slower rate of descent
averaging 18 feet per second, resulting in a 25-percent reduction in impact force over the T-10.
The new parachute will reduce the rate of descent
by 25 percent from 22 feet per second with the T-10 to an average rate of descent
of 18 feet per second for a 385lbs Total Jumper Weight with the ATPS.
The commander, believing he was too high to make a safe automated approach, turned off the autopilot and lowered the nose to increase the rate of descent
and make a gradual 360 degree turn.
He evaluated the rate of descent
from a pilot's perspective and from the acceptability level of an airline passenger.
The rate of descent
in terms of results looks likely to go on for one more game.
The report said that the cause of the accident was the failure to stop the high rate of descent
, and the aircraft tilted to the right as it landed.
Since the V-22 program's return to flight, the Osprey has gone through exhaustive developmental testing, highlighted by two at-sea periods and a battery of high rate of descent
tests that clearly defined the airplane's robust operating envelope and led to Tom Macdonald, the chief corporate test pilot, receiving the Society of Experimental Test Pilot's prestigious Iven C.