angle of yaw


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angle of yaw

[′aŋ·gəl əv ′yȯ]
(aerospace engineering)
The angle, as seen from above, between the longitudinal body axis of an aircraft, a rocket, or the like and a chosen reference direction. Also known as yaw angle.

angle of yaw

angle of yaw
The angle between a line in the direction of flight and a plane through the longitudinal and vertical axes of an aircraft. It is considered to be positive if the nose is displaced to the right and negative if displaced to the left. Also called a yaw angle.