bank angle


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bank angle

The angle between the aircraft's normal, or vertical, axis and the earth's vertical plane containing the aircraft's longitudinal axis. The bank angle of an aircraft is measured from 0° to 179° port or star-board (left or right). See bank.
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If aircraft air speed and bank angle are known, a turning radius can be calculated from the following equation (10):
All sightings were called out with the number of moose sighted, the time of sighting, and the bank angle of the plane.
Testing included system warnings for CFIT, altitude loss following take off, potential tail strike situations, unsafe gear position, excessive bank angle, descent below the radar altimeter low altitude warning settings, and Voice Messaging Unit (VMU) warnings.
Staff conducted a ball-bank test to determine centrifugal force, vehicle roll, and the bank angle of the road, which resulted in a recommended vehicle speed around road curves.