flight-path angle

flight-path angle

[′flīt ‚path ‚aŋ·gəl]
(aerospace engineering)
The angle between the horizontal (or some other reference angle) and a tangent to the flight path at a point. Also known as flight-path slope.

flight-path angle

The angle between the horizontal and a tangent to the flight path at a point.
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Velocity parameters of HGV are described by velocity magnitude V, heading angle [theta], and flight-path angle [sigma].