glide angle


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glide angle

[′glīd ‚aŋ·gəl]
(aerospace engineering)

glide angle

The flight path of an aircraft in glide, seen from the side and measured with respect to the horizontal. Also called the gliding angle.
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The behavior each time was composed of similar elements of body curvature, fin extension, glide distance, and glide angle.
The glide phase is described by three parameters: glide time, glide distance and glide angle (Figure 4).
The pilot had violated the speed, glide angle and descent parameters, an official revealed.
Wider or shorter runways will look closer, prompting you to flare high and "drop it in," or land long as you subconsciously shallow out your glide angle because you think you're too low.