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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Glide angles were measured as before, and body roll angles were measured from images of these fish gliding straight toward a video camera.
Furthermore, the flight approach was not stabilised and the glide angle was wrong.