glide slope


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glide slope

[′glīd ‚slōp]
(aerospace engineering)
(navigation)
An inclined electromagnetic surface which is generated by instrument-landing approach facilities and which includes a glide path supplying guidance in the vertical plane. Also known as glide plane.
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The investigation revealed that, on the first approach, the waving LSO stated the pilot overcontrolled a low start, drifted left in the middle but corrected nicely and, from an in-close position, was on centerline and on glide slope.
Even today, every IFR equipped aircraft has an ILS receiver to display localizer and glide slope information when the pilot flies an approach.
Comprehensive avionics and electronics suite -- Full IFR capability -- Three large EFIS displays for PFDs and MFD -- Flight management system -- 3-axis auto pilot -- Color weather radar -- Dual VHF com -- Dual VHF nav -- Dual localizer and glide slope -- Dual mode S transponder -- Dual GPS, IFR enroute and approach certified -- Dual AHRS with air data computer -- Dual pitot static system -- Certified for known icing -- Five seats standard (with an optional six-seat configuration) -- Standard interior and paint scheme -- Air conditioning
Tenders are invited for Design, fabricate, deliver and off load of one (1) 12~wide x 16~long x 9~ high steel/metal building in support of the glide slope at airport.
On runway 28L, the glide slope system was not operable on the day of the accident, and is scheduled to be out of commission until 22 August 2013.
While flying the Tracy approach the GNS 430 gave me the LPV annunciation and displayed a glide slope on the HSI--as expected.
Approaching the "in-close" position during the mishap pass, the pilot overcorrected a slightly above glide slope position with a significant power reduction while simultaneously making a large lineup and nose-down correction.
5-degree glide slope that would eventually lead me to the ship's landing area.
There was a land -- versus sea -- breeze which meant aircraft were landing to the north so we continued on a southerly radar downwind heading as we descended to glide slope intercept altitude.
With the introduction of wider runways and jet aircraft, runway centreline lighting and approach lighting were added, and touchdown zone lighting, glide slope indicators, taxiway lighting, lighted signing and other lighting followed shortly thereafter.
Presolicitation: Advanced stabilized glide slope indicator (asgsi) units and interim spares in support
Hersman confirmed that a part of the airport's instrument-landing system was offline on Saturday but cautioned against drawing conclusions from that, noting that the so-called glide slope system was not essential to safe operations in good weather.