gliding distance

gliding distance

The maximum horizontal distance that can be reached from a given height in a normal glide. Also called a gliding range. The maximum gliding distance can be achieved only by flying at the best gliding speed and in tailwind conditions.
References in periodicals archive ?
The emergency chapter (Section 3 in modern handbooks) will have a gliding distance chart.
Therefore the information of gliding distance covered by the gliding squirrels is to be given importance in habitat manipulation and restoration activities whenever applicable for species conservation at local as well as at global level.
From its cruise altitude, the airplane's gliding distance would also be about 100 miles, but consider that for the debris to drift that same 100 miles it would only take a drift rate of 2 knots, yielding a wide range of possibilities as to the nature of the aircraft's descent to the water below.
After attaining gliding distance to the airfield, Capt Miller was able to determine that the engine nozzle was not responding to changes in throttle setting.
We had no need to get to pattern altitude until we were 100 percent confident we were in gliding distance of the runway.
three of the top considerations in a total power failure are: 1) immediately pitch and configure for best glide, 2) head towards a suitable spot within gliding distance for "landing," and 3) time permitting, try to figure out and fix what when wrong.
At 1,200 ft, Maj Granger extended the aircraft speed brakes to shorten his gliding distance and commanded bailout.
Then there's the Kentucky instructor whose student wouldn't do anything dumb, so he intervened, setting the Cessna 172's fuel selector to OFF within, he thought, gliding distance of the runway.
And it's usually a lot quicker to Key West if you don't mind being out of gliding distance for a while.
With temperatures at zero degrees Fahrenheit, a wind chill at -20 degrees Fahrenheit and fac ing the possibility of having to eject over the icy waters of Lake Superior, Maj Padden kept his aircraft within gliding distance of land and executed flawless checklist procedures.
As I descend, however, I can judge at all times whether the landing zone remains within gliding distance and, if needed, tighten up or loosen up the bank to get closer to whatever passes for my runway.