Heeling


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Heeling

 

or banking, the position of an aircraft or vessel in which its plane of symmetry is deflected from the vertical to the earth’s surface.

Banking occurs during turns and other aircraft maneuvers. For a vessel, constant (static) heeling occurs with an unbalanced (unsymmetrical, relative to a longitudinal vertical plane) load, ballast intake on one side, or negative initial metacentric height; variable (dynamic) heeling occurs under the effect of variable transverse forces’for example, from waves during the rolling of a vessel, a squall or gust of wind, or transverse jerking of a towline. The heeling angle of a vessel is determined by an inclinometer; the banking (rolling) angle of an aircraft is indicated by an artificial horizon.

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And Jerry, crouching for the spring and ever struggling to maintain his footing on the slippery, heeling deck, kept his eyes on the mainsail and uttered low growls at any display of movement on its part.
He looked up, and it seemed that the room was lifting, heeling, and plunging like a ship upon the sea.
The steerage was the lair of this pack, and, out of the steerage, it ranged the whole world, which was the Mary Turner ever rocking, heeling, reeling on the surface of the unstable sea.
It all happened in a flash, for the next minute Antioch was behind and we were heeling it up the San Joaquin toward Merryweather, six miles away.
Duncan pulled shut the cover of the companion scuttle, and held on, waiting, the first drops of rain pelting his face, while the Samoset leaped violently ahead, at the same time heeling first to starboard then to port as the gusty pressures caught her winged-out sails.
The wind was freshening rapidly, the Ghost heeling over more and more, and by the time the state-room was ready she was dashing through the water at a lively clip.