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i. The curved surface of a propeller blade. It corresponds to the upper surface of the airplane's wing. Also called a blade back.
ii. The back of the power curve, where any decrease in speed results in a disproportional increase in drag. A stage may be reached when even with full power the aircraft may continue to sink. Also referred to as behind the power curve and backside of the power curve.
iii. The top part or the upper surface area of an airplane, especially of an airplane's fuselage, referred to in such contexts as “to fly on its back.”
iv. The back seat (rear cockpit) of a two-seater combat or trainer aircraft.
v. The changing of wind direction in the anti-clock-wise direction. When the wind direction changes in the anticlock-wise direction, it is called backing when the change is clock-wise, it is called veering.
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When I left DSMC, I said that in spite of all the good things we had done in the three years I was there, I was concerned that we were still behind the power curve.
Blaming poor financial performance on the anti-carb fad is folly; lagging behind the power curve of what consumers want leads to financial failure.
This element of surprise will be brief because you will be slightly behind the power curve to start with.