constant-pressure-pattern flight

constant-pressure-pattern flight

[¦kän·stənt ¦presh·ər ‚pad·ərn ‚flīt]
(navigation)
A technique of pressure-pattern flight whereby an aircraft is navigated, in the direction of wind flow, along a height contour line on a constant-pressure surface, thereby assuring a continuous, nearly direct tail wind.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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