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cruising radius[′krüz·iŋ ‚rād·ē·əs]
The maximum distance that an aircraft, starting with full fuel tanks, can cruise under given or specified conditions from its takeoff point before returning with a specified fuel reserve remaining.
The distance a craft can travel at cruising speed without refueling. Also known as cruising range.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.