drift angle


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drift angle

[′drift ‚aŋ·gəl]
(navigation)
The horizontal angle between the axis of a ship and the tangent to its path. Also known as drift correction angle.
The angle between the longitudinal axis of an aircraft and its path relative to the ground.

Drift Angle

 

in aviation, the angle between the longitudinal axis of an airplane and the airplane’s flight path relative to the earth. The drift angle is the result of a crosswind. It usually coincides with the angle between the flight path relative to the air medium and the flight path relative to the earth, since the slip angle is ignored (the slip angle is the angle between the airplane’s longitudinal axis and its flight path relative to the air medium). During a landing approach, a pilot compensates for the effect of a crosswind by slipping or by changing the heading by an amount equal to the drift angle.

drift angle

drift angle
The angle measured in degrees between the heading of an aircraft and the track made good.
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