flight profile


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flight profile

[′flīt ‚prō‚fīl]
(aerospace engineering)
A graphic portrayal or plot of the flight path of an aeronautical vehicle in the vertical plane.

flight profile

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A graphic representation of the flight path of an aircraft in the vertical plane, giving altitude, speed, range, and maneuver of the aircraft as observed from the side.
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While the program office manages the aircraft inventory and modifications, CNATRA's transition team is completing phase one: developing the Super Hornet flight profile. Phase two will begin with delivery of the first two modified Super Hornets, which will be flown by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 test pilots and former Blue Angels pilots to validate maneuvers, Bernacchi said.
GNSS carrier-phase data was simulated for each flight profile at a rate of 10 Hz using the MATLAB SatNav toolbox [36], which was modified by Watson et al.
Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer is a unique decision support tool developed for a pilot's electronic flight bag (EFB) that's designed to continuously evaluate numerous flight data metrics thus optimizing flight paths for maximum efficiency.
The CVR has a recording of the last 30 minutes of the cockpit conversation while FDR has the complete flight profile.
Investigators are poring over the flight profile to determine if it had flown low and used "terrain masking" during most of the eight hours it was missing from the radar coverage of possibly at least three countries.
See flight profile on FlightAware: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CPA879/history/20140218/1955Z/KSFO/VHHH Medical assistance was provided for the injured passengers and flight attendants upon arrival following preliminary treatment during the flight, Cathay Pacific said.
All phases of the flight, take-off, landing and flight profile are performed autonomously.
It was important that the wind-up turns be performed in exactly the same manner each time, for without consistency of flight profile, the stall results could not be trusted to be comparable.
During the 35-second run, the vehicle was "open loop" -- navigating autonomously without the command of the onboard camera and flying on a preprogrammed flight profile.
FMS help flight crews compute the most efficient flight profile and automatically navigate the aircraft.
1/5/2011 SH-60F Aircraft damaged when main rotor blades impacted tree during Nap-of-the-Earth flight profile. 1/30/2011 RQ-7B Propulsion system failure.
The second appendix contains twelve pages of National Transportation Safety Board information which examines American Airlines Flight 77 flight profile using information gleaned from the digital flight recorder recovered from debris within the Pentagon.