glide angle


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glide angle

[′glīd ‚aŋ·gəl]
(aerospace engineering)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

glide angle

The flight path of an aircraft in glide, seen from the side and measured with respect to the horizontal. Also called the gliding angle.
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The glide phase is described by three parameters: glide time, glide distance and glide angle (Figure 4).
* Wider or shorter runways will look closer, prompting you to flare high and "drop it in," or land long as you subconsciously shallow out your glide angle because you think you're too low.
Kanu Gohain, former director general of civil aviation (DGCA) said the pilot apparently did not follow the stabilised approach or the laid down procedures on glide angle, aligning with instrument landing, and speed.