glide path


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glide path

[′glīd ‚path]
(aerospace engineering)
The flight path of an aeronautical vehicle in a glide, seen from the side. Also known as glide trajectory.
The path used by an aircraft or spacecraft in a landing approach procedure.

glide path

i. The flight path of an aircraft in glide, as seen from the side.
ii. The glide-slope (i.e., the path used by an aircraft-in-approach procedure generated by an instrument landing facility).
iii. An aircraft on a PAR (precision approach radar) approach is instructed by ATC (air traffic control) to approach “above the glide path,” “on the glide path,” or “below the glide path.”
iv. A descent profile determined for vertical guidance during a final approach (ICAO).
v. In parachuting, the descent angle through the air along which the parachute descends.
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To the best of our knowledge, only few studies that compare the glide path performed by manual or rotary instruments have been conducted (7-9,12,19-22).
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After spotting the runway, I reported the field in sight and executed a descent to get on a comfortable glide path, focusing on the anti-skid switch to ensure I didn't blow a tire on rollout.
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Garrett Richter (R-Naples), said in October that legislators may need to spend time in the spring 2010 session deciding whether or not the glide path passed just months ago actually makes sense.
Observing his Wingman's erratic flight control inputs in IMC Maj Roy made the crucial decision to request a single frequency ILS approach with PAR monitoring of the flight's glide path control resulting in the safe recovery of his Wingman.
President-elect Barack Obama's announcement that his country is "on a glide path" to have all forces withdrawn from Iraq 16 months after he takes office has annoyed anti-war groups and voters, The Washington Times said on Tuesday.
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