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level off

[′lev·əl ′ȯf]
(aerospace engineering)
To bring an aircraft to level flight after an ascent or descent.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

level off

i. To cease climbing at a specified altitude and thereafter to maintain level flight.
ii. To cease descending or to pull out of a dive and thereafter to maintain level flight.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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