flight path


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flight path

n.
The precise route taken or due to be taken through the air by an aircraft or spacecraft.

flight path

n
(Aeronautics) the course through the air of an aircraft, rocket, or projectile. Compare approach10, glidepath

flight′ path`


n.
the trajectory of a moving aircraft or spacecraft relative to a fixed reference.
[1910–15]

flight path

The line connecting the successive positions occupied, or to be occupied, by an aircraft, missile, or space vehicle as it moves through air or space.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flight path - the path of a rocket or projectile or aircraft through the airflight path - the path of a rocket or projectile or aircraft through the air
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
2.flight path - a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to anotherflight path - a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
approach path, glide path, glide slope, approach - the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
holding pattern - the flight path (usually circular) maintained by an aircraft that is awaiting permission to land
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
Translations

flight path

n (of aircraft) → aerovia; (of rocket, projectile) → traiettoria
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