glide path


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glide path

n.
The path of descent of an aircraft, delineated by a radio beam that directs the pilot in landing the craft.

glide path

or glide slope
n
1. (Aeronautics) the approach path of an aircraft when landing, usually defined by a radar beam
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glide path - the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landingglide path - the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
air lane, skyway, airway, flight path - a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
approach pattern, traffic pattern, pattern - the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport; "the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded"; "they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"
Translations
radioalignement de descente

glide path

n (Aer) → sentiero di avvicinamento
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