crab angle

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crab angle

The angle between the aircraft track or flight line and the fore and aft axis of a vertical camera, which is in line with the longitudinal axis of the aircraft.
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There were seven large passenger aircraft heading north over Stirling area for various destinations in America and Canada, for example, San Francisco and Toronto, at heights well over 34.
The aviation company said, "The client chose the more cost-effective option, which involved trucking the cargo to Frankfurt-Hahn airport, where it was loaded onto a Saab aircraft heading direct to Stockholm Skavsta airport.
Seeing a small aircraft heading for this region, the controller advised the pilot of an area of moderate to extreme precipitation ahead.
An Emirates Boeing 777-300 aircraft heading to the Maldives made an emergency landing in Mumbai yesterday because of a "technical fault", the airline said in a statement.
Eyewitnesses from inside the airport, told the National Iraqi News Agency / Nina / that the security authorities prevented the transfer of the body of Tariq Aziz, who was scheduled to be conveyed on board a Royal Jordanian Airlines aircraft heading to Amman this afternoon.
This wasn't a prank by Egyptian prankster Ramez Galal, but a real-life incident that could have potentially taken the life of Lebanese star Wael Kfoury and the hundred-something passengers that were on-board the Royal Air Maroc aircraft heading to Morocco.
Heading mode orients the HSI to display aircraft heading in a conventional manner, with the current heading value shown at the top of the compass card as indicated by the lubber line.
The first Chinese aircraft heading to Perth to join the hunt landed at the wrong airport on Saturday, underscoring the difficulties facing the increasingly complex multinational search effort.
LANDING 3FEAR Aircraft heading for trouble over houses
Option Five was put forward by Birmingham Airport as the only viable route for aircraft heading south from Runway 15.
08pm on Tuesday when a laser was shone at an aircraft heading in to Newcastle Airport.
The aircraft appeared to have landed on its belly amid clear, sunny skies on to the dense neighbourhood that sits along the typical approach path taken by aircraft heading into the Lagos airport.
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