Gliding angle

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1.(Aëronautics) The angle, esp. the least angle, at which a gliding machine or aëroplane will glide to earth by virtue of gravity without applied power.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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e-volo says that the pilot only needs to specify the direction and not worry about factors such as gliding angle, minimum speeds, stalling, mixture control, pitch adjustment, and more.
Vertical drop, glide ratio, direct glide distance, gliding angle, air speed and ground speed were calculated as per Stafford et al.
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