glide slope

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Noun1.Glide slope - the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landingglide slope - 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"
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radioalignement de descente
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It was United's policy that pilots should accomplish the final approach with reference to the instrument landing system glide slope to aid in ensuring a 6-800 feet per minute rate of descent.
When inclement weather developed last night and the glide slope was out of service, flights had to be diverted.
"We could have fashioned a glide slope instead of a nose dive," he said.
It seeks a predictable glide slope to a "defined objective base."
To land on a ship, you must focus on three things: speed of the aircraft; alignment with the centerline of the landing area; and glide slope, or the height above the deck.
"503, on glide slope, on course, three-quarter mile, call the ball." says the approach controller
In addition, during one trial in each of the two experimental sessions, the glide slope was made to fail.
They played down the fact that Guam airport's glide slope indicator, which tells pilots how close they are to the ground, was turned off for repairs when the jumbo came down.
Its glide slope transmitter - used to guide planes to the runway in poor visibility - had been out of service for four weeks for repairs.
On typical carrier landings, pilots must align glide slope, angle of attack and line up, often making up to hundreds of individual adjustments in order to safely land.
The 3-minute long 'mash-up' video features unique footage from the Emirates A380 flight deck, including a rainy approach to San Francisco, a rousing water cannon salute in Frankfurt, a night time touchdown in Mumbai and a glide slope landing view from London Gatwick.