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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.
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glide path

or glide slope
n
1. (Aeronautics) the approach path of an aircraft when landing, usually defined by a radar beam
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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"
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Translations
radioalignement de descente

glide path

n (Aer) → sentiero di avvicinamento
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The pilot entered "3.3" for degrees glide-slope when, in fact, the flight management system was in "vertical speed" mode.
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