Glide path
Glide path Glide path, n. (Aeronautics) the proper path for an airplane approaching a landing strip; also called {glide slope}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • glide path — Glide slope Glide slope, n. (Aeronautics) 1. the proper path for an airplane approaching a landing strip; also called {glide path}. [PJC] 2. The path indicated by a radio beacon as the proper path for an airplane to use in approaching a landing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glide path — noun the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing • Syn: ↑approach path, ↑approach, ↑glide slope • Hypernyms: ↑air lane, ↑flight path, ↑airway, ↑skyway …   Useful english dictionary

  • glide path — i. The flight path of an aircraft in glide, as seen from the side. ii. The glide slope (i.e., the path used by an aircraft in approach procedure generated by an instrument landing facility). iii. An aircraft on a PAR (precision approach radar)… …   Aviation dictionary

  • glide path — n. The desired or prescribed path to reach a goal. Example Citation: Though there are many today who say I told you so, in retrospect it is clear that the vision of Oslo as a gentle glide path to peace was mistaken. Editorial, The Taba delusion,… …   New words

  • Glide Path — infobox Book | name = Glide Path title orig = translator = image caption = author = Arthur C. Clarke cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Novel publisher = Harcourt Brace release date = 1963 media type =… …   Wikipedia

  • Glide Path — Refers to a formula that defines the asset allocation mix of a target date fund, based on the number of years to the target date. The glide path creates an asset allocation that becomes more conservative (i.e., includes more fixed income assets… …   Investment dictionary

  • glide path — noun Date: 1936 glide slope …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glide path — /ˈglaɪd paθ/ (say gluyd pahth) noun the path followed by an aeroplane as it glides towards a landing …   Australian English dictionary

  • glide path — noun an aircraft s line of descent to land, especially as indicated by ground radar …   English new terms dictionary

  • glide-path transmitter — An element in the ILS (instrument landing system) that defines a glide path beam and assists an aircraft to make an approach at a correct glide angle. A glide path transmitter is located 750 to 1250 ft from the runway threshold and 250 to 600 ft… …   Aviation dictionary

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