glide slope
noun Date: circa 1949 1. the proper path of descent for an aircraft preparing to land; especially such a path indicated by a radio beam 2. the radio beam that marks a glide slope

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  • 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 strip. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glide slope — 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

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

  • glide slope — Aeron. the angle that the glidepath of an aircraft or spacecraft makes with the horizontal. Also called glide angle, gliding angle. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • glide slope/glideslope — The same as glide path. It provides vertical guidance for aircraft during approaches and landings. The glide slope, or glide path, is based on the following: i. Electronic components emitting signals that provide vertical guidance by referring to …   Aviation dictionary

  • glide-slope-intercept altitude — The minimum altitude of an intermediate approach segment prescribed for precision approach that assures obstacle clearance. It is the minimum altitude to intercept the glide slope or glide path on a precision approach. The intersection of the… …   Aviation dictionary

  • false glide slope — A characteristic of the glide slope portion of the ILS (instrument landing system), in which one or more false glide slopes at different angles to the horizontal occur well above the true glide slope. This is because of a radiation pattern of the …   Aviation dictionary

  • stabilized glide slope indicator — An electrohydraulic optical landing aid for use on air capable ships. With it, a pilot can visually establish and maintain the proper glide slope for a safe approach and landing. The visual acquisition range is approximately 3 miles at night… …   Military dictionary

  • 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 — 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

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