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angle of climb

noun, Aeronautics
the angle between the axis of motion of a climbing aircraft and the horizontal plane. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Its steep angle of climb gives more ability to clear them.
  • Here is something to consider: aircraft can be climbed at best rate or best angle of climb, but not both simultaneously.
  • Factors in the accident were the instructor pilot's excessive angle of climb, and gusty wind conditions.

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