angle of climb

noun Aeronautics.
the angle between the axis of motion of a climbing aircraft and the horizontal plane. Unabridged
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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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