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glide slope

noun, Aeronautics
1.
the angle that the glidepath of an aircraft or spacecraft makes with the horizontal.
Also called glide angle, gliding angle.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • Additionally, a glide slope beam provided vertical cues.
  • The accident pilot informed him that aware of the glide slope being out of service and that he would probably delay his flight.
  • Check to see if a visual or electronic glide slope is available before departing to your destination.
  • Install new glide slope tower antennas, cabling, and conduit.
  • The pulsating rate increases, as the aircraft gets further above or below the desired glide slope.
British Dictionary definitions for glide slope

glide path

noun
1.
the approach path of an aircraft when landing, usually defined by a radar beam
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