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glidepath

[glahyd-path, -pahth] /ˈglaɪdˌpæθ, -ˌpɑθ/
noun, plural glidepaths
[glahyd-path z, -pahth z, -paths, -pahths] /ˈglaɪdˌpæðz, -ˌpɑðz, -ˌpæθs, -ˌpɑθs/ (Show IPA)
1.
the course followed by an aircraft or spacecraft when descending for a landing.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; glide + path
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Examples for glidepath
  • Below the glidepath is indicated by red, on the glidepath is indicated by green, and above the glidepath is indicated by amber.
  • All approaches will be evaluated on the designed procedural azimuth and the commissioned glidepath unless otherwise indicated.
  • Descent to glidepath intercept and configuring the aircraft for final approach must be accomplished in these segments.
  • Visual glidepath indicators are often available to help pilots avoid known obstacles.
  • We are on a glidepath to make this year's reenlistment and retention mission.
  • Amtrak can continue to grow services without jeopardizing the glidepath to self-sufficiency.

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