angle of yaw

Definition of angle of yaw

: the angle between the direction of the relative wind and the plane of symmetry of an airplane, being positive when the airplane turns to the right

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First Known Use of angle of yaw

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Angle of yaw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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