drift indicator

noun

variants or drift meter or drift sight
: a flight instrument used for measuring the angle of drift of an aircraft and equipped with a hairline or sight wire that may be rotated until objects on the ground appear to travel parallel with it so that from the position of the wire the drift angle may then be read directly from a calibration chart

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“Drift indicator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drift%20indicator. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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