equitime point

eq·​ui·​time point | \ ˈek|wəˌtīm- also ˈēk- \

Definition of equitime point

: the point in the course of a long airplane flight at which the alternatives of returning to base or proceeding to destination involve equal risks and beyond which the pilot must not turn back — see howgozit curve

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“Equitime point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equitime%20point. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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