glide slope


Definition of glide slope

1 : the proper path of descent for an aircraft preparing to land especially : such a path indicated by a radio beam
2 : the radio beam that marks a glide slope

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Another possibility is raising the glide slope slightly for planes landing from the south. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "As Sea-Tac Airport traffic booms, distant neighborhoods are noisy despite FAA plan," 25 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of glide slope

circa 1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of glide slope was circa 1949

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