Definition of flight envelope in English:

Share this entry

flight envelope


The range of combinations of speed, altitude, angle of attack, etc., within which a flying object is aerodynamically stable.
Example sentences
  • A fully automatic rocket-assisted ejection seat allows escape at all altitudes and speeds within the aircraft's flight envelope.
  • Colonel Kinnaird said the flight's test pilots are not Chuck Yeager types who venture into a flight envelope that has never been done before.
  • The improvement in flight characteristics provided by the four-bladed configuration has led to increases in flight envelope, maximum speed, vertical rate-of-climb, payload and rotor vibration level.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: flight en¦ve|lope

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.