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glide path

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Definition of glide path in English:

noun

1An aircraft’s line of descent to land, especially as indicated by ground radar.
Example sentences
  • A vasi can help identify the ideal glide path (usually three degrees).
  • The pilot descended on a normal glide path, normal sink rate, and touched down about 800 feet past brick one.
  • He eventually landed on the glide path monitor, causing damage to the tune of £15,000 and putting it out of action for several weeks.
1.1A series of events or actions leading smoothly to a particular outcome: we are on a glide path to success
More example sentences
  • The apostles of integration had in mind a smooth glide path to monetary union.
  • Without a sharp course correction, the company is on a glide path to disaster.
  • We're on the glide path to be a real player.

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