rate of ascent or of descent

  • 1 rate-of-climb indicator — noun : a standard flight instrument that indicates the rate of ascent or descent of an airplane * * * /rayt euhv kluym /, Aeron. a flight instrument that indicates the rate of climb or descent of an aircraft. [1945 50] * * * rate of climb… …

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  • 2 Descent (aircraft) — A descent during air travel is any portion where an aircraft decreases altitude, and is the opposite of an ascent or climb. Descents are an essential component of an approach to landing. Other intentional descents might be to avoid traffic, poor… …

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  • 3 Rate of climb — An F 15 Eagle climbing and releasing flares. In aeronautics, the rate of climb (RoC) is an aircraft s vertical speed the rate of change in altitude. In most ICAO member countries (even in otherwise metric countries), this is usually expressed in… …

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  • 4 grade — n. 1. Rank, degree, step, stage. 2. Gradient, rate of ascent or of descent (as on a railroad) …

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  • 5 gradient — n. Grade, rate of ascent or of descent …

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  • 6 Decompression (diving) — Divers decompressing in the water at the end of a dive Decompression in the context of diving derives from the reduction in ambient pressure experienced by the diver during the ascent at the end of a dive or hyperbaric exposure and refers to both …

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  • 7 Decompression sickness — Caisson disease [decompression sickness] Classification and external resources Two United States Navy sailors prepare for training inside a decompression chamber …

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  • 8 Timeline of climbing Mount Everest — Contents 1 Timeline 1.1 1921: Reconnaissance expedition 1.2 1922: First attempt …

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  • 9 Diving equipment — Surface supplied commercial diving equipment on display at a trade show Diving equipment is equipment used by underwater divers for the purpose of facilitating diving activities. This may be equipment primarily intended for this purpose, or… …

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  • 10 Altitude sickness — Infobox Disease Name = Altitude sickness Caption = DiseasesDB = 8375 DiseasesDB mult = DiseasesDB2|29615 ICD10 = ICD10|T|70|2|t|66 ICD9 = ICD9|E902.0 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 3225 MeshID = D000532 Altitude… …

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  • 11 Acute mountain sickness (AMS) — is the effect on the body of being in a high altitude environment. AMS is common at high altitudes, that is above 8,000 feet (2,440 meters). Three quarters of people have mild symptoms of AMS over 10,000 feet (3,048 meters). The occurrence of AMS …

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  • 12 AMS (acute mountain sickness) — Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is the effect on the body of being in a high altitude environment. AMS is common at high altitudes, that is above 8,000 feet (2,440 meters). Three quarters of people have mild symptoms of AMS over 10,000 feet (3,048… …

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  • 13 Mountain sickness, acute (AMS) — Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is the illness that results from being in a high altitude environment. AMS is common at high altitudes, that is above 8,000 feet (2,440 meters). Three quarters of people have mild symptoms of AMS over 10,000 feet… …

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  • 14 Sickness, acute mountain (AMS) — Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is the illness that results from being at high altitude. AMS is common at very high altitudes, that is above 8,000 feet (2,440 meters). Three quarters of people have mild symptoms of AMS over 10,000 feet (3,048… …

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  • 15 climb indicator — Aeron. an instrument that shows the rate of ascent or descent of an aircraft, operating on a differential pressure principle. [1935 40] * * * climb indicator, an instrument that shows the rate of ascent or descent of an aircraft by reacting to… …

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  • 16 Hot air balloon — This article is about hot air balloons themselves. For the associated activity, see hot air ballooning. For the rock opera, see Hot Air Balloon (rock opera). For the song, see Hot Air Balloon (song). Hot air balloon in flight …

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  • 17 At grade — Grade Grade (gr[=a]d), n. [F. grade, L. gradus step, pace, grade, from gradi to step, go. Cf. {Congress}, {Degree}, {Gradus}.] 1. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank;… …

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  • 18 Down grade — Grade Grade (gr[=a]d), n. [F. grade, L. gradus step, pace, grade, from gradi to step, go. Cf. {Congress}, {Degree}, {Gradus}.] 1. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank;… …

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  • 19 Equating for grades — Grade Grade (gr[=a]d), n. [F. grade, L. gradus step, pace, grade, from gradi to step, go. Cf. {Congress}, {Degree}, {Gradus}.] 1. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank;… …

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  • 20 Grade — (gr[=a]d), n. [F. grade, L. gradus step, pace, grade, from gradi to step, go. Cf. {Congress}, {Degree}, {Gradus}.] 1. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of… …

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