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Cruise (aeronautics)

Index Cruise (aeronautics)

Cruise is a flight phase that occurs when the aircraft levels after a climb to a set altitude and before it begins to descend. [1]

17 relations: Air traffic control, Aircraft, Airspeed, Altitude, Center of mass, Climb (aeronautics), Course (navigation), Descent (aeronautics), Drag (physics), Flight level, Ground speed, Knot (unit), Step climb, Supercruise, Takeoff, V speeds, Visual flight rules.

Air traffic control

Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based air traffic controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through controlled airspace, and can provide advisory services to aircraft in non-controlled airspace.

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An aircraft is a machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the air.

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Airspeed is the speed of an aircraft relative to the air.

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Altitude or height (sometimes known as depth) is defined based on the context in which it is used (aviation, geometry, geographical survey, sport, atmospheric pressure, and many more).

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Center of mass

In physics, the center of mass of a distribution of mass in space is the unique point where the weighted relative position of the distributed mass sums to zero, or the point where if a force is applied it moves in the direction of the force without rotating.

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Climb (aeronautics)

An Embraer ERJ 145 climbing In aviation, a climb is the operation of increasing the altitude of an aircraft.

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Course (navigation)

In navigation, a vessel's or aircraft's course is the cardinal direction along which the vessel or aircraft is to be steered.

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Descent (aeronautics)

A descent during air travel is any portion where an aircraft decreases altitude, and is the opposite of an ascent or climb.

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Drag (physics)

In fluid dynamics, drag (sometimes called air resistance, a type of friction, or fluid resistance, another type of friction or fluid friction) is a force acting opposite to the relative motion of any object moving with respect to a surrounding fluid.

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Flight level

In aviation and aviation meteorology, a flight level (FL) is defined as a vertical altitude at standard pressure, nominally expressed in hundreds of feet.

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Ground speed

Ground speed is the horizontal speed of an aircraft relative to the ground.

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Knot (unit)

The knot is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour, exactly 1.852 km/h (approximately 1.15078 mph).

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Step climb

A step climb in aviation is a series of altitude gains that improve fuel economy by moving into thinner air as an aircraft becomes lighter and becomes capable of faster, more economical flight.

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Supercruise is sustained supersonic flight of a supersonic aircraft with a useful cargo, passenger, or weapons load performed efficiently, which typically precludes the use of highly inefficient afterburners or "reheat".

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Takeoff is the phase of flight in which an aerospace vehicle or an animal goes from the ground to flying in the air.

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V speeds

In aviation, V-speeds are standard terms used to define airspeeds important or useful to the operation of all aircraft.

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Visual flight rules

Visual flight rules (VFR) are a set of regulations under which a pilot operates an aircraft in weather conditions generally clear enough to allow the pilot to see where the aircraft is going.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruise_(aeronautics)

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