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NOSE-DOWN [1 record]

Record 1 2012-02-16


Subject field(s)
  • Aircraft Maneuvers
  • Aircraft Piloting and Navigation
  • Flights (Air Transport)

nose down: An elevator is ... designed to apply a pitching moment to the airplane. A pitching moment is a force tending to rotate the airplane about the lateral axis, that is "nose up" or "nose down."


nose-down: term officially approved by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Key term(s)
  • nosedown
  • pitchdown


  • Manœuvres d'aéronefs
  • Pilotage et navigation aérienne
  • Vols (Transport aérien)

Commandée par le manche, [la gouverne de profondeur] fait pivoter l'avion autour de son axe de tangage. L'avion est mis en cabré (montée) ou en piqué.


piqué : terme uniformisé par l'Organisation de l'aviation civile internationale (OACI) et par le Comité d'uniformisation de la terminologie aéronautique (CUTA) - Opérations aériennes.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Maniobras de las aeronaves
  • Pilotaje y navegación aérea
  • Vuelos (Transporte aéreo)

picado: término aceptado oficialmente por la Organización de Aviación Civil Internacional (OACI).

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