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Angle of attack (Qdbca)

Definition
The acute angle between the chord of an airfoil and a line representing the relative wind. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Flight characteristics (Qdbc)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Airspeed (Qdbcb)
Ground speed (Qdbcg)
Flight time (Qdbct)