Water contact angles on the wing surface were measured to be 159 degree and the glide angle was about 8 degrees.
What does GA stand for?
GA stands for Glide Angle
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Samples in periodicals archive:
The standard glide angle followed by an aircraft during descent is 3 degrees and the nose of the aircraft should be at 2.
The approach appeared normal, though perhaps a little low and when about 800 yards from the runway and 100 to 150ft high there was a small increase in power that had the effect of reducing the rate of descent and flattening the glide angle.
Furthermore, the flight approach was not stabilised and the glide angle was wrong.
According to experts, the acceptable speed is around 140 nautical miles with an internationally accepted glide angle of three degrees.