Aeronautical Terms beginning with Z

Zero Fuel Weight

The weight of the aircraft to include all useful load except fuel.


Zero Sideslip

A maneuver in a twin-engine airplane with one engine inoperative that involves a small amount of bank and slightly uncoordinated flight to align the fuselage with the direction of travel and minimize drag.


Zero Thrust (Simulated Feather)

An engine configuration with a low power setting that simulates a propeller feathered condition.


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