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Aviation Glossaries

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A
AAL
AC
ACARS

ACAS
ACC
ACFT
ACT
ADC
ADF
ADI
AGL
AI

ALS
ALT
ALTM
ALTN
AMSL
AOA
AOPA
AP
APCH
APP
APR
APT
APU
ARR
ARTCC
ASAP
ASI
AT
ATC
ATIS
ATPL
ATS
AVGAS
AWACS
AWOS
AWY
AZM

 

Airbus
Above Aerodrome Level
Aircraft
Aircraft Communications Addressing and
Reporting System
Airborne Collision Avoidance System
Area Control Centre
Aircraft
Actual
Aerodrome Chart
Automatic Direction Finder
Atitude Director Indicator
Above Ground Level
Artificial Intelligence/Intelligent
Attitude Indicator
Approach Lighting System
Altitude
Altimeter
Alternate
Above Mean Sea Level
Angle Of Attack
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Organization
Automatic Pilot
Approach
Approach Control (ATC)
Approach (autopilot)
Airport
Auxiliary Power Unit
Arrival
Air Route Traffic Control Centre
As Soon As Possible
Airspeed Indicator
Auto Throttle
Air Traffic Control
Automatic Terminal Information Service
Airline Transport Pilots License
Air Traffic Services
Aviation Gasoline
Airborne Warning And Control System
Automated Weather Observation
Airway
Azimuth

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B
BC
BCN
BKN
BLDG
BLW
BRG
Boeing
Back Course
Beacon
Broken
Building
Below
Bearing

C

CA
CAA
CAS
CAT

CAVOK
CDI
CDU
CG
CL
CLB
CLG
COM

CPL
CRT
CRZ
CS
CTR

 

Center (runway)
Degrees Celsius
Conflict Alert
Civil Aviation Authority
Calibrated Air Speed
Category
Clear Air Turbulence
Clouds and Visibility OK
Course Deviation Indicator
Control and Display Unit
Center Of Gravity
Center Line
Climb
Ceiling
Communication
COM Radio
Commercial Pilots Licence
Cathode Ray Display
Cruise
Callsign
Control Zone / 'Radar' or: 'Center' (ATC)

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DA
DCT
DEG
DEP
DES
DEST
DH
DIST
DLV
DLY

DME
DP

DST
Decision Altitude
Direct
Degrees
Departure
Descend
Destination
Decision Height
Distance
Delivery
Delay
Daily
Distance Measuring Equipment
Dew Point
Decision Point
Daylight Saving Time

E

EADI
EFIS
EGT
EHSI
EICAS
ELEV
ENG
ENR
EST
ETA
ETD
ETE
ETO
ETOPS
ETR

 

East
Eastern Longitude
Electronic Altitude Director Indicator
Electronic Flight Information System
Exhaust Gas Temperature
Electronical Horizontal Situation Indicator
Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System
Elevation
Engine
En Route
Estimate / Estimated
Estimated Time of Arrival
Estimated Time of Departure
Estimated Time Enroute
Estimated Time Over
Extended Twin Operations
Estimated Time Remaining

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F
FAA

FAF
FAP
FC
FCL
FD
FIC
FIR
FIS
FL
FLT
FM

FMC
FO
FOB
FP
FPM
FREQ
FT
Degrees Fahrenheit
Federal Aviation Administration
Flight Advisory Area
Final Approach Fix
Final Approach Point
Flight Captain
Flight Crew Licensing
Flight Director
Flight Information Centre
Flight Information Region
Flight Information Service
Flight Level
Flight
Fan Marker
Flight Manual
Flight Management Computer
First Officer
Fuel on Board
Flightplan
Feet Per Minute
Frequency
Feet

G
GA

GAL
GMT
GND
GP
GPS
GPU
GPWS
G/S
GS

Gravity-force
Go-Around
General Aviation
Gallon
Greenwich Mean Time
Ground Control (ATC)
Glidepath
Global Positioning System
Ground Power Unit
Ground Proximity Warning System
Glideslope (ILS)
Groundspeed

H
HAA
HDG
HF
HGT
HLD
HLDG
HOR
HPA
HR
HSI
HUD
HZ

 

Hour
Height Above Airport
Heading
High Frequency
Height
Hold (switch)
Holding
Horizontal
Hectopascal
Hour
Horizontal Situation Indicator
Head-Up Display
Hertz

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IAA
IAF
IAL
IAP
IAS
IATA
ICAO
ID
IDENT
IFR
ILS
IM
IMC
IN
INFO
INOP
INS
INT
INTL
IR
ISA
ITT

Initial Approach Altitude
Initial Approach Fix
Initial Approach and Landing chart
Instrument Approach Procedure
Indicated Airspeed
International Air Transport Organization
International Civil Aviation Organization
Identifier
Identification (on radar)
Instrument Flight Rules
Instrument Landing System
Inner Marker
Instrument Meteorological Conditions
Inches of Mercury
Information
Inoperative
Inertial Navigation System
Intersection
International
Instrument Rating
International Standard Athmosphere
Inside Turbine Temperature
J
JAA
JAR
Jet Airway
Joint Aviation Authorities
Joint Aviation Requirements

KG
KHZ
KIAS
KM
KT
KTS

 

Kilogram
Kilohertz (frequencies)
Knots Indicated Airspeed
Kilometer
Knots
Knots

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L


LAT
LB
LCD
LDG
LGT
LNAV
LOC
LONG
LVL

Left (runway)
Locator
Liter
Latitude
Pounds
Liquid Crystal Display
Landing
Light / Lightning
Lateral Navigation
Localiser
Longitude
Level

M
MAG
MAPT
MCL
MDA
MDH
MEA
MET
METAR
MH
MHZ
MIL
MLS
MM
MOC
MP
MSA

MSG
MSL
MTOW

 

Mach (speed)
Magnetic
Missed Approach Point
Minimum Crossing Level
Minimum Descent Altitude
Minimum Descent Height
Minimum Enroute Altitude
Meteorological
Meteorological Aviation Report
Minimum Height
Megahertz (frequencies)
Military
Microwave Landing System
Middle Marker
Minimum Obstacle Clearance
Manifold Pressure
Minimum Sector Altitude
Minimum Safe Altitude
Message
Mean Sea Level
Maximum Take-off Weight

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N

NA
NAV
NBD
NM
NOSIG
NOTAM
NTL
North
Northern Latitude
Not Authorized
Navigation (radio)
Non Directional (Radio) Beacon
Nautical Mile
No Significant Weather Change
Notice to Airmen
National

OBS
OCA
OM
OPS
OVC

Omni-Bearing Selector
Obstacle Clearance Altitude
Outer Marker
Operations
Overcast

PAPI
PAR
PAX
PCL
PF
PFD
PIC
PLN
PNF
POS
PPL
PR
PROC
PROG
PT
PWR
Precision Approach Path Indicator
Precision Approach Radar
Passengers
Pilot Controlled Lighting
Pilot Flying
Primary Flight Display
Pilot In Command
Flightplan
Pilot Non-Flying
Position
Private Pilots License
Pressure
Procedure
Progress
Point
Power

QFE
QNE
QNH
QTY

 

Field Elevation Atmosphere Pressure
Sea Level Standard Atmosphere
Sea level Atmosphere Pressure
Quantity

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R
RA
RAD

RADAR
RAIM
RAR
RDL
REG

REQ
REV
RH
RMI
RNAV
RNG
ROC
ROD
RPL
RPM
R/T
RTE
RTF
RTO
RUD
RVR
RVSM
RWY

Right (runway)
Radio Altitude
Radar
Radial
Radio Detection And Ranging
Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring
Rules and Regulations
Radial
Regulation
Registration
Request / Requested
Reverse
Radio Height
Radio Magnetic Indicator
Area Navigation
Range
Rate Of Climb
Rate Of Descent
Recreational Pilots License
Revolutions Per Minute
Radio Telephony
Route
Radio Telephony
Rejected Take-off
Rudder
Runway Visual Range
Reduced Vertical Separation Minima
Runway

S
SAR
SAT
SATCOM
SATNAV
SCT
SEL
SELCAL
SID
SPD
STAB
STAR
STAT
STBY
STCA
STD
STOL
SWY
SYNC
SYS

 

South
Search and Rescue
Static Air Temperature
Satellite Communication
Satellite Navigation
Scattered
Selector
Selective Calling System
Standard Instrument Departure
Speed
Stabilizer
Standard Terminal Arrival Route
Static
Standby
Short Term Conflict Alert
Standard
Short Take-Off and Landing
Stopway
Synchronize
System

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T
TA
TACAN
TAF
TAS
TAT
TCAS
TCH
TD
TEMPO
TFC
TH
THR
TKOF
TL
TMA
TO
TOGA
TOW
TRANS
TRK

TWR
TWY
Temperature
Transition Altitude
(UHF) Tactical Air Navigation System
Aerodrome Forecast
True Airspeed
Total Air Temperature
Traffic Collision Avoidance System
Threshold Crossing Height
Dewpoint
Temporary
Traffic
Transition Height
Threshold
Take-Off
Transition Level
Terminal Area
Take-Off
Take-Off-Go-Around
Take-Off Weight
Transition
Tracking
Track
Tower (Aerodrome Control)
Taxiway

U
UHF
UNL
USG
UTC

 

Upper
Ultra High Frequency
Unlimited
US Gallons
Universal Time Coordinated (Universal Coordinated Time)

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V

V1
V2
VFE
VLE
VLO
VMO
VNE
VNO
VR
VREF
VS
VAR
VASI
VDU
VER
VFR
VHF
VIS
VMC
VNAV
VOLMET
VOR
VORTAC
VS
VSI
VSTOL
VTOL
Speed
Victor Airway
Take Off Decision speed
Minimum Take Off Safety speed
Maximum Flaps-Extended speed
Maximum Landing gear-Extended speed
Maximum Landing gear Operating speed
Maximum Operating limit speed
Never-Exceed speed
Maximum structural cruising speed
Rotation speed
Landing Reference speed
Reference Stalling speed
Magnetic Variation
Visual Approach Slope Indicator (lights)
Visual Display Unit
Vertical
Visual Flight Rules
Very High Frequency
Visibility
Visual Meteorological Conditions
Vertical Navigation
Meteorological information for aircraft in flight
VHF Omni-directional Range Radio Beacon
VOR and TACAN combination
Vertical Speed
Vertical Speed Indicator
Very Short Take-Off and Landing
Vertical Take-Off and Landing

W

WDI
WGT
WPT
WT
WX

 

West
Western Longitude
Wind Direction Indicator
Weight
Way-Point
Weight
Weather

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X
XBAR
XPDR
Transponder (Squawk)
Crossbar
Transponder
YCZ
YD
Yellow Caution Zone (lights)
Yards

Z


ZFW

Z-marker
Zulu (UTC time)
Altitude
Zero Fuel Weight

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