Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Alphabets of Aviation

Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Alphabets of Aviation

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Intended for anyone who reads aviation literature, this guide contains over 12, 000 shorthand expression used in aviation, past and present. The coverage is inclusive of general and technical terms, civil and military, also aeronautical, bureaucratic, commercial, geographical, mechanical, medical, meteorological, operational, and organizational terms a€” as related to aviation. All the abbreviations, acronyms, and alphabets a€” contractions or shorthand expressions, including mnemonics and even codes a€” were found in current and past aviation literature, including articles, books, charts, handbooks, manuals, maps, placards, weather reports, and notices to airmen. Often terms appeared without definition, in the apparent assumption that the meaning was general knowledge, and it may have been to the intended audience at that time. Many of the expressions stand for more than one thing, like MEL being qminimum equipment listq or qmulti-engine landplane.q TC could be qtop of cylinder, q qtraining center, q qTrans Caribbean Airways, q qTransport Canada, q qtransportation corps, q qtroop carrier, q qtropical cyclone, q qtrue course, q qturbocharged, q qturn coordinator, q or qtype certificateq a€” depending upon the context. Annotations in this volume are to help identify context. Some annotations place terms in time; for example, when did AFCC refer to the Air Force Combat Command, when to the Air Force Communications Command, and when to Air Force Cyberspace Command?... States Navya#39;s Bluejacketsa#39; Manual in 1913 B Aerial Engineering Corporation ( manufacturera#39;s designation used by the ... but aircraft repairable at a maintenance shop (British Royal Air Force damage category in use from 1941 to 1952) Banbsp;...

Title:Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Alphabets of Aviation
Author:Anne Millbrooke
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2008-11-26


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