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A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T V W

A/FD

Airport/Facility Directory

AC

Advisory Circular

ADF

Automatic Direction Finder

ADIZ

Air Defense Identification Zones

ADS-B

Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast

AFM

Aircraft Flight Manual

AGL

Above Ground Level

AGI

Advanced Ground Instructor

AIM

Aeronautical Information Manual

http://www.faa.gov/atpubs/aim/

AIRMET

Airmen's Meteorological Information

ALS

Approach Light Systems

AME

Aviation Medical Examiner

AMEL

Airplane Multi Engine Land

AMES

Airplane Multi Engine Sea

AOPA

Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association

http://www.aopa.org/

ARTCC

Air Route Traffic Control Center

ARSR

Air Route Surveillance Radar

ASOS

Automated Surface Observing System

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_airport_weather_station

ASEL

Airplane Single Engine Land

ASES

Airplane Single Engine Sea

ATC

Air Traffic Control

ATIS

Automatic Terminal Information Service

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_Terminal_Information_Service

ATPL

Airline Transportation Pilot

ATCT

Air Traffic Control Tower

AWOS

Automated Weather Observing System

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_airport_weather_station

AWW

Severe Weather Forecast Alert

BFR

Biennial Flight Review

BGI

Basic Ground Instructor

CAT

Clear Air Turbulence

CAS

Calibrated Air Speed

CDI

Course Deviation Indicator

CFI

Certified Flight Instructor

CFII

Certified Flight Instructor instrument

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CFIG

Certified Flight Instructor Glider

CHT

Cylinder Head Temperature

CPL

Commercial Pilot Licence

CRI

Class Rating Instructor

CTAF

Common Traffic Advisory Frequency

DF

Direction Finder

DME

Distance Measuring Equipment

DUATS

Direct User Access System

http://www.duats.com/

DVFR

Defense Visual Flight Rules

EASA

European Aviation Safety Agency

http://www.easa.eu.int/

EFAS

Enroute Flight Advisory Service

EGT

Exhaust Gas Temperature

ELT

Emergency Locator Transmitter

ETA

Estimated Time of Arrival

ETE

Estimated Time Enroute

ETD

Estimated Time of Departure

FAA

Federal Aviation Authority

http://www.faa.gov/

FAR

Federal Aviation Regulations

FA

Area Forecast

FBO

Fixed Base Operator

FCC

Federal Communications Commission

FIR

Flight Information Region

FMS

Flight Management System

FSS

Flight Service Station

FSDO

Flight Service Disitrict Office

GPS

Global Positioning System

HIRL

High Intensity Runway Lights

HIWAS

Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service

IAF

Initial Approach Fix

IAS

Indicated Airspeed

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

http://www.icao.int/

IFR

Instrument Flight Rules

ILS

Instrument Landing System

IMC

Instrument Metereological Conditions

IM

Inner Marker

JAA

Joint Aviation Authorities

http://www.jaa.nl/

JAR-FCL

Joint Aviation Regulations - Flight Crew Licensing

LAHSO

Land and Hold Short Operations

LIRL

Low Intensity Runway Lighting

LLWAS

Low Level Wind Shear Alert System

LOC

Localizer

LORAN

Long Range Navigation

MEI

Multi Engine Instructor

METAR

Aviation Routine Weather Report

MIRL

Medium Intensity Runway Lights

MLS

Microwave Landing System

MM

Middle Marker

MOA

Military Operations Area

MOCA

Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude

MSL

Mean Sea Level

MSA

Minimum Safe Altitude

MTR

Military Training Route

MVA

Minimum Vectoring Altitudes

MVFR

Marginal Visual Flight Rules

NACO

National Aeronautical Charting Office

http://www.noaa.gov/

NDB

Non-Directional Radio Beacon

NOTAM

Notice to Airmen

NTSB

National Transportation Safety Board

http://www.ntsb.gov/

OAT

Outside Air Temperature

OBS

Omni-bearing Selector

OM

Outer Marker

PAPI

Precision Approach Path Indicator

PAR

Precision Approach (Radar)

PICUS

Pilot in command under supervision

PIC

Pilot in Command

PIREP

Pilot Report

PPL

Private Pilot Licence

RCLS

Runway Centerline Lighting

RMI

Radio Magnetic Indicator

RNAV

Area Navigation

RVR

Runway Visual Range

SAR

Search and Rescue

SIC

Second in Command

SID

Standard Instrument Departure

SIGMET

Significant Meteorological Information

STAR

Standard Terminal Arrival

SVFR

Special VFR

TACAN

Tactical Air Navigation

TAS

True Air Speed

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_airspeed

TAF

Terminal Aerodrome Forecast

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_Aerodrome_Forecast

TCAS

Traffic Alert and Colission Avoidance System

TDZL

Touchdown Zone Lighting

TIBS

Telephone Information Briefing Service

TRSA

Terminal Radar Service Area

TWEB

Transcribed Weather Broadcast

VASI

Visual Approach Slope Indicator

VFR

Visual Flight Rules

VHF

Very High Frequency

VMC

Visual Meteorological Conditions

VOR

Very high frequency Omni-bearing Range

VORTAC

VHF OmniDirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation

VOT

VHF Omni-Range Test Facility

VV

Vertical Visibility

WA

Airmet

WAC

World Aeronautical Chart

WS

Sigmet