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Jetgala - - JETGALA GLOSSARY -

ABSOLUTE AL­TI­TUDE Mea­sur­able height of an air­craft above the ac­tual ter­rain.

ABSOLUTE CEIL­ING The max­i­mum al­ti­tude above sea level at which an air­craft can main­tain

AGL

AILERONS the rear, outer section of each wing for bank­ing

AIR­CRAFT MAN­AGE­MENT

AIR­FOIL

AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE air­craft.

ALTIMETER shows an air­craft’s al­ti­tude above mean sea level

AN­GLE OF ATTACK The an­gle be­tween the air­foil’s chord line and the di­rec­tion in which the

AOG

APPROACH (DEPARTURE) CON­TROL

APRON

ATC

AVION­ICS

BLOCK RATES

CAR­BON OFFSET CHAR­TER The ‘rent­ing’ of an air­craft with crew for an­other.

CHAR­TER CARD set debit bal­ance in dol­lars.

CLASS I NAV­I­GA­TION

CLASS II NAV­I­GA­TION

CLEARANCE

CONTRAILS

CON­TROLLED AIRSPACE

CRUISE SPEED al­ti­tude once the air­craft is no longer climb­ing and is en route.

CRUIS­ING AL­TI­TUDE

DEADHEAD

DRAG Re­sist­ing force ex­erted on an air­craft in its line of thrust.

DUTY TIME

EFIS

ELEVATOR both rear hor­i­zon­tal sta­bilis­ers, changing the air­craft

EMPTY LEG

FAA FBO gen­eral avi­a­tion air­craft.

FERRY FLIGHT re­turn­ing an air­craft to base or de­liv­er­ing an air­craft from one lo­ca­tion to an­other.

FLAPS Hinged sur­faces on the in­board rear of

FLIGHT PLAN

FLIGHT TIME in the air.

FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP a ‘share’ of an air­craft.

FUSE­LAGE

GEN­ERAL AVI­A­TION Part of civil avi­a­tion air car­ri­ers.

GLASS COCK­PIT

GPS

GPWS

GROUND SPEED

HANGAR

HEAVY JETS

HORSE­POWER dis­re­garded.

HUD

IATA CODE

ICAO CODE

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