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Glossary of Private Air Travel Terminology

Welcome to one of the most researched and in depth sources of private air travel terminology and definitions. The content of the pages were researched and written by aviation students using credible sources online as well the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University's library.

Abeam Absolute Altitude Absolute Ceiling
Aerial Refueling Aeronautical Charts AGL
Ailerons Air Ambulance Air Charter Operator
Air Taxi Air Traffic Control Air Traffic Controller
Aircraft Aircraft Management Aircraft Positioning
Airfoil Airport Airspeed
Airway Distance Airworthiness Directive (AD) Alternate Airport
Altimeter Altitude Amphibious floats
Angle of attack Approach (Departure) Control Approach light system
Approach Speed Apron ARG/US
Aviation Avionics Block Flying Time
Block Rates Block speed Carbon Credit
Carbon Emissions Carbon Offset Cardinal Altitude
Catering Ceiling Certificate
Charter Broker Charter Operator Class A Airspace
Class B Airspace Class C Airspace Class D Airspace
Class E Airspace Class F Airspace Class G Airspace
Class I Navigation Class II Navigation Clearance
Contrail Streaks Controlled Airspace Crosswind
Cruise Speed Cruising Altitude D-085
Deadhead Decision Height Depreciation
Direct Air Carrier Drag Duty Time
Eco-Jet Charter EFIS EGPWS
Elevator ELT Empty Leg
Ferry Flight Flaps Fleet Manager
Flight Plan Flight Service Station Flight Standards District Office
Flight Time Floats FMS
Fractional Ownership Fuel Surcharge Fuselage
General Aviation General Aviation District Office GPS
GPWS Great Circle Distance Ground Speed
Ground Transportation Hangar Helicopter
Helipad Heliport Horse Power
IFR IFR Flight Plan ILS
Indicated Airspeed Indirect Air Carrier Instrument Meteorological Conditions
International Airport Jet Charter Broker Jet Stream
Joint Ownership Knot KTAS
LAAS Lateral Separation Lavatory
Layover Leg Lift
Light Jet Local Airport Advisory Longitudinal Separation
Mach Number Mayday Medevac
Microburst National Airspace System Navaids
Navigation NBAA Net/Net
Oceanic Airspace One-Ways PAN-PAN
Part 121 Part 135 Part 61
Part 91 Pilot in Command Point to Point Pricing
Positioning Positioning Time Precipitation
Private Airport Propjet Radar
Radar Flight Following Radio Ramp
Repositioning Time Retail Quote Roger
Runway Runway Heading Scheduled Air Transportation
Segment Sigmet Speed of Sound
Stage Length Standard Rate Turn Tailwind
Taxi Time Third Party Verification Transmissometer
Transponder True Airspeed Vector
Vertical Separation VFR VFR Flight Plan
Visibility Visual Meteorological Conditions Waiting Time

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