Wed, Sep 08, 2010
Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of
the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects
of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also
encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research
any intriguing terms.
Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are ALWAYS
welcome, as are additions or discussion of the
explanations given for each Aero-Term.
VOR, VORTAC, and TACAN aids are classed according to their
operational use. The three classes of NAVAIDs are:
- T- Terminal.
- L- Low altitude.
- H- High altitude.
The normal service range for T, L, and H class aids is found in
the AIM. Certain operational requirements make it necessary to use
some of these aids at greater service ranges than specified.
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