Wed, Jan 30, 2008
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.
The airborne radar beacon transmitter/receiver portion of the
air traffic control radar beacon system. The transponder
automatically receives radio signals from an interrogating station
on the ground. It selectively replies from a specific reply
pulse or pulse group only to those interrogations being received in
the mode to which it is set to respond.
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