Sun, Mar 05, 2006
Designed to be a daily reminder of the terms, names, acronyms
and explanations of the unique language that populates the aviation
world, ANN Contributor Aleta "I'm Not Making An Asterisk Of Myself"
Vinas will be selecting... and defining unique aeronautical terms
each day from all tiers of the aviation world...
Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed wing, helo, you name it... it's
all fair game and with a full year's selection already coming
together, we can assure you that 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
Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are
ALWAYS welcome, as are additions or discussion of the
explanations given for each Aero-Term.
ARTCC (Air Route Traffic
Control Center, Or "Center")
A facility established to provide air
traffic control service to aircraft operating on IFR flight plans
within controlled airspace and principally during the en route
phase of flight. When equipment capabilities and controller
workload permit, certain advisory/assistance services may be
provided to VFR aircraft.
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