Thu, Feb 12, 2009
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 failure of a jet engine caused by the extinction of the
flame in the combustion chamber. It can be caused by a number of
factors, including fuel exhaustion; compressor stall; insufficient
oxygen supply; foreign object damage (such as birds, hail or even
volcanic ash); severe inclement weather; mechanical failure; and
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