Mon, Jun 20, 2011
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.
Any phenomena in the atmosphere, excluding precipitation, that
reduces horizontal visibility. According to the National Weather
Service, some of the obstructions to visibility include blowing and
widespread dust, fog (including freezing fog and patchy fog), haze,
mist, sand and blowing sand, smoke, blowing spray, and volcanic
ash. It is reported as "X" in an observation and on the METAR.
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