Sun, Dec 10, 2006
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.
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ALWAYS welcome, as are additions or discussion of the
explanations given for each Aero-Term.
Note: This month's Aero-Terms were sent in
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Emergency Locator Transmitter -- A radio transmitter
activated automatically by the impact of an accident or can be
turned on manually if the crash force is insufficient for automatic
activation (this would be preferable). Emits a warbling tone on the
international emergency frequencies of 121.5 MHz, 243 MHz and
(newer models) 406 MHz. ELT signals can be received by nearby FAA
facilities, aircraft overhead, and search and rescue (SARSAT)
satellites. One of the items in the aircraft we hope never to
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