Mon, Aug 16, 2010
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.
An L/MF or UHF
radio beacon transmitting nondirectional signals whereby the pilot
of an aircraft equipped with direction finding equipment can
determine his/her bearing to or from the radio beacon and "home" on
or track to or from the station. When the radio beacon is installed
in conjunction with the Instrument Landing System marker, it is
normally called a Compass Locator.
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