Mon, Aug 20, 2007
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.
A hard, glass-like coating that forms on the brake disk surface.
The friction caused by the glazed surface is not uniform, and when
the brakes are applied, they grab and release rapidly, causing a
chatter or squealing sound. The glazed surface must be removed from
the disk for the braking to become effective.
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