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Tue, May 23, 2006

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.23.06): FGS

Aero-Terms!

Designed to be a daily reminder of the terms, names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that populates the aviation world, ANN Contributor Aleta "I'm Not Making An Asterisk Of Myself" Vinas will be selecting... and presenting unique aeronautical terms each day from all tiers of the aviation world...

Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game and with a full year's selection already coming together, we can assure you that 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.

Cool, no?

Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are ALWAYS welcome, as are additions or discussion of the explanations given for each Aero-Term.

FGS

A Digital Flight Guidance System includes a pair of processors, each with its own memory means and arranged with common input and output means for providing monitored guidance of an aircraft when the craft is in cruise modes or when the craft is performing a critical maneuver such as landing, terrain following, or the like.

FMI: www.freepatentsonline.com/4217486.html

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