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Mon, Dec 31, 2007

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.31.07): DME Fix

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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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DME Fix

A geographic location determined by reference to a navigational which provides distance and azimuth information. The direction of a DME fix is specified in degrees magnetic from the facility, and the distance from the facility is given in nautical miles.

FMI: www.allstar.fiu.edu/aero/DME.htm

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