Sat, Jun 10, 2006
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.
Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are
ALWAYS welcome, as are additions or discussion of the
explanations given for each Aero-Term.
Flight Service Station -- Air traffic facilities which
provide pilot briefing, en route communications and VFR search and
rescue services, assist lost aircraft and aircraft in emergency
situations, relay ATC clearances, originate Notices to Airmen,
broadcast aviation weather and NAS information, receive and process
IFR flight plans, and monitor NAVAIDs. In addition, at selected
locations, FSSs provide En Route Flight Advisory Service (Flight
Watch), take weather observations, issue airport advisories, and
advise Customs and Immigration of transborder flights. An
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