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Wed, Mar 15, 2006

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.15.06): CAT

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 defining 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.

Cool, no?

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

CAT

Clear Air Turbulence -- Erratic air currents that occur in cloudless air between altitudes of 7,000 and 12,000.  This cat is more like a lion. 

FMI: www.britannica.com/eb/article?tocId=9024283

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