Wed, Aug 09, 2006
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.
Minimum Descent Altitude -- The lowest altitude,
expressed in feet above mean sea level to which descent is
authorized on final approach or during circle-to-land maneuvering
in execution of a standard instrument approach procedure where no
electronic glideslope is provided. Thou shalt not descendeth below
the MDA lest ye become a statistic of CFIT.
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