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.
RNAV is a system that allows navigation on any desired flight
path, rather than one defined by ground-based fixed airways. An
RNAV system can determine position by referencing the position of
ground- or space-based navigation aids, such as the Global
Positioning System (GPS), using onboard flight management