Sun, Jul 10, 2011
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.
A wind that is created by air flowing downhill. When this air is
warm, it may be called a foehn wind, and regionally it may be known
as a Chinook or Santa Ana. When this air is cold or cool, it is
called a drainage wind, and regionally it may be known as a
mountain breeze or glacier wind. The opposite of an anabatic
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