Wed, Nov 22, 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.
Worldwide Airborne Command Post -- airborne command post
function of certain aircraft provides a survivable means of command
and control in the event that SAC underground command center,
alternate command posts, or ground-based communications are lost.
It also provides an alternate method to launch the
Minuteman/Peacekeeper missiles if ground launch control centers are
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