Sun, Sep 14, 2008
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.
Natural, silica-rich, homogeneous glasses produced by complete
melting, and dispersed as droplets during terrestrial impact
events. Tektites range in color from black or dark brown to gray or
green and most are spherical in shape. They have been found in four
regional deposits or strewn fields on the Earth's surface: North
America, Czechoslovakia, Ivory Coast and Australasia.
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