Tue, Apr 04, 2006
Designed to be a daily reminder of the terms, names, acronyms
and explanations of the unique language that populates the aviation
world, ANN Contributor Aleta "I'm Not Making An Asterisk Of Myself"
Vinas will be selecting... and presenting unique aeronautical terms
each day from all tiers of the aviation world...
Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed wing, helo, you name it... it's
all fair game and with a full year's selection already coming
together, we can assure you that 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.
Condensation trail artificial clouds made by the exhaust of jet
aircraft or wingtip vortices which precipitate a stream of tiny ice
crystals in moist, frigid upper air. They are the cloud-like trails
of water vapor that can be seen in the wake of airplanes, either
from their exhaust or sometimes from their wing tips. Conspiracy
theorists can give other definitions of contrails.
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