Mon, Apr 25, 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.
The point, applicable only to a nonprecision approach with no
depicted FAF (such as an on airport VOR), where the aircraft is
established inbound on the final approach course from the procedure
turn and where the final approach descent may be commenced. The FAP
serves as the FAF and identifies the beginning of the final
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