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.
Ground Delay Programs are implemented to control air traffic
volume to airports where the projected traffic demand is expected
to exceed the airport's acceptance rate for a lengthy period of
time. Lengthy periods of demand exceeding acceptance rate are
normally a result of the airport's acceptance rate being reduced
for some reason. The most common reason for a reduction in
acceptance rate is adverse weather such as low ceilings and