Wed, Jun 15, 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.
GDP Ground Delay
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 visibility.
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