Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms

Overview


Aviation is an industry full of terms, acronyms and technical language. This book helps users understand all the words, abbreviations, phrases, and disciplines of aviation. The most complete collection of aviation terminology available, the Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms defines more than 11,000 terms and includes nearly 500 illustrations to further explain and aid visual recognition. Appendices include useful lists and tables, such as the periodic table of elements, phonetic...
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Overview


Aviation is an industry full of terms, acronyms and technical language. This book helps users understand all the words, abbreviations, phrases, and disciplines of aviation. The most complete collection of aviation terminology available, the Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms defines more than 11,000 terms and includes nearly 500 illustrations to further explain and aid visual recognition. Appendices include useful lists and tables, such as the periodic table of elements, phonetic alphabet, Morse code, and an expanded list of aviation acronyms.

All specific to the aviation industry, the terms have been gathered from the regulations, the Pilot/Controller Glossary from the AIM, and glossaries from government handbooks and manuals. Also includes definitions not found in government publications.

This complete, handy dictionary belongs in every library as it is an essential reference book for the entire aviation industry — including administrators, pilots, aviation maintenance technicians, colleges and universities, air traffic controllers, manufacturers, engineers, government agencies, airlines, and corporate flight departments, as well as newcomers to the industry and those who speak English as a second language.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560278641
  • Publisher: Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: Fifth edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 852
  • Sales rank: 696,436
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dale Crane was an airframe and powerplant mechanic, a designated mechanic-examiner, a commercial pilot, and a flight instructor. He was involved in aviation for more than 50 years and was the recipient of the FAA’s Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Definitions 1
Appendices
Appendix 1 Abbreviations 567
Appendix 2 Periodic Table of Chemical Elements 595
Appendix 3 Trigonometric Functions 597
Appendix 4 International Phonetic Alphabet and Morse Code 599
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