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Pilot/Controller Glossary
999 definitions by Federal Aviation Administration

VOTVORInstrument RunwayInstrument Approach ProcedureWind Shear EscapeWind ShearWind Grid DisplayWilcoWide Area Multilateration (WAM)Wide-Area Augmentation System (WAAS)When AbleWeather AdvisoryWaypointWake TurbulenceVorticesVortacVoice Switching and Control SystemVisual SeparationVisual Meteorological ConditionsVisual HoldingVisual Flight RulesVisual Descent PointVisual Climb Over Airport (VCOA)Visual ApproachSupplemental Weather Service LocationSunset and SunriseSubstitute RouteStrategic PlanningStraight-In LandingStraight-In Approach VfrStraight-In Approach IfrStopwayStopover Flight PlanStop StreamStop Squawk (Mode or Code)Stop and GoStop Altitude SquawkStereo RouteStepdown FixStep TurnStep TaxiStationary ReservationsStatic RestrictionsState AircraftStandard Terminal ArrivalStandard Rate TurnStandard Instrument Departure (SID)Stand byStaging/QueuingSquawk (Mode, Code, Function)Speed SegmentsSpeed BrakesSpeed AdjustmentSpecial VFR OperationsSpecial Vfr FlightSpecial VFR ConditionsSpecial Use AirspaceSpecial EmergencySpecial Activity Airspace (SAA)Speak SlowerSlow TaxiSlashSkyspotterSingle-Piloted AircraftSingle Frequency ApproachSingle Direction RoutesSimultaneous (Parallel) Dependent ApproachsSimultaneous Offset Instrument Approach (SOIA)Simultaneous Ils ApproachesSimultaneous (Converging) Independent ApproachesSimultaneous (Converging) Dependent ApproachesSimultaneous Close Parallel ApproachesSimulated FlameoutSimplified Directional FacilitySignificant PointSigmet InformationSigmetSidestep ManeuverShort Takeoff and Landing AircraftShort Range ClearanceSevere Weather Forecast AlertsSevere Weather Avoidance PlanServiceSeparation MinimaSeparationSeparationSegments of an Instrument Approach ProcedureSegmented CircleSee and AvoidSecurity Services AirspaceSecurity Notice (SECNOT)Sector List Drop IntervalSecondary Radar TargetSearch and Rescue FacilitySearch and RescueSea LaneScheduled Time of Arrival (STA)Say HeadingSay AltitudeSay AgainSame Direction AircraftSafety Logic System AlertsSail BackSafety Logic SystemSafety AlertRunway TransitionRunway Status Lights (RWSL) SystemRunway Use ProgramRunway Safety AreaRunway Profile DescentRunway OverrunRunway in Use/Active Runway/Duty RunwayRunway HeadingRunway GradientRunway Entrance Lights (REL)Runway Condition ReadingRunwayRunwayRoute SegmentRoute SegmentRoute Action NotificationRouteRogerRoad ReconnaissanceResume Published SpeedRnav ApproachResume Own NavigationResume Normal SpeedResolution AdvisoryRestricted AreaRescue Co-Ordination CentreRescue Coordination CenterRequired Navigation Performance (RNP)Request Full Route ClearanceReporting PointReporting PointReportRemote Communications OutletRemote Communications Air/Ground FacilityRemote Airport Information Service (RAIS)Release TimeRelease TimeReconformanceReceiving ControllerReceiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM)Read BackRandom RouteRandom AltitudeRadio Magnetic IndicatorRadioRadio AltimeterRadialRadar VectoringRadar Traffic AdvisoriesRadar SurveillanceRadar Service TerminatedRadar ServiceRadar ServiceRadar RouteRadar RequiredRadar Point OutRadar Identified AircraftRadar IdentificationRadar IdentificationRadar Flight FollowingRadar EnvironmentRadar Contact LostRader ContactRadar ContactRadar ClutterRadar ArrivalRadar Approach Control FacilityRadar ApproachRadar ApproachRadar AdvisoryRadarRadarQuick LookQuadrantQNHQNEQ RouteProtected SegmentPublished RoutePublished Instrument Approach Procedure Visual SegmentProtected AirspaceProposed Departure TimeProminent ObstacleProposed Boundary Crossing TimeProhibited AreaProgressive TaxiProfile DescentProcedure Turn InboundProcedure TurnPrimary Radar TargetPreferred Ifr RoutesPreferential RoutesPredictive Wind Shear Alert System (PWS)Precision Runway Monitor (PRM) SystemPrecision Obstacle Free Zone (POFZ)Precision Approach Radar [ICAO]Precision Approach RadarPrecision Approach ProcedurePrecipitation Radar Weather DescriptionsPrecipitationPrearranged Coordination ProceduresPrearranged CoordinationPre−Departure ClearancePractice Instrument ApproachPositive ControlPosition SymbolPosition ReportPolar Track StructurePoint−To−Point (PTP)Plans DisplayPitch PointPilot's DiscretionPilot Weather ReportPilot in CommandPilot BriefingPhoto ReconnaissancePermanent EchoPerformance−Based Navigation (PBN) [ICAO]Parallel RunwaysParallel Offset RouteParallel Ils ApproachesPan-PanOverlying CenterOverhead ManeuverOverOuter MarkerOuter Fix TimeOuter Fix ArcOuter FixOuter FixOuter Area (Associated with Class C Airspace)OutOROCAOrganized Track SystemOption ApproachMinimum Sector Altitude [ICAO]Minimum Safe Altitude WarningMinimum Safe AltitudeMinimum Reception AltitudeMinimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude (MOCA)Minimum Navigation Performance Specification AirspaceMinimum Navigation Performance SpecificationMinimum Ifr Altitudes (MIA)Minimum Holding AltitudeMinimum FuelMinimum Friction LevelMinimum En Route Ifr Altitude (MEA)Minimum Descent AltitudeMinimum Crossing AltitudeMilitary Training RoutesMilitary Landing ZoneMilitary Authority Assumes Responsibility for Separation of AircraftMiles-In-TrailMiddle MarkerMicro-En Route Automated Radar Tracking System (MEARTS)MicroburstMetering Position ListMetering Position(S)Metering FixMetering AirportsMeteringMeter List Display IntervalMeter Fix Time/Slot TimeMeter Fix ArcMeteorological Impact StatementMaydayMaximum Authorized AltitudeMarker BeaconMandatory AltitudeMan Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS)Make Short ApproachMaintenance Planning Friction LevelMaintainMach TechniqueMach NumberLPVLow FrequencyLow ApproachLow Altitude Airway StructureLost CommunicationsLORANLongitudinal SeparationLocatorLocalizer Usable DistanceLocalizer Type Directional Aid (LDA) Precision Runway Moniter (PRM) ApproachLocalizer Course [ICAO]LocalizerLocal TrafficLocal Airport Advisory (LAA)Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA)Line Up and Wait (LUAW)Light GunLighted AirportLateral SeparationLateral Navigation (LNAV)Last Assigned AltitudeLanding SequenceLanding RollLanding MinimumsLanding Distance AvailableLanding Distance Available (LDA)Landing Direction IndicatorLanding AreaLanding AreaLand and Hold Short OperationsLahso-WetLahso-DryLahsoKnown TrafficJump ZoneJettisoning of External StoresJet StreamJet RouteJet BlastJammingISRInterrogatorInternational Flight Information ManualInternational Civil Aviation OrganizationInternational AirportInternational AirportIntermediate LandingIntermediate FixIntermediate Approach SegmentIntegrityInstrument RunwayInstrument Meteorological ConditionsInstrument Landing SystemInstrument Flight RulesInstrument Flight RulesInstrument Approach ProcedureInstrument Departure Procedure (DP)Intersection DepartureInner MarkerInland Navigation FacilityInitial Approach SegmentInitial Approach FixInformation RequestInertial Navigation SystemIncerfa (Uncertainty Phase)ImmediatelyILS CategoriesILS Prm ApproachIF/IAWPIfr Takeoff Minimums and Departure ProceduresIfr Military Training Routes (IR)IFR ConditionsIfr AircraftIf No Transmission Received for (TIME)Ident FeatureIDENTIcingI Say AgainHow Do You Hear Me?Hover TaxiHover CheckHomingHomingHold-Short Position SignsHold-Short Position MarkingHold-Short Position LightsHold-Short PointHolding PointHolding FixHold ProcedureHold in Lieu of Procedure TurnHold for ReleaseHiwas Outlet AreaHiwas Broadcast AreaHigh Speed TaxiwayHigh Frequency CommunicationsHigh FrequencyHigh Altitude Redesign (HAR)HertzHeliport Reference Point (HRP)HeliportHelipadHelicopterHeight Above TouchdownHeight Above LandingHeight Above AirportHazardous Weather InformationHazardous Inflight Weather Advisory ServiceHave NumbersHandoffGround Stop (GS)Ground SpeedGround Delay Program (GDP)Ground Controlled ApproachGround Communication Outlet (GCO)Ground ClutterGround−Based Transceiver (GBT)Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) Landing System (GLS)Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS)Gross Navigation Error (GNE)Graphic Plan Display (GPD)Go AheadGo AroundGlobal Positioning System (GPS)Global Navigation Satellite System Minimum En Route Ifr Altitude (GNSSMEA)Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)Glideslope Intercept AltitudeGlideslopeGlidepathGeo MapGeneral AviationGeneral AviationVisual ApproachVisibilityVisibilityVideo MapVFR-On-TopVFR Not RecommendedVFR Military Training RoutesVFR ConditionsVFR AircraftVery Low FrequencyVery High FrequencyVertical Takeoff and Landing AircraftVertical SeparationVertical Navigation (VNAV)Vertex Time of ArrivalVertexVerify Specific Direction of Takeoff (Or Turns After Takeoff)VerifyVectorUrgencyUrgencyUnreliable (GPS/WAAS)Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)Unmanned Aircraft (UA)Unpublished RouteUnicomUnfrozenUnder the HoodUnassociatedUnableUltralight VehicleUltrahigh FrequencyTurboprop AircraftTurbojet AircraftTrial PlanTransponder ObservedTransponderTransponderTransmitting in the BlindTransmissometerTransitional AirspaceTransition WaypointTransitionTransition PointTransferring Unit/ControllerTransferring ControllerTransfer of ControlTransfer of ControlTranscribed Weather BroadcastTrajectory Options Set (TOS)Traffic No Longer ObservedTraffic No FactorTower en Route Control ServiceTetrahedronTaxiProcedure TurnIntersectionIntersecting RunwaysTrajectory ModelingTrajectoryTraffic Situation Display (TSD)Traffic PatternTraffic Management UnitTraffic Management Program AlertTraffic in SightTraffic Information Service-Broadcast (TIS−B)Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance SystemTrafficTraffic AdvisoriesTrack of Interest ResolutionTrack of Interest (TOI)TrackTrackTraceable Pressure StandardTowerTouchdown Zone ElevationTouchdown ZoneTouchdown ZoneTouchdownTouchdownTouch-and-GoTotal Estimated Elapsed TimeTorchingTop AltitudeTime GroupTime Based Flow Management (TBFM)Tie-In FacilityThreshold Crossing HeightThresholdThree−Hour Tarmac RuleThat is CorrectTerrain FollowingTerrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS)Terminal-Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range StationTerminal VFR Radar ServiceTerminal Radar Service AreaTerminal Data Link System (TDLS)Terminal Automation Systems (TAS)Terminal Area FacilityTerminal AreaTentative Calculated Landing TimeTemporary Flight Restriction (TFR)Telephone Information Briefing ServiceTaxi PatternsTarmac Delay RequestTarmac Delay AircraftTarmac DelayTarget SymbolTarget ResolutionTargetTargetTakeoff Run AvailableTakeoff Run Available (TORA)Takeoff RollTakeoff Hold Lights (THL)Takeoff Distance AvailableTakeoff Distance Available (TODA)TailwindTactical Air NavigationTacan-Only AircraftSystem Strategic NavigationSurveillance ApproachSurpicSurface AreaSUPPSGate Hold ProceduresFusion [Stars/Carts]Fuel SiphoningFuel RemainingFuel DumpingFriction MeasurementFreeze Speed ParameterFreeze HorizonFreeze Calculated Landing TimeFreeze/FrozenFormation FlightFly-Over WaypointFly-By WaypointFly Heading (Degrees)Flight TestFlight Standards District OfficeFlight Service Station (FSS)Flight RecorderFlight RecorderFlight Plan Area (FPA)Flight PlanFlight PathFlight Management System ProcedureFlight Management SystemsFlight LineFlight LevelFlight LevelFlight InspectionFlight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS−B)Flight Information ServiceFlight Information RegionFlight CheckFlameout PatternFlameoutFlagFix BalancingFixFirst Tier CenterFinal Monitor ControllerFinal Monitor AidFinal Guard ServiceFinal ControllerFinal Approach SegmentFinal Approach PointFinal Approach-IFRFinal Approach FixFinal Approach CourseFinal ApproachFinalFiled Flight PlanFiled En Route DelayFieldFerry FlightFeeder RouteFeeder FixFeathered PropellerFast FileExpediteExpect Further Clearance Via (Airways, Routes or Fixes)Expect Further Clearance (TIME)Expect Departure Clearance Time (EDCT)Expect (Altitude) at (Time) or (Fix)Execute Missed ApproachEstimated Time En RouteEstimated Time of ArrivalEstimated Off-Block TimeEstimated Elapsed TimeEstablishedEn Route Spacing Program (ESP)En Route Minimum Safe Altitude WarningEn Route DescentEn Route Decision Support ToolEn Route Automation System (EAS)En Route Air Traffic Control ServicesEmergency Locator TransmitterEmergencyDynamic RestrictionsDynamicDVFR Flight PlanDue RegardDrop ZoneDrag ChuteDownburstDomestic AirspaceDepartment of Defense Flight Information Publications (DOD FLIP)DME SeparationDME FixDiversion (DVRSN)Diverse Vector AreaDistressDistance Measuring Equipment (DME)Displaced ThresholdDiscrete FrequencyDiscrete CodeDirectly BehindDirectDigitized TargetDigital Terminal Automation System (DTAS)Digital TargetDigital-Automatic Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS)DeviationsDistress Phase (DETRESFA)Desired TrackDesired CourseDesignated Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) AreaDescent Speed AdjustmentsDescend ViaDeparture TimeDeparture Sequencing ProgramDeparture ControlDeparture CenterDelay TimeDelay Indefinite (Reason If Known) Expect Further Clearance (TIME)Delay Assignment (DAS)Defense Visual Flight RulesDefense AreaDecoderDecision HeightDecision Altitude (DA)Decision Altitude/Decision Height (ICAO Annex 6)Dead ReckoningDanger AreaCurrent PlanCurrent Flight PlanCT MessageCruising LevelCruising AltitudeCruise ClimbCrosswindCruiseCrosswind ComponentCross (Fix) at or Below (Altitude)Cross (Fix) at or Above (Altitude)Cross (Fix) at (Altitude)Critical EngineCourseCoupled ApproachCorrectionCoordination FixCoordinatesConvective SigmetController Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC)ControllerControlled Time of ArrivalControlled AirspaceControlled AirspaceControl SlashControl SectorControl AreaContinueContinental United StatesConterminous U.S.Contaminated RunwayContact ApproachContactConsolanConformance RegionConformanceConflict ResolutionConflict AlertConfidence ManeuverCompulsory Reporting PointsComposite SeparationComposite Route SystemComposite Flight PlanComply with RestrictionsCompass RoseCompass LocatorCommon Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF)Common RouteCommon RouteCommon PointCombined Center-RapconCold Temperature CompensationCodesCoastal FixClutterCloudClosed TrafficClosed RunwayClose Parallel RunwaysClimb ViaClimboutClimb to VFRClearwayCleared to LandCleared ThroughCleared for the OptionCleared for TakeoffCleared as FiledCleared (Type of) ApproachCleared ApproachClearance Void TimeClearance Void If Not Off by (TIME)Clearance LimitClearance LimitClear of the RunwayClear Air Turbulence (CAT)Class G AirspaceCircle to Runway (Runway Number)Circle-To-Land ManeuverChaseCharted Visual Flight Procedure ApproachCharted VFR FlywaysChart Supplement U.S.ChaffCertified Tower Radar Display (CTRD)Central East PacificCenter Weather AdvisoryCenter Tracon Automation System (CTAS)Center Radar Arts Presentation Processing-PlusCenter Radar Arts Presentation ProcessingCenter's AreaCeilingCeilingCatch PointOpposite Direction AircraftOperations SpecificationsOne-Minute WeatherOn CourseOn-Course IndicationOffshore/Control Airspace AreaOffset Parallel RunwaysOff-Route VectorOff CourseOceanic Transition RouteOceanic Published RouteOceanic Error ReportOceanic AirspaceObstruction LightObstructionObstacle Free ZoneObstacle Departure Procedure (ODP)ObstacleNumerous Targets Vicinity (LOCATION)Notices to Airmen PublicationNotice to AirmenNotamNorth PacificNorth MarkNorth American Route Program (NRP)North American RouteNormal Operating Zone (NOZ)Nordo (No Radio)Non−Restrictive Routing (NRR)Nonradar SeparationNonradarNonprecision Approach ProcedureNonmovement AreasNondirectional BeaconNoncomposite SeparationNoncommon Route/PortionNonapproach Control TowerNo Transgression Zone (NTZ)No Gyro ApproachNightNightNegative ContactNegativeNavigational AidNavigation SpecificationNavigation Reference System (NRS)Navigable AirspaceNavaid ClassesNational Search and Rescue PlanNational Flight Data DigestNational Flight Data CenterNational Beacon Code Allocation Plan AirspaceNational Airspace SystemMultiple RunwaysMulticomMoving Target IndicatorMovement AreaMovement AreaMosaic/Multi−Sensor ModeMonitor Alert Parameter (MAP)Monitor Alert (MA)MonitorMode C Intruder AlertMode (SSR Mode)ModeMissed Approach ProcedureMissed ApproachMissed Approach PointMinutes-In-TrailMinimum Vectoring Altitude (MVA)MinimumsCardinal AltitudesCanadian Minimum Navigation Performance Specification AirspaceCall UpCall for ReleaseCalculated Landing TimeBroadcastBroadcastBreakoutBraking Action AdvisoriesBraking Action (Good, Medium, Poor, or Nil)Bottom AltitudeBlockedBlind VelocityBlind SpotBlind SpeedBlast PadBlast FenceBelow MinimumsBearingBack-TaxiAviation Weather ServiceAvailable Landing Distance (ALD)AutorotationAutomatic Terminal Information ServiceAutomatic Terminal Information ServiceAutomatic Flight Information Service (AFIS) - Alaska FSSs OnlyAutomatic Direction FinderAutomatic Dependent Surveillance-Rebroadcast (ADS-R)Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS−C)Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS)Automatic Carrier Landing SystemAutomatic Altitude ReportingAutomated UnicomAutomated Weather SystemAutomated Radar Terminal Systems (ARTS)Automated Problem Detection Inhibited Area (APDIA)Automated Problem Detection Boundary (APB)Automated Problem Detection (APD)Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue SystemAutomated Information TransferAutoland ApproachAttention All Users Page (AAUP)ATS RouteATC Surveillance SourceATC Security TrackingATC Security Services PositionATC Security ServicesATC RequestsATC Preferred RoutesATC Preferred Route NotificationATC InstructionsATC ClearsATC Assigned AirspaceATC AdvisesAssociatedArrival TimeArrival Sequencing ProgramArrival Sector Advisory ListArrival SectorArrival DelayArrival CenterArrival Aircraft IntervalArresting SystemArea Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Precision Runway Monitoring (PRM) ApproachArmy Aviation Flight Information BulletinAeronautical Radio, Inc. (ARINC)Area Navigation (RNAV) Approach ConfigurationArea Navigation (RNAV)Area Control CenterArcApronApronAppropriate AuthorityAppropriate ATS AuthorityApproach SpeedApproach with Vertical Guidance (APV)Approach SequenceApproach SequenceApproach Hold AreaApproach GateApproach Control ServiceApproach Control ServiceApproach Control FacilityApproach ClearanceAltitude Restrictions are CanceledAltitude RestrictionAltitude ReservationAltitude ReadoutAltitudeAltitudeAltimeter SettingAlternate AirportAlternate AerodromeAlphanumeric DisplayAlong−Track Distance (ATD)Alerting ServiceAlert NoticeAlertAlert Phase (ALERFA)Airway BeaconAirwayAirwayAirstartAirspeedAirspace HierarchyAirspace Flow Program (AFP)Airspace ConflictAirport Traffic Control ServiceAirport Surveillance RadarAirport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE)Airport Stream Filter (ASF)Airport Reservation OfficeAirport Reference Point (ARP)Airport Marking AidsAirport LightingAirport ElevationAirport Departure Rate (ADR)Airport Arrival Rate (AAR)Airport Advisory AreaAirportAirmetAircraft Surge Launch and RecoveryAircraft List (ACL)Aircraft ConflictAircraft ClassesAircraft Approach CategoryAircraftAircraftAirborne DelayAirborneAir Traffic Service (ATS) RoutesAir Traffic ServiceAir Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC)Air Traffic Control SpecialistAir Traffic Control ServiceAir Traffic Control ClearanceAir Traffic ControlAir Traffic ClearanceAir TrafficAir TrafficAir TaxiAir Route Traffic Control CenterAir Route Surveillance RadarAir Navigation FacilityAir Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ)Air Defense EmergencyAir Carrier District OfficeAeronautical Information Publication (AIP)Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)Aeronautical ChartAeronautical ChartAeronautical BeaconAerodrome Traffic CircuitAerodrome ElevationAerodrome Control TowerAerodrome Control ServiceAerodrome BeaconAerodromeAerial RefuelingAdvisory ServiceAdvisory FrequencyAdvisoryAdvise IntentionsAdministratorAdditional ServicesActual Calculated Landing Time (ACLT)Acrobatic FlightAcrobatic FlightAcknowledgeAccelerate-Stop Distance AvailableAccelerate-Stop Distance AvailableAbortAbeamAbbreviated IFR Flight Plans
Date
2016-05-26
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