Key Terms

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PIC: Pilot In Command

 

PPL: Private Pilot License

VFR: Visual Flight Rules - Weather conditions that are generally ‘good,’ and ‘clear.’

 

IFR: Instrument Flight Rules - Limited weather conditions that are less than VFR minimums

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VOR: A ground based navigational aid that allows pilots to fly point to point.

 

VMC: Visual Meteorological Conditions - Weather that adheres to VFR flight minimums.

 

IMC: Instrument Meteorological Conditions - Weather conditions that relate to IFR.

 

ILS: Instrument Landing System - Precision approach landing system that gives the pilot both lateral and vertical guidance in relation to the runway centreline. 

 

DME: Distance measuring equipment - A piece of equipment that measures ‘slant range’ for the pilot, also known as ‘DME Distance.’

 

ACS: Airmen Certification Standards - A criteria that pilots must adhere to for their checkride.

 

Checkride - Both, an oral and practical exam for pilots.

 

Flight Following: A term that pilots ask ATC for which allows ATC to monitor the aircraft's flight.

 

ATC: Air Traffic Control

 

FPM: Feet Per Minute

 

GPH: Gallons Per Hour

 

ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival

 

AGL: Height above earth's surface

 

MSL: Mean Sea Level

 

NTSB: National Transportation Safety Board

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