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
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