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Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby J@BRX » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:57 pm

Hi,

I have had a quick look around to see if there is a glossary for those of us struggling to get up and running with the vast amounts of acronyms and abbreviations you guys use. Terms used for particular kinds of flights or abbreviations for parts of the airfield!

I worked on the railway, and that is an industry with a millions technical and 'jargonist' terms, but feel it is the same here too.

I have worked out some of the easy ones like AARA - Air to Air Refueling Area - right!? LFA - Low Fly Area? But what is a HAS?

Is there such a glossary? I don't want to be asking a question each time I see one! Would someone who is dedicated be able to create one?

Anyways, I should go back to work! Any help appreciated!

J
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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby paddyboy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:01 pm

Hi Buddy :P

Good idea ;)

H.A.S. = Hardened Aircraft Shelter, by the way :)

Cheers :thumb:

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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby C24 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:12 pm

Glossary and anyone to build one?

You have the chance to make yourself famous and useful. There are several search engines that could help you. Existing members could contribute one or two to add to your post.

Here's one to help you keep your head above water.

AMSL. ? Above Mean Sea Level. ;)
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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby garyscott » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:21 pm

There isnt a glossary out there somewhere already?

YGBSM!!

(Old F-4 community acronym there. . ) ;)
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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby EGVP » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:00 pm

Skybrary will likely have most of them.

I did start one a long time ago, but never really had the time to run it. :(
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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby littleebo356 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:26 pm

A sticky explaining NOTAM's would be good too??
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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby Malcolm » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:35 pm

As I said to my contact in TMF last I was there, there are too many TLA's and FLA's in aviation.
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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby littleebo356 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:39 pm

Malcolm wrote:As I said to my contact in TMF last I was there, there are too many TLA's and FLA's in aviation.


Totally just consulted google for them "no shame"
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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby J@BRX » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:21 am

Thanks to those who answered sincerely and sarcastically... each welcomed equally!
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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby Morseman » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:38 am

Have you tried https://en.wikipedia.org/.../List_of_av ... reviatio... or similar search on google, It will give you a good few
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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby Morseman » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:41 am

Sorry that didn't work. try searching 'aeronautical glossary of acronyms and abbreviations' and look at the wikipedia answer.
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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby C24 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:15 am

HITGP?
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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby rh226 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:57 am

littleebo356 wrote:A sticky explaining NOTAM's would be good too??

There already is one. See viewtopic.php?f=139&t=42621
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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby Supra » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:15 am

garyscott wrote:There isnt a glossary out there somewhere already?

YGBSM!!

(Old F-4 community acronym there. . ) ;)


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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby garyscott » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:08 am

TABS! (9 Sqn) ;)
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Re: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Postby C24 » Thu May 04, 2017 6:13 am

JTAC. The long-winded American version of FAC.

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