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User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

CAB-"Crash and Burn"

Any more for the FAA, NTSB or Canadian/Foreign agencies?


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User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

I like "CFIT." Controlled flight into terrain. Also:

"TRACON." Terminal Radar Approach Control

"ARTCC" Air Route Traffic Control Center

"AFSS" Automated Flight Service Station

"ARSR" Air Route Surveillance Radar




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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

A few more for your list:

ASR: Airport Surveillance Radar
FAR: Federal Aviation Regulation
PFC: Passenger Facility Charge
AIP: Airport Improvement Program
ASOS: Airport Surface Observation System
ILS: Instrument Landing System
IFR: Instrument Flight Rules
VFR: Visual Flight Rules
AC: Advisory Circular
AMASS: Airport Movement Area Safety System

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineFlyPIJets From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 912 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

NOTAM = Notices to Airmen
HIWAS = Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service
EFAS = En Route Flight Advisory Service (aka Flight Watch - and its the word SAFE backwards  Smile )
RAIL = Runway Alignment Indicator Lights
VORTAC = VOR and TACAN colocated
WX = Weather
TEMPO = Tempoary
VICE = Instead/Versus
ASOS = Automated Surface Observing System
AWOS = Automated weather Observing System
AMOS = Automatic Meteorological Observing System
ATIS = Automated Terminal Information System
BERM - Snowbanks containing Earth/Gravel

And there are many more  Smile



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User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 827 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

FSDO-- Flight Standards District Office, pronounced, "fizz-doh".


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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

http://www.awp.faa.gov/acronyms/default.htm

Have fun  Smile



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

Was the original intent of this thread to post alternative (joke) meanings to official acronymns, or to post every official (non-joke) acronym one can think of?

If it's the latter, maybe someone can cut-and-paste the entire AIM or FAA contractions manual in a single message, so we can save some bandwidth..  Big grin

(No, no, don't do it, I was only joking....)


User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

It was meant for joke acronyms but the real ones are very interesting.


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