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Pilot/Controller Glossary

 

PILOT/CONTROLLER

GLOSSARY

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PURPOSE

a. This Glossary was compiled to promote a common understanding of the terms used in the Air Traffic Control system. It includes those terms which are intended for pilot/controller communications. Those terms most frequently used in pilot/controller communications are printed in bold italics. The definitions are primarily defined in an operational sense applicable to both users and operators of the National Airspace System. Use of the Glossary will preclude any misunderstandings concerning the system's design, function, and purpose.

b. Because of the international nature of flying, terms used in the Lexicon, published by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), are included when they differ from FAA definitions. These terms are followed by [ICAO]. For the reader's convenience, there are also cross references to related terms in other parts of the Glossary and to other documents, such as the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM).

c. This Glossary will be revised, as necessary, to maintain a common understanding of the system.

EXPLANATION OF CHANGES

d. Terms Added:
APPROACH HOLD AREA
ATTENTION ALL USERS PAGE (AAUP)
RUNWAY ENTRANCE LIGHTS (REL)
RUNWAY STATUS LIGHTS (RWSL)
SIMULTANEOUS CLOSE PARALLEL APPROACHES
SIMULTANEOUS (CONVERGING) DEPENDENT APPROACHES
SIMULTANEOUS (CONVERGING) INDEPENDENT APPROACHES
SIMULTANEOUS (PARALLEL) DEPENDENT APPROACHES
TAKE-OFF HOLD LIGHTS (THL)

e. Terms Deleted:
AZIMUTH (MLS)
PARALLEL MLS APPROACHES (See PARALLEL ILS APPROACHES)
SIMULTANEOUS MLS APPROACHES (See SIMLUTANEOUS ILS APPROACHES)

f. Terms Modified:
AERONAUTICAL CHART
AREA NAVIGATION (RNAV) GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) PRECISION
RUNWAY MONITOR (PRM) APPROACH
AUTOLAND APPROACH
BREAKOUT
CLOSE PARALLEL RUNWAYS
COUPLED APPROACH
DECISION ALTITUDE/DECISION HEIGHT [ICAO Annex 6]
DECISION HEIGHT
FINAL APPROACH FIX
FINAL MONITOR AID (FMA)
FINAL MONITOR CONTROLLER
GENERAL AVIATION
GLIDESLOPE INTERCEPT ALTITUDE
ILS PRM APPROACH
LOCALIZER OFFSET
LOCALIZER TYPE DIRECTIONAL AID
LOCALIZER TYPE DIRECTIONAL AID (LDA) PRECISION RUNWAY MONITOR (PRM)
APPROACH
MLS CATEGORIES
NO TRANSGRESSION ZONE (NTZ)
NONRADAR
PRECISION APPROACH PROCEDURE
PRECISION RUNWAY MONITOR (PRM) SYSTEM
PRM
RADAR SERVICE
SIMULTANEOUS OFFSET INSTRUMENT APPROACH (SOIA)
THRESHOLD CROSSING HEIGHT

g. Editorial/format changes were made where necessary. Revision bars were not used due to the insignificant nature of the changes.

 

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