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Section 5. Abbreviations

1-5-1. UNITED STATES AND CANADIAN STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS

Standard abbreviations for the United States and Canada are used in this order. Other abbreviations used are:

AAF

Army Air Field

AAWRS

Arctic Aviation Weather Reporting Station

AB

Air Base

ACC

Area Control Center

ADIS

Automatic Data Interchange System

AFS

Air Force Station

AHP

Army Heliport

ANT

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Station

ARNG

Army National Guard

AUT

Meteorological Automatic Reporting Station

AWP

Aviation Weather Processors

AWRS

Aviation Weather Reporting Station

BASIC

Basic Contract Observing

CFB

Canadian Forces Base

CCFS

Coast Guard Fog Signal Facility

CGLBS

Coast Guard Light Boat Station

CGLS

Coast Guard Light Station

CGLV

Coast Guard Light Vessel

CGPSS

Coast Guard Port Safety Station

CGS

Coast Guard Station

CNTR

Air Route Traffic Control Center

COMEDS

Continental U.S. Meteorological Data System (USAF)

CONSOLAN

Low or Medium Frequency Long Range Navigational Aid

CVLN

Civilian

DARDC Data

Device for Automatic Remote Collection

DND

Department of National Defense (Canada)

FACIL or FAC

Facility

FCST PT

Forecast Point

FIDO

Flight Inspection District Office

FSDPS

Flight Service Data Processing System

FSS

Federal Aviation Administration Flight Service Station

GOM

Gulf of Mexico

GEOREF

Geographical Reference Point (VFR flight following, Island Reporting Service, Pacific Region)

IATCS

International Air Traffic Communications Station

INS

Inertial Navigation System

MARS

Marine Aviation Reporting Station

MCAAS

Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Station

MCAB

Marine Corps Air Base

MCAF

Marine Corps Air Facility

MCAGCC

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

MCALF Field

Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing

MCAS

Marine Corps Air Station

MCB

Marine Corps Base

MCOLF

Marine Corps Outlying Field

MET

Meteorological Station

MRBN

Marine Radio Beacon

NADC

Naval Air Development Center

NAF

Naval Air Facility

NALF

Naval Auxiliary Landing Field

NAS

Naval Air Station

NAWC

Naval Air Warfare Center

NAWS

Naval Air Weapons Station

NOLF

Naval Outlying Field

NS

Naval Station

NSA

Naval Support Activity

ODAPS

Oceanic Display Planning System

PAWRS

Private Aviation Weather Reporting

R

Runway (Canadian Abbr.)

RAMOS

Remote Automatic Meteorological Observing Station

REDAC

Remote Environment Automatic Data Acquisition Concept

RNG

Radio Range

SA

Combined Synoptic and Aviation Weather Reporting Station

SWOS

Synoptic Weather Observation Station

TGL

Track Guidance Localizer

TRANS

Transportable

USFS

U.S. Forest Service

VTMS

Vessel Traffic Management System

W/A

Water Airport/Aerodrome

WOS

Weather Observation Station

WP

Waypoint

WSMO

Weather Service Meteorological Observatory

WSR

Weather Surveillance Radar