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A station, usually consisting of buildings, airfields and runways, used to provide a place for aircraft to take off and land as well as to house commercial services for passengers and on-board staff.

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words twice

Aviation; Air traffic control

An expression used in radiocommunication meaning: (a) when used as a request: "Communication is difficult. Please, send every word, or group of words, twice." (b) when used as information: "Since ...

VTOL aircraft

Aviation; Air traffic control

An aircraft capable of vertical climbs and descents and of using very short runways or small areas for takeoff and landing. These aircraft include, but are not limited to, helicopters.


Aviation; Air traffic control

U.S.: ATC authorization for an IFR aircraft to operate in VFR conditions at any appropriate VFR altitude (as specified in the FARs and as restricted by ATC). Note: VFR-on-top is not permitted in ...

altitude readout value

Aviation; Air traffic control

The altitude figures currently displayed in an altitude readout.


Aviation; Air traffic control

ICAO: Movement of a helicopter/VTOL above the surface of an aerodrome, normally in ground effect and at a ground speed normally less than 37 km/h (20 kt). Note ICAO: The actual height may vary, and ...

aerodrome traffic circuit

Aviation; Air traffic control

The specified path to be flown by aircraft operating in the vicinity of an aerodrome.

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