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Features February 2014 Issue

The Acronym Jungle

Technology spawns acronyms. Since aviation gets more technology every day, like it or not, acronyms come along for the ride and there are many we simply need to know.

This past year we’ve delved rather deeply into many of the details and vagaries of approaches you can fly with your satellite-based navigator. To do so, we’ve used many industry-standard terms and their common acronyms. Since a lot of these are unfamiliar to many pilots, we’ve gotten criticized for our journey through the “acronym jungle,” as one reader put it. …

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