Friday, 12 July 2024, 11:18 PM
Site: Fitting Aviation Learning Center Online Nexus
Course: Fitting Aviation Learning Center Online Nexus (F.A.L.C.O.N.)
Glossary: Glossary
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100-hour inspection

An inspection identical in scope to an annual inspection. Conducted every 100 hours of flight on aircraft of under 12,500 pounds that are used to carry passengers for hire.

14 CFR

See Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
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A.C.

Alternating current.

Absolute accuracy

The ability to determine present position in space independently, and is most often used by pilots.

Absolute altitude

The actual distance between an aircraft and the terrain over which it is flying.

Absolute pressure

Pressure measured from the reference of zero pressure, or a vacuum.

Accelerate-go distance

The distance required to accelerate to V1 with all engines at takeoff power, experience an engine failure at V1, and continue the takeoff on the remaining engine(s). The runway required includes the distance required to climb to 35 feet by which time V2 speed must be attained.

Accelerate-stop distance

The distance required to accelerate to V1 with all engines at takeoff power, experience an engine failure at V1, and abort the takeoff and bring the airplane to a stop using braking action only (use of thrust reversing is not considered).

Acceleration

Force involved in overcoming inertia, and which may be defined as a change in velocity per unit of time.

Acceleration error

A magnetic compass error apparent when the aircraft accelerates while flying on an easterly or westerly heading, causing the compass card to rotate toward North.