1.3 Aviation Terminology

Training Objective:

The trainee will be able to define aviation terminologies common to the air operator and be able to use them in the appropriate context.

Scope:

Terminology
Terms of Reference

1.3A Terminology

1.3A.1 Identify and define aviation terminologies common to the operator including terms relating to airports, ground operations and flight operations.

(Self-instruction booklet, with verification of knowledge.)

1.3A.2 Describe the importance to flight safety of using correct terminology.

1.3B Terms of Reference

1.3B.1 Identify and describe the 24-hour clock and its application in aviation.

1.3B.2 Describe what is meant by time zones and outline how to calculate elapsed time when crossing time zones.

1.3B.3 Define what is meant by the International Date Line and describe its application in aviation.

1.3B.4 Define what is meant by GMT/UTC and its application in aviation.

1.3B.5 List and identify the airport location identifiers used by the operator and describe how and why they are used.

1.3B.6 Define and describe the phonetic alphabet and describe its importance in aviation-related communication.

1.3B.7 Identify the way that airspeed is measured and describe the conversion from knots to miles/hour.

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