Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Alphabets of Aviation
A Guide to Contemporary and Historical Terms Found in Aviation Literature
By Anne Millbrooke
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Alphabets of Aviation is a guide for people who read aviation literature. The more than 12,000 entries cover general and technical terms, civil and military, also aeronautical, bureaucratic, commercial, geographical, mechanical, medical, meteorological, operational, and organizational terms — as related to aviation. The coverage is both contemporary and historical; that is, the guide covers current and past usage.
All the abbreviations, acronyms, and alphabets — contractions or shorthand expressions, including mnemonics and even codes — were found in current and past aviation literature, including articles, books, charts, handbooks, manuals, maps, placards, weather reports, and notices to airmen. Often terms appeared without definition, in the apparent assumption that the meaning was general knowledge, and it may have been to the intended audience at that time.
Many of the expressions stand for more than one thing, like MEL being "minimum equipment list" or "multi-engine landplane." TC could be "top of cylinder," "training center," "Trans Caribbean Airways," "Transport Canada," "transportation corps," "troop carrier," "tropical cyclone," "true course," "turbocharged," "turn coordinator," or "type certificate" — depending upon the context. Annotations in this volume are to help identify context. Some annotations place terms in time; for example, when did AFCC refer to the Air Force Combat Command, when to the Air Force Communications Command, and when to Air Force Cyberspace Command? This book has that information, and much more.
Pages: 694 + viiiISBN: 978-1-4363-1316-2 (Trade Paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-4363-1317-9 (Hardback)
The book is available through Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Borders.com, and other bookstores.
Order direct from the publisher at:
or by phone at 1-888-795-4274, ext. 7876.
Booksellers can order Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Alphabets of Aviation through the publisher Xlibris.com or its distributor Lightning Source Incorporated at http://lightningsource.com/.