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The Student Pilot's Glossary

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VFR, IFR, CFI, ATO, Checkride, Multi-Engine,... All common phrases in aviation and flight training. But what do they all mean?

The Student Pilot's Glossary

If you ever wondered what the following terms and phrases mean, we've got you covered!

  • VFR
  • VMC
  • IFR
  • IMC
  • Multi-Engine
  • CFI
  • CFII
  • FIE
  • FE
  • Night-VFR
  • ATO
  • EASA
  • FAA
  • FAR
  • Checkride
  • F/O
  • PIC
  • T/O
  • AGL
  • MSL
  • ATC
  • NOTAM
  • Avgas
  • Jet A1
  • ETA
  • ATD
  • Flight Plan
  • METAR
  • TAF
  • SIGMET
  • Wx
  • Glider
  • Sailplane
  • Gyrocopter
  • ILS
  • TAS
  • IAS
  • Lift/drag-ratio
  • Pattern
  • Downwind
  • Upwind
  • Crosswind
  • Base leg
  • Final
  • Fixed wing
  • Rotorcraft
  • Touch-and-go
  • Full stop landing
  • Avionics
  • Clearance
  • FBO
  • PIREP
  • Single engine piston
  • Turboprop
  • Turbojet
  • Solo
  • Transponder
  • Wake turbulence

More terms and phrases coming soon! Have any questions? Let us know in the comments below!

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