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Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through controlled airspace, and can provide advisory services to aircraft in non-controlled airspace.
An aircraft registration is a unique alphanumeric string that identifies a civil aircraft, in similar fashion to a licence plate on an automobile.
Airspeed is the speed of an aircraft relative to the air.
Blackmail is an act, often a crime, involving unjustified threats to make a gain or cause loss to another unless a demand is met.
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber.
The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a military aerial refueling aircraft.
The bomb bay or weapons bay on some military aircraft is a compartment to carry bombs, usually in the aircraft's fuselage, with "bomb bay doors" which open at the bottom.
Brigadier general is a senior rank in the armed forces.
In broadcasting and radio communications, a call sign (also known as a call name or call letters—and historically as a call signal—or abbreviated as a call) is a unique designation for a transmitting station.
A Case Study involves an up-close, in-depth, and detailed examination of a subject (the case), as well as its related contextual conditions.
In the United States Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps, colonel (pronounced "ker-nul") is the most senior field grade military officer rank immediately above the rank of lieutenant colonel and immediately below the rank of brigadier general.
A court-martial (plural courts-martial, as "martial" is postpositive) is a military court.
Crew resource management or cockpit resource management (CRM) is a set of training procedures for use in environments where human error can have devastating effects.
Dereliction of duty is a specific offense under United States Code Title 10,892.
In aircraft, an ejection seat (or ejector seat) is a system designed to rescue the pilot or other crew of an aircraft (usually military) in an emergency.
Elevators are flight control surfaces, usually at the rear of an aircraft, which control the aircraft's pitch, and therefore the angle of attack and the lift of the wing.
Fairchild Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base, located approximately southwest of Spokane, Washington.
In commercial aviation, the first officer is the second pilot (also referred to as the co-pilot) of an aircraft.
A flypast is a ceremonial or honorific flight by a group of aircraft or a single aircraft.
A go-around is an aborted landing of an aircraft that is on final approach.
Guam (or; Chamorro: Guåhån) is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean.
In aviation, atmospheric sciences and broadcasting, a height above ground level (AGL) is a height measured with respect to the underlying ground surface.
Indicated airspeed (IAS) is the airspeed read directly from the airspeed indicator on an aircraft, driven by the pitot-static system.
In the United States Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, a lieutenant colonel is a field grade military officer rank just above the rank of major and just below the rank of colonel.
This is a year-by-year list of aviation accidents that have occurred at airshows worldwide.
A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or a combination of fission and fusion (thermonuclear weapon).
The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC−8).
An aircraft pilot or aviator is a person who actively and directly operates the directional flight controls of an aircraft while it is in flight.
Pilot error (sometimes called cockpit error) is a decision, action or inaction by a pilot of an aircraft determined to be a cause or contributing factor in an accident or incident.
A rudder is a primary control surface used to steer a ship, boat, submarine, hovercraft, aircraft, or other conveyance that moves through a fluid medium (generally air or water).
In aeronautics, a spoiler (sometimes called a lift spoiler or lift dumper) is a device intended to reduce lift in an aircraft.
In fluid dynamics, a stall is a reduction in the lift coefficient generated by a foil as angle of attack increases.
In aviation, a touch-and-go landing or circuit is a maneuver that is common when learning to fly a fixed-wing aircraft.
The turbojet is an airbreathing jet engine, usually used in aircraft.
U.S. Air Force aeronautical ratings are military aviation skill standards established and awarded by the United States Air Force for commissioned officers participating in "regular and frequent flight",The standard by which flight status has been defined in law, executive orders, and regulations since 1913.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services.
United States Air Force Security Forces are the force protection and military police of the United States Air Force.
The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.
Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
A Weapon Systems Officer ("WSO", pronounced "wizzo") is an air flight officer directly involved in all air operations and weapon systems of a military aircraft.
In military aviation, a wing is a unit of command.
A wingover (also called a wing-over-wing, crop-duster turn or box-canyon turn) is an aerobatic maneuver in which an airplane makes a steep climb, followed by a vertical flat-turn (the plane turns to its side, without rolling, similar to the way a car turns).
The Yakima Training Center (YTC) is a United States Army training center, used for maneuver training, land warrior system testing and live fire area, located in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Washington.
The 2010 Alaska C-17 crash occurred on Wednesday, 28 July 2010, when a United States Air Force military transport plane crashed at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska resulting in the death of all four crew members.
The 325th Weapons Squadron is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the USAF Weapons School, stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.
The 92d Air Refueling Wing (92 ARW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force.