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DEFINITIONS & TERMS

UL94 - UNLEADED 94 OCTANE AVGAS

(N) Unleaded 94 Octane Avgas is a type of fuel used by many piston engines in general aviation aircraft. UL94 is a 94+ Motor-Octane aviation gasoline without Tetraethyllead that meets the ASTM D7547 Unleaded Avgas specification. UL94 is also rated as a super-premium ethanol-free auto-gasoline with a 99 octane (R+M)/2 rating that meets and exceeds the ASTM D4814 auto fuel specification. ~ SWIFT FUELS

 

GA - General Aviation

(N) General aviation (GA) is defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization as “all civil aviation operations other than scheduled air services and nonscheduled air transport operations for remuneration or hire.” This means that while military and airline operations do not fall under the umbrella of GA, a wide variety of other types of aerial work—such as aerial flight training, firefighting, banner towing, pipeline patrols, and medevac operations—do fall under this heading. Also, all recreational flying is considered GA. ~ AOPA

 

AOPA - Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association

(N) AOPA is a group of pilots, owners, lawyers, etc. operating out of offices in Frederick, Maryland, and Washington, DC, that exists to protect and to grow the incredible privilege that we call general aviation. Whether it is through educating the public about the fun and the utility that aircraft can provide, preparing resources and training material to enhance the skills of pilots everywhere, or advocating for aviation within government agencies—it is our job to maintain the strength and vitality of the flying community. Their mission is to ensure that the sky remains within reach of everyone who dreams of becoming a pilot. ~ AOPA

 

CalDART - Californa Disaster Airlift Response Team

(N) CalDART, The California DART Network, is building a statewide network of local Disaster Airlift Response Teams (DARTs) to improve California’s disaster resilience in the face of earthquakes, floods, mudslides, and other events which may impair regional surface transportation. DARTs utilize a common operating model and are located at airports around the state. DARTs provide logistics options for impacted communities, helping emergency managers, organizations, and citizens who are trying to move people or supplies into or out of a disaster zone. CalDART helps make California safer and less miserable during disasters, provides pilots one more way to engage in their love of flying, and helps communities maintain awareness of how they can utilize their local airport to their direct benefit during a disaster. Every pilot in the state can participate, improving California’s disaster resilience. CalDART allows general aviation relief efforts to spool up faster after the occurrence of an event, allow local communities to have better access to available volunteer air transportation services, and allows a wider variety of relief operations to be conducted, all in a safer, managed operating environment. ~ CalDART

 

CalPILOTS - California Pilots Association

(N) The California Pilots Association is a non-profit public benefit California Corporation formed in 1949. The mission of our statewide volunteer organization is to preserve, protect, and promote the state’s general aviation airports, as well as pilot’s rights. ~ CalPilots

 

TRAFFIC PATTERN

(N) Airport traffic patterns are developed to ensure that air traffic is flown into and out of an airport safely. Each airport traffic pattern is established based on the local conditions, including the direction and placement of the pattern, the altitude at which it is to be flown, and the procedures for entering and exiting the pattern. It is imperative that pilots are taught correct traffic pattern procedures and exercise constant vigilance in the vicinity of airports when entering and exiting. Information regarding the procedures for a specific airport can be found in the Chart Supplements. Additional information on airport operations and traffic patterns can be found in the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM).  ~ FAA PHAK

 

CFI - CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

(N) A certified flight instructor (CFI/CFII) certificate allows a commercial pilot to be an educator in aviation. A CFI and/or CFII certificate certifies you to teach other pilot certificate applicants, as well as to conduct flight reviews, assess aircraft proficiency, and perform insurance checkouts. ~ Sweet Aviation

 

100LL - 100 Low Lead AvGas

(N) Piston aircraft use this type of fuel for the higher 100 octane rating to prevent detonation and knocks within the engine cylinder. This fuel is easily distinguished as it is a blue-colored fuel and it contains a small amount of lead that allows the aviation gasoline (AvGas) to reach the higher 100 Octane level that many high compression engines require. ~ SAVERHV

 

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