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Description - Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms by Dale Crane

Aviation is an industry full of terms, acronyms and technical language. This book helps users understand all the words, abbreviations, phrases, and disciplines of aviation. The most complete collection of aviation terminology available, the Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms defines more than 11,000 terms and includes nearly 500 illustrations to further explain and aid visual recognition. Appendices include useful lists and tables, such as the periodic table of elements, phonetic alphabet, Morse code, and an expanded list of aviation acronyms. All specific to the aviation industry, the terms have been gathered from the regulations, the Pilot/Controller Glossary from the AIM, and glossaries from government handbooks and manuals. Also includes definitions not found in government publications. This complete, handy dictionary belongs in every library as it is an essential reference book for the entire aviation industry -- including administrators, pilots, aviation maintenance technicians, colleges and universities, air traffic controllers, manufacturers, engineers, government agencies, airlines, and corporate flight departments, as well as newcomers to the industry and those who speak English as a second language. The ASA Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms, now in its sixth edition, is a vital reference tool that belongs on every aviation bookshelf.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781619545779
ISBN-10: 1619545772
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 805
Imprint: Aviation Supplies & Academics Inc
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics Inc
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dale Crane

Dale Crane (1923 - 2010) Dale Crane was involved in aviation for more than 50 years. His credentials included: Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic, Designated Mechanic Examiner, Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor (airplanes), and Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor. Dale began his career in the U.S. Navy as a mechanic and flight engineer in PBYs. After World War II, he attended Parks Air College. After college, he worked as an instrument overhaul mechanic, instrument shop manager, and flight test instrumentation engineer. He spent the following 16 years as an instructor, and then became director of an aviation maintenance school. Dale was active as a writer of aviation technical materials, and a consultant in developing aviation training programs. He participated with the FAA in the Aviation Mechanic Occupation Study, and the Aviation Mechanic Textbook Study. ATEC presented to Dale Crane their special recognition award for "his contribution to the development of aviation technicians as a prolific author of specialized maintenance publications." He also received the FAA's Charles Taylor "Master Mechanic" Award for 50 years of service in and contributions to the aviation maintenance industry, and "the recognition of his peers for his excellence in aircraft maintenance as a leader, educator, and aviation safety advocate." Dale Crane was the author of ASA's three-volume "Aviation Maintenance Technician Series" textbooks for AMTs, as well as the "AMT Oral & Practical Exam Guide," the original "Fast-Track Series" FAA Test Guides for AMTs, the "Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms," "Practical Electricity for AMTs," and many more publications during his lifetime.