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Acronyms and Glossary of Terms!

Discussion in 'Air Traffic Control' started by Raydon, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Raydon

    Raydon New Member

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    **sticky maybe?**

    Ok being the Uubernoob that I am, I wanted to learn the acronyms and some of the good ol jargony talk y'all be usin round hea. So i researched everything as best as I could and here's a start! This one goes out to all the noobs. (Unless i'm the only one :panic:)


    To make this thread more intelligible I would ask that replies be limited to additional terms that should be on this list or corrections to terms already listed here! that way it doesn't take you a year to look through 5000 posts to find the one term you're hoping for.. and it doesn't take me a year to search 5000 posts for a correction or addition. Pretty pretty please?

    ***please note that these are terms found in the forums.. not the huge list of FAA certified anagrams from ATC websites and whatnot.***

    ARTCC: Air Route Traffic Control Center
    ASAP: Automated Staffing Application Process
    ATLTRACON: The wise and knowledgeable controller who often wows us with his very useful insights into ATC. Works at A80 (ATLanta TRACON)
    ATCSCC: Air Traffic Control System Command Center
    ATCT: Air traffic Control Tower
    AT-SAT: Air Traffic-Selection and Training
    FAA: Mother Dearest
    FOL: Final (Firm) Offer Letter
    FSS: Flight Service Station
    OTS: Off The Street (no prior ATC or CTI experience)
    OKC: This is where all the cool kids go (Oklahoma City)
    PEPC: Pre Employment Processing Center
    PUBNAT: PUBlic-NATional announcement (an acronym that the FAA uses on ASAP)
    TOL: Tentative Offer Letter.
    TRACON : Terminal Radar Approach CONtrol

    AAAAND the ARTCC List!

    ZAB Albuquerque
    ZAU Chicago
    ZBW Boston
    ZDC Washington
    ZFW Dallas-Ft Worth
    ZHU Houston
    ZID Indianapolis
    ZJX Jacksonville
    ZKC Kansas City
    ZLA Los Angeles
    ZLC Salt Lake City
    ZMA Miami
    ZME Memphis
    ZMP Minneapolis
    ZNY New York
    ZOA Oakland
    ZOB Cleveland
    ZSE Seattle
    ZTL Atlanta
    ZDV Denver

    ****TRACON-ONLY CENTERS****

    Anchorage, AK - ANCHORAGE TRACON
    Phoenix, AZ - PHOENIX TRACON
    Tucson, AZ - TUSCON TRACON
    Mather, CA - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TRACON
    San Diego, CA - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRACON
    Denver, CO - DENVER TRACON
    Windsor Locks, CT - YANKEE TRACON
    Pensacola, FL - PENSACOLA TRACON
    Peachtree City, GA - ATLANTA TRACON
    Elgin, IL - CHICAGO TRACON
    Falmouth, MA - CAPE TRACON
    Detroit, MI - DETROIT TRACON
    Minneapolis, MN - MINNEAPOLIS TRACON
    St Charles, MO - ST LOUIS TRACON
    Meridian, MS - MERIDIAN NAS /MC CAIN FIELD/ ARPT TRACON
    Bellevue, NE - OMAHA TRACON
    Merrimack, NH - BOSTON TRACON
    Las Vegas, NV - LAS VEGAS TRACON
    Rome, NY - GRIFFISS AIRPARK ARPT
    Ronkonkoma, NY - NEW YORK TRACON
    Portland, OR - PORTLAND TRACON
    Dallas-Fort Worth, TX - DALLAS - FT WORTH TRACON
    Houston, TX - HOUSTON TRACON
    Salt Lake City, UT - SALT LAKE CITY TRACON
    Warrenton, VA - POTOMAC TRACON
    Burien, WA - SEATTLE TRACON

    ****ATCT/TRACON CENTERS****

    Fairbanks, AK - FAIRBANKS INTL ARPT
    Birmingham, AL - BIRMINGHAM INTL ARPT
    Huntsville, AL - HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD ARPT
    Mobile, AL - MOBILE REGIONAL ARPT
    Montgomery, AL - MONTGOMERY RGNL (DANNELLY FIELD) ARPT
    Fort Smith, AR - FORT SMITH REGIONAL ARPT
    Little Rock, AR - ADAMS FIELD ARPT
    Bakersfield, CA - MEADOWS FIELD ARPT
    Fresno, CA - FRESNO YOSEMITE INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Palm Springs, CA - PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Santa Barbara, CA - SANTA BARBARA MUNI ARPT
    Aspen, CO - ASPEN-PITKIN CO/SARDY FIELD ARPT
    Colorado Springs, CO - CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS MUNI ARPT
    Pueblo, CO - PUEBLO MEMORIAL ARPT
    Daytona Beach, FL - DAYTONA BEACH INTL ARPT
    Fort Myers, FL - SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTL ARPT
    Jacksonville, FL - JACKSONVILLE INTL ARPT
    Miami, FL - MIAMI INTL ARPT
    Orlando, FL - ORLANDO INTL ARPT
    Tallahassee, FL - TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL ARPT
    Tampa, FL - TAMPA INTL ARPT
    West Palm Beach, FL - PALM BEACH INTL ARPT
    Augusta, GA - AUGUSTA RGNL AT BUSH FIELD ARPT
    Savannah, GA - SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Hilo, HI - HILO INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Cedar Rapids, IA - THE EASTERN IOWA ARPT
    Des Moines, IA - DES MOINES INTL ARPT
    Sioux City, IA - SIOUX GATEWAY/COL. BUD DAY FIELD ARPT
    Waterloo, IA - WATERLOO MUNI ARPT
    Boise, ID - BOISE AIR TERMINAL/GOWEN FLD ARPT
    Twin Falls, ID - JOSLIN FIELD - MAGIC VALLEY RGNL ARPT
    Champaign/Urbana, IL - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD ARPT
    Chicago/Rockford, IL - CHICAGO/ROCKFORD INTL ARPT
    Moline, IL - QUAD CITY INTL ARPT
    Peoria, IL - GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL ARPT
    Springfield, IL - ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL ARPT
    Evansville, IN - EVANSVILLE REGIONAL ARPT
    Fort Wayne, IN - FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Indianapolis, IN - INDIANAPOLIS INTL ARPT
    South Bend, IN - SOUTH BEND REGIONAL ARPT
    Terre Haute, IN - TERRE HAUTE INTERNATIONAL-HULMAN FIELD ARPT
    Wichita, KS - WICHITA MID-CONTINENT ARPT
    Covington, KY - CINCINNATI/NORTHERN KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Lexington, KY - BLUE GRASS ARPT
    Louisville, KY - LOUISVILLE INTL-STANDIFORD FIELD ARPT
    Baton Rouge, LA - BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN, RYAN FIELD ARPT
    Lafayette, LA - LAFAYETTE REGIONAL ARPT
    Lake Charles, LA - LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL ARPT
    Monroe, LA - MONROE REGIONAL ARPT
    New Orleans, LA - LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTL ARPT
    Shreveport, LA - SHREVEPORT REGIONAL ARPT
    Bangor, ME - BANGOR INTL ARPT
    Portland, ME - PORTLAND INTL JETPORT ARPT
    Flint, MI - BISHOP INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Grand Rapids, MI - GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Kalamazoo, MI - KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Lansing, MI - CAPITAL CITY ARPT
    Muskegon, MI - MUSKEGON COUNTY ARPT
    Saginaw, MI - MBS INTL ARPT
    Duluth, MN - DULUTH INTL ARPT
    Rochester, MN - ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Kansas City, MO - KANSAS CITY INTL ARPT
    Springfield, MO - SPRINGFIELD-BRANSON NATIONAL ARPT
    Gulfport, MS - GULFPORT-BILOXI INTL ARPT
    Jackson, MS - JACKSON-EVERS INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Billings, MT - BILLINGS LOGAN INTL ARPT
    Great Falls, MT - GREAT FALLS INTL ARPT
    Helena, MT - HELENA REGIONAL ARPT
    Asheville, NC - ASHEVILLE REGIONAL ARPT
    Charlotte, NC - CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL ARPT
    Fayetteville, NC - FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL/GRANNIS FIELD ARPT
    Greensboro, NC - PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Raleigh/Durham, NC - RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL ARPT
    Wilmington, NC - WILMINGTON INTL ARPT
    Bismarck, ND - BISMARCK MUNI ARPT
    Fargo, ND - HECTOR INTL ARPT
    Lincoln, NE - LINCOLN MUNI ARPT
    Atlantic City, NJ - ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Albuquerque, NM - ALBUQUERQUE INTL SUNPORT ARPT
    Roswell, NM - ROSWELL INTERNATIONAL AIR CENTER ARPT
    Reno, NV - RENO/TAHOE INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Albany, NY - ALBANY INTL ARPT
    Binghamton, NY - BINGHAMTON REGIONAL/EDWIN A LINK FIELD ARPT
    Buffalo, NY - BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL ARPT
    Elmira, NY - ELMIRA/CORNING REGIONAL ARPT
    Rochester, NY - GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Syracuse, NY - SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTL ARPT
    Akron, OH - AKRON-CANTON REGIONAL ARPT
    Cleveland, OH - CLEVELAND-HOPKINS INTL ARPT
    Columbus, OH - PORT COLUMBUS INTL ARPT
    Mansfield, OH - MANSFIELD LAHM REGIONAL ARPT
    Toledo, OH - TOLEDO EXPRESS ARPT
    Vandalia, OH - JAMES M COX DAYTON INTL ARPT
    Youngstown/Warren, OH - YOUNGSTOWN-WARREN REGIONAL ARPT
    Oklahoma City, OK - WILL ROGERS WORLD ARPT
    Tulsa, OK - TULSA INTL ARPT
    Eugene, OR - MAHLON SWEET FIELD ARPT
    Allentown, PA - LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Erie, PA - ERIE INTL/TOM RIDGE FIELD ARPT
    Harrisburg, PA - HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Philadelphia, PA - PHILADELPHIA INTL ARPT
    Pittsburgh, PA - PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Reading, PA - READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD ARPT
    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA - WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL ARPT
    Providence, RI - THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE ARPT
    Charleston, SC - CHARLESTON AFB/INTL ARPT
    Columbia, SC - COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN ARPT
    Florence, SC - FLORENCE REGIONAL ARPT
    Greer, SC - GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL ARPT
    Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH INTL ARPT
    Sioux Falls, SD - JOE FOSS FIELD ARPT
    Bristol/Johnson/Kingsport, TN - TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA ARPT
    Chattanooga, TN - LOVELL FIELD ARPT
    Knoxville, TN - MC GHEE TYSON ARPT
    Memphis, TN - MEMPHIS INTL ARPT
    Nashville, TN - NASHVILLE INTL ARPT
    Abilene, TX - ABILENE REGIONAL ARPT
    Amarillo, TX - RICK HUSBAND AMARILLO INTL ARPT
    Austin, TX - AUSTIN-BERGSTROM INTL ARPT
    Beaumont/Port Arthur, TX - SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL ARPT
    Corpus Christi, TX - CORPUS CHRISTI INTL ARPT
    El Paso, TX - EL PASO INTL ARPT
    Longview, TX - EAST TEXAS RGNL ARPT
    Lubbock, TX - LUBBOCK PRESTON SMITH INTL ARPT
    Midland, TX - MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    San Antonio, TX - SAN ANTONIO INTL ARPT
    Waco, TX - WACO REGIONAL ARPT
    Norfolk, VA - NORFOLK INTL ARPT
    Roanoke, VA - ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD ARPT
    Burlington, VT - BURLINGTON INTL ARPT
    Moses Lake, WA - GRANT COUNTY INTL ARPT
    Pasco, WA - TRI-CITIES ARPT
    Spokane, WA - SPOKANE INTL ARPT
    Green Bay, WI - AUSTIN STRAUBEL INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Madison, WI - DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD ARPT
    Milwaukee, WI - GENERAL MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL ARPT
    Charleston, WV - YEAGER ARPT
    Clarksburg, WV - HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL ARPT
    Huntington, WV - TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD ARPT
    Casper, WY - NATRONA COUNTY INTL ARPT
     
  2. neverett

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    I believe they are acronyms but not sure.

    OTS = Off the street
    PUBNAT = Public announcement for the entire nation [national announcement open to the public]
     
  3. nathanw

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  4. Jerrod

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    OTS - Off The Street, as in no formal or school based ATC training.

    Here's the Phonetic Alphabet. I believe it's fairly standard but someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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  5. Jerrod

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    Cool, I think that's what the chart says right?
     
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    Buh-leted! I obviously can't read. Stupid publick edukation
     
  7. Jerrod

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    :D
     
  8. GnW

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    I hope youre ready for another 900 or so acronyms :laff:

    no, seriously. it's about that many.
     
  9. ATLTRACON

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    Oh I think there's more than that...don't forget FFAA:drool:

    BTW..thanks for the compliment, your check is in the mail.
     
  10. Raydon

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    I haven't seen THAT many in these forums.. avast! they must be hidin:yar:
     
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    Forgot one.
     
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    Pleeeeeeease change all those "anagrams" to "acronyms". It's buggin the fertilizer out of me lol.
     
  13. Raydon

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    :crazy:
     
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    One other enroute for your list - ZDV - Denver
     
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    Where did the Z at the beginning of the identifiers in the Centers come from?

    ZAB Albuquerque
    ZAU Chicago
    ZBW Boston
    ZDC Washington
     
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    ASAP: Automated Staffing and Application Process
     
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    I think High Desert TRACON is another you forgot to add. There are also a ton of tower only facs out there too.
     
  18. KindaRadley

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    Anyone feel like rambling off the airline ICAO codes for the newbie?

    Just off the top of my head:

    SWA- Southwest Airlines
    DAL- Delta Airlines
    EGF- Eagle Flight
    MEP- Midwest Airlines
    UAL- United Airlines
    NWA- Northwest Airlines
    COM- Comair
    JAL- Japan Airlines
    JBU- Jetblue
    ASH- Airshuttle (Mesa)
    FDX- FedEx
    UPS- UPS (duh!!!)
    FRL- Freedom Airlines
    BAW- British Airways
    VRD- Virgin America

    That's what I came up with off the top of my head... anyone wanna add to it? OH!! Anyone wanna list the CALLSIGNS for the airlines?! That's a lot of fun to do!!! :panic: All stuff that has to be memorized while you're at OKC!!!

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    Something else I just thought of-- the jetcraft types!!! (EASY!!!)

    ***TRIVIA QUESTION*** What is the only aircraft that is in the weight class of "Super"??

    Boeing Jetcraft (currently flying)
    B707
    B717
    B727
    B737
    B747H
    B757H
    B767H
    B777H

    Airbus Jetcraft
    A300
    A310
    A318
    A319
    A320
    A321
    A330H
    A340H
    A380

    Oki... I'm done... that's enough use of my brain for the night!
     
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    A380
     
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    Nice!! It pays to have no life and to be on the ATC board in the middle of the night! :)
     

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