Category: Aviation

FAA Pilot/Controller Glossary (Dictionary)


Cloud Base v.s Cloud Ceiling

A cloud base refers to the lowest visible part of the clouds over the station. A cloud ceiling refers to the distance between the ground or water and the base of the lowest layer of clouds, which must form a cloud cover that blankets more than half of the sky below 20,000 feet.   Read More – Read More

Temperature Inversion

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What’s Sea Breeze and Land Breeze?

NWS JetStream – The Sea Breeze ( The sea breeze circulation is composed of two opposing flows; one at the surface (called the sea breeze) and one aloft (which is a return flow). These two flows are a result of the difference in air density between the land and sea caused by the sun’s heating. The sun Read More

Summer Solstice v.s Winter Solstice (夏至 v.s 冬至); Tropic of Cancer v.s Tropic of Capricorn

Tropic of Cancer v.s Tropic of Capricorn   夏至   冬至   (2:22)   Read More

Sunrise, Sunset and Rainbow, Northern lights (aurora borealis)

Why sunsets organge? Ans: Scattering effect!   How are rainbows formed? – Met Office How Are Rainbows Formed? | Royal Meteorological Society (   Northern lights – Met Office Read More

Aircraft Tyre : basic things you need to know!

How to change aircraft tyres? What type of gas are used for modern jetliners? Why aircraft’s tyres have no groove, but have straight profiles? Read More

Airbus v.s Boeing : which one you like more?

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Tubed tyres v.s Tubeless tyres

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Air system of modern jetliner?

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Clear Air Turbulence (CAT)

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What’s Doppler Radar?

  Dual-polarization Doppler weather radar at Tate’s Cairn Read More

Why do some thunderstorms skip around major cities?

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What’s Virga?

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What’s Microbust?

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What’s Jet Stream?

Types of jet stream? Read More

What’s Solar insolation?

The weather on our mother earth is starting from the energy of the sun. So, how the energy of sun can reach the earth? To more specific, weather is basically the result of temperature differences! Another useful footage for us to learn about the basic background of temperature difference on the earth Read more – Read More

What’s ITCZ?

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Turbulence v.s Wind Shear

What’s Turbulence?     What’s Wind Shear? Prediction of Wind Shear   Read More – What’s Microbust? – Tommy’s Diaries (   Read More

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