Gouge: Informal hints about approximate control techniques to accomplish a maneuver.
Groove: Wings level portion of the VFR landing pattern that coincides with the extended runway center-
Inboard Runway: Runway closest to the tower when there are parallel runways.
Interval: Distance between your aircraft and the aircraft ahead of you in the landing pattern. Also refers to
the aircraft you are to follow in the landing pattern.
IFR: Instrument flight rules.
IMC: Instrument meteorological conditions.
KIAS: Knots indicated airspeed.
Line Speed Check:
A check for proper takeoff acceleration.
A preflight determined minimum airspeed
expected after a known distance of takeoff roll.
Marshal Area: Area on the ramp where formation flights gather prior to taxiing to the runway.
MOA: Military operating area (major flight training area).
MRT: Military rated thrust (maximum throttle).
MSL: Mean sea level. Used when referring to an altitude above sea level.
NM: Nautical mile(s).
NORDO: No radio; lost communication situation.