Pilot Controller Glossary Terms

If you are interested in attending any aircraft dispatching schools, you will need to become familiar with some important terms. These terms will make it easier for you to navigate your new profession and perform well in your classes. Like any other profession, air traffic dispatchers need to be conscious of the fact that they are in an industry that has its own jargon and terms that will be necessary to understand should you choose to be part of it. In the following article, Sheffield School of Aeronautics, an expert airline dispatcher school, details some of the most important pilot controller glossary terms and what you can expect from them when your instruction starts. Continue reading below to learn more. 

Aeronautical Information Manual

One of the most important pilot terms and aircraft dispatch terms that you should be conscious of is the Aeronautical Information Manual, also referred to as AIM. This is an essential guide to people in the aviation and aeronautical industries because it is the FAA’s official guide to basic flight information and air traffic control/dispatch procedures. The AIM contains the basic aeronautical information required to fly in the United States. There is also much information in the manual that contains items of interest that revolve around flight safety, general safety information, accident reporting, and hazard reporting, among many other items.  

Federal Aviation Regulations

The Federal Aviation Regulations, also called FAR, are regulations that work towards ensuring that safety regulations and procedures are being followed. Due to the wide variety of activities that aviation entails, Federal Aviation Regulations are separated into different categories depending on the type of aircraft that is going to be flying. There are also different parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations that detail what the manufacturer must comply with. These are detailed below: 

  • FAR Part 23 – This details the airworthiness standards for airplanes with a maximum take-off weight of fewer than 12,500 pounds.
  • FAR Part 25 – This part details the airworthiness standards of airplanes that are heavier than 12,500 pounds. 
  • FAR Part 26 – This part of the Federal Aviation Regulations details regulations for airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 
  • FAR Part 27 – Details regulations for helicopters with a maximum take-off weight of fewer than 12,500 pounds.
  • FAR Part 29 – Details helicopters with a take-off weight of 12,500 pounds or more.
  • FAR Part 33 – Details the airworthiness standards for both reciprocating and turbine aircraft engines.
  • FAR Part 35 – Details the airworthiness standards for aircraft propellers.
  • FAR Part 43 – This is the rule that governs the continued maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration of airplane parts.
  • FAR Part 145 – This is the rule that governs aircraft repair station activities.

Air Defense Identification Zones

Air defense identification zones is an important pilot controller glossary term. Aircraft dispatchers need to be aware of certain air defense identification areas if they plan on flying within the United States. This is because it is illegal for an aircraft to fly over these areas without the necessary permission or designation. These zones are areas above land or water whose airspace needs to be tracked in the interest of national security. 

More About Sheffield School of Aeronautics 

Sheffield School of Aeronautics is a flight dispatcher school that is dedicated to helping our students prepare for their careers in the aviation industry. Our airline dispatcher school can help you prepare for international flight planning on your way to becoming an FAA dispatcher. Aside from resources like this collection of popular pilot controller glossary terms, we can also help you with our wide selection of flight dispatcher courses that are not easily accessible at many other aircraft dispatching schools. Contact us today to learn more about what we can offer you. 

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