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Aviation Acronyms and Mnemonics

For student pilots or those getting ready for BFRs or practical tests, and for
general review
Day VFR required equipment:
!!"# A $A%
or A FA"% M!!"#
or %!MA%! F&AM#"
or A%!M" ' (
as gauge
!il temperature
!il pressure
"eat )elts
#&%
Altimeter
$ompass
Airspeed indicator
%achometer
Airspeed indicator
Fuel guages
Altimeter
"eat )elt*shoulder harness
%achometer
Magnetic compass
!il pressure guage
!il temp+guage
"afety gear
#&%
%achometer
!il pressure
Manifold pressure
Altimeter
%emperature sensor ,liquid-cooled.
!il temperature ,air cooled.
Fuel gauge
&anding gear position
Airspeed indicator
Magnetic compass
#&%
"eat )elts
Altimeter
%achometer
!il pressure
Magnetic compass
"eat )elts
Airspeed indicator
%emperature sensor ,liquid-
cooled.
!il temperature ,air cooled.
Manifold pressure
"tro)e light ,if plane certified
after /*01.
2ight VFR: F&A3" or A3#"
Fuses ,spares. or circuit )rea4ers
&anding light ,if for hire.
Anticollision lights
3osition lights
"ource of electricity
Anticollision lights
3osition lights
#lectric source
"pare fuses or circuit )rea4ers
5FR required equipment: RAB $ARD
or D#$ARA%
enerator
Radios
Attitude indicator
Ball
$loc4
Ad6usta)le altimeter
Rate of turn indicator
Directional gyro
#lectric source
$loc4
Attitude indicator
Radios
Ad6usta)le altimeter
%urn and slip coordinator
Directional gyro
3reflight information required for flights away: RA7 FA%
Runway lengths
Alternates
7eather
Fuel requirements
A%$ delays
%a4eoff*landing distance data
#ngine-out emergency: 3&,ease8. "%AR%
or AB$D#
3itch for )est glide
&anding site
"eat )elts
%rou)leshoot
Approach
Radios
%urn off
Airspeed
Best place to land
$hec4list
Declare
#'ecute
3artial-panel compass turns: 92!"
9ndershoot
2orth
!vershoot
"outh
$ompass dip: A2D"
Accelerate
2orth
Decelerate
"outh
5FR mandatory reports: FAM# 3erformance
Fi'es: arriving or leaving
Altitude changes
Missed approach
#quipment: loss or pro)lems
3erformance: poor clim)*descend, %A" change
Airport sign types: M5DD&R
Mandatory instruction
5nformation
Destination
Direction
&ocation
Runway distance remaining
Flight $learance: $RAF%"
$learance
Routing
Altitude
Frequency
%ransponder
"pecial
7eather )riefing: "A$r#D 7i2d
"ynopsis
Adverse conditions
$urrent weather
#nroute forecast
Destination terminal forecast
7inds aloft
2otams
7eather charts: $o3" 7AR"
$onstant pressure
3rognostic
"urface analysis
7eather depiction
Area forecast ,FA.
Radar summary ,"D.
"evere weather outloo4 ,A$.
"pecial use airspace: M$3RA72 ,the "cottish shrimp8.
Military !perations
$ontrolled Firing
3rohi)ited
Restricted
Alert
7arning
2ational "ecurity
Aircraft certification categories: %9R2 3A&#
%ransport
9tility
Restricted
2ormal
3rovisional
Acro)atic
&imited
#'perimental
2%"B 2otification: 3-FA$%5!2
3roperty damage more than :(;,<<<
Fire, in flight
Accident
$ollision, in flight
%ur)ine failure
5llness of crew mem)er
!verdue aircraft
2o control: control failure of any sort

Mnemonics
Flight $learance: $RAF%"
$learance, Routing, Altitude, Frequency, %ransponder, "pecial
!r, more correctly:
5n $lear Deep Rivers And =ot "prings, Fish "wim+
5D, $leared to, departure, routing, altitudes, hold instructions, special, frequency, squaw4
5FR position report: 53%AF22R
5 3lay %he Accordion For 2othing, 2o Reason
or
5 place time a)ove type: ne't time, ne't remar4+
5D, 3osition, %ime ,minutes past the hour., Altitude, Flight type, 2e't report>s place and
time, 2e't ne't report, Remar4s
#'ample: ?$essna @A(1B, Manchester V!R, ((, C<<<, 5FR, &e)anon, ;C, Burlington
ne't, 5n clear )etween layers+?