The following list of words and terms represents those that are often encountered in the field of aviation. Additional terms are defined in the text; however, there are still other words or terms that technicians hear or see and for which they may want a definition. For a more complete list of definitions, technicians should consult a good aviation dictionary.
A & P mechanic. An aircraft mechanic who is certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration. A & P certification indicates that the mechanic is qualified to perform certain maintenance and inspection functions on aircraft that are licensed in the United States.
Absolute altitude. The actual altitude above the surface of the earth, either land or water. Also means ...