Terms, Definitions, and the Pilot’s Alphabet (Phonetic Alphabet)

  1. Actual Block to Block
    • The period of time beginning when an aircraft first moves under its own power
    • from the ramp blocks (rubber wedges used to secure aircraft wheels) and ending
    • when the aircraft next comes to rest at any station or other point of termination
    • and the ramp blocks are again placed on the aircraft wheels.
  2. AFT
    The rear portion of the aircraft.
  3. A/C Left
    Refers to the left side of the aircraft/perspective-from sitting in a passenger seat facing forward.
  4. A/C Right
    Refers to the right side of the aircraft/perspective- from sitting in a passenger seat facing forward.
  5. ATC
    A service operated by the appropriate authority to promote a safe, orderly and expeditious flow of aircraft.
  6. Alternate Airport
    An airport other that the one scheduled to land at (typically in case of weather or maintenance diversion).
  7. Altitude
    The height of an aircraft above sea level usually expressed in feet.
  8. Auto Pilot
    An electronic device used to automatically maintain control of the aircraft when desired by crew.
  9. Bid Line
    A planned sequence of trips and days off for a Flight Attendant that is posted for bidding.
  10. Bid Period
    A consecutive (30) calendar day cycle for the purpose of establishing the bid schedules.
  11. Bid Package
    Packet produces once per bid by the company containing all the bid lines, used by Flight Attendants for schedule bidding.
  12. Block to Block
    (Block In/Block out) The period of time beginning when an aircraft first moves from the ramp blocks under its own power or under tow for the purpose of flight and ending when the aircraft comes to a stop at the ramp blocks.
  13. Bulkhead
    Any dividing wall in the cabin.
  14. Calendar Day
    A 24-hour period starting at 0001 local time.
  15. Captain
    A pilot who is in command of an aircraft and crew while on duty and is ultimately responsible for the manipulations of flight controls of an aircraft.
  16. Configuration
    The seating arrangement onboard an aircraft.
  17. Connection
    A required aircraft change to arrive at a destination.
  18. Control Tower
    Located at airports, controlling airplanes and runways. The tower must be within sight of the airport, and is operated by government personnel.
  19. Crew Tracking
    Scheduling group for all flight operations. Flight Attendant's must call to check in and out for their reserve schedule.
  20. Date of Hire
    Is one's graduation date.
  21. DOT
    Department of Transportation
  22. Duty Time
    • The time a flight attendant is required to be on duty. Forty-five (45) minutes
    • before the scheduled departure of his/her first flight of the day or whenever the
    • Flight Attendant actually reports, whichever is later, and ends fifteen (15) minutes
    • after scheduled block in, or until the Flight Attendant is released from duty,
    • whichever is later.
  23. EEMK
    Enhanced Emergency Medical Kit
  24. Ferry Flight
    A flight set up to move equipment from one station to another. Flight is operated non-revenue meaning without passengers.
  25. First Officer
    A pilot second in command, whose duties are similar to the Captain's, including maintaining control of aircraft, taking off, and landing.
  26. Flight
    The movement of an aircraft occupied by the captain and First Officer (also known as the cockpit).
  27. Flight Deck
    The interior of an aircraft occupied by the Captain and First Officer (also known as the cock pit.
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Terms, Definitions, and the Pilot’s Alphabet (Phonetic Alphabet)
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Terms, Definitions, and the Pilot’s Alphabet (Phonetic Alphabet)
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