One versus one. aka Air Combat Maneuvering. aka Dogfighting. Close-quarters A/A combat where each pilot tries to shoot down the other, preferably first., dogfighting.
A public address system used by an aircraft carrier 1) The officer in charge of all aircraft carrier operations involving aircraft on the flight deck and airborne in the immediate vicinity of the carrier. 2) Nickname for the Vice Admiral serving as Commander, Naval Air Forces who is responsible for the manning, training, and equipping of all aircraft, personnel, and the U.S. Navy’s fleet of aircraft carriers. to communicate with personnel working on the flight deck and in various spaces on the interior of the ship.
Almost G-induced Loss of Consciousness. Nearly passing out due to lack of blood in the brain as a result of pulling G’s.
Air-to-air. An aerial fight between two or more aircraft.
Air-to-Surface. A general term for the missions and/or equipment involved in the aerial attack of surface (land or sea) targets.
Anti-aircraft artillery. Guns and cannon used to shoot down aircraft. Often armed with exploding rounds.
Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile. A follow-on improvement to the High-speed Anti-radiation Missile. A missile designed to home in on surface-to-air radar emitters, such as those affiliated with early warning detection and SAMs..
Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. A secret investigatory effort funded by the US Government to study unidentified flying objects.
A term bestowed on Generic term for any aircraft crew member, whether at the flight controls or not. who have downed five or more enemy aircraft in Air-to-air. An aerial fight between two or more aircraft. combat.
Aviation Combat Element. A Marine Air Ground Task Force. A principal United States Marine Corps organization that combines air-, land-, and sea-borne forces to conduct a wide array of military operations and humanitarian responses anywhere in the world. Comprised of a CE, ACE, GCE, and LCE. May take the form of a MEB, MEF, or MEU. component that contributes the force. Includes all aircraft (fixed- and rotary-wing), their pilots and maintenance personnel, and those units necessary for aviation command and control.
Air Combat Maneuvering. aka Dogfighting. Close-quarters Air-to-air. An aerial fight between two or more aircraft. combat where each pilot tries to shoot down the other, preferably first.
Air Defense Artillery. See Anti-aircraft artillery. Guns and cannon used to shoot down aircraft. Often armed with exploding rounds..
Air Defense Identification Zone. Airspace over land or water in which the identification, location, and control of civil aircraft is performed in the interest of national security. This airspace may extend beyond a country’s territory to afford more time to respond to possibly A Bandit for which engagement is authorized. aircraft.
Air Defense Variant. A variant of the Panavia Tornado intended to perform Air-to-air. An aerial fight between two or more aircraft. missions.
Active Electronically Scanned Array. A type of phased array radar where the beam is steered electronically, vice mechanically.
Automatic Flight Control System. The computer-directed system that accepts a pilot’s flight control inputs, then factors in current pitot static and aircraft information before deflecting flight control surfaces.
Artificial Feel System. A spring attachment used by the US Navy Blue The height of an aircraft in thousands of feet. to add tension to the control stick, thus increasing the ability to make small, precise control inputs.
Aeronautical Ground Equipment. A category of various ground systems used to support military aircraft. Could include cargo loaders, aircraft tow tractors, and power carts that provide aircraft hydraulic or electrical power or air conditioning for ground operations.
Active Guard Reserve. A full-time air national guard reservist. Similar to Full Time Support. A US Navy program that allows reservists to perform in positions as full-time active duty members, supporting the Navy Reserve Force..
Anti-G Straining Maneuver. A technique that employs muscle-tightening and quick breathing in an effort to maintain blood in the cranium when pulling Gravitational Force. The pull of earth’s gravity that people and objects experience as “one G” in an unaccelerated state or “zero G” when falling..