B – Aero Dictionary




back

back beam ,back bearing

backboard

back contamination,back course

backdrive

backfire

background

backing 

backing up ,backlash

backlobe ,backlog

backout ,backplate

backpack

backplane

back-pressure

back porch,back-shop

backscatter,backside

backswing ,backtell

backtrack

back-up

backward extrusion

backward scatter

backward tilt ,backward wave

baffle

baggage ,bag tank

bail

bail out,bailout bottle

Bakelite,bake out ,Baker-Nunn

balance

balance area,balance beam

balance circuit

balanced approach

balanced field length

balanced surface,balance rod

balance station zero

balance tab

ball

ballast

ballast carrier

ball bearing,ball inclinometer

ballistic camera,ballistic capsule

ballistic galvanometer

ballistic range

ballistic missile,ballistic tunnel

ballistic recovery system

ballistic trajectory

ballistic vehicle

ballistic wind

ballizing

ball lightning

ball mat

ballonet

ballonet ceiling

balloon barrage

balloon bed ,balloon fabric

ballooning

balloon master,balloon reflector

balloon tank

balloon tyre [tire],ball screwjack

ball turn-and-slip

ballute

banana case

band

band of position

bandpass

bandpass filter

bandwidth

bang ,bang-bang

bang valley,banjo

bank

banner cloud ,banner sleeve

banner target,banter

bar

baralyme ,barbette

bar code

bare base,bare engine

barn ,barnstormer

barograph ,barometer

barometric element

barometric pressure control,barometric pressure gradient

barometric tendency,barometric wave

barosphere ,barostat

barostatic relief valve

barothermograph ,barotrauma

barotropy ,barrage

barrage balloon ,barrage jamming

barrel

barrelling

barrel roll

barrel section

barrel engine,barrel wing

barrier

barrier crash

barrier pattern

base

base area,base check

base drag ,base height

base line, baseline

base metal

base pressure,base surge

basic aircraft

basic cloud formations

basic commercial pilot’s licence

basic cover

basic flight envelope

basic gust envelope

basic load

basic manoeuvring envelope,basic supplier

basic runway

basic T ,basic thermal radiation

basic trainer

basic weight

basic wing 

basket

basket tube

bathtub

batsman ,batt 

batten

battery

battle climb

battle damage,battle formation

battleship model

battleship tank

baud

baulk

bay

bayonet

beaching ,beaching gear

beacon

beacon buoy,beacon characteristic

beacon delay,beacon identification light

beacon skipping

beacon stealing,beacon tracking

bead

beam

beam approach,beam attack

beam bracketing,beam capture

beam compass

beam-index display

beam jitter,beam rider

beam-rider guidance

beam slenderness ratio,beam softening

beamwidth

bean counting,beard radiator

bearing

bearing chamber,bearing compass

bearing-only launch

bearing plate,bearing projector

bearing stress,bear pads

beat

beat frequency

beat-frequency oscillator

beat-up

Beaufort notation,Beaufort scale

beaver tail,beavertail aerial

beeper

Beier gear

bel

Belleville washer

bench

bench check

bench test,bend

bend allowance,bending brake

bending moment

bending relief,bending stress

bends

bent

bent beam, bent course

benzene

Bernoulli’s theorem

Bermuda triangle,Berry Amendment

beryllium

best-fit parabola

best-range speed,best-economy altitude

beta blackout,beta control

beta lines

beta particle

beta strips,bevelled control

bevel gear

biased fabric,bias error

bias force,bias ply

biconvex

bidding

bifilar,bi-fuel

bifurcated,bifurcation

bigraph,Bigsworth

bilateration

bimetallic strip

binary actuator,binary munition

binary notation

bingo

biodegradable,biodynamics

biological agent,biological decay

biological warfare

biomedical monitoring

biometric recognition,biometry

bionics,bio-pak

biosensor,biosphere

biosatellite,biowaste

biphace coding

biplane interference,biplane propeller

bipropellant

bird,bird gun

birdie ,bird impact

bird ingestion,birdnesting

bird strike, birdstrike

birotative,bi-signal zone

bistable,bistatic radar

bit 

bit rate

Black,black

black ball

black body

black-body radiation

black box 

blacker-than-black

black hole

black hot,blackjack

Black Label,black level

blackout

blackout block,bladder tank

blade

blade activity factor

blade angle

blade aerial,blade articulation

blade back,blade beam

blade centre of pressure ,blade damper

blade element

blade face,blade loading

blade passing noise

blade root,blades

blade shank

blade span axis

blade station

blade sweep

blade tilt

blade twist

blade tip grinding,blade/vortex interaction

blank

blanket

blanket cover,blanketing

blanking

blanking cap,blanking plate

blanking signal

blast

blast area,blast cooling

blast deflector,blast fence

blast line,blast-off

blast pad,blast pen

blast tube,blast valve

blast wave

blast-wave accelerator

bleed

bleed air,bleed and burn

bleeder resistor,bleeder screw

bleeding,bleeding edge

bleed-off relay,blended

blended-hull seaplane

blended wing/body,blend point

blind

blind bombing,blind bombing zone

blindfire,blind flying

blind-flying panel

blind landing

blind nut,blind rivet

blind speed effect

blind spot,blind toss

blink

bling,blinker

blip

blip driver

blip/scan ratio,blisk

blister

blister aerial,blister hangar

blister spray

blister spray dam,blivet

blob,blockbuster

block

block check sequence,block construction

block diagram

blocker door 

blockhouse,block in

blocking

blocking capacitor,blocking layer

blocking oscillator,blocking up

block letter,block out

block shipment,block speed

block stowage,block template

block time

block upgrade plan, programme ,Bloctube

blood chit 

bloom

blooming 

blossom effect,blow

blowback

blowback angle,blowby

blowdown

blowdown period,blowdown tunnel

blowdown turbine

blower

blower pipe,blow-in door

blowing

blown,blown flap

blown periphery,blown primer

blow off

blow-off valve

blowout

blowout disc

Blue Core,Blue Flag

Blue Force Tracking

blue ice,blue key

blue line,blue-line speed

blueprint

blue-sky,blue suit

Bluetooth, blue water

bluff body

blunt

boarding card, boarding pass,boarding status

boat-tail,bobbing

bobweight

Bode plot,Bodie

body 

body axes

body bag

body burden,body English

body lift,body plan

body of revolution

body sensor,body stall

bog,bogey

bogie,bogie beam

boiler

boilerplate,boiloff

bollard,bolometer

bolt

bolter

Boltzmann equation

bomb

bomb aimer,bombardier

bombardment ion engine,bomb bay

bomb-burst

bomb detection chamber 

bomb door

bombed out,bomber

Bomber Controller,bomber-transport

bomb impact plot,bombing angle

bombing errors

bombing height,bombing run

bomblet,bomb line

bomb rack

bomb release line,bomb release point

bombsight,bomb trolley

bomb truck,bomb winch

bonding

bonding noise,Bondolite

bonker

boneyard,Boolean algebra

boom 

boom avoidance,boom carpet

boomer,Boomerang

boom microphone

boom receptacle

boost

boom well,boondocks 

boost control

boost/cruise motor,boosted controls

booster

booster coil,booster magneto

booster pump

boost/glide vehicle

boost rocket

boost phase,boost/sustain motor

boot

bootie

bootstrap

bootstrap exploration

bootstrap operation 

boresafe fuze,borescope

borescope port,boresight

boresight camera,boresight coincidence

boresight line,boresight mode

boresight test chamber

boron, Bo

boron fibre

boron doping,boron/epoxy

Boscombe,bosom tank

boss

bottom dead centre

bottom rudder,boucling the boucle

boundary layer

boundary-layer bleed

boundary-layer control

boundary-layer duct,boundary-layer energiser

boundary-layer fence,boundary-layer noise

boundary-layer scoops,boundary-layer separation

boundary light,boundary marker

Bourdon tube

bow

bowser

Bow’s notation,bow stiffeners

bow wave

box

box connector,boxer

boxing,boxkite

box rib,box sizing

box spar,box tool

Boyle’s law

brace position,bracket

bracketing

bracket propeller

brake

brake by wire,brake horsepower

brake-up,braking action

braking ellipse

braking force coefficient,braking nod

braking parachute,braking pitch

branch

branch pipe,brass

Brayton cycle

brazier-head rivet,brazing

brassboard ,breadboard

break

breakaway

breakaway thrust,breakdown book

breakdown drawing

breaker strip

break-even point

breakin, break lock

break-out,breakout force,breakout panel

breakpoint

break-up,break-up circuit

break-up shot,break-up system

breather

breathing

breech,breech-block

Breguet formula

bremsstrahlung

bridge

bridle

brief

bright display,brightness control

brilliant,Brinell hardness

bring-back weight

British Thermal Unit

brittle fracture

broach ,broad-arrow engine

broadband aerial,broadband GAN

broadcast,broadcast control

broad goods,broadside array

broken clouds,broken field

bubble memory,bubble sextant

bubble turn and slip,buck

bucket

bucket brigade

bucket shop,bucking

bucking bar,buckling

buddy

buddy lasing,buddy pack

buffer

buffer air

buffer distance

buffet

buffet boundary

buffet inducer,buffet margin

buffet threshold,buffing

bug

build standard

built-in hold,built-up section

bulb angle, bulb flange

bulk cargo,bulk erasure

bulkhead

bulk-injection,bulk loader

bulkmeter

bulk modulus

bullet

bull gear,bull session

bull’s eye

bump

bumper,bumper bag

bumper rocket,bumper screen,bumper wheel

bumping,bump rating

bumps

bunching

bund

bungee,bunny suit

bunt

buoyancy

burble

burble point

Bureau Veritas,buried engine

burn

burner

burn in

burnish,burn-off

burnout

burnout plug,burn table

burnout velocity,burnout weight

burn rate ,burn-rate constant

burn-through,burn-through range

burn time

burst

burst criteria,burst diaphragm

burst height,burst limiter,burst order

bus

busbar,Busemann biplane

bush,bush aircraft

bush pilot,business aircraft

Business Class,business engineering

business jet,bust

butterfly ,butterfly tail

butterfly valve,butt joint

buttock lines

button,button contact

buttonhead rivet,butt rib

Buys Ballot’s law

buzz

buzz liner ,buzz number

buzz-saw noise,bypass

bypass duct,bypass engine

bypass ratio

bypass turbojet

byte