April 13, 2019

C – Aero Dictionary




cab

cabane

cabin

cabin altitude,cabin blower

CabinCall,cabin crew

cabin fog,cabin pressure

cable

cable cutter,cable-drag,cable hover

cabotage,cabrage 

cab-rank patrol

cadence braking,cadensicon

Calfax,calf-garters

calibrated altitude,calibrated club

calibrated focal length,calibration card

calibration test,calibre

caliper,Callback

call for fire,calling out

call mission,callout notes

call number

callsign, call sign 

Calsel,Calvert lighting

camber

cambered blade,Camera axis

camera gun

camera obscura

camera recorder,camera tube

cam follower,Camloc handle

camouflage,camouflage detection photography

campaign fire,Campbell diagram

cam ring

canard

cancel

candle

candlepower,canned cycle

cannibalise ,cannibalisation rate

canning,cannon ,Cannon plug

canoe fairing,canoe radar

canonical time unit

canopy

cant angle

canted nozzle

cantilever,cantilever ratio

capacitance

capacity,capacity payload

capacity safety valve,capillary drilling

capsule

captain

captain’s bars ,captain’s discretion

caption ,caption panel

captive balloon,captive firing

capture

car

carboblast

carbon

carbon fibre

carbon microphone

carbon oxides

carbon seal,carburetion

carburettor

carburettor air

carburettor icing,carburising

Carcinotron

card compass,cardinal point effect

cardioid,cardioid reception

carefree handling,caret inlet

cargo

cargo conversion,cargo net

car launch,car lines

carnet

Carnot cycle

carousel

carpet

carrier

carrier air group,carrier-on-board delivery

carrier suppression,carrier task force

carrier vehicle,carry-on baggage

carry through,carry trials

Cartesian co-ordinates,cartridge

cartridge starter,carve-out

cartwheel

cascade

cascade reverser,cascading failure

case

case ejection,case hardening

Cassegrain ,cassette

cast-block engine,castellated nut

Castigliano,casting

cast propellant,casual pay parade

casualty,catalyst

catalyst bed,Cataphos

catapult

catastrophic instability,catcher

categories

catenary,catering vehicle

cathode

cathode tuning indicator 

caution note,caution speeds

cavitation

cavity magnetron,cavity resonator

ceiling

ceiling balloon,ceiling climb

ceiling height indicator ,ceiling projector

ceiliometer

celestial altitude,celestial body

celestial equator,celestial guidance

celestial horizon,celestial mechanics

celestial sphere,celestial triangle

cell

cellular logic image processing

Celluloid,cellulose 

cellulose acetate,cellulose nitrate

centralised fault display system

centralised servicing

centrebody

centre controls,centre engine

centreline

centreline camber,centreline closure

centreline engine[s]

centreline lighting,centreline noise plot

centre of buoyancy,centre of buoyancy

centre of gravity limits,centre of gravity margin

centre of gross lift ,centre of gyration

centre of lift,centre of mass

centre of pressure, c.p.

centre of pressure moment

centre of pressure coefficient,centre of pressure moment coefficient

centre of pressure travel

centre of twist,centre punch

centre section

centre tank 

centrifugal breather,centrifugal clearance

centrifugal clutch

centrifugal compressor

centrifuge

centrifuge filter

centring, centering

centring control,centripetal

centroid

cermet

Certificate of Airworthiness

Certificate of Compliance,Certificate of Experience

Certificate of Maintenance,Certificate of Test

certification

certification pilot

chaff dispenser,chafing patch

chain

chain arrester, chain gun

Chain Home

chain reaction

chalk,chalk number

challenge and response

chamber

chamber volume,Chance light

chandelle

changeover point 

channel

channel patch,channel wing

char,characteristic

characteristic curve

characteristic length

characteristics

characteristic velocity

charge

chargeable,charging point

Charles’ law ,Charlie

chart,chart board

chassis

chatter

check

Checkered Flag,checker team,check finals

check in

checking station

checklist

check-out

check point, checkpoint

cheese aerial (antenna)

cheesed,chemical fuel

chemical laser,chemical milling

chemical munition,chemical propulsion

chemical rocket,chemical warfare

chequered flag

chest-type parachute

chicks

chilldown,chilled

chilled casting,chime

china-clay,China Lake

chine

chined tyre,chin fairing

Chinook,chin turret

chip

chip chart,chip detector

chirp

chock,chocks away

choke

choked flow

chopped fibre,chopped random mat

chopper

chord

chop rate,chord direction

chord length,chord length ratio

chord plane,chord position

chromate enriched pellet,chromate primer

chromatic aberration,chrome steels

chromic acid

chromic paint,Chromoly

chromosphere ,chronometer

chronograph

chute

CIGAR ,cigar

cigarette-burning,Cigars

circle marker,circle of confusion

circle of equal probabilities, CEP

circle of position 

circuit

circuit analog absorber

circuit breaker,circuit length

circuits and bumps,circular approach

circular dispersion,circular isotropic

circularisation ,circular mil

circular mil foot,circular milliradian

circular nose ,circular velocity

circulation

circulation controlled

circulator ,circulatory flow

circus

Civil Aeronautics Board

Civil Air Patrol

Civil Reserve Air Fleet

clamped

clamping

clamshell

clandestine aircraft,Clansman

clang box

class action

classical aeroplane

classical flutter

classify

clean 

cleaning

clean room,clean up

clear

clear air turbulence,

clearance

clearance control

clearance delivery,clearance limit

clearance void ,clearance volume

cleared flight level,cleared through

clear ice ,clearing manoeuvre

clearing procedure

clearing turn,clearway plane

clearway

cleat

Climate Change Levy,climatic test

climb

climb corridor,climb gradient

climbing cruise, climb cruise

climb out

climbing shaft,clinker-built

clinometer 

clipping

clocking,clock rate

close air support

close-controlled interception

closed-circuit tunnel,closed-circuit

closed competition,closed-jet tunnel

closed-loop system 

closed thermodynamic cycle

close flight plan

close out

closest approach

closet,closure

cloud ,cloud attenuation

cloud absorption

cloud amount

cloud chamber

cloud break approach, cloud-cover satellite

cloud deck,cloud droplet

cloud point ,cloud seeding

cloud types

clover leaf

club layout,clue

club propeller

cluster

cluster joint ,cluster munition

clutter

coach,coalescing filter

coaming

Coanda effect,Coanda flap

coarse pitch,coarse pitch stop

coast

coastal refraction ,coasted track

co-axial,co-axial cable

cobalt

cobblestone turbulence

cobonding

Cobra

cocked ,cocked hat

cockpit

cockpit alert,cockpit bag

cockpit audio monitoring

cockpit check

cockpit television sensor ,cockpit voice recorder

Code

code block

code letters

code light,coder

code rate

codes ,coding

coefficients,coefficient conversion factor

cognitive model

coherent

coherent echo,coherent transponder

coherent pulse radar, coherent radar

coherer

coke ,col

colander

cold

cold-air unit

cold bucket, cold cathode

cold-cockpit alert, cold-cockpit alert

cold drawing, cold flow test

cold front,cold gas

cold launch

cold mission,cold plate

cold plug,cold rating

cold rocket ,cold rolling

cold round,cold shut

cold soak

cold stream,cold test

cold wave ,cold working

Coleman theory

collaborative programme

collateral damage

collective pitch

collector

collector cell

collar ,collector ring

collimate ,collimating mark

collimating tower

collision-avoidance system

collision beacon

collision-course interception

colloidal propellant ,co-located

colours of the day

colour stripping

comb

combat aircraft

combat air patrol

combat control team

combat load,combat mission

combat persistence,combat plug

combat spread,combat tank

combat tank ,combat thrust loading

combat trail,combat wing loading

combat zone

combi, Combi

Combined ,combined display

combined sight,combined stresses

combiner

combining gearbox

combustion chamber

combustion efficiency,combustion ratio

combustion starter

combustor

combustor loading

command

command augmentation system

command airspeed,command bars,command dot

command destruct

commander

command lane

command marker

command reference symbol

comma rudder,Commendation

commercial ,commercial electrics

commercial load ,commercial support

commodity loading,commodity rate

common aero vehicle

commonality

common automatic recovery system

common-cause analysis,common configuration

Common Criteria, common-flow afterburner

common infrastructure ,common mark

common module(s)

common route, common sensor

common servicing ,common-user airlift

communication deception,communication language

communications satellite

communications security

community ,community boundary

community noise level

commutated Doppler

commutation

commutator

companion body,comparative cover

comparative vacuum monitoring

compartment marking

compass error

compass points,compass rose

compatibility

compatible

compensating magnets

compensation manoeuvres

compensator

Compglas

compiler

complementary shear

completion business

compliance limit,compliant member

compliant volume

component

component efficiency

component life

components tree

composite aircraft

composite air picture

composite beam ,composite cloud

composite double-base, composite flight plan

composite flying

composite launch, composite propellant

composite material

composite route ,composite separation

compound aerofoil

compound curvature, compound die

compound engine

compound helicopter

compound shelf

compound stress ,compound taper

compound wing

compressed-air starter

compressed-air tunnel

compressibility

compressibility effects

compressibility error

compressibility stall

compression ignition

compression lift

compression pressure,compression ratio

compression rib ,compression ring(s)

compressor

compressor blade

compressor casing,compressor characteristic

compressor diffuser,compressor efficiency

compressor map

compressor pressure ratio

compressor rotor,compressor stator

compromised

computational fluid dynamics

computer

computer acceleration control

computer-assisted approach sequencing

computer board

computer-programmable

concentration ring

concession

concurrence

concurrent engineering

condensation level ,condensation nuclei

condensation shock

condensation trail

condenser

condenser-discharge light

con-di nozzle

conditionally unstable

condition monitoring

conductance

conduction,conduction band

conductivity

conductor 

cone

cone angle,cone of confusion

cone of escape

cone of silence

cone passage,cone yawmeter

confidence level

confidence manoeuvres

configuration

configuration bias

configuration deviation list,configuration management

conflict

conflicting traffic,conformal-array aerial

conformal airborne early warning

conformal-array radar

conformal gears

conformal tank,confusion reflector

conical camber

conical flow

conical scanning

conical sleeve

conic apogee,conic perigee

coning

coning angle

conjugate beam ,conjugate foci

conjunction ,connecting rod

connector

Conradson

consensus

Consol

console

consolidation ,constantan

constant-colour

constant duty cycle

constant-energy line ,constant-flow oxygen

constant-heading square

constant-incidence cruise

constant-level balloon ,constant-pressure chart

constant-speed drive

constant-speed propeller, constant speed unit

constant-volume combustion

constant wind

constellation

constrictor

consumables

contact

contact approach ,contact-burst preclusion

contact car ,contact flying

contact height,contacting altimeter

contact ion engine ,Contact Judy

contact lights ,contact lost

contact patrol ,contact point

contact print,contact race

container

containment

contaminate

container delivery ,containment casing

contaminated fuel ,contaminated runway

contingency air terminal ,contingency plan

contingency power

contingency rating

contingency retention item, contingent effects

continuation trainer ,continued airworthiness

continuity line ,continuous beam

continuous-descent approach ,continuous-element system

continuous half rolls ,continuous ignition

continuous-path machining, continuous strip

contour

contour capability

contour display

contour flying ,contour interval

contract definition phase

Contracting State ,contraction 

contraction ratio

contractor-furnished equipment

contract oversight ,Contrafan

contra-flow engine

contra-injection ,contra-orbit defence

contra-rotating

contrast

control

control and reporting centre ,control and reporting system

control anticipation parameter ,control area

control cable ,control column

controllable-pitch propeller ,controllable rocket

controllable twist ,controlled aerodrome

controlled airspace

controlled attack, controlled environment

controlled flight into terrain

controlled leakage

controlled mosaic, controlled response

controlled torque tightening

control line

control-line aircraft ,control lock

control panel

control plane,control point

control reversal

control rocket ,controls

control sector ,control-stick steering

control surface

control system

control tower

control vane

control-wheel steering ,control zone

convection

convection cooling

convective cloud

convergence

convergent ,Convertible

convertible aircraft

convertible brake,convertible engine

convertiplane

convertor

cook-off ,Coolanol

coolant ,cooled cooling air

cooling drag ,cooling gills

co-operative emitter ,Co-operative Fuel Research

co-operative independent surveillance

Cooper-Harper

co-ordinates ,co-ordination

copied ,co-pilot

cord, corded

Cordtex ,Cordwood

core

core exhaust mixer

coriolis acceleration

coring ,coriolis correction

coriolis effect

coriolis force

coriolis parameter ,coriolis rate sensor

corkscrew ,Corliss valve

corncob ,corner point

corner reflector

Corogard ,Corona

corona discharge

corpuscular cosmic rays

corrected advisory, corrected gyro

corrective advisory ,correlation

correlation criterion ,correlation factor

correlation protection

corridor

corrugated mixer ,corrugated skin

corrugated strip,corruption

Coslettising ,cosmic speeds

cost

cost-effectiveness

cost plus incentive fee ,cost-sharing

cottage loaf ,cotter pin

coulomb ,coulomb damping

coulomb excitation ,countdown

counter

counter air , counterforce

counter-illumination

counter-insurgent, Coin ,countermeasures

counter-pointer ,counter readout

counter-reflector

counter-rotating ,countersink

countersurveillance ,countertrade

countervalue ,country cover diagram

countup ,coupé

couple

coupled engines ,coupled flutter

coupling

coupon ,course

course and distance calculator ,course and speed calculator

course light ,course line

course sector ,courtesy vehicle

coverage diagram

Coverage Level ,cover search

covertrace ,covert search

crab

crab angle

crack

cracking

crack-stopper

crane helicopter

crank ,cranked wing

cranking

crash

crash arch

crash gate ,crash landing

crash locator beacon

crash pan ,crashproof tank

crash restraint barrier,crash switch

crashworthiness

creamy ,Create

credible ,credit

creep

creepback ,creeping landing

creeping line ahead search ,creeping wave

creep life ,creep strength

crescent wing ,crevice corrosion

crew ,crewing

crew duty time ,crew ratio

crew resource management ,crew return vehicle

crew room

crew trainer

critical altitude

critical angle

Critical Design Review

critical engine

critical frequency

critical-length crack ,critical line

critical Mach number

critical mass ,critical part

critical path

critical point, critical position

critical pressure

critical pressure coefficient ,critical pressure ratio

critical speed ,critical static pressure

critical temperature ,critical velocity

crocodile

cropped-fan engine ,cropped surface

cross ,cross-beam rotor

cross-bar

cross-bleed ,Crossbow

cross-bracing,cross certification

crosscheck

cross-cockpit collimated display

cross-country ,cross-crew qualification

cross-deck ,cross-drive

crossed controls ,cross-fall

crossed-spring balance

cross-feed

crossfeed phasing parameter

cross-flow ,cross-level

cross-modulation

cross-needle ,cross-over exhaust

cross-over model

cross-over struts ,crossover turn

cross-qualification

cross-range ,cross-range limit

cross-section

cross-servicing

cross start ,crosstalk

cross-trail, cross-trail angle

crosstube ,cross-turn

crosswind ,crosswind axis

crosswind component ,crosswind force

crosswind landing gear ,crosswind leg

crosswind testing ,crowd-line

crown

cruciform

cruise

cruise configuration

cruise missile ,cruise motor

cruising altitude

cruising boost ,cruising ceiling

cruising threshold ,crutches

cryogenic fuels

cryogenic materials ,cryogenic propellants

cryopump ,cryostat

Cryotech ,crystal laser

crystal lattice

crystal oscillator ,crystal transducer

cubage

Cuban eight ,cube out

cubic foot ,cubic inch

cue

cuff

cumulonimbus

cumulus ,cumulus mammatus

cupola

curing

curie ,curie point

curl ,curling die

curlover ,currency

current

cursive writing

curtain

curved approach

curved trend

curve of pursuit

curvic coupling

customer, customer base

customer mock-up

customer supplies ,customised lead time

customising

cut ,cutaway

cutback

cut-back nozzle ,cutback speed

cut-out

cutoff

cutoff ports ,cut-out switch

Cutlass ,cutlet

cyan ,cyaniding

cyber

cycle

cycle efficiency ,cycle parameters

cyclic pitch

cyclic-pitch control

cyclic rate

cyclic testing

Cycloconverter ,cyclogiro

cyclostrophic force

cyclostrophic wind ,Cyclotol

cyclotron ,cyclotron resonance

cylinder ,cylinder block

cylinder head ,cylinder liner