P – Aero Dictionary




P

p

P0

P1

P2

P2P

P3

P3I

P-alt

P-band

P-channel

P-charge

P-clamp

P-clip

P-code

P-display

P-factor

P-lead

P-line 

P-time

p-type semiconductor

PA

P/A

Pa

Pa

PACAF, Pacaf

PA/CI

pacing item

pack

package aircraft

packaged

packaged propellant

package gun

packet

packet mode

pack hardening

packing

pad

pad abort

padding capacitor

paddle

paddle blade

paddle switch

PADIS, Padis

Padlocked

pad output

PAFAM, Pafam

paint

paintless aircraft

paint-on bag

paint-stripe loading

PAIR, Pair

paired channels

PAK-FA

palladium

pallet

pallet net

palletized bladder, palletrolley

Palma

Palmachim

Palmer scan

palm tree

Palnut

Pamela

Pamir

PAN

Pan

pan

pancake

panel

panel code

panel elements

panel fill factor

panelled

panhandle

pan-handle

pan-head screw

panic button

panoramic camera

pannier

Pantera

panting

pantobase

pantry

pants

paperless

pants duct

paper returns

parabola

parabolic aerial

parabolic trajectory

paraboloid

parachute

parachute deployment height

parachute flare

parachute harness

parachute pack

parachute signal light

parachute tower

parachute tray

parachute vent

parachutist

para-circular

paradrag drop

paradrop

parafoil

parafoveal vision

paraglider

paragliding

Paralkatone

parallax aircraft parking aid

parallax error

parallel

parallel actuators

parallel aerofoil

parallel burning

parallel double-wedge

parallel-heading square

parallel

parallel-line design

parallel offset

parallel of origin

parallel redundancy

parallel resonant circuit

parallel runways

parallel servo

parallel warfare

parallel yaw damper

paramagnetic

Paramatta

parameter

parametric amplifier

parametric study

parametric take-off number

paramotor

pararescue team

parasheet

parasite

parasite drag

parasitic element

parasitic material

parasiting

paraski

parasol wing

paravane

para-visual director

parawing

parcel

Pardop

parent

parent body

parity

park

parked

Parkerizing

Parker-Kalon, PK

parking brake

parking catch

parking orbit

parrot

parsec

Part

part-charter

partial-admission turbine

partially evaporative cooling

partial pressure

partial-pressure suit

partial priority

partial shielding

particle separator

particle static

parting out

Partner

Part-Publication

parts crew

part-span shroud

part-span stall

part surface

part-throttle reheat

Parylene

PAS-2

Pass

Passenger

Passenger breathing equipment, Passenger control unit

Passenger loading bridge, Passenger profile

Passenger service charge, Passenger service unit

Passivating, passive

Passive air defence, Passive attack weapon

Passive countermeasures, Passive guidance

Passive homing, Passive landing gear

Passive missile, Passive mode

Passive munition

Passive paralleling

Passive pilot, Passive radar

Passive ranging, Passive ranging subsystem

Passive thermal control

Patch

Path

Pathfinder

Pathfinder aircraft

Pathfinder Force

Pathfinders

Patrol

Patrol aircraft

Pattern

Pattern aircraft

Pattern bombing, Pattern generator

Pave, Pavement

Paxsim, Payback

Payload

Payload integration, Payload of opportunity

Payload/range

Payload specialist

Peak

Peaking circuit, Peak suction

Peaky

Peak/trough ratio, Pecked line

Pectenometers

Pedestal

Peen

Pedal turn, Peel off

Percussion drilling

Percussion gun, Perfect fluid

Perforated

Performance

Performance-command system, Performance factor

Performance groups

Performance index

Performance limiting conditions

Performance number, Performance reduction

Perimeter, Perimeter track

Period

Periodic inspection, Periodic reservation

Permalloy, Permanent echo

Permanent magnet, Permatron

Permeability

Permissive action link

Permittivity

Permeability tuning, Permit to fly

Perpendicular-heading square, Persistence

Persistent area-denial, Personal equipment connector

Personal Proficiency Index, Personnel locator beacon

Petrol

Petal cowling, Petticoat

Petty valve, Pfenninger wing

Phantom lines

Phantom member, Phantom order

Phase

Phase-advance

Phase angle

Phased array, Phase difference

Phase inverter, Phase modulation

Phase shifter, Phase velocity

Phenolic/epoxy, Phenolics

Phonic wheel, Phosphate esters

Phosphor

Phosphorescence, Phosphorus

Photochemical, Photochromic

Photoconductive, Photodiode

Photoelectric, Photoelectric cell

Photoelectron, Photoelectronics

Photoflash, Photogrammetry

Photographic transmission density, Photometer

Photometrical calibration, photometry

Photomultiplier, Photon

Photonic material, Photon rocket

Photo reconnaissance

Photosensitivity, Photosensor

Photosmoke method, Photosphere

Phototheodolite, Phototransistor

Phototube, Phraseology

Photovoltaic cell

Phugoid

Piccolo actuator, Piccolo tube

Pick-a-back, Picket

Picketing, Pickle

Pickle button, Pickling

Pick-off

Pickoff sensitivity, Picocell

Picture manoeuvre, Pier

Pierce, Pie-shaped

Pierced-steel planking

Piezeoelectric

Pigtail

Pilot

Pilotage, Pilot assister

Pilot balloon, Pilot canopy

Pilot case, Pilot certificate

Pilot control bay, Piloted

Pilot flying, Pilot hole

Pilot induced oscillations

Pilot-interpreted system

Pilotless aircraft, Pilot opinion rating

Pilot parachute, Pilot plane

Pilot’s Associate, Pilot’s discretion

Pilot shop, Pilot’s notes

Pilot’s trace, Pilot’s view

Pinger

Ping-pong snow, Ping-pong test

Pin joint

Pinked, Pinned

Pin stowage, Pintle

Pip pin

Piracy, Pirani gauge

Pirep

Piston engine

Piston ring, Piston-ring seal

Pitch

Pitch attitude, Pitch bucking

Pitch control

Pitch cylinder, Pitch-damping derivative

Pitch indicator, Pitching moment

Pitch line, Pitch lock

Pitchover

Pitch plane, Pitch pointing

Pitch range, Pitch rate

Pitch setting

Pitch speed, Pitch-stiffness derivative

Pitch trimmer, Pitch-up

Pitot bomb, Pitot head

Pitot pressure, PitotShield

Pitot/static system, Pitot tube

Pitot traverse

Pivot-door reverser

Placard value

Plain bearing

Plan, Planar

Planar-array radar

Planck Law, Plane angle

Plane

Plane-change engine, Plane flying

Plane-guard

Plane of reference, Plane of rotation

Plane of symmetry, Plane-polarized

Planer, Planetary boundary layer

Planetary gear

Planetary lander, Plane wave

Planimeter, Planing bottom

Plank, Plank antenna

Plan-label display

Planned flight, Planned load

Plan-position indicator

Plan range, Plasma-based stealth

Plasma panel, Plasma plating

Plasma rocket, Plasma sheath

Plasma welding, Plasma wind tunnel

Plastic, Plastic effect

Plasticele, Plastic flow

Plasticizer

Plastics

Plastic factor

Plate

Plate brake

Plate-wired memory, Platelet

Platelet injector, Platform drop

Platform

Platform dynamics, Platform face

Pleasure flight, Plenum chamber

Plenum-chamber burning, Plenum-chamber door

Plesetsk, Plexiglas

Plot

Plot extractor

Plotting board, Plotting chart

Plug

Plug aileron, plug gauge

Plug door

Plug inlet

Plug nozzle

Plug ring, Plug tap

Plug weld, Plug window

Plumbicon, Plumbing

Plume

Plus count, Plutonium

Pneumatic

Pneumatic deicing, Pneumodynamic

Pocket, Pod

Pogo effect

Point defence

Point discharge, Point mass

Point of inversion, Point of no alternate

Point of no return

Point parallel

Point target

Point to point, Poiseuille equation

Poiseuille flow, Poisson’s equation

Poisson’s ratio, Poka yoke

Polar

Poke welding, Polar co-ordinates

Polar diagram, Polar front

Polarimeter, Polarimetry

Polarity

Polarization

Polarization diversity, Polar maritime

Polar navigation

Polar orbit, Polar Pacific, Polar plot

Polar stereographic, Polar triangle

Pole

Pole model, Pole piece

Poll

Polled, Poll the room

Polonium, Polyanilines

Polyconic

Polydol, Polymerization

Polygon warhead

Polymer optical backplane, Polyphase coding

Pontoon

Pooley’s, Pool fire, Pop

Poppet valve, Pop rivet

Pop-up, Pop-up alert

Pop-up delivery , Pop-up point

Pop-up missile

Poroly, Porous friction asphalt

Porpoise

Port

Portable data store, Portal

Position

Position error, Positioning

Position line, Position stabilized

Positive acceleration, Positive area

Positive control

Positive coupling, Positive-displacement pump

Positive-driven supercharger, Positive-expulsion propellant system

Positive feedback, Positive-identification and radar advisory zone

Positive pitch, Positive Release

Positive stability

Positive stagger, Positive stall, Positive yaw

Positron, Positron emission tomography

Post, Post-attack period

Post-boost vehicle, Post-exit deflector

Post-flight report, Post-integration

Post-stall gyration, Post-stall manoeuvres

Post-strike, Posture

Potential

Potential density, Potential difference

Potential energy, Potential flow, Potential gradient

Potential refractive index, Potential temperature

Potentiometer

Potted device, Pound

Pour point, Powder metallurgy

Power amplification, Power amplifier

Power-assisted flight control

Power brake, Power bumping

Power by the hour, Power centroid

Power coefficient

Power control unit, Power convertor

Power density, Power dive

Power drive unit

Powered approach, Powered descent

Powered flight-control system, Powered high-lift system

Powered lift, Powered-lift aircraft

Powered-lift regime, Powered slat

Power factor

Power feedback, Power folding

Power gain

Power gearbox, Power head, Power in, power out

Power in, push out, Power jet

Power loading

Power-on stall

Power-optimized aircraft, Power overlap

Power performance index

Powerplant

Power port, Power press, Power processing unit

Power-recovery turbine, Power section, Power shear

Power spectral density, Power spectrum

Power take-off, Power train

Power transfer unit, Power turbine

Power unit

Prandtl interference factor

Prandtl lifting-line, Prandtl-Meyer expansion

Prandtl number, Prandtl-Schlichting

Precautionary flight zone, Precautionary launch

Precautionary landing

Precession

Precession cone, Precipitation

Precipitation drag, Precipitation interference

Precision approach

Precision-approach interferometer radar

Precision-approach monitoring, Precision approach path-indicator

Precision bombing, Precision casting, Precision-drop glider

Precision instrument runway, Precision landing system

Precision runway monitor, Precision tool

Precision spin

Precision turn

Precision velocity update, Precombustion chamber

Precursor

Predatory pricing, Predesignated ejection point

Prediction angle, Predictive battlespace awareness

Predictive maintenance

Predominant height, Pre-emptive attack

Preferential routes, Preferential runway

Pre-flight inspection

Pre-flight line, Preformed cable

Prefragmented warhead, Pre-ignition

Pre-launch period, Preliminary

Preliminary System Safety Analysis

Premate preparation, Pre-oxygenation

Prepaid ticket advice, Preplanned air support

Preplanned mission request, Prepositioned

Prepreg

Pre-production aircraft, Prepware

Pre-rotation gear, Pre-rotation vanes

Presentation

Presentation flight, Preset guidance

Press tooling, Press to transmit

Pressure accumulator, Pressure altimeter

Pressure altitude

Pressure-balance seal, Pressure breathing

Pressure cabin

Pressure chamber, Pressure coefficient

Pressure cooling, Pressure differential

Pressure drag

Pressure-drop control

Pressure error, Pressure face

Pressure fatigue, Pressure flap

Pressure gradient, Pressure height

Pressure jet

Pressure-jet atomisation, Pressure lubrication

Pressure-raising shut-off valve

Pressure ratio

Pressure-relief valve system

Pressure recovery

Pressure seal

Pressure spike, Pressure stabilized

Pressure suit

Pressure surface, Pressure switch

Pressure test, Pressure thrust

Pressure transducer, Pressure tube

Pressure waistcoat, Pressurization

Pressurized blade, Pressurized feed

Pressurized ignition, Pressurized tank

Pre-stage

Prestal, Pre-stall buffet

Prestretched cable, Prestrike recon

Pre-swirl nozzles, Pre-tensioning

Prevailing visibility

Preventive advisory, Preventive maintenance

Preventive perimeter, Preview

Primary air/airflow, Primary aircraft authorization

Primary alerting system, Primary area

Primary body, Primary combustion

Primary configuration, Primary failure

Primary flight computers

Primary flight controls

Primary flight display

Primary frequency, Primary glider

Primary holes, Primary inspection

Primary instability, Primary instruments

Primary lighting, Primary member

Primary nozzle

Primary radar, Primary runway

Primary stress, Primary structure

Primary surveillance radar, Primary trainer

Prime contact

Prime crew

Prime airlift, Prime maintenance organization

Prime mover

Primer

Principal axes

Principal inertia axis, Principal parallel

Principal plane, Principal point

Principal site concept, Principal tensile stress

Principal vertical, Printed circuit

Printed-circuit board, Printed communications

Print reference, Print-through

Priority designated, Priority induction

Prior permission

Private flight, Private pilot

Probability density function, Probability percentage

Probable, Probable errors

Probably destroyed

Probe

Probe errors, Probe parameters

Procedure alpha, Procedure manoeuvre

Procedure turn

Procurement lead time, Prod

Product definition data interface, Product improvement

Production, Production base

Production lead time, Production phase

Product support

Profile

Profile drag, Profile-drag power loss

Profile milling, Profile thickness

Prognostic chart, Prograde

Program, Programmable

Program acquisition unit cost, Programmable display generator

Programme

Programmer comparator, Programming

Progressive die, Progressive powder

Progressive propellant

Progressive servicing, Progressive stall

Prohibited area

Project design

Projected area, Projected blade area

Projected flightpath, Project engineer

Projection, Project officer

Projector

Promulgated, Prone

Prontour, Prony brake

Proof factor, Proofing

Proof load

Propaganda balloon, Propagation constant

Propagation error, Propagation ratio

Propagation velocity, Propagation velocity error

Propellant

Propeller

Propeller area

Propeller balance stand, Propeller bar

Propeller blade angle, Propeller brake

Propeller cavitation, Propeller characteristic

Propeller efficiency

Propeller governor

Propeller hub, Propeller interference

Propeller pitch

Propeller root, Propeller shank

Propeller standard radius, Propeller state

Propeller thrust, Propeller tipping

Propeller torque, Propeller wash

Propeller width ratio, Propelling nozzle

Propfan

Proportional control, Proportional flow control

Proportional navigation

Proposal

Proprioceptive, Proprioceptor

Proprotor, Prop strike

Propulsion efficiency, Propulsion integration

Propulsion system, Propulsive duct

Propulsive efficiency

Propulsor

Propwash, Propylene oxide

Protected angle, Protected range

Protected system, Protection ratio

Protective breathing equipment, Protocol

Protocol data unit, Protoflight model

Proton, Proton-magnetometer

Prototype

Proverse rudder, Proving ground

Proving flight

Provisioning, Proximate splitter

Proximity fuze

Proximity operations work-station, Proximity scorer

Proximity switch

Prudent limit of endurance, Prudent limit of patrol

Pseudo-adiabatic, Pseudo aircraft system

Pseudo analog, Pseudo fly-by-wire

Pseudolite, Pseudonoise

Pseudopursuit navigation, Pseudorange

Pseudo stereo

Psychological warfare, Psychrometer

Public aircraft

Public dividend capital, Public safety zone

Puddle welding, Puff pipe

Pull away, Pulled

Pulling through, Pull lead

Pull-off

Pull out, Pull-out distance

Pull up, Pull-up point

Pulse

Pulse-amplitude modulation, Pulse-bias modulation

Pulse-code modulation

Pulse compression, Pulse decay time

Pulse-detonation engine, Pulse duration

Pulse-duration modulation, Pulse envelope programming

Pulse-frequency modulation, Pulse interval

Pulsejet

Pulse-light approach slope indicator, Pulse limiting rate

Pulse modulation, Pulse packet

Pulse-position modulation, Pulse radar

Pulse-repetition period, Pulse rise time

Pulse-time modulation, Pulse width

Pulse-width modulation, Pulsometer

Pultrude, Pulverized fuel ash

Pump unloading, Pundit

Pupil pilot, Purchase

Pure pursuit-course lead, Pure research

Purge

Purple, Pursuit course

Pursuit missile, Pushback

Pushboom, Pushdown effect

Pusher, Pushover

Push/pull

Pylon

Pylon select, Pylon spar

Pyramidal absorber

Pyranometer, Pyrene

Pyrgeometer, Pyrheliometer

Pyroelectric detector, Pyrogen

Pyroharness, Pyrolitic carbon

Pyromechanical actuator, Pyrophoric

Pyrometer, Pyron

Pyrotechnic, Python