aviation words to add to your vocabulary

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Dolly

A platform trolley equipped with roller bars for handling the many pallets that are taken to the plane.

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ASM

The acronym for Available Seat Miles. In other words, it’s the total number of seats available on a plane by miles flown. It’s used to measure an airline flight’s passenger carrying capacity.

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Propeller Pitch

The forward distance covered by thepropeller during one revolution.

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Cabin crew

Members of an aircraft crew who are responsible for the care and safety of people and things on the plane. The term flight attendant is also used to characterize crew members who help passengers evacuate the plane in a safe and timely manner, carrying out essential procedures in the case of emergency.

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VFR

The acronym for Visual Flight Rules, a set of regulations that establish conditions for the pilot to safely operate the aircraft through visual observation only.