aviation terms that only an avgeek will be familiar with

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Brake Fan

Incorporated into the main undercarriage, it helps to cool the brakes to reduce turnaround time.

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Trolley

The cart used to store and serve foods and beverages on commercial flights.

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Flare

A maneuver performed by the pilot before landing to change the position of the airplane: the nose of the aircraft is raised, slowing the descent rate and setting the proper attitude for touchdown.

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TAF

The forecast of weather conditions provided by the airport. In other words, what is going to happen in the following hours. There are two types of TAF: short (validity period of 9 hours) and long (validity period of 24 hours).

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Load sheet

It contains weight and balance data, presenting the plane’s center of gravity for takeoff and landing. Its objective is to maintain the load well distributed to balance the plane.