Glossary of Terms - AeroGuard

Glossary of Aviation Terms

ATP

Airline Transport Pilot – The highest level aircraft pilot certificate. Allows pilots to act as pilot in command of schedule air carrier's aircraft.

CBT

Computer Based Training – Any training delivered through a computer.

CFI

Certified Flight Instructor – What our cadets become after passing through Phase 1. At AeroGuard they are teaching cadets going through the program while accruing flight experience, salary and benefits. This allows instructors to train single engine aircraft only. The MEI is the multi- engine variant.

CFII

Certified Flight Instructor Instrument – A rating badge designating the ability to train cadets in getting their instrument rating.

CFISE

Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine – License allowing for a pilot to teach a cadet how to fly a single engine aircraft.

CPLME

Commercial Pilot License Multi-Engine – License allowing for a pilot to fly a multi-engine aircraft commercially

CPLSE

Commercial Pilot License Single Engine – License allowing for a pilot to fly a single engine aircraft commercially.

ForeFlight

ForeFlight is an aviation app used by pilots and professional flight crews all over the world, providing weather charts and more for accurate, up-to-date planning and briefing.

IR

Instrument Rating – Qualifies a pilot to fly under instrument flight rules.

Instrument Flight Rules

The rules by which pilots fly using when visual flight is not possible, because the visual cues are obscured by weather, etc.

MEI

Flight Instructor Multi-Engine – Allows for training cadets in flying multi-engine aircraft.

Pilot in Command

The person aboard the aircraft responsible for operation and safety during the flight. The PIC must be legally certified to operate the aircraft for the flight and conditions as necessary, though they need not be actually manning the controls.

Pilot in Command

The person aboard the aircraft responsible for operation and safety during the flight. The PIC must be legally certified to operate the aircraft for the flight and conditions as necessary, though they need not be actually manning the controls.

PPL

Private Pilot License – Allows the holder as act as pilot in command in a private capacity.

RTP

Rotor transition program. This program is offered to transition rotor-wing (helicopters and the like) pilots to fixed wing.

Visual Flight Rules

Regulations under which a pilot must operate an aircraft in conditions clear enough for the pilot to see where the aircraft is going.

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