Glossary

  • Ab initio: Ab initio is a Latin term meaning "from the beginning". Within the aviation industry the phrase is used to refer to the first stages of pilot training.
  • ATPL: Airline Transport Pilot Licence
  • CBT: Computer Based Training
  • Comms: Communications
  • CPL: Commercial Pilot Licence
  • EASA: European Aviation Safety Agency
  • EU-OPS: European Union (EU) regulations specifying minimum safety and related procedures for commercial passenger and cargo fixed-wing aviation
  • ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
  • IFR: Instrument Flight Rules
  • IMC: Instrument Meteorological Conditions
  • JAA: Joint Aviation Authority (predecessor of EASA)
  • Misc: Miscellaneous
  • PPL: Private Pilot Licence
  • RT: Radio Telephony
  • VFR: Visual Flight Rules