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B
Airspace ICAO Class B

BABLW
Bundesamt fr Betriebe der Luftwaffe

BACKLASH
Term describing the amount of play between gears, or gear mesh. If too loose, the gear can slip, or strip the teeth. Too tight, and excessive wear is ...

BALL LINK
Connection using a ball, and a link which rotates on the ball. Used to connect the servo to a control surface or lever.

BALT SEL
Barometric altitude select

BAND-PASS FILTER (BPF).
A filter that allows frequencies between two cutoff frequencies to pass while attenuating frequencies outside the cutoff frequencies; a band-pass filt...

BANK ANGLE
The angle between the horizontal plane and the right wing in the lateral plane, positive when the right wing is down; Synonyms: roll; Symbols: phi, Ph...

BARN DOOR AILERONS
Larger, built up ailerons rather than an aileron from a simple strip of solid wood like some kits have.

BARNSTORMER
A pilot who, in the early years of aviation, gave airplane rides to people and performed aerobatics for a fee.

BAROMETRIC ALTITDUDE SELECT(BALT SEL)
A basic guidance mode, providing vertical guidance to an operator selected barometric altitude;

BAROMETRIC ALTITUDE
Height with respect to fixed earth reference (above mean sea level); Synonyms: pressure altitude; Symbols: h sub b; Typical Units: ft; Dimensions: Len...

BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
Height with respect to fixed earth reference (barometric altitude, feet above mean sea level); Synonyms: pressure; Symbols: p sub a; Typical Units: in...

BASE LOAD ANTENNA
A rigid, short antenna mounted to the aircraft. Used to replace the longer receiver antenna.

BASIC OPERATING WEIGHT (BOW)
Empty weight typically equipped + unusable fuel and trapped liquids + 2 pilots (400 lbs.) + supplies.

BAZL
Bundesamt fr Zivilluftfahrt (Swiss CAA)

BBJ
Boeing Business Jet

BC
Bus controller

BCD
Binary coded decimal.

BDY
Boundary

BEACON
A device, usually based on the ground, that aids in determining position or direction;

BEAM WIDTH
The included angel of a weather radar interrogation signal.

BEARING (BRG).
Direction on a compass; Synonyms: direction; Symbols: B; Typical Units: rad, deg;

BEF
Before

BENDIX
Avionics mfgr.

BESSEL 1841
A standard model for computing earth data

BFR
Biennial Flight Review (USA)

BFU
Bro fr Flugunfalluntersuchungen

BIAS
An offset applied to a measurement for error correction; Synonyms: offset

BIG BEN
North Sea patrols undertaken by Bomber Command to try to detect the guidance system of the German V2 rockets.

BIG WING
A plan espoused by DRS Bader during the Battle of Britain. A tactic to use five or more fighter squadrons together. The plan was not workable until af...

BINDING
What occurs when the friction at a joint is stronger than the linkage.

BIS
Built-in simulation

BITE
Built-in test equipment.

BLACK THURSDAY
August 15th 1940. The day on which the Luftwaffe took at least 90 losses.

BLADE BALANCER
Usually called a "prop balancer" for aircraft. Used to ensure that the propeller and spinner are equally balanced side-to-side to avoid vibration prob...

BLEED AIR
High pressure air ducted from engine to pressurize cabin and other uses.

BLITZKRIEG
A tactic of aerial artillery in support of fast-moving armor. The term was inaccurately applied to the bombing of London and other British cities in 1...

BLONDE
An automatic camera which provided continuous record of signals within a specified band, as received by a cathode ray tube.

BODY
The aircraft, usually referring to a coordinate system;

BODY COORDINATES
Coordinates referenced to the body of the aircraft; See Also: XYZ; Compare: earth coordinates, stability coordinates

BOEING
The Boeing Company, with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, U.S., one of the nation`s largest exporters. The company is a major U.S. government cont...

BOOTS
Inflatable device on leading edge of wings and tail. Used to remove ice.

BOOZER
RAF airborne device which warned that the aircraft carrying it was being monitored by Wrzburg

BORESIGHT ANGLE
The angle between the center line of a sensor and aircraft center line, either by design or by misalignment;

BORESIGHTING
A basic control to a data source from controls and displays to bore sight a device; Also, a procedure to align the center line of physical devices, us...

BORING HOLES IN THE SKY
Having fun flying an R/C airplane, without any pre-determined flight pattern.

BPF
Band-pass filter

BRACING WIRE
A solid steel wire used to support the structure of an airplane`s wings or fuselage.

BRAKE HORSEPOWER
means the power delivered at the propeller shaft (main drive or main output) of an aircraft engine

BRG
Bearing

BRIAR
A ground transmitter operating in the 300-600 MHz band used to jam enemy Wrzburg ground receivers.

BRNAV
Basic RNAV (RNP-5 compliant)

BSE
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (or: mad cow disease)

BSU
Beam steering unit.

BUDDY OR TRAINER BOX
Two similar transmitters that are wired together with a "trainer chord." This is most useful when learning to fly -- it`s the same as having dual cont...

BUILT-IN SIMULATION (BIS)
Function in avionics software that simulates sensors, aircraft, and pilot, to exercise avionics software (including navigation, radio navigation, guid...

BUS CONTOLLER (BC).
Term defining role of device on a MIL-STD-1553 bus as being master; Compare: remote terminal;

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