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N
Airspace Euro control project Class N (managed traffic only)

N(....)
Country identifier for aircraft registered in USA

N/A
not available or not applicable

NAA
National Aviation Authority (generic term within JAA)

NABS
Navigation Augmentation Broadcast Service (ICAO for GBAS)

NACELLE
An enclosure on an aircraft.

NAP-OF-THE-EARTH FLIGHT
Flight with a goal to remain close to the earth, usually below the height of surrounding trees and less than 100 ft above the terrain; Compare: terrai...

NARA
professional trade association of 54 reputable business companies organized to promote the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale indu...

NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Agency (USA)

NAT
North Atlantic Tracks.

NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM (NAS)
The common network of US airspace; air navigation facilities, equipment and services, airports or landing areas; aeronautical charts, information and ...

NATO
North Atlantic

NATS
National Air Traffic Service (UK)

NATURAL FREQUENCY
Standard engineering term See Also: second-order filter; Symbols: omega sub n; Typical Units: rad/s, Hz; Dimensions: 1/Time;

NAUTICAL MILE
Measurement of distance. Equals 1.15 statute miles.

NAV
Navigation Receivers

NAV/COM
Navigation and communication radios combined in a single unit.

NAVAID
Navigation Aid (Ground Radio Station for Navigation)

NAVIGABLE AIRSPACE
airspace at and above the minimum flight altitudes prescribed by or under this chapter, including airspace needed for safe takeoff and landing

NAVIGATION
A system, usually software, in which the primary purpose is to generate position relative to a coordinate frame, usually fixed earth frame, such as la...

NAVIGATION AID
A device or process to help with navigation, such as a VOR station or a position update;

NAVIGATION REFERENCE POINT (NRP)
A point, usually fixed in earth coordinates but possibly moving; Also, a basic guidance mode, providing lateral guidance to an NRP, either by course o...

NAXOS
(FuG 227) German ground radar which produced fixes on H2S.

NAXOS 2
Airborne version of NAXOS.

NBAA IFR FUEL RESERVES
Fuel for go-around at destination airport

NDB
Navigation

NEAN
North European ADS-B Network

NEAR MIDAIR COLLISION (NMAC)
An incident associated with the operation of an aircraft in which the possibility of a collision occurs as a result of proximity of less than 500 feet...

NEEDLE VALVE
This is used to tune the fuel to air mixture on the engine carburetor. On most engines, the needle is turned clockwise to lean the mixture, and counte...

NELS
Northwest Europe Loran Steering Committee

NEPTUN
(FuG 216-217-218) German warning device fro attack from the rear or alternatively, a night-fighter search radar.

NICAD (OR NICD)
Nickel Cadmium battery. Rechargeable batteries which are typically used as power for radio transmitters and receivers.

NICKELLING
Codename for leaflet dropping

NIGHT
the time between the end of evening civil twilight and the beginning of morning civil twilight, as published in the American Air Almanac, converted to...

NIL
Nothing, no information

NIMBY
"Not In My Back-Yard"-Syndrome: "We need an airport but not here"

NITRO
Abbreviation for nitro methane. The addition of nitro methane in fuel provides more power, and a smoother idle, thus making the engine easier to tune....

NITRO METHANE
The addition of nitro methane in fuel provides more power, and a smoother idle, thus making the engine easier to tune. The nitro also makes an engine ...

NM
Nautical Miles. One nautical mile = 1.15 statute miles = 6,080 feet.

NM, NMI
Nautical Mile (1.852 km)

NMS
Navigation management system.

NMU
Navigation management unit.

NOISE
Part of received data that is undesired, consisting of random sinusoidal terms added to a signal; Compare: offset, signal;

NON-DIRECTONAL BEACON (NDB)
An L/MF or UHF radio beacon transmitting non directional signals whereby the pilot of an aircraft equipped with direction finding equipment can determ...

NON-SCHEDULED SERVICE
Revenue flights, such as charter flights, that are not operated in regular scheduled service and all non revenue flights incident to such flights.

NONPRECISION APPROACH PROCEDURE
a standard instrument approach procedure in which no electronic glide slope is provided

NOPT
no procedure turn required.

NORMALIZER
Function to restrict input to a specific range, such as restricting an angle alpha in radians so that -pi le alpha le +pi; angles usually require norm...

NOSAR
No Search and Rescue required (Australia)

NOSE
The front portion of a aircraft`s fuselage.

NOSE GEAR
The strut and wheel that`s under the nose of some aircraft.

NOTAM
Notice to Airmen

NOTAR
No Tail Rotor

NPA
Non-Precision Approach

NPO
Non-Profit Organization

NPPL
National (ICAO) Private Pilots License (AOPA internally used: IPPL)

NPRM
Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (USA)

NRP
Navigation reference point

NTSB
National Transportation Safety Board. Investigates airplane accidents. Plays at most an advisory role in flightworthiness accreditation.

NVFR
Night VFR

NVM
Nonvolatile memory. Digital memory that retains information through system shutdown.

NW
North-west

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