A relatively fast loss of altitude.
A subjective term, but usually meant to describe
a descent of more than 500 FPM.
"A statement that, as part of a pilot
certificate, sets forth special conditions,
privileges, or limitations." (14 CFR part 1)
Refers to a line which activates the
deflation panel of a balloon, or the maximum
envelope temperature allowed, or the maximum
on a gauge.
A facility where specified
aircraft and their parts may be inspected, repaired,
altered, modified, or maintained. FAA approval
is issued to a facility upon qualifications specified
by the local FSDO.
An FAA certificate
issued to a person who is employed by a repair
station or air carrier as a specialist in some form
of aircraft maintenance. A repairman certificate
is also issued to an eligible person who is the
primary builder of an experimental aircraft, to
which the privileges of the certificate are
Equipment that must be
aboard an aircraft, as required either by the FAA
or balloon manufacturer, to maintain
Airspace of defined
dimensions within which the flight of aircraft is
restricted in accordance with certain conditions.
Return to Service
A certificated mechanic orauthorized inspector must approve an aircraft for
return to service after it has been inspected,
repaired, or altered. In addition, an aircraft that
has been modified must be test flown by an
appropriately certificated pilot before return to
A deflation panel, usually circular
or triangular, at the top of a balloon envelope,
which may be opened by pulling a line in the
basket to allow hot air or gas to escape, and the
envelope to deflate.
See Turning Vent.