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Title:
Dictionary of aeronautical English
Author:
Crocker, David.
Publication Information:
Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999.
Physical Description:
249 pages, [xii] pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781579582012
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Book

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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Prepared with the assistance of the Qatar Aeronautical College, this little work sets out to do something quite different from any other aeronautical dictionary. It intends not to give equivalent words between one language and another, but to review for absorption by trainees and others the basic lexicon of English-language technical and associated terms used by commercial aviation's flight and cabin crews, maintenance workers, and ground staff. At a time when language problems between traffic controllers and pilots have caused several headline-grabbing, near fatal accidents, this guide works to provide understanding by providing real-life examples. These illustrations are largely drawn from airline industry magazines and are provided to demonstrate word usage in context. Supplemental tables of codes and facts (e.g., conversion tables) are provided. Crocker's book is far more detailed than Lewis Poteet and Martin Stone's Plane Talk (1997), a review of aeronautical slang. Recommended for reference collections that emphasize air transport, weather, airports, and other transportation topics. M. J. Smith Jr.; Tusculum College