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This article is from the Aviation FAQ, by Geoffrey G. Peck geoff@peck.com with numerous contributions by others.

26 The rec.aviation glossary: Organizations, etc.

99's The Ninety-Nines, Inc., Will Rogers World Airport, P.O. Box 59965,
Oklahoma City, OK 73159; 405/685-7969, fax 405/685-7985
[the 99's is the International Organization of Women Pilots]
AOPA Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, 421 Aviation Way, Frederick,
MD 21701; 1-800-USA-AOPA or 1-301-695-2000; FAX 1-301-695-2375
or http://www.aopa.org/
ARTCC Air Route Traffic Control Center - a "long-distance" ATC facility,
known more briefly as "Center"
ASRS Aviation Safety Reporting System (voluntary NASA safety program)
[write to: Aviation Safety Reporting System, NASA Ames Research
Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035-0189, or call 1-415-969-3969; Sue
McCarthy should be able to send you copies of form 277 and/or
a free subscription to the monthly _Callback_ newsletter]
ATC Air Traffic Control
CAA Civil Aviation Authority (U.K.)
CAP Civil Air Patrol
DOT Department of Transportation (U.S); Department of Transport (Canada)
EAA Experimental Aircraft Association, PO Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Phone 1-414-426-4800; FAX 1-414-426-4828; Membership 1-800-843-3612
or http://www.eaa.org
FAA Federal Aviation Administration (U.S.)
FAI Federation Aeronautique International
FBO Fixed-Base Operator - a firm on an airport which maintains, rents,
sells, and/or fuels aircraft, and may also provide flight training
FSDO Flight Standards District Office - an FAA field office
FSS Flight Service Station - an FAA facility which provides weather
information to pilots and allows them to file flight plans
GADO General Aviation District Office - an FAA field office for G.A. only
LTAS The Lighter-Than-Air Society, 1800 Triplett Blvd., Akron, OH 44306
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S.)
NOS National Ocean Service, part of NOAA [they print aviation charts]
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board (U.S.)
NWS National Weather Service (U.S.)
OSH Oshkosh, WI (see next entry)
Oshkosh Wisconsin is the site of the annual EAA convention, the largest
gathering of aircraft in the world -- typically, over 15,000
aircraft are on site. Oshkosh '96 is August 1 through August 7.
Details: http://199.201.68.240/
SSA Soaring Society of America, PO Box E, Hobbs, NM 88241
http://acro.harvard.edu/SSA/ssa_homepg.html
TAP Trade-A-Plane, PO Box 509, 410 West 4th St., Crossville, TN 38557
1-615-484-5137
USHGA United States Hang Gliding Association [POB 8300 Colo Springs CO 80933]

 

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