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When KRCA was a B52 base, it was quite common for those aircraft to drop aluminum chaff (think BIG pieces of tinsel) as part of their training. It would spread out very quickly, and you'd see hundreds of strong primary targets in the area of the drop. They'd hang there for a long time, following the wind. Quite annoying, especially if you had a non-...


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The best way to get a definitive answer is likely to email the FAA (there's a link at the bottom of the AIP page) but my strong suspicion is that both RW and Venule are errors caused by scanning in an old document, or maybe manually entering it. First, if you go back to a 2002 version of the FAA's ATC orders 7110.65, there are references to "RVR/RVV&...


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b) is a correct description of both . "Spanwise" is perpendicular to the aircraft's longitudinal axis because it does not relate to the width of the wings, but to the span of the aircraft. which includes both the wings and the fuselage. Consider that the wings of most aircraft and all birds, don't really have a clear "root" where the ...


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In the Pilot/Controller Glossary, this is the definition of "Chaff" and would be its meaning in the context of "Additional Services" referenced in your question. CHAFF- Thin, narrow metallic reflectors of various lengths and frequency responses, used to reflect radar energy. These reflectors, when dropped from aircraft and allowed to ...


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