Acronyms and Glossary of Terms!

Shyu

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(I am not the original poster of this I am just relaying it to people on stuckmic :) enjoy. Original Post can be found here.)

To make this thread more intelligible I would ask that replies be limited to additional terms that should be on this list or corrections to terms already listed here! that way it doesn't take you a year to look through 5000 posts to find the one term you're hoping for.. and it doesn't take me a year to search 5000 posts for a correction or addition. Pretty pretty please?

***please note that these are terms found in the forums.. not the huge list of FAA certified anagrams from ATC websites and whatnot.***

ARTCC: Air Route Traffic Control Center
ASAP: Automated Staffing Application Process
ATLTRACON: The wise and knowledgeable controller who often wows us with his very useful insights into ATC. Works at A80 (ATLanta TRACON)
ATCSCC: Air Traffic Control System Command Center
ATCT: Air traffic Control Tower
AT-SAT: Air Traffic-Selection and Training
FAA: Mother Dearest
FOL: Final (Firm) Offer Letter
FSS: Flight Service Station
FCT = Federal Contract Tower
NATCA = National Air Traffic Controllers Association
OTS: Off The Street (no prior ATC or CTI experience)
OKC: This is where all the cool kids go (Oklahoma City)
PEPC: Pre Employment Processing Center
PUBNAT: PUBlic-NATional announcement (an acronym that the FAA uses on ASAP)
TOL: Tentative Offer Letter.
TRACON : Terminal Radar Approach CONtrol

AAAAND the ARTCC List!

ZAB Albuquerque
ZAU Chicago
ZBW Boston
ZDC Washington
ZFW Dallas-Ft Worth
ZHU Houston
ZID Indianapolis
ZJX Jacksonville
ZKC Kansas City
ZLA Los Angeles
ZLC Salt Lake City
ZMA Miami
ZME Memphis
ZMP Minneapolis
ZNY New York
ZOA Oakland
ZOB Cleveland
ZSE Seattle
ZTL Atlanta
ZDV Denver
ZUA Guam

****TRACON-ONLY**** (TRACONS or APPROACH CONTROLS or APPROACH)

Anchorage, AK - ANCHORAGE TRACON
Phoenix, AZ - PHOENIX TRACON
Tucson, AZ - TUSCON TRACON
Mather, CA - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TRACON
San Diego, CA - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRACON
Denver, CO - DENVER TRACON
Windsor Locks, CT - YANKEE TRACON
Pensacola, FL - PENSACOLA TRACON
Peachtree City, GA - ATLANTA TRACON
Elgin, IL - CHICAGO TRACON
Falmouth, MA - CAPE TRACON
Detroit, MI - DETROIT TRACON
Minneapolis, MN - MINNEAPOLIS TRACON
St Charles, MO - ST LOUIS TRACON
Meridian, MS - MERIDIAN NAS /MC CAIN FIELD/ ARPT TRACON
Bellevue, NE - OMAHA TRACON
Merrimack, NH - BOSTON TRACON
Las Vegas, NV - LAS VEGAS TRACON
Rome, NY - GRIFFISS AIRPARK ARPT
Ronkonkoma, NY - NEW YORK TRACON
Portland, OR - PORTLAND TRACON
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX - DALLAS - FT WORTH TRACON
Houston, TX - HOUSTON TRACON
Salt Lake City, UT - SALT LAKE CITY TRACON
Warrenton, VA - POTOMAC TRACON
Burien, WA - SEATTLE TRACON

****ATCT/TRACON****(up/down facility)

Fairbanks, AK - FAIRBANKS INTL ARPT
Birmingham, AL - BIRMINGHAM INTL ARPT
Huntsville, AL - HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD ARPT
Mobile, AL - MOBILE REGIONAL ARPT
Montgomery, AL - MONTGOMERY RGNL (DANNELLY FIELD) ARPT
Fort Smith, AR - FORT SMITH REGIONAL ARPT
Little Rock, AR - ADAMS FIELD ARPT
Bakersfield, CA - MEADOWS FIELD ARPT
Fresno, CA - FRESNO YOSEMITE INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Palm Springs, CA - PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Santa Barbara, CA - SANTA BARBARA MUNI ARPT
Aspen, CO - ASPEN-PITKIN CO/SARDY FIELD ARPT
Colorado Springs, CO - CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS MUNI ARPT
Pueblo, CO - PUEBLO MEMORIAL ARPT
Daytona Beach, FL - DAYTONA BEACH INTL ARPT
Fort Myers, FL - SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTL ARPT
Jacksonville, FL - JACKSONVILLE INTL ARPT
Miami, FL - MIAMI INTL ARPT
Orlando, FL - ORLANDO INTL ARPT
Tallahassee, FL - TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL ARPT
Tampa, FL - TAMPA INTL ARPT
West Palm Beach, FL - PALM BEACH INTL ARPT
Augusta, GA - AUGUSTA RGNL AT BUSH FIELD ARPT
Savannah, GA - SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Hilo, HI - HILO INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Cedar Rapids, IA - THE EASTERN IOWA ARPT
Des Moines, IA - DES MOINES INTL ARPT
Sioux City, IA - SIOUX GATEWAY/COL. BUD DAY FIELD ARPT
Waterloo, IA - WATERLOO MUNI ARPT
Boise, ID - BOISE AIR TERMINAL/GOWEN FLD ARPT
Twin Falls, ID - JOSLIN FIELD - MAGIC VALLEY RGNL ARPT
Champaign/Urbana, IL - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD ARPT
Chicago/Rockford, IL - CHICAGO/ROCKFORD INTL ARPT
Moline, IL - QUAD CITY INTL ARPT
Peoria, IL - GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL ARPT
Springfield, IL - ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL ARPT
Evansville, IN - EVANSVILLE REGIONAL ARPT
Fort Wayne, IN - FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Indianapolis, IN - INDIANAPOLIS INTL ARPT
South Bend, IN - SOUTH BEND REGIONAL ARPT
Terre Haute, IN - TERRE HAUTE INTERNATIONAL-HULMAN FIELD ARPT
Wichita, KS - WICHITA MID-CONTINENT ARPT
Covington, KY - CINCINNATI/NORTHERN KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Lexington, KY - BLUE GRASS ARPT
Louisville, KY - LOUISVILLE INTL-STANDIFORD FIELD ARPT
Baton Rouge, LA - BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN, RYAN FIELD ARPT
Lafayette, LA - LAFAYETTE REGIONAL ARPT
Lake Charles, LA - LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL ARPT
Monroe, LA - MONROE REGIONAL ARPT
New Orleans, LA - LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTL ARPT
Shreveport, LA - SHREVEPORT REGIONAL ARPT
Bangor, ME - BANGOR INTL ARPT
Portland, ME - PORTLAND INTL JETPORT ARPT
Flint, MI - BISHOP INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Grand Rapids, MI - GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Kalamazoo, MI - KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Lansing, MI - CAPITAL CITY ARPT
Muskegon, MI - MUSKEGON COUNTY ARPT
Saginaw, MI - MBS INTL ARPT
Duluth, MN - DULUTH INTL ARPT
Rochester, MN - ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Kansas City, MO - KANSAS CITY INTL ARPT
Springfield, MO - SPRINGFIELD-BRANSON NATIONAL ARPT
Gulfport, MS - GULFPORT-BILOXI INTL ARPT
Jackson, MS - JACKSON-EVERS INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Billings, MT - BILLINGS LOGAN INTL ARPT
Great Falls, MT - GREAT FALLS INTL ARPT
Helena, MT - HELENA REGIONAL ARPT
Asheville, NC - ASHEVILLE REGIONAL ARPT
Charlotte, NC - CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL ARPT
Fayetteville, NC - FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL/GRANNIS FIELD ARPT
Greensboro, NC - PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Raleigh/Durham, NC - RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL ARPT
Wilmington, NC - WILMINGTON INTL ARPT
Bismarck, ND - BISMARCK MUNI ARPT
Fargo, ND - HECTOR INTL ARPT
Lincoln, NE - LINCOLN MUNI ARPT
Atlantic City, NJ - ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Albuquerque, NM - ALBUQUERQUE INTL SUNPORT ARPT
Roswell, NM - ROSWELL INTERNATIONAL AIR CENTER ARPT
Reno, NV - RENO/TAHOE INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Albany, NY - ALBANY INTL ARPT
Binghamton, NY - BINGHAMTON REGIONAL/EDWIN A LINK FIELD ARPT
Buffalo, NY - BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL ARPT
Elmira, NY - ELMIRA/CORNING REGIONAL ARPT
Rochester, NY - GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Syracuse, NY - SYRACUSE HAN#### INTL ARPT
Akron, OH - AKRON-CANTON REGIONAL ARPT
Cleveland, OH - CLEVELAND-HOPKINS INTL ARPT
Columbus, OH - PORT COLUMBUS INTL ARPT
Mansfield, OH - MANSFIELD LAHM REGIONAL ARPT
Toledo, OH - TOLEDO EXPRESS ARPT
Vandalia, OH - JAMES M COX DAYTON INTL ARPT
Youngstown/Warren, OH - YOUNGSTOWN-WARREN REGIONAL ARPT
Oklahoma City, OK - WILL ROGERS WORLD ARPT
Tulsa, OK - TULSA INTL ARPT
Eugene, OR - MAHLON SWEET FIELD ARPT
Allentown, PA - LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Erie, PA - ERIE INTL/TOM RIDGE FIELD ARPT
Harrisburg, PA - HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Philadelphia, PA - PHILADELPHIA INTL ARPT
Pittsburgh, PA - PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Reading, PA - READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD ARPT
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA - WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL ARPT
Providence, RI - THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE ARPT
Charleston, SC - CHARLESTON AFB/INTL ARPT
Columbia, SC - COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN ARPT
Florence, SC - FLORENCE REGIONAL ARPT
Greer, SC - GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL ARPT
Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH INTL ARPT
Sioux Falls, SD - JOE FOSS FIELD ARPT
Bristol/Johnson/Kingsport, TN - TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA ARPT
Chattanooga, TN - LOVELL FIELD ARPT
Knoxville, TN - MC GHEE TYSON ARPT
Memphis, TN - MEMPHIS INTL ARPT
Nashville, TN - NASHVILLE INTL ARPT
Abilene, TX - ABILENE REGIONAL ARPT
Amarillo, TX - RICK HUSBAND AMARILLO INTL ARPT
Austin, TX - AUSTIN-BERGSTROM INTL ARPT
Beaumont/Port Arthur, TX - SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL ARPT
Corpus Christi, TX - CORPUS CHRISTI INTL ARPT
El Paso, TX - EL PASO INTL ARPT
Longview, TX - EAST TEXAS RGNL ARPT
Lubbock, TX - LUBBOCK PRESTON SMITH INTL ARPT
Midland, TX - MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL ARPT
San Antonio, TX - SAN ANTONIO INTL ARPT
Waco, TX - WACO REGIONAL ARPT
Norfolk, VA - NORFOLK INTL ARPT
Roanoke, VA - ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD ARPT
Burlington, VT - BURLINGTON INTL ARPT
Moses Lake, WA - GRANT COUNTY INTL ARPT
Pasco, WA - TRI-CITIES ARPT
Spokane, WA - SPOKANE INTL ARPT
Green Bay, WI - AUSTIN STRAUBEL INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Madison, WI - DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD ARPT
Milwaukee, WI - GENERAL MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL ARPT
Charleston, WV - YEAGER ARPT
Clarksburg, WV - HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL ARPT
Huntington, WV - TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD ARPT
Casper, WY - NATRONA COUNTY INTL ARPT