Empty airport

An airport that has no taxiways, no parking positions or gates, no aprons and is not an add-on airport and is not a water airport.

Add-on airport

This is an airport that was found outside the Flight Simulator default scenery folder when loading the database.

Scenery Library Database

This is an internal database (SQLite) that is created by Little Navmap when reading all the flight simulator BGL files. It allows fast complex searches and map display.

BGL

A binary file with the extension BGL which is part of a flight simulator scenery containing airport, navaid or airway information. These files can also contain traffic, landclass, elevation or other information which is not relevant for Little Navmap.

VOR, VORTAC, TACAN, NDB or waypoint/intersection.

Radio navaid

VOR, VORTAC, TACAN or NDB.

Parking

GA ramp, cargo ramp, fuel box or gate.

Start position

Used for departure in flight plans. Either runway, helipad, GA ramp, cargo ramp, fuel box or gate.

Rating

Airport zero to five star rating depending on facilities.

SimConnect

A programming interface that allows applications to read and write flight simulator parameters.

VOR

VHF Omni Directional Radio Range - radio navaid.

VORDME

VHF Omni Directional Radio Range with distance measuring equipment- radio navaid.

DME

Distance measuring equipment- radio navaid.

VORTAC

Co-located VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) beacon and tactical air navigation system (TACAN) beacon.

TACAN

Tactical air navigation system - radio navaid used by military aircraft.

NDB

Non directional beacon - radio navaid.

Procedure

Approach, transition, SID or STAR.

GIS

A geographical information system like Google Earth for example.

Arrival Procedure

Approach, transition or STAR procedure.

Departure Procedure

SID procedure.

SID

Standard instrument departure.

STAR

Standard terminal arrival procedure. Usually followed by a transition and an approach.

Fix

This term refers to a waypoint, radio navaid or an calculated point on a procedure.

Initial Fix

This is the first fix of a procedure.

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