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Aviation Terms - V


VASI-

(See VISUAL APPROACH SLOPE INDICATOR.)

VDF-

(See DIRECTION FINDER.)

VDP-

(See VISUAL DESCENT POINT.)

VECTOR- A heading issued to an aircraft to provide navigational guidance by radar.

(See ICAO term RADAR VECTORING.)

VERIFY- Request confirmation of information; e.g., "verify assigned altitude."

VERIFY SPECIFIC DIRECTION OF TAKEOFF (OR TURNS AFTER TAKEOFF)- Used by ATC to ascertain an aircraft's direction of takeoff and/or direction of turn after takeoff. It is normally used for IFR departures from an airport not having a control tower. When direct communication with the pilot is not possible, the request and information may be relayed through an FSS, dispatcher, or by other means.




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