DICTIONARY OF DEFINITIONS

These definitions form part of the APF’s regulatory framework, and were adopted as such by the Board of APF under Rule 25 of the APF Constitution.  The terms, definitions and interpretations listed are reproduced in Regulatory Schedule 50.

Words not defined in Operational Regulations or Regulatory Schedules have the meaning ascribed to them in the APF Constitution or this Dictionary of Definitions unless a contrary meaning appears from the context.

The following acronyms and terms are used in the Operational Regulations (OR), associated Regulatory Schedules (RS), other APF manuals, or in general use in the sport parachuting/skydiving environment.  Terms used in specifically in APF policy documents may be defined in those documents.

Acronyms

AAD

AD

AFF

AGL

AIP ENR

AMSL

APF

ATC

CASA

CI

CRW

DO

DZ

DZSO

FAI

FL

GCA

IAD

JPA

MTOW

NAO

NRO

OR

PFD

RAC

RS

RSL

RW

SB

SFF

SLD

SMS

SP

STM

STO

TA

TAF

TOM

TSC

 

Definitions

Accelerated Freefall

Aeronautical Information Publication – En route

Airworthiness Directive

APF Conference

APF equipment standards

APF Office

Appeals Officer

Appeals Tribunal

Authorised Person

Board

Canopy Relative Work

Certificate

Chief Instructor

Club

Coach

Constitution

Council

Crest

daily maintenance

deployment height

descent

direct supervision

display

Display Manual

Display Organiser

display rating

Drop Zone

Drop Zone Safety Officer

emergency parachute

equipment bulletin

equipment standards

Examiner Manual

exit point

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale

flag

flatfly

flotation equipment

Formation Skydiving Judge

freefall

freefly

full membership

full name

ground

Ground Control Assistant

ground wind

handcam

incident

instructor

Instructor Examiner

instructor-assisted deployment

jump pilot

jump pilot associate membership

Jump Pilot Authorisation

jumpmaster

landing hazard

licence

load

Loadmaster

maintenance

member

member organisation

National Aviation Officer

National Officer

National Rigging Officer

night descent

non-training organisation

novice

occurrence

open height

operation centre

packer

parachuting activities

parachuting display

parachutist

parachutist certificate

personal flotation device

pull height

rating

Regulatory Schedule

Relative Work

reserve parachute

Review Officer

Review Tribunal

rigger

Rigger Examiner

Rules and Regulations

Safety and Training Manager

Safety and Training Officer

Safety Management System

Senior Pilot

Service Bulletin

short-term membership

Solo Freefall

sortie

Sporting Licence

stable freefall

static-line deployment

static-line descent

student

student parachutist

Student Parachutist Licence

supervision

Tandem Assisted Freefall

tandem descent

Tandem Master

tandem parachutist

target

Target Assistant

Technical and Safety Committee

technical directive

trainee

training descent

Training Operations Manual

training organisation

Training Table

tribunal

visitor

water hazard

wingsuit descent

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