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Pilot/Controller Glossary

3/29/18

PCG H−3

HOMING−  Flight toward a NAVAID, without

correcting for wind, by adjusting the aircraft heading

to maintain a relative bearing of zero degrees.

(See BEARING.)
(See ICAO term HOMING.)

HOMING [ICAO]− The procedure of using the

direction-finding equipment of one radio station with

the emission of another radio station, where at least

one of the stations is mobile, and whereby the mobile

station proceeds continuously towards the other

station.
HOVER CHECK− Used  to describe  when a

helicopter/VTOL aircraft requires a stabilized hover

to conduct a performance/power check prior to hover

taxi, air taxi, or takeoff. Altitude of the hover will

vary based on the purpose of the check.

HOVER TAXI− Used to describe a helicopter/VTOL

aircraft movement conducted above the surface and

in ground effect at airspeeds less than approximately

20 knots. The actual height may vary, and some

helicopters may require hover taxi above 25 feet AGL

to reduce ground effect turbulence or provide

clearance for cargo slingloads.

(See AIR TAXI.)
(See HOVER CHECK.)
(Refer to AIM.)

HOW DO YOU HEAR ME?− A question relating to

the quality of the transmission or to determine how

well the transmission is being received.

HZ−

(See HERTZ.)