Aeronautical Terms beginning with K

Kinesthesia

The sensing of movements by feel.


KIAS

Knots Indicated Airspeed.


Kollsman window

A barometric scale window of a sensitive altimeter used to adjust the altitude for the altimeter setting.


Knowledge

Information that humans are consciously aware of and can articulate.


Kite

A framework, covered with paper, cloth, metal, or other material, intended to be flown at the end of a rope or cable, and having as its only support the force of the wind moving past its surfaces.


Katabatic wind

Any wind blowing downslope. For example: fall wind, foehn.


Kelvin temperature scale (abbreviated K)

A temperature scale with zero degrees equal to the temperature at which all molecular motion ceases, i.e., absolute zero (0° K = -273° C); the Kelvin degree is identical to the Celsius degree; hence at standard sea level pressure, the melting point is 273° K and the boiling point 373° K.


Knot

A unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour.


Kollsman window

A barometric scale window of a sensitive altimeter used to adjust the altitude for the altimeter setting.


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