Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms

Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North


 

Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms

 

AAM — Alberta Aviation Museum

 

CARES — Civil Air Search and Rescue (Alberta)

 

CASARA — Civil Air Search and Rescue Association

 

CF — Canadian Forces

 

CFNA — Canadian Forces Northern Area

 

CPA — Canadian Pacific Airlines (also known as CP Air)

 

DCMA — Dawson City Museum Archives

 

DEW — Distant Early Warning

 

DHC — de Havilland Canada

 

DOT — Department of Transport

 

FAA — Federal Aviation Authority (U.S.)

 

GNA — Great Northern Airways

 

HBC — Hudson’s Bay Company

 

HBCA — Hudson Bay Company Archives

 

LAC — Library and Archives Canada

 

NORAD — North American Aerospace Defense Command

 

NWSR — Northwest Staging Route

 

NWTA — Northwest Territories Archives

 

OMI — Oblates of Mary Immaculate

 

RCAF — Royal Canadian Air Force

 

RCN — Royal Canadian Navy

 

RCMP — Royal Canadian Mounted Police

 

SAR — Search and Rescue

 

TNTA — Trans North Turbo Air

 

USAAF — U.S. Army Air Force

 

VFR — Visual Flight Rules

 

VGFN — Vuntut Gwitchin First Nations

 

WCA — Western Canada Airways

 

WP&YR — White Pass & Yukon Route

 

YA — Yukon Archives