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6/17/21 

Pilot/Controller Glossary 

Q ROUTE

 ‘Q’ is the designator assigned to 

published RNAV routes used by the United States. 

QFE

  The atmospheric pressure at aerodrome 

elevation (or at runway threshold). 

QNE

 The barometric pressure used for the standard 

altimeter setting (29.92 inches Hg.). 

QNH

 The barometric pressure as reported by a 

particular station. 

QUADRANT

 A quarter part of a circle, centered on 

a NAVAID, oriented clockwise from magnetic north 

as follows: NE quadrant 000-089, SE quadrant 
090-179, SW quadrant 180-269, NW quadrant 
270-359. 

QUEUING

 

(See STAGING/QUEUING.) 

QUICK LOOK

 A feature of the EAS and STARS 

which provides the controller the capability to 
display full data blocks of tracked aircraft from other 
control positions. 

PCG Q