Section 2. NOTAM
When changes occur so rapidly that time
does not permit issuance on a chart or in an appropriate publication, they
are publicized as NOTAMs. Originators of airmen information are expected to
inform the NFDC in sufficient time before the effective dates of changes to
permit publishing of aeronautical data on the various charts or in the
appropriate publications. NOTAMs are classified into four groups in
accordance with instructions in this order. The groups are:
a. NOTAM D.
Information that meets the criteria of this order and requires wide
dissemination via telecommunication and pertains to en route navigational
aids, civil publicuse airports listed in the AFD, facilities, services, and
b. FDC NOTAM.
Flight information that is normally regulatory in nature including, but not
limited to, changes to IFR charts, procedures, and airspace usage.
c. Pointer NOTAM.
Issued by a flight service station to highlight or point out another NOTAM;
such as an FDC or Parachute Jump Exercise (PJE) NOTAM. This type of NOTAM will assist users in crossreferencing important information that may not be found under
an airport or NAVAID identifier. Keywords in pointer NOTAMs must match the
keywords in the NOTAM D that is being pointed out. Keywords in pointer
NOTAMs related to temporary flight restrictions (TFR) must be AIRSPACE. (See
chapter 6 for an example.)
d. Military NOTAM.
NOTAMs pertaining to U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine, Navy, and Coast Guard
navigational aids/airports that are part of the NAS.