AIM

8/22/13

Explanation of Changes

Change 1

Effective: July 26, 2012

a. 1-1-7. Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)

This change explains why slaved compass systems may be susceptible to heading errors on the ground and alerts pilots to the fact that the system's erroneous heading may not self­correct. It also offers mitigation strategies to avoid a possible heading misalignment at takeoff.

b. 1-1-15. LORAN

This change addresses the termination of U.S. LORAN­C signals on 8 Feb 2010 and removes outdated material.

c. 1-2-2. Required Navigation Performance (RNP)

This change updates the guidance to the new terminology used for these procedures in TBL 1-2-1. U.S. Standard RNP Levels.

d. 4-1-20. Transponder Operation

This change assigns beacon code 1202 for gliders that are VFR and not in contact with ATC. The change also adds beacon code 1255 for aircraft engaged in fire fighting and beacon code 1277 for authorized SAR missions.

e. 5-1-3. Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) System;
5-1-9. International Flight Plan (FAA Form 7233-4)- IFR Flights (For Domestic or International Flights);
7-1-4. Preflight Briefing;
9-1-5. Where and How to Get Charts of Foreign Areas

This change addresses the termination of U.S. LORAN­C signals on 8 Feb 2010 and removes outdated material.

f. 5-1-4. Flight Plan ­ VFR Flights

This change updates the VFR Flight Plan section of the AIM to match requirements of FAA Order JO 7110.10, Flight Services, and JO 7340.2, Contractions, by expanding items that may be pertinent in the Remarks field of a VFR flight plan. Since this particular paragraph pertains to VFR flight plans, “pertinent to ATC" is deleted since ATC would not normally see VFR flight plan remarks, and the deletion is replaced with information that may aid FSS in search and rescue.

g. 5-1-8. Flight Plan (FAA Form 7233­1) ­ Domestic IFR Flights

This change updates the IFR Flight Plan section of the AIM to match requirements of FAA Order JO 7110.10, Flight Services, and JO 7340.2, Contractions, by expanding items that may be pertinent in the Remarks field of an IFR flight plan, in particular the radiotelephony requirements, plus notes of explanation concerning radiotelephony.

And, this change addresses the termination of U.S. LORAN­C signals on 8 Feb 2010 and removes outdated material.

h. 5-4-16. Simultaneous Close Parallel ILS PRM Approaches (Independent) and Simultaneous Offset Instrument Approaches (SOIA)

This change removes the requirement of pilots not qualified to accept PRM approaches to contact the FAA Command Center prior to departure.

i. 5-4-18. RNP AR Instrument Approach Procedures

This change updates the guidance to the new terminology used for these procedures.

j. 7-1-26. Microbursts

This change removed FWA from the ASR-WSP wind shear systems in FIG 7-1-16. NAS Wind Shear Product Systems.

k. 7-6-5. Safety Alerts For Operators (SAFO) and Information For Operators (InFO); and Appendix 4. Abbreviations/Acronym

This change introduces, explains and updates the guidance to the new terminology used for Safety Alerts For Operators (SAFO) and Information For Operators (InFO).

l. Entire publication.

Editorial/format changes were made where necessary, to include recent organization name changes. Revision bars were not used when changes are insignificant in nature.

 

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