Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Flight Near Noise-Sensitive Areas
Encourages pilots making VFR flights near noise-sensitive areas to fly at altitudes higher than the minimum permitted by regulation and on flight paths, which will reduce aircraft noise in such area.
Noise, Hearing Damage, and Fatigue in General Aviation Pilots
Acquaints pilots with the hazards of regular exposure to cockpit noise. Especially pertinent are piston-engine, fixed-wing, and rotary-wing aircraft.
Use of Alternate Grades of Aviation Gasoline for Grade 80/87, and Use of Automotive Gasoline
Provides information relating to the use of alternate grades of gasoline when grade 80/87 aviation is not available and the resultant effects of the use of the alternate fuels which have higher TEL (tetraethyl lead) content. Suggestions are offered as acceptable means of avoiding engine operating difficulties when using alternate fuels. This circular also provides suggestions for added safety in the use of automotive gasoline in those aircraft engines and aircraft covered by Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs).
Safety in and Around Helicopters
This Advisory Circular (AC) provides safety guidelines for persons associated with helicopter operations and suggests ways to avoid hazards and reduce the risk of accidents. The information in this AC pertains primarily to helicopter operations conducted under the provisions of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91; however, the safety considerations discussed may be applicable to all helicopter operations.
Maintenance and Handling of Airdriven Gyroscopic Instruments
Advises operators of general aviation aircraft of the need for proper maintenance of air-driven gyroscopic instruments and associated air filters.
|91-21||AFS-330||Use of Portable Electronic Devices Aboard Aircraft||10-02-2000|
Category II Operations - General Aviation Airplanes
Sets forth acceptable means by which Category II operations may be approved in accordance with FAR Parts 23, 25, 61, 91, 97, and 135.
Altimeter Setting Sources
Provides the aviation public and industry with guidelines for setting up reliable altimeter setting sources.
Cold Weather Operation of Aircraft
Provides background and guidelines relating to operation of aircraft in the colder climates where wide temperature changes may occur.
Water, Slush, and Snow on the Runway
Provides background and guidelines concerning the operation of turbojet aircraft with water, slush, and/or snow on the runway.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Operations
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a new rule contained in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, §§ 91.225 and 91.227. This rule requires Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out performance when operating in designated classes of airspace within the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS) after January 1, 2020. This advisory circular (AC) provides users of the NAS guidance on a means of conducting flight operations in accordance with §§ 91.225 and 91.227. The Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) provides an overview of, and the appendices in this AC provide guidance for, additional operations enabled by ADS-B. Appendix 2 contains a list of ADS-B-related definitions.
The intent of this advisory circular is to facilitate operation using Automatic Dependent Surveillance -Broadcast (ADS) technology in compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulation (14 CFR) part 91, &&91.225 and 91.227, which are effective after January 1, 2020.
Instrument Flight Procedure Validation (IFPV) of Satellite-based Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP)
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for conducting Instrument Flight Procedure Validation (IFPV) of Satellite-Based Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP) for both fixed-wing and helicopter aircraft. This also addresses validation of helicopter wide area augmentation system (WAAS) special IFP. This document supplements and does not change the requirements of FAA Order 8200.1, United States Standard Flight Inspection Manual. It describes ground validation, preflight validation (including simulator evaluation and obstacle assessment), and flight validation.
Development and Submission of Special Instrument Procedures to the FAA
This Advisory Circular (AC) provides guidance for the submission and approval of special instrument flight procedures that are developed by non-government proponents and submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for review and approval. Special instrument procedures are those procedures developed for specific users and are not processed under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), Part 97. Occasionally, the word “must” or similar language is used within this AC where the desired action is deemed critical. The use of such language is not intended to add to, interpret, or relieve a duty imposed by 14 CFR.
Guidance for the Validation of Software Tools Used in the Development of Instrument Flight Procedures by Third Party Service Providers
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance material for third party Instrument Flight Procedure (IFP) developers, hereafter referred to as 'Service Providers,' who use software based tools to develop Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 97 Standard Instrument Procedures, to have these software tools validated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Authorization Guidance for Development of Required Navigation Performance Procedures with Authorization Required by Third Party Instrument Flight Procedure Service Providers
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance material for third party Instrument Flight Procedure (IFP) developers, hereafter referred to as 'IFP Service Providers,' to become authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 97 Required Navigation Performance (RNP) IFPs with Authorization Required (AR). Hereafter, these IFPs will be referred as 'RNP AR.'
Airmen Transition to Experimental or Unfamiliar Airplanes
This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance to owners and pilots of experimental airplanes and to flight instructors who teach in these airplanes. This information and guidance contains recommendations for training experience for pilots of experimental airplanes in a variety of groupings based on performance and handling characteristics. This AC does not address the testing of newly built experimental airplanes. The current edition of AC 90-89, Amateur-Built Aircraft and Ultralight Flight Testing Handbook, provides information on such testing. However, if a pilot is planning on participating in a flight-test program in an unfamiliar experimental airplane, this AC should be used to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to safely accomplish the test program using AC 90-89. This AC may also be useful in planning the transition to any unfamiliar fixed-wing airplanes, including type-certificated (TC) airplanes.
Use of suitable Area navigation (RNAV) system on Conventional Routes and Procedures
This advisory circular (AC) provides operational and airworthiness guidance regrading the suitablity and use of RNAV systems while operating on or transitioning to, conventional i.e. non-RNAV, routes and procedures within the United States (US) National Airspace System (NAS).
Guidance for localizer performance with Vertical Guidance and Localizer
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for operators to conduct Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 97 instrument flight rules (IFR) Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) instrument approach procedures (IAP) with Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) and Localizer Performance without vertical guidance (LP) lines of minima using the wide area augmentation system (WAAS).
Enhanced Flight Vision Systems
This advisory circular provides information to and applicant pursuing airworthiness certification and operational approval of and enhanced flight vision systems.
|90-105||AFS-400||Approval Guidance for RNP Operations and Barometric Vertical Navigation in the U.S. National Airspace System||01-23-2009|
|90-103||AJR-0||Reporting of Threats in Accordance with the Common Strategy||09-11-2006|
Airspace Flow Program
This Advisory Circular replaces AC 90-102 and provides guidance to customers of the National Airspace System (NAS) regarding changes to the traffic management process for managing flights through a constrained area with an Airspace Flow Program (AFP). In this process, traffic managers identify a constraint in the en route system, develop a real-time list of flights that are filed into the constrained area, and implement an AFP. Pilots need to be aware that an AFP distributes expect departure clearance times (EDCT) in order to meter air traffic demand through the area. Examples of constraints include thunderstorm activity, turbulence, and periods of excess demand. The list of flights includes aircraft that have filed flight plans, filed early intent flight plans, or operate in the constrained area based on historical flight plan data.
|90-102||AJR-1||Airspace Flow Program||05-01-2006|
Approval Guidance for RNP Procedures with Special Aircraft and Aircrew Authorization Required (SAAAR)
This advisory circular (AC) provides airworthiness and operational approval guidance material for aircraft operators conducting Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 97 Area Navigation (RNAV) Required Navigation Performance (RNP) instrument approach procedures (IAP) with Authorization Required (AR), charted as "RNAV (RNP) RWY XX." Hereafter, refer to these procedures as "RNP AR" within this AC. Operational approvals obtained under the guidelines of this AC also apply to existing RNAV (RNP) IAP with special aircraft and aircrew authorization required (SAAAR). As current RNAV (RNP) SAAAR instrument approach charts are revised or amended, they will be updated to reflect AR.
U.S Terminal and En Route Area Navigation (RNAV) Operations
This advisory circular provides operational and airworthiness guidance regarding operation on U.S. Area Navigation (RNAV) routes, Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs), and Standard Terminal Arrivals (STARs).