General Operating and Flight Rules
Guide to Drug Hazards in Aviation Medicine
Lists all commonly used drugs by pharmacological effect on airmen with side effects and recommendations.
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.
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.
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.
Truth in Leasing
Provides information and guidance for lessees and conditional buyers of U.S. registered large civil aircraft. If you are planning to charter an airplane take a moment to learn about chartered and leased aircraft.
Unreliable Airspeed Indications
Alerts pilots to the possibility of erroneous airspeed/Mach indications that may be caused by blocking or freezing of the pilot system and advises of corrective action that can be taken.
Gyroscopic Instruments - Good Operating Practices
Issued to re-emphasize to general aviation instrument-rated pilots the need to determine the proper operation of gyroscopic instruments, the importance of instrument crosschecks and proficiency in partial-panel operations.
Acrobatics-Precision Flying with a Purpose
Provides information to persons who are interested in acrobatic flying to improve their piloting skills as recreation, sport, or as a competitive activity.
General Aviation Procedures for Flight in North Atlantic Minimum Navigation Performance Specifications Airspace
Sets forth acceptable means, but not the only means, of obtaining authorization to operate within specified airspace over the North Atlantic, designated as the NAT (North Atlantic) MNPS (Minimum Navigation Performance Specifications) airspace, after 0001 Greenwich Mean Time, Dec. 29, 1977. This requirement applies to persons operating under FAR Part 91 and for FAR Part 135 certificate holders, except those operating under Section 135.2.
Importance of Transponder Operation and Altitude Reporting
Provides information and guidance concerning the importance of transponder operation and altitude reporting in the National Airspace System.
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 Reporting Systems Altimeter Setting and Other Operational Data
Provides guidelines for the development and installation of automatic reporting systems for altimeter setting and other operational data intended for use in connection with IFR operations.
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.
Reduction of Electrical System Failures following Aircraft Engine Starting
Warns general aviation aircraft owner/pilots and maintenance personnel of possible total electrical system failure following aircraft engine starting.
Operational and Maintenance Practices for Emergency Locator Transmitters and Receivers
Combines and updates material in several Advisory Circulars on the subject of emergency locator transmitters (ELT) receivers for airborne service.
Model Aircraft Operating Standards
Outlines, and encourages voluntary compliance with, safety standards for model aircraft operators.
Hazards of Rotating Propeller and Helicopter Rotor Blades
Updates statistical information on propellers-and rotor-to-person accidents and offers suggestions to reduce the frequency of such accidents.
A Hazard in Aerobatics: Effects of G-Forces of Pilots
Provides background information on G-forces, their effect on the human body and their role in safe flying, and offers suggestions for avoiding problems caused by acceleration encountered in aerobatic maneuvers.
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).
Use of Shoulder Harness in Passenger Seats
Provides guidance and information to pilots, passengers, and maintenance personnel regarding the crash survivability aspects of small aircraft equipped with shoulder harnesses and the hazards of modifying seats, adding appendages to seats, and storage of articles, beneath the seats. Recommends inspection and maintenance of seats, lap belts and shoulder harnesses to enhance their effectiveness for crash survivability.
Noise Abatement for Helicopters
Presents guidelines intended to assist pilots, operators, managers, and other interested persons in the establishment of effective noise reduction procedures when operating helicopters.
Waivers: Aviation Events
Provides prospective aviation event sponsors and other interested parties with information necessary to assist in planning and conducting a safe aviation event. In addition, it provides information on the application process for a certificate of Waiver or Authorization.
Minimum Equipment Requirements for General Aviation Operations Under FAR Part 91
Describes acceptable methods for the operation of aircraft under Federal Aviation Regulations Part 91 with certain inoperative instrument and equipment, which are not essential for safe flight.
Pilot Qualification and Operation of all Surplus Military Turbine-Powered Airplanes
Provides information and guidance to pilots who wish to become qualified to operate surplus military turbine-powered airplanes under a letter of authorization, as required by operating limitations issued for this type of aircraft.