Public Aircraft Operations
This advisory circular (AC) provides information to assist in determining whether government or government-contracted aircraft operations conducted within the territory of the United States are public or civil aircraft operations under the statutory definition of "public aircraft," in Title 49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C.) §§ 40102(a)(41) and 40125 (the statute). Additionally, this AC contains Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy pertaining to civil aircraft operators that provide contract support to government entities. The intent of this material is to better define the responsibilities of the parties to these contracts. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. Nothing in this AC changes the legal requirement for public aircraft operators to comply with the statute.
Aviation Weather For Pilots and Flight Operations Personnel
Provides an up-to-date and expanded text for pilots and other flight operations personnel whose interest in meteorology is primarily in its application to flying.
This advisory circular (AC) describes the hazards of thunderstorms to aviation and offers guidance to help prevent accidents caused by thunderstorms.
|00-25||Forming and Operating a Flying Club||01-01-1965|
Forming and Operating a Flying Club
Provides preliminary information that will assist anyone or any group of people interested in forming and operating a flying club.
Atmospheric Turbulence Avoidance
This Advisory Circular (AC) describes to pilots, aircrew members, dispatchers, and other operations personnel the various types of clear air turbulence (CAT) and some of the weather patterns associated with it. Also included are “Rules of Thumb” for avoiding or minimizing CAT encounters. Appendix 1 provides a sample Atmospheric Hazards Advisory and Avoidance System that air carriers can tailor to their specific needs.
|00-30B||AFS-400||Atmospheric Turbulence Avoidance||09-09-1997|
[Large AC] United States (U.S.) National Aviation Standard for the Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)/Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) Systems
This advisory Circular is issued in inform the aviation community of the establishment and content of the United States (U.S.) National Aviation Standard for the Very High Frequency Omni directional Radio Range (VOR)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)/Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) Systems.
|00-31A||[Large AC] United States (U.S.) National Aviation Standard for the Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)/Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) Systems||09-20-1982|
|00-33A||AFS-400||Nickel-Cadmium Battery Operational, Maintenance, and Overhaul Practices||02-14-1973|
Nickel-Cadmium Battery Operational, Maintenance, and Overhaul Practices
This circular provides guidelines for more reliable nickel-cadmium battery operation through proper operational and maintenance practices, and has been reissued to include reconditioning information.
|00-34A||AFS-340||Aircraft Gound Handling and Servicing||07-29-1974|
Aircraft Gound Handling and Servicing
This advisory Circular contains information and guidance for the servicing and ground handling aircraft.
|00-41B||ASU-430||FAA Quality Control System Certification Program||10-10-1989|
FAA Quality Control System Certification Program
This circular describes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Quality Control System Certification Program and the mechanics of implementation. It is intended for guidance and information only.
Status of Federal Aviation Regulations
This circular provides the public with the current publication status of the looseleaf Federal Aviation Regulations, prices, and order form. This Advisory Circular will be updated later this year because of the frequent changes.
|00-44II||AGC-200||Status of Federal Aviation Regulations||05-01-1997|
Aviation Weather Services
Aviation Weather Services, Advisory Circular 00-45F, is published jointly by the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This publication supplements its companion manual Aviation Weather, Advisory Circular 00-6A, which documents weather theory and its application to the aviation community. , explains U.S. aviation weather products and services. It details the interpretation and application of advisories, coded weather reports, forecasts, observed and prognostic weather charts, and radar and satellite imagery. Product examples and explanations are taken primarily from the Aviation Weather Center’s Aviation Digital Data Service
Aviation Safety Reporting Program
This advisory circular (AC) describes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety Reporting Program (ASRP) which utilizes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a third party to receive and process Aviation Safety Reports. This cooperative safety reporting program invites pilots, controllers, Flight Attendants (F/A), maintenance personnel, dispatchers, and other users of the National Airspace System (NAS), or any other person, to report to NASA actual or potential discrepancies and deficiencies involving the safety of aviation operations. The operations covered by the program include departure, en route, approach, and landing operations and procedures; air traffic control (ATC) procedures and equipment; crew and ATC communications; aircraft cabin operations; aircraft movement on the airport; near midair collisions (NMAC); aircraft maintenance and recordkeeping; and airport conditions or services. The effectiveness of this program in improving safety depends on the free, unrestricted flow of information from the users of the NAS. Based on information obtained from this program, the FAA will take corrective action as necessary to remedy defects or deficiencies in the NAS. The reports may also provide data for improving the current system and planning for a future system.
Pilot Windshear Guide
Communicates key windshear information relevant to flight crews. Appendix 1 of this advisory circular is the Pilot Windshear Guide, which is only one section of the two-volume Windshear Training Aid.
Voluntary Industry Distributor Accreditation Program
Describes a system for the voluntary accreditation of civil aircraft parts distributors on the basis of voluntary industry oversight and provides information that may be used for developing accreditation programs. The FAA believes such programs will assist in alleviating lack of documentation and will improve traceability.
Hazardous Mountain Winds and Their Visual Indicators
Assists pilots involved in aviation operations to diagnose the potential for severe wind events in the vicinity of mountainous areas. It provides information on preflight planning techniques and on in-flight evaluation strategies for avoiding destructive turbulence and loss of aircraft control. Pilots, dispatchers, air traffic controllers, and other who must deal with weather phenomena and the routing of aircraft will benefit from the information contained in this advisory circular.
|00-58B||AFS-230||Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program||04-29-2009|
Integrating Helicopter and Tiltrotor Assets into Disaster Relief Planning
Provides guidance to state and local emergency relief planners on integrating helicopters and tiltrotor aircraft into disaster relief planning efforts.
North American Free Trade Agreement and Specialty Air Services Operations
Provides information for aircraft operators from the United States who plan to conduct specialty air services (SAS) operations in Canada or Mexico in accordance with the North American Free Trade Agreement. It also provides information for aircraft operators from Canada or Mexico who plan to conduct SAS operations in the U.S.