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Below is a list of online resources available in the Tools category. The FAA is not responsible for the contents of the non-government sites listed. The list is provided only as a convenience to the users of this site. Click here to return to the category list

Airport Taxi Diagrams
To reduce runway incursions and improve surface navigation, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation, in conjunction with the FAA Runway Safety Program Office, is pleased to provide airport taxi diagrams for the busiest U.S. towered airports.
http://www.aopa.org/asf/publications/taxi/
AOPA Air Safety Institute
This site includes interactive online courses and quizzes on a variety of safety topics.
http://www.aopa.org/asf/
Aviation Safety Connection
The Aviation.org website addresses fundamental safety issues related to pilot performance, including leadership, judgment, decison-making, and airmanship. There is no cost to subscribe.
http://www.aviation.org/index.htm
Aviation Safety Reporting Program (FAA)
This advisory circular describes the FAA Aviation Safety Reporting Program, which uses the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a third party to receive reports.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/64358057433fe192862569e7006da716/$FILE/AC00-46D.pdf
Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)
The ASRS ("NASA forms") collects, analyzes, and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents.
http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/
Aviators Model Code of Conduct
This site provides suggested practices for general aviation pilots to advance flight safety, airmanship and the general aviation community.
http://www.secureav.com/AMCC-Listings-Page.html
CFIT Avoidance Checklist
The Flight Safety Foundation designed this checklist as part of its ongoing effort to reduce CFIT accidents.
http://www.flightsafety.org/pdf/cfit_check.pdf
Crew Resource Management Training (FAA)
This Advisory Circular (AC) presents guidelines for developing, implementing, reinforcing, and assessing crew resource management (CRM) training for flight crewmembers and other personnel essential to flight safety.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/80038cf51aace53686256e24005cbb23/$FILE/AC120-51e.pdf
FITS information
This document provides information on the FAA's FITS program for training in technically advanced aircraft.
http://www.faa.gov/education_research/training/fits/media/fits_qa.pdf
Flight Review Guidance (FAA)
This link goes to a guide on "Conducting an Effective Flight Review"
http://www.faa.gov/pilots/training/media/flight_review.pdf
Human Factors Information
This site is designed to help pilots understand how decision-making skills, attitudes, and personality can influence the safety of flight.
http://www.avhf.com
Mountain Flying Safety
This site promotes flight safety in the mountains by providing information on hazards associated with mountain flight.
http://www.mountainflying.com/flying_info_1.htm
NACO Digital Terminal Procedures Publication
This page provides a portal for searching, viewing, and downloading all the US Terminal Procedure Publications (TPPs), which are available in PDF format files.
http://naco.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=naco/online/d_tpp
National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO)
The FAA's NACO publishes and distributes US government civil aeronautical charts and flight information publications. This site includes links to the Aeronautical Chart User's Guide.
http://www.naco.faa.gov/
New York City Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) Kneeboard Aid
Kneeboard Quick Reference for the New York Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) includes important frequencies to be used during operations in this congested airspace.
https://www.faasafety.gov/files/gslac/courses/content/79/776/kneeboard.pdf
Night Flying Tips
This issue of the FAA Aviation News contains an article with tips for safe operation at night (page 5).
http://www.faa.gov/library/aviation_news/2005/media/NovDec2005Issue.pdf
Night VFR
This link goes to AOPA/ASF's tools and tips for safe night VFR flying.
http://www.aopa.org/asf/hotspot/night_vfr.html
NOTAMs
This link goes to FAA's notices to airmen.
http://www.faa.gov/ntap/
NOTAMS - Pilot Web
This site provides access to current NOTAM information derived from the United States Consolidated NOTAM Office at the FAA Air Traffic Control Systems Command Center. It does not substitute for a briefing!
https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/distribution/atcscc.html
Operations at Non-Towered Airports
This link goes to the Air Safety Foundation's safety information on operating at non-towered airports.
http://www.aopa.org/asf/hotspot/
Personal Minimums Checklist (PAVE)
An easy-to-use, personal risk management tool, tailored to your level of knowledge, skill, and ability.
http://www.faa.gov/education_research/training/fits/guidance/media/personal%20minimums%20checklist.pdf
Practical Risk Management in General Aviation
This link goes to an FAA Aviation News article on practical risk management for general aviation.
http://www.faa.gov/library/aviation_news/2005/media/MayJune2005Issue.pdf
Preflight Safety Checkup for Spring
This link goes to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's spring preflight safety page.
http://www.aopa.org/asf/hotspot/springpreflight.html
Risk Assessment Guide
This Personal and Weather Risk Assessment Guide will help you develop your own standardized procedures for dispatch and pilot in command responsibilities.
http://www.faa.gov/education_research/training/fits/guidance/media/Pers%20Wx%20Risk%20Assessment%20Guide-V1.0.pdf
Risk Management Teaching Tips
This link goes to pamphlets on teaching risk management in GA.
http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/pilot_risk/
Runway Safety Program (FAA)
This site provides information and tips for runway safety.
http://www.faa.gov/runwaysafety/
Runway Safety Video Training
This link goes to FAA's interactive runway safety course.
http://aea.faa.gov/aea200/safety/Airport%20Signs.htm
Safety Advisors Publications (AOPA/ASF)
This link goes to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's Safety Advisors, which describe aviation specific topics in areas such as weather, operations, and proficiency.
http://www.aopa.org/asf/publications/advisors.html
Security - AOPA Airport Watch
This link goes to the AOPA / TSA Airport Watch program page.
http://www.aopa.org/airportwatch/
Security - TSA Information for General Aviation
This link goes to TSA's main menu for general aviation security information.
http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/ga/editorial_1214.shtm
Security Awareness for General Aviation (TSA)
This page provides links to TSA's initial and recurrent security awareness training for flight school employees and independent flight instructors.
http://www.tsa.gov/public/display?theme=248
SeeAndAvoid.org - Midair Collision Avoidance Tool
SEE and AVOID military aircraft in your airspace by entering your airport identifier to ensure a safe flight-plan and avoid midair collisions.
http://www.seeandavoid.org
Small Aircraft Transportation System (NASA)
The SATS Project is being conducted through public-private partnership and is jointly managed by NASA, FAA and NCAM (The National Consortium for Aviation Mobility).
http://sats.nasa.gov
Special Use Airspace
This link goes to FAA's SUA information page.
http://sua.faa.gov/sua/Welcome.do
Terrain Avoidance Plan (AOPA/ASF)
This tool gives night VFR pilots or pilots in areas of less-than-good visibility with a procedure to avoid Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT).
http://www.aopa.org/asf/asfarticles/2004/sp0407quiz.html
TFRs - Graphical Interface (FAA)
This link goes to the FAA's new graphic site on Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs). It includes links to TFR maps and plain English text.
http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html
Transition Training
This link opens a PDF version of AC 61-9B on transition to more complex single-engine and light twin aircraft.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/9fb4b32f92b4de56862569b9007093eb/$FILE/ATT4Q7X4/AC61-9B.pdf
Weather Decision-Making for GA Pilots
This link goes to a weather decision-making guide for general aviation pilots.
http://www.faa.gov/pilots/safety/media/ga_weather_decision_making.pdf