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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

AIS, Aeronautical Information Services (Formerly NACO)
Aeronautical Information Services is the FAA's civil aviation authority providing the foundations for flight in the national airspace system.
AIS, 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.
AOPA Air Safety Institute
This site includes interactive online courses and quizzes on a variety of safety topics.
AOPA Safety Publications
Various safety publications provided by Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
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.$FILE/AC00-46D.pdf
Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)
The ASRS ("NASA forms") collects, analyzes, and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents.
Aviators Model Code of Conduct
This site provides suggested practices for general aviation pilots to advance flight safety, airmanship and the general aviation community.
CFIT Avoidance Checklist
The Flight Safety Foundation designed this checklist as part of its ongoing effort to reduce CFIT accidents.
Crew Resource Management Training (FAA)
This Advisory Circular (AC) presents guidelines for developing, implementing, reinforcing, and assessing crew resource management (CRM) training for flight crewmembers and other personnel essential to flight safety.$FILE/AC120-51e.pdf
FITS information
This document provides information on the FAA's FITS program for training in technically advanced aircraft.
Flight Review Guidance (FAA)
This link goes to a AC 62-65 as revised. Certification: Pilots and Flight and Ground Instructors
Mountain Flying Safety
This site promotes flight safety in the mountains by providing information on hazards associated with mountain flight.
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.
Night Flying Tips
This issue of the FAA Aviation News is all about Night Flying Safety
Night VFR
This link goes to AOPA/ASF's tools and tips for safe night VFR flying.
This link goes to FAA's notices to airmen PilotWeb NOTAM LookUp page.
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!
Operations at Non-Towered Airports
This link goes to the Air Safety Foundation's safety information on operating at non-towered airports.
Personal Minimums Checklist (PAVE)
An easy-to-use, personal risk management tool, tailored to your level of knowledge, skill, and ability.
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.
Runway Safety Program (FAA)
This site provides information and tips for runway safety.
Runway Safety Videos
This link goes to FAA's runway safety animations and videos
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.
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).
Special Use Airspace
This link goes to FAA's SUA information page.
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).
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.
Transition Training
This link opens a PDF version of AC 61-9B on transition to more complex single-engine and light twin aircraft.$FILE/ATT4Q7X4/AC61-9B.pdf
Weather Decision-Making for GA Pilots
This link goes to a weather decision-making guide for general aviation pilots.