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Below is a list of online resources available in the Pilots - Commercial 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

Aeronautical Decision Making (FAA)
This advisory circular provides introductory material, background information, and reference material on aeronautical decision making.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/CCDD54376BFDF5FD862569D100733983?OpenDocument
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.
https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/
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/
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/$FILE/AC00-46D.pdf
Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)
The ASRS ("NASA forms") collects, analyzes, and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents.
http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/
Crew Resource Management Training (FAA)
This Advisory Circular (AC) presents guidelines for developing, implementing, reinforcing, and assessing crew resource management (CRM) training for flight crewmembers and other personnel essential to flight safety.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/80038cf51aace53686256e24005cbb23/$FILE/AC120-51e.pdf
Datalink (AOPA Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's free online datalink mini-course.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/datalink/
Flying In Icing Conditions - FAA Fact Sheet
A quick overview of the short-and long-term safety actions the FAA has taken over the past 15 years to improve safety of aircraft that encounter icing conditions on the ground and in flight.
http://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=10398
GlobalAir.com
Aviation/Airport Directory and Blog
http://www.globalair.com/
GPS for IFR (AOPA/Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the Air Safety Foundation's free online GPS for IFR course.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/gps_ifr/flash.cfm
GPS for VFR (AOPA Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the Air Safety Foundation's free online GPS for VFR course.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/gps_vfr
Human Factors Awareness Course (FAA)
This link goes to FAA's online training course on human factors.
http://www.hf.faa.gov/Webtraining/index.htm
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
Icing - Small Aircraft (FAA)
This advisory circular contains information and recommendations to assist pilots in conducting ground operations in weather conditions conducive to icing.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/c9e9b5a6a2be5858862569f1005f7fba/$FILE/AC135-17.pdf
Instrument Procedures Handbook
FAA-H-8261-1A Instrument Procedures Handbook. This handbook provides the most up-to-date guidance on how to operate safely within the National Airspace System.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/instrument_procedures_handbook/
Medallion Foundation
The Foundation's mission is to reduce accidents in Alaska by fostering a safety culture and higher safety standards.
http://www.medallionfoundation.org
Pneumatic Systems (AOPA Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's free online Pneumatic Systems mini-course.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/pneumatic_systems/
Practical Test Standards (menu)
This page provides links to FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) documents.
http://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_standards/
Private Carriage vs. Common Carriage (FAA)
This advisory circular general guidelines for determining whether current or proposed transportation operations constitute private or common carriage.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/65b548d01a3dfec3862569ba0068955e/$FILE/ATT9P2M3/AC120-12A.pdf
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
Weather Decision-Making Guide
General Aviation Pilot’s Guide to Preflight Weather Planning, Weather Self-Briefings, and Weather Decision Making
https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/update/media/ga_weather_decision_making.pdf