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Below is a list of online resources available in the Pilots - Rotorcraft 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 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/
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/
Handbook - Rotorcraft Flying
This link opens a PDF version of FAA-H-8083-21, the Rotorcraft Flying Handbook.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aircraft/media/faa-h-8083-21.pdf
Helicopter Safety (NASA)
This site provides safety education information to helicopter pilots. It includes safety aids, articles, and links to other relevant sites.
http://rotorcraft.arc.nasa.gov/
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
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/
Online Helicopter Courses
You can find links on this page to Online Helicopter Courses
https://faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/course_catalog.aspx
Popular Rotorcraft Association
PRA is a group of rotorcraft enthusiasts who get together to exchange ideas, information and help. PRA also promotes safety and can help with flight training.
http://www.pra.org/
Practical Test Standards (menu)
This page provides links to FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) documents.
http://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_standards/
PTS - Private Pilot
This page provides links to practical test standard for the private pilot certificate.
http://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_standards/
Robinson Helicopter Publications
This page provides links to safety alerts and service bulletins from Robinson Helicopter Company.
https://robinsonheli.com/current-status/
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
VisionZero - Air Medical Transport Safety
This link goes to a page on safety initiatives developed by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), AAMS, and FARE.
http://aams.org/vision-zero/
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