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Below is a list of online resources available in the Pilots 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/
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
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/
FAA Safety Briefing
This link goes to the online version of the Safety Briefing Magazine
http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing
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 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
IMC Club (EAA)
IMC Club chapters provide monthly meetings in your area to discuss instrument flying
https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-communities-and-interests/imc-club
Information for Pilots
This link goes to the FAA website's home page for pilot information.
http://www.faa.gov/pilots/
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/
Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge Handbook (FAA)
This page provides links to PDF chapters of FAA-H-8083-25, the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (17 Chapters).
https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/phak/
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/
Safety Management Systems (AC)
This link goes to FAA Advisory Circular 120-92, which introduces the safety management system (SMS) concept.
http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC%20120-92A.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
Skyvector
This site provides online VFR chart depictions and weather information.
http://www.skyvector.com
Transportation Safety Institute
This link goes to the Aviation Safety Division portion of the TSI website.
http://www.rita.dot.gov/tsi/about/aviation_safety
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
Working Healthy Always, LLC
Dr. James W. Allen's website for consulting and publication about the workplace enviroment and your health.
http://workinghealthyalways.com/