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001b. 14 CFR Part 1 Definitions and Abbreviations
Definitions of words such as: Consensus Standard, Gyroplane, Light-sport aircraft, Powered parachute, Weight-shift-control aircraft and many other handy terms.
001c. 14 CFR PART 21 Certification Procedures for Products and Parts
Part 21 is essential to recreational operators. It contains the requirements for certification of experimental and light sport aircraft.
001d. 14 CFR Part 23 Airworthiness Standards
Airworthiness Standards: Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes
001g. 14 CFR PART 43 Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alt.
Part 43 contains the criteria of the quality of work done to standard category aircraft and recording requirements.
001h. 14 CFR PART 45 Identification and Registration Marking
Part 45 contains information for the recreational aircraft operator concerning the marking of their aircraft.
001i. 14 CFR PART 47 Aircraft Registration
Part 47 contains the requirements for buying, selling importing, exporting and registering aircraft.
001j. 14 CFR PART 49 Recording of Aircraft Titles and Security Documents
Part 49 contains the requirements for recording the buying, selling importing, exporting and registering aircraft.
001l. 14 CFR Part 65 Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crewmembers
Part 65 covers the certification of non-pilots, in particular aircraft mechanics, including the privileges and limitations of mechanics.
001n. 14 CFR Part 91
Part 91 is the general operating and flight rules. This part prescribes rules governing the operation of aircraft (with certain exceptions) within the United States.
001q. FAA-H-8083-2 Risk Management Handbook
This handbook is a tool designed to help recognize and manage risk. It provides training to the pilot who wishes to aspire to a greater understanding of the aviation environment.
002. Locate an office
This link provides a list of certification and flight standards offices including a guide that directs the user to the proper office.
006. Flight Standards Information Management System
Searchable Data Base of Flight Standards Policy
009. Airworthiness Directives
This link directs the user to general information on ADs and continued operational safety.
010. Airworthiness Directives Searchable Data Base
are used by the FAA to notify aircraft owners and operators of unsafe conditions. This link directs owners and operators of aircraft to the FAA online searchable airworthiness directive database.
013. Airworthiness Certification (General Information)
This link directs the user to general airworthiness certification information
014. Aircraft Registration
This link directs the user to general aircraft registration information.
015. Order 8130.2F Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft and Related Products
Procedural requirements for airworthiness certification for restricted, multiple, limited, and provisional. Procedures also are provided for issuance of special flight permits.
018. FAA-H-8083-19A Plane Sense General Aviation Information
Plane Sense introduces aircraft owners and operators to basic information about the requirements involved in owning a private aircraft.
021. Airworthiness Directives
This link directs the user to general information on ADs and continued operational safety.
021a. AC 39-7 Airworthiness Directives
This AC provides guidance and information to owners and operators of aircraft concerning their responsibility for complying with airworthiness directives.
022. Advisory Circulars Main Page
This link directs the user to a database of Advisory Circulars. This database is a searchable repository of all aviation safety Advisory Circulars (ACs).
027. AC 00-34A Aircraft Ground Handling and Servicing
This AC contains generally accepted information and safety practices which may help prevent injuries to personnel and damage to aircraft.
030. AC 20-24 Qualification of Fuels, Lubricants and Additives
This AC describes procedures which may be used for approving the qualification of fuels, lubricants and additives for use in certificated aircraft engines.
031. AC 20-30 Aircraft Position Light and Anti-collision Light Installations
This AC sets forth means, of showing compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) applicable to installed position lights and anti-collision lights.
032. AC 20-32 Carbon Monoxide (CO) Contamination in Aircraft
This AC provides information on the dangers of carbon monoxide contamination from faulty engine exhaust systems or cabin heaters.
035. AC 20-37 Aircraft Metal Propeller Maintenance
This AC provides information and describes maintenance procedures for owners, operators, and maintainers during the service life of aircraft propellers.
036. AC 20-40 Placards for Battery-Excited Alternators
This AC sets forth an acceptable means of complying with placarding rules in Federal Aviation Regulations 23 and 27 with respect to battery-excited alternator installations.
037. AC 20-42 Hand Fire Extinguishers for Use in Aircraft
This AC describes handheld aviation fire extinguishers. It is written primarily for large aircraft, but the information in this AC is acceptable for use by the operators of small aircraft.
038. AC 20-44 Glass Fiber Fabric for Aircraft Covering
This AC provides a means, for acceptance of glass fiber fabric for external covering of aircraft structure.
039. AC 20-45 Safety wiring of Turnbuckles on Civil Aircraft
To provide information on turnbuckle safety wiring methods that have been found acceptable by the Agency during past aircraft type certification programs.
040. AC 20-66 Vibration and Fatigue Evaluation of Airplane Propellers
This AC provides guidance and describes one method, but not the only method, for the evaluation of vibration stresses on propellers installed on airplanes.
041. AC 20-71 Dual Locking Devices on Fasteners
This AC provides guidance for the requirement for dual locking devices on removable fasteners installed in rotorcraft: and transport category airplanes.
042. AC 20-77B Use of Manufacturers' Maintenance Manuals
This AC informs operators about the usefulness of manufacturer’s maintenance manuals for servicing, repairing, and maintaining aircraft, engines, and propellers.
045. AC 20-103 Aircraft Engine Crankshaft Failure
This AC provides information and suggests procedures to increase crankshaft service life and to minimize crankshaft failures.
046. AC 20-105B Reciprocating Engine Power Loss.
This AC updates statistical information and brings to the attention of aircraft owners, and maintenance personnel the circumstances surrounding engine power-loss accidents.
047. AC 20-106 Aircraft Inspection for the General Aviation Aircraft Owner
This AC describes techniques used in aircraft inspections. It is designed to familiarize owner, pilots, student mechanics, and others with inspection procedures.
048. AC 20-107B Composite Aircraft Structure
This AC provides guidance material regarding composite aircraft structures involving fiber reinforced materials, e.g., carbon and glass fiber reinforced plastics.
051. AC 20-176 Manufacturers' Service Documents
This AC suggests acceptable methods by which manufacturers may indicate FAA approval of recommended actions prescribed in manufacturers' service documents.
053. AC 20-119 Fuel Drain Valves
This AC discusses an acceptable means for positive locking of fuel drain valves in the closed position.
054. AC 20-123 Avoiding Depleted Uranium Balance Weights
This AC provides guidance to individuals who come in contact with depleted uranium contained in aircraft control surfaces.
056. AC 20-127 Use of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Class H11 Bolts
This AC provides guidance on the use of SAE Class H11 bolts in primary structure on all aircraft, including gliders and on aircraft engines and propellers.
059. AC 21-23B Airworthiness Certification of Products Imported to the U.S.
This AC provides information on the FAA regulations, and general practices for U.S. airworthiness certification or acceptance of aeronautical products imported to the U.S.
060. AC 21-26 Quality Control for the Manufacture of Composite Structures
This AC provides guidance regarding quality control systems for the manufacture of composite structures involving carbon, boron, aramid, and glass reinforced polymeric materials.
061. AC 21-28 Certification of U.S. Produced Aircraft and Engine Kits
This AC provides information concerning airworthiness certification requirements for aircraft and engines, assembled from kits by manufacturers located in other countries.
062. AC 21-34 Shoulder Harness-Safety Belt Installations
This AC provides information and guidance for installation of shoulder harness and safety belt restraint systems at all seat locations.
063. AC 23-27 Parts and Materials Substitution for Vintage Aircraft
This AC provides guidance for substantiating parts or materials substitutions to maintain the safety of old or out-of production general aviation aircraft.
064. AC 23.607-1 Self-Locking Nuts on Bolts Subject to Rotation
This AC provides information and guidance concerning self-locking nuts used on bolts subject to rotation in operation.
070. AC 25-16 Electrical Fault & Fire Prevention
This AC provides information and guidance about powerplant installation in normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes.
071. AC 25.981-1 Fuel Tank Ignition Sources Prevention Guidelines
This AC provides guidance for prevention of ignition sources within the fuel tanks of transport category airplanes.
072. AC 33-6 Weld Repair of Aluminum Crankcases and Cylinders of Piston Engines
This AC provides guidelines for the development of repair procedures for weld repairs on crankcases and cylinders of piston engines.
074. AC 33.17-1A Fire Prevention
This AC provides guidelines to ensure that the design, materials, and construction methods utilized will minimize the occurrence and spread of fire.
075. AC 35-1 Certification of Propellers
This AC provides guidelines for propeller safety analysis, propeller-level failure effects, bird strike, lightning, and centrifugal load testing for composite propeller blades and spinners.
076. AC 35.4-1 Propeller Instructions for Continued Airworthiness
This AC provides guidelines for controlling the content and distribution of the propeller section of the aircraft maintenance manual.
077. AC 35.37-1 Guidance for Propeller Fatigue Limit Tests.
This AC provides methods for the fatigue evaluation of propellers and the fatigue substantiation of composite propeller blades.
078. AC 39-7 Airworthiness Directives
This AC provides guidance and information to owners and operators of aircraft concerning their responsibility for complying with and recording compliance airworthiness directives.
079. AC 43-4A Corrosion Control for Aircraft
This AC is a summary of current available data regarding identification and treatment of corrosive attack on aircraft structure and engine materials.
080. AC 43-9C Maintenance Records
This AC describes methods of showing compliance with the general aviation maintenance record making and record keeping.
081. AC 43-10 United States - Canadian BASA/MIP Maintenance
This AC provides airmen with procedures for maintenance on U.S. aircraft located in Canada by Canadian Maintainers and Canadian aircraft located in the U.S. by U.S. Maintainers.
084. AC 43.13-1 Chg.1 Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices Aircraft Ins
This AC contains methods acceptable to the Administrator for the inspection and repair of civil aircraft, only when there are no manufacturer repair or maintenance instructions.
085. AC 43.13-2 Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices for Alteration
This AC contains methods, techniques, and practices acceptable to the Administrator for the inspection and alteration on non-pressurized areas of small civil aircraft.
088. AC 43-18 Fabrication of Aircraft parts by Maintenance Personnel
This AC is to ensure that parts fabricated during maintenance have an equivalent level of safety to those parts produced under the original design holder’s production certificate.
090. AC 45-2 Identification and Registration Markings
This AC describes a means to comply with the requirements for identifying aircraft, engines, or propellers with identification plates, and marking aircraft with registration marks.
091. AC 45-3 Installation, Removal, or Change of Data Plates
This AC provides information and guidance concerning the installation, removal, or change of identification data and identification plates on aircraft engines.
094. AC 60-22 Aeronautical Decision Making
This AC provides reference material on Aeronautical Decision Making. It provides a systematic approach to risk and stress management.
096. AC 61-83 FAA-Approved Flight Instructor Refresher Clinics
This AC provides information for the preparation and approval of training course outlines for FAA approved industry-conducted CFI refresher clinics.
098. AC 61-98 Currency and Qualification Requirements for Certificated Pilots
This AC provides information for certificated pilots and flight instructors to use in complying with the flight review required by FAR’s.
099. AC 61-103 Transition Training Guidelines for High Perf Acft
This AC informs all pilots and flight instructors of the availability of guidelines for pilots transitioning into high performance airplanes.
100. AC 61-134 General Aviation Controlled Flight into Terrain Awareness
This AC highlights the risk that controlled flight into terrain poses for general aviation pilots. It provides recommendations and strategies to combat CFIT.
105. AC 65-30 Overview of the Aviation Maintenance Profession
This AC provides information to prospective aircraft mechanics. It contains information about certificate requirements, application procedures, and mechanic tests.
108. AC 90-66C - Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations
This AC contains good operating practices and procedures for use when approaching or departing airports without an operating control tower.
109. AC 90-48 Pilots' Role in Collision Avoidance
This AC alerts all pilots to the hazards of midair collision, and emphasizes those problem areas where improvements in pilot education are needed to reduce midair conflicts.
111. AC 90-67B Light Signals from the Control Tower for Ground Vehicles
This AC provides information with respect to the meaning of light gun signals used by air-traffic control tower personnel.
112. AC 90-75 Strobe Light System Inspection
This AC is issued to advise the general aviation community of the importance of proper maintenance of strobe light systems which are installed within or near fuel systems.
114. AC 90-87 Helicopter Dynamic Rollover CANCELLED
This AC familiarizes helicopter pilots with the hazards associated with dynamic rollover a phenomenon that will, without immediate corrective action, result in destruction of the helicopter.
115. AC 90-95 Unanticipated Right Yaw in Helicopters
This AC will examine unanticipated right yaw phenomenon, when it may be encountered, how it can be prevented, and how the pilot should react if it is encountered
117. AC 91-13C Cold Weather Operation of Aircraft
This AC provides background and guidelines relating to operation of aircraft in the colder climates where wide temperature changes may occur.
118. AC 91-26 Maintenance and Handling of Air Driven Gyroscopic Instruments
This AC is issued to advise operators of aviation aircraft of the need for proper maintenance of air-driven general gyroscopic instruments and their air filters.
119. AC 91-32B Safety in and Around Helicopters
This AC provides safety guidelines for persons associated with helicopter operations and suggests ways to avoid hazards and reduce the risk of accidents.
120. AC 91-33A Use of Alternate Grades of Aviation Gasoline for Grade 80/87
This AC Circular provides information relating to the use of alternate grades of gasoline when Grade 80/87 aviation gasoline is not available.
122. AC 91-36D Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Flight Near Noise-Sensitive Areas
This AC encourages pilots making VFR flights near noise-sensitive areas to fly at altitudes higher than the minimum permitted by regulation.
123. AC 91-42D Hazards of Rotating Propeller and Helicopter Rotor Blades
This AC provides information on propeller and rotor to person accidents and offers suggestions to reduce the frequency of those accidents.
124. AC 91-43 Unreliable Airspeed Indications (CANCELLED)
The purpose of this AC is to alert pilots to the possibility of erroneous airspeed indications that may be caused by blocking or freezing of the pitot system.
126. AC 91-46 Gyroscopic Instruments - Good Operating Practices
This AC emphasizes to instrument-rated pilots the need to check the proper operation of gyro instruments, the importance of instrument cross-checks and proficiency in partial-panel operations.
127. AC 91-48 Acrobatics - Precision Flying With a Purpose
This AC provides information to persons who are interested in acrobatics to improve their piloting skills as recreation, sport, or as a competitive activity.
128. AC 91-50 Importance of Transponder Operation and Altitude Reporting
This AC provides information and guidance concerning the importance of transponder operation and altitude reporting in the National Airspace System.
129. AC 91-55 Reduction of Electrical System Failures on Engine Starting
This AC is to warn general aviation aircraft owner/pilots and maintenance personnel of possible total electrical system failure following aircraft engine starting.
131. AC 91-59 Inspection and Care of General Aviation Exhaust Systems
This AC emphasizes the safety hazards of poorly maintained aircraft exhaust systems and highlights points at which exhaust system failures occur.
132. AC 91-61 A Hazard in Aerobatics: Effects of G-Forces of Pilots
This AC is to warn pilots who engage in aerobatics, or those who would take up such activity, of G loading and some of its physiological effects.
135. AC 91-67 Minimum Equipment Requirements for GA Operations Under FAR 91
This AC describes acceptable methods for the operation of aircraft under 14 CFR Part 91 with inop. instruments and equipment which are not essential for safe flight.
138.AC 91-73 Single-Pilot Procedures during Taxi Operations
This AC provides guidelines for the development and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP) for conducting safe aircraft operations during taxiing.
139. AC 91-74 Pilot Guide: Flight in Icing Conditions
This AC contains information concerning safe flight in icing conditions, what conditions should be avoided, and information on how to avoid those conditions if encountered.
140. AC 91-75 Attitude Indicator
The purpose of this AC is to provide a method to substitute an approved attitude indicator for a rate-of-turn indicator.
147. AC 135-17 Pilot Guide - Small Aircraft Ground Deicing (pocket)
This AC contains information and recommendations to assist pilots in conducting ground operations during weather conditions conducive to aircraft icing.
148. AC 150/5210-20 Ground Vehicle Operations on Airports
This AC provides guidance to airport operators in developing training programs for safe ground vehicle operations and pedestrian control on the airside of an airport.
178. FAA-H-8083-1 Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook
This handbook provides aircraft operators with a method of determining the empty weight and empty-weight center of gravity of an aircraft.
180. FAA-H-8083-3A Airplane Flying Handbook
The Airplane Flying Handbook is designed as a technical manual to introduce basic pilot skills and knowledge that
183. FAA-H-8083-9 Aviation Instructor’s Handbook
The Aviation Instructor’s Handbook was developed to help beginning instructors understand and apply the fundamentals of instruction.
187. FAA-H-8083-19A Plane Sense General Aviation Information
Plane Sense introduces aircraft owners and operators to basic information about the requirements involved in owning a private aircraft.
189. FAA-H-8083-21 Rotorcraft Flying Handbook
This Handbook is a technical manual for applicants who are preparing for their private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a rotorcraft class rating.
191. FAA-H-8083-25A Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge provides basic knowledge for the student pilot, as well as pilots seeking advanced pilot certification.
195. AM-400-09/4 Acceleration in Aviation: G-Force
This brochure explains the physiological effects of acceleration caused by maneuvering of aircraft.
197. AM-400-95/2 Altitude-Induced Decompression Sickness
This brochure explains the physiological effects of altitude induced decompression sickness.
198. OK05-0270 Carbon Monoxide: A deadly Menace
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a safety issue that pilots tend to ignore, even though it is the most common industrial poisoning accident in the United States.
199. AM-400-09/3 Circadian Rhythm Disruption and Flying
Your circadian rhythm must be maintained to operate within normal working parameters, or a variety of negative effects will occur, and some of these could become a safety-of-flight issue.
201. OK-07-193 Fatigue in Aviation
If a fatigued person is involved in safety-related activities such as piloting an aircraft, performing surgery, or running a nuclear reactor, the consequences of fatigue can be disastrous.
202. AM-400/09/2 Fit for Flight
The purpose of this brochure is to provide you with basic guidelines for developing a balanced physical fitness program and customizing a workout to fit your needs.
205. OK-06-148 Information for Pilots Considering Laser Eye Surgery
The information in this brochure describes the benefits as well as possible pitfalls laser refractive surgery offers to those considering these procedures.
206. AM-400-01/2 Medical Certification Questions and Answers
The purpose of this brochure is to provide you with A checklist for speeding your medical certification decision.
207. Poster, Medications and Flying
You should know all the facts when you consider taking medicine. A good general rule to follow is not to fly if you must depend on the medication to keep the flight safe.
209. AM-400-01 Aviation Safety Courses Available Through the FAA
Pilots who are knowledgeable about physiological phenomena encountered in the aviation environment are better prepared to deal with potentially fatal inflight events.
211. AM-400-98/2 Pilot Vision
This brochure describes features of our vision that effect flight such as visual illusions, the anatomical blind spot, field of vision, night blindness, and focus.
212. AM-400-90/2 Seat Belts and Shoulder Harnesses Smart Protection in Small Air
This brochure promotes the use of shoulder harnesses. Studies have shown that the proper use of shoulder harnesses would reduce major injuries by 88 percent.
213. AM-400-95/1 Smoke Toxicity
This brochure briefs aircrew on the dangers of smoke inhalation. Extinguishment of fires obviously has first priority, but smoke inhalation should be recognized as a very real danger.
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