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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

Airport Taxi Diagrams
To reduce runway incursions and improve surface navigation, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation, in conjunction with the FAA Runway Safety Program Office, is pleased to provide airport taxi diagrams for the busiest U.S. towered airports.
Arrow Circle http://www.aopa.org/asf/publications/taxi/
AOPA Air Safety Institute
This site includes interactive online courses and quizzes on a variety of safety topics.
Arrow Circle http://www.aopa.org/asf/
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.
Arrow Circle http://www.aviation.org/index.htm
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.
Arrow Circle http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/64358057433fe192862569e7006da716/$FILE/AC00-46D.pdf
Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)
The ASRS ("NASA forms") collects, analyzes, and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents.
Arrow Circle http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/
Aviators Model Code of Conduct
This site provides suggested practices for general aviation pilots to advance flight safety, airmanship and the general aviation community.
Arrow Circle http://www.secureav.com/AMCC-Listings-Page.html
CFIT Avoidance Checklist
The Flight Safety Foundation designed this checklist as part of its ongoing effort to reduce CFIT accidents.
Arrow Circle http://www.flightsafety.org/pdf/cfit_check.pdf
CFIT Awareness (FAA)
This advisory circular provides information on avoiding Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT).
Arrow Circle http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/2F2D1A8D9FE4D96586256D04006F2065?OpenDocument
Crew Resource Management Training (FAA)
This Advisory Circular (AC) presents guidelines for developing, implementing, reinforcing, and assessing crew resource management (CRM) training for flight crewmembers and other personnel essential to flight safety.
Arrow Circle http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/80038cf51aace53686256e24005cbb23/$FILE/AC120-51e.pdf
FITS information
This document provides information on the FAA's FITS program for training in technically advanced aircraft.
Arrow Circle http://www.faa.gov/education_research/training/fits/media/fits_qa.pdf
Flight Review Guidance (AC 61-98A)
This link goes to the FAA's Advisory Circular 61-98A on flight review guidance.
Arrow Circle http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/CB2F6B39028B7146862569DC00721F42?OpenDocument&Highlight=flight%20review
Flight Review Guidance (FAA)
This link goes to a guide on "Conducting an Effective Flight Review"
Arrow Circle http://www.faa.gov/pilots/training/media/flight_review.pdf
Human Factors Information
This site is designed to help pilots understand how decision-making skills, attitudes, and personality can influence the safety of flight.
Arrow Circle http://www.avhf.com
Mountain Flying Safety
This site promotes flight safety in the mountains by providing information on hazards associated with mountain flight.
Arrow Circle http://www.mountainflying.com/flying_info_1.htm
NACO 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.
Arrow Circle http://naco.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=naco/online/d_tpp
National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO)
The FAA's NACO publishes and distributes US government civil aeronautical charts and flight information publications. This site includes links to the Aeronautical Chart User's Guide.
Arrow Circle http://www.naco.faa.gov/
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.
Arrow Circle https://www.faasafety.gov/files/gslac/courses/content/79/776/kneeboard.pdf
Night Flying Tips
This issue of the FAA Aviation News contains an article with tips for safe operation at night (page 5).
Arrow Circle http://www.faa.gov/library/aviation_news/2005/media/NovDec2005Issue.pdf
Night VFR
This link goes to AOPA/ASF's tools and tips for safe night VFR flying.
Arrow Circle http://www.aopa.org/asf/hotspot/night_vfr.html
NOTAMs
This link goes to FAA's notices to airmen.
Arrow Circle http://www.faa.gov/ntap/
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!
Arrow Circle https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/distribution/atcscc.html
Operations at Non-Towered Airports
This link goes to the Air Safety Foundation's safety information on operating at non-towered airports.
Arrow Circle http://www.aopa.org/asf/hotspot/
Personal Minimums Checklist (PAVE)
An easy-to-use, personal risk management tool, tailored to your level of knowledge, skill, and ability.
Arrow Circle http://www.faa.gov/education_research/training/fits/guidance/media/personal%20minimums%20checklist.pdf
Plane Sense, General Aviation Information
Plane Sense, General Aviation Information, FAA-H-8083-19A
Arrow Circle http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/aviation/media/faa-h-8083-19A.pdf
Practical Risk Management in General Aviation
This link goes to an FAA Aviation News article on practical risk management for general aviation.
Arrow Circle http://www.faa.gov/library/aviation_news/2005/media/MayJune2005Issue.pdf
Preflight Safety Checkup for Spring
This link goes to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's spring preflight safety page.
Arrow Circle http://www.aopa.org/asf/hotspot/springpreflight.html
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.
Arrow Circle http://www.faa.gov/education_research/training/fits/guidance/media/Pers%20Wx%20Risk%20Assessment%20Guide-V1.0.pdf
Risk Management Teaching Tips
This link goes to pamphlets on teaching risk management in GA.
Arrow Circle http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/pilot_risk/
Runway Safety Program (FAA)
This site provides information and tips for runway safety.
Arrow Circle http://www.faa.gov/runwaysafety/
Runway Safety Video Training
This link goes to FAA's interactive runway safety course.
Arrow Circle http://aea.faa.gov/aea200/safety/Airport%20Signs.htm
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.
Arrow Circle http://www.aopa.org/asf/publications/advisors.html
Security - AOPA Airport Watch
This link goes to the AOPA / TSA Airport Watch program page.
Arrow Circle http://www.aopa.org/airportwatch/
Security - TSA Information for General Aviation
This link goes to TSA's main menu for general aviation security information.
Arrow Circle http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/ga/editorial_1214.shtm
Security Awareness for General Aviation (TSA)
This page provides links to TSA's initial and recurrent security awareness training for flight school employees and independent flight instructors.
Arrow Circle http://www.tsa.gov/public/display?theme=248
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.
Arrow Circle http://www.seeandavoid.org
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).
Arrow Circle http://sats.nasa.gov
Special Use Airspace
This link goes to FAA's SUA information page.
Arrow Circle http://sua.faa.gov/sua/Welcome.do
Stall and Spin Awareness
This link opens a PDF version of AC 61-67C on teaching stall and spin awareness.
Arrow Circle http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/1ab39b4ed563b08985256a35006d56af/a2fdf912342e575786256ca20061e343/$FILE/AC61-67C.pdf
Terrain Avoidance Plan (AOPA/ASF)
This tool gives night VFR pilots or pilots in areas of less-than-good visibility with a procedure to avoid Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT).
Arrow Circle http://www.aopa.org/asf/asfarticles/2004/sp0407quiz.html
TFRs - Graphical Interface (FAA)
This link goes to the FAA's new graphic site on Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs). It includes links to TFR maps and plain English text.
Arrow Circle http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html
Transition Training
This link opens a PDF version of AC 61-9B on transition to more complex single-engine and light twin aircraft.
Arrow Circle http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/9fb4b32f92b4de56862569b9007093eb/$FILE/ATT4Q7X4/AC61-9B.pdf
Wake Turbulence Avoidance
This page provides the link to a PDF version of AC 90-23F on avoiding wake turbulence.
Arrow Circle http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/1472662A19F6603B86256C1600733DA7?OpenDocument
Weather Decision-Making for GA Pilots
This link goes to a weather decision-making guide for general aviation pilots.
Arrow Circle http://www.faa.gov/pilots/safety/media/ga_weather_decision_making.pdf