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FAA Advisory Circulars

AC No: 00-2.12
Advisory Circular Checklist
This advisory circular (AC) is a checklist, in text format, of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Advisory Circulars (AC's). It also lists certain other FAA publications sold by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

AC No. 00-46D
Aviation Safety Reporting Program
This advisory circular (AC) describes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety Reporting Program (ASRP) which utilizes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a third party to receive Aviation Safety Reports.

AC No. 39-7C
Airworthiness Directives
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and information to owners and operators of aircraft concerning their responsibility for complying with airworthiness directives (AD) and recording AD compliance in the appropriate maintenance records.

AC No. 43-9C
MAINTENANCE RECORDS
This advisory circular (AC) describes methods, procedures and practices that have been determined to be acceptable means of showing compliance with the general aviation maintenance record making and record keeping requirements.

AC No: 43-12A
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
This advisory circular (AC) provides information concerning preventive maintenance, who may perform it, the standards of performance applicable to it, authority for approving aircraft for return to service, and the applicable recording requirements.

AC No. 60-4A
PILOT'S SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
To acquaint pilots with the hazards of disorientation caused by loss of visual reference with the surface.

AC 60-11C (PDF Format)
TEST AIDS AND MATERIALS THAT MAY BE USED BY AIRMAN KNOWLEDGE TESTING APPLICANTS
This advisory circular (AC) provides information concerning test aids and materials that may be used by applicants when taking knowledge tests.

AC No: 60-22
AERONAUTICAL DECISION MAKING
This Advisory Circular (AC) provides introductory material, background information, and reference material on Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM). The material in this AC provides a systematic approach to risk assessment and stress management in aviation, illustrates how personal attitudes can influence decision making and how those attitudes can be modified.

AC No: 60-28 (PDF Format)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILL STANDARDS REQUIRED BY 14 CFR PARTS 61, 63, AND 65
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for airman applicants, training organizations, designated examiners, and aviation safety inspectors in determining English language skills required for airman certification under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 61, 63, and 65.

AC No: 61-65D (PDF Format)
CERTIFICATION: PILOTS AND FLIGHT AND GROUND INSTRUCTORS
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for pilots, flight instructors, ground instructors, and examiners on the certification standards, knowledge test procedures, and other requirements contained in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61.

AC No: 61-65D (PDF Format)
CERTIFICATION: PILOTS AND FLIGHT AND GROUND INSTRUCTORS
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for pilots, flight instructors, ground instructors, and examiners on the certification standards, knowledge test procedures, and other requirements contained in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61.

AC No. 61-67B
STALL AND SPIN AWARENESS TRAINING
This advisory circular (AC) explains the stall and spin awareness training required under Part 61of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and offers guidance to flight instructors who provide that training.

AC No: 61-91J
Pilot Proficiency Award Program
This advisory circular (AC) describes the FAA Pilot Proficiency Award Program and outlines the eligibility requirements for pilots to participate in this recurrent training program

AC No: 61-94 (PDF Format)
PILOT TRANSITION COURSE FOR SELF-LAUNCHING OR POWERED SAILPLANES (MOTORGLIDERS)
This advisory circular (AC) provides recommendations, put is not the only means, that may be used by glider pilots who desire to transition into sailplanes or gliders with self-launching capability.

AC No: 61-98A
CURRENCY AND ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATED PILOTS
This advisory circular (AC) provides information for pilots and flight instructors to use in complying with the flight review required by FAR 61.56.

AC No: 61-101
PRESOLO WRITTEN TEST
This AC provides guidance to flight instructors in developing a written test to administer to student pilots prior to solo flight.

AC No: 61-115 (PDF Format)
POSITIVE EXCHANGE OF FLIGHT CONTROLS PROGRAM
This advisory circular provides guidance for all pilots, especially student pilots, flight instructors, and pilot examiners, on the recommended procedure to use for the positive exchange of flight controls between pilots when operating an aircraft.

AC NO: 90-23E
AIRCRAFT WAKE TURBULENCE
This advisory circular (AC) is intended to alert pilots to the hazards of aircraft wake turbulence and recommends related operational procedures.

AC No: 90-42F
TRAFFIC ADVISORY PRACTICES AT AIRPORTS WITHOUT OPERATING CONTROL TOWERS
This advisory circular (AC) contains good operating practices and procedures for use when approaching or departing airports without an operating control tower and airports that have control towers operating part time. This AC has been updated to include changes in radio frequencies and phraseology.

AC No: 90-66A
RECOMMENDED STANDARD TRAFFIC PATTERNS AND PRACTICES FOR AERONAUTICAL OPERATIONS AT AIRPORTS WITHOUT OPERATING CONTROL TOWERS
This advisory circular (AC) calls attention to regulatory requirements and recommended procedures for aeronautical operations at airports without operating control towers. It recommends traffic patterns and operational procedures for aircraft, lighter than air, glider, parachute, rotorcraft, and ultralight vehicle operations where such use is not in conflict with existing procedures in effect at those airports.