Adivsory Circulars


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Do you guys have a binder/ notebook/ folder/ something that you have your A/C's printed out, or do you just pull it up online?

If you have them printed out, which ones do you have?



Yep, I keep all FAA pubs including Advisory Circulars on my tablet. I use them quite a lot too, having them handy I'm sure is the main reason.


No, I just save them as I come across them. There's a lot of good stuff collected here that you can browse by topic area:

Here's a list of some commonly referenced AC's and other's I've picked up.

AC 60-22 Aeronautical Decision Making
AC 60-28 English Language Skills
AC 61-65e Certification of Pilots and Flight Instructors
AC 61-67c Stall and Spin Awareness Training
AC 61-84b Role of Pre-Flight Preparation
AC61-98A Currency and Additional Qualification Requirements
AC90-34 Accidents Resulting From Wheelbarrowing in Tricycle Gear Airplanes
AC 90-42f Traffic Advisory Practices at Uncontrolled Airports
AC 90-48c Pilot’s Role in Collision Avoidance
AC 90-66a Recommended Traffic Patterns at Uncontrolled Airports
AC 91-13 Cold Weather Operation of Aircraft
AC 91-55 Reduction of Electrical Failures Following Aircraft Starting
AC91-63b Temporary Flight Restrictions
AC 150/5340-1 Standards for Airport Markings
AC 150/5340-18 Standards for Airport Sign System
AC 150/5340-30 Design and Installation for Airport Visual Aids
Order 880.6 Conduct of Airmen Knowledge Tests
FAA-H-8083-1 Aircraft Weight & Balance Handbook
FAA-H-8083-3 Airplane Flying Handbook
FAA-H-8083-9 Aviation Instructor’s Handbook
FAA-H-8083-15 Instrument Flying Handbook
FAA-H-8083-25 Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
FAA-S-8081-4 Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards
FAA-S-8081-6 Flight Instructor Practical Test Standards
FAA-S-8081-12 Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards
FAA-S-8081-14 Private Pilot Practical Test Standards

It's also nice to know a bit about maintenance techniques sometimes, which can help identify problem areas or acceptable/unacceptable repairs.

AC 43.13-1 Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices - Aircraft Inspection and Repair
AC 43.13-2A Acceptable Methods Techniques and Practices - Alterations


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+1 for having electronic copies. I had originally printed out most of the AC's in rframes's list, and stuck them in a binder. It was a 4" thick mess of one-sided pages, which made it difficult to work with. You will also find that having a search function is key since most of the AC's are long-winded and a bit dry. Good stuff through. I highly recommend reading most if not all of the AC's listed above.


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Yeah this is going to be a painful process of finding all of these and saving them, buuut yeah it sure beats the heck out of having a binder....oh well ill dig it later!


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I would add AC 91-67 “Minimum Equipment Requirements for General Aviation Operations under Part 91”.


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Are you talking about in the beginning when it says that the PTS are based on the following references? Then lists all the regs and the ac's...

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Yeah this is going to be a painful process of finding all of these and saving them, buuut yeah it sure beats the heck out of having a binder....oh well ill dig it later!
My stuff is all in Dropbox, and I read them with Stanza. I add a document on my computer, it shows up in Dropbox on the iPad.

Oh, and on a notoriously picky note, I think it's "Advisories Circular" just as its "courts-martial" and "surgeons general."


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Oooh well aren't we getting fancy eh?

I found an FAA publication which is pretty good, its the Aeronautical Chart User's Guide. Pretty helpful to give to a student who has never seen a sectional.