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Aeronautical Information Manual

Chapter 7. Safety of Flight

Section 1. Meteorology

  • 7-1-1. National Weather Service Aviation Products
  • 7-1-2. FAA Weather Services
  • 7-1-3. Use of Aviation Weather Products
  • 7-1-4. Preflight Briefing
  • 7-1-5. En Route Flight Advisory Service (EFAS)
  • 7-1-6. Inflight Aviation Weather Advisories
  • 7-1-7. Categorical Outlooks
  • 7-1-8. Telephone Information Briefing Service (TIBS)
  • 7-1-9. Transcribed Weather Broadcast (TWEB)
  • 7-1-10. Inflight Weather Broadcasts
  • 7-1-11. Flight Information Services (FIS)
  • 7-1-12. Weather Observing Programs
  • 7-1-13. Weather Radar Services
  • 7-1-14. ATC Inflight Weather Avoidance Assistance
  • 7-1-15. Runway Visual Range (RVR)
  • 7-1-16. Reporting of Cloud Heights
  • 7-1-17. Reporting Prevailing Visibility
  • 7-1-18. Estimating Intensity of Rain and Ice Pellets
  • 7-1-19. Estimating Intensity of Snow or Drizzle (Based on Visibility)
  • 7-1-20. Pilot Weather Reports (PIREPs)
  • 7-1-21. PIREPs Relating to Airframe Icing
  • 7-1-22. Definitions of Inflight Icing Terms
  • 7-1-23. PIREPs Relating to Turbulence
  • 7-1-24. Wind Shear PIREPs
  • 7-1-25. Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) PIREPs
  • 7-1-26. Microbursts
  • 7-1-27. PIREPs Relating to Volcanic Ash Activity
  • 7-1-28. Thunderstorms
  • 7-1-29. Thunderstorm Flying
  • 7-1-30. Key to Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) and Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR)
  • 7-1-31. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Weather Formats

Section 2. Altimeter Setting Procedures

Section 3. Wake Turbulence

  • 7-3-1. General
  • 7-3-2. Vortex Generation
  • 7-3-3. Vortex Strength
  • 7-3-4. Vortex Behavior
  • 7-3-5. Operations Problem Areas
  • 7-3-6. Vortex Avoidance Procedures
  • 7-3-7. Helicopters
  • 7-3-8. Pilot Responsibility
  • 7-3-9. Air Traffic Wake Turbulence Separations

Section 4. Bird Hazards and Flight Over National Refuges, Parks, and Forests

  • 7-4-1. Migratory Bird Activity
  • 7-4-2. Reducing Bird Strike Risks
  • 7-4-3. Reporting Bird Strikes
  • 7-4-4. Reporting Bird and Other Wildlife Activities
  • 7-4-5. Pilot Advisories on Bird and Other Wildlife Hazards
  • 7-4-6. Flights Over Charted U.S. Wildlife Refuges, Parks, and Forest Service Areas

Section 5. Potential Flight Hazards

  • 7-5-1. Accident Cause Factors
  • 7-5-2. VFR in Congested Areas
  • 7-5-3. Obstructions to Flight
  • 7-5-4. Avoid Flight Beneath Unmanned Balloons
  • 7-5-5. Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • 7-5-6. Mountain Flying
  • 7-5-7. Use of Runway Half-way Signs at Unimproved Airports
  • 7-5-8. Seaplane Safety
  • 7-5-9. Flight Operations in Volcanic Ash
  • 7-5-10. Emergency Airborne Inspection of Other Aircraft
  • 7-5-11. Precipitation Static
  • 7-5-12. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (Laser) Operations and Reporting Illumination of Aircraft
  • 7-5-13. Flying in Flat Light and White Out Conditions
  • 7-5-14. Operations in Ground Icing Conditions
  • 7-5-15. Avoid Flight in the Vicinity of Thermal Plumes (Smoke Stacks and Cooling Towers)

Section 6. Safety, Accident, and Hazard Reports

  • 7-6-1. Aviation Safety Reporting Program
  • 7-6-2. Aircraft Accident and Incident Reporting
  • 7-6-3. Near Midair Collision Reporting
  • 7-6-4. Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) Reports
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