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6/17/21 

AIM 

Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) 

Code of Federal Regulations and Advisory Circulars 

Code of Federal Regulations - The FAA publishes the 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to make readily 
available to the aviation community the regulatory 
requirements placed upon them. These regulations 
are sold as individual parts by the Superintendent of 
Documents. 

The more frequently amended parts are sold on 
subscription service with subscribers receiving 
changes automatically as issued. Less active parts are 
sold on a single

sale basis. Changes to single-sale 

parts will be sold separately as issued. Information 
concerning these changes will be furnished by the 
FAA through its Status of Federal Aviation 
Regulations, AC 00

44. 

Advisory Circulars - The FAA issues Advisory 
Circulars (AC) to inform the aviation public in a 
systematic way of nonregulatory material. Unless 
incorporated into a regulation by reference, the 
contents of an advisory circular are not binding on the 
public. Advisory Circulars are issued in a numbered 
subject system corresponding to the subject areas of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (Title 14, 
Chapter 1, FAA). 

AC 00

2, Advisory Circular Checklist and Status of 

Other FAA Publications, contains advisory circulars 
that are for sale as well as those distributed 
free

of

charge by the FAA. 

NOTE

 

The above information relating to CFRs and ACs is 
extracted from AC 00

2. Many of the CFRs and ACs listed 

in AC 00

2 are cross

referenced in the AIM. These 

regulatory and nonregulatory references cover a wide 
range of subjects and are a source of detailed information 
of value to the aviation community. AC 00

2 is issued 

annually and can be obtained free

of

charge from: 

U.S. Department of Transportation 
Subsequent Distribution Office 
Ardmore East Business Center 
3341 Q 75th Avenue 
Landover, MD  20785 
Telephone:  301

322

4961 

AC 00

2 may also be found at:  

http://www.faa.gov

 under 

Advisory Circulars. 

External References - All references to Advisory 
Circulars and other FAA publications in the 
Aeronautical Information Manual include the FAA 
Advisory Circular or Order identification numbers 
(when available). However, due to varied publication 
dates, the basic publication letter is not included. 

EXAMPLE

 

FAA Order JO 7110.65X, Air Traffic Control, is referenced 
as FAA Order JO 7110.65. 

Code of Federal Regulations and Advisory Circulars