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Aeronautical Information Manual
Aeronautical Information Manual
A reference publication for pilots.
source: FAA Balloon Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-11)
Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM): A primary FAA publication whose purpose is to instruct airmen about operating in the National Airspace System of the U.S. It provides basic flight information, ATC Procedures and general instructional information concerning health, medical facts, factors affecting flight safety, accident and hazard reporting, and types of aeronautical charts and their use.
source: FAA Pilot/Controller Glossary
In United States and Canadian aviation, the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) is the federal regulatory body's official guide to basic flight information and ATC procedures.

Sometimes, the AIM is referred to by the now outdated name "Airman's Information Manual."

This manual contains the fundamentals required in order to fly legally in the country of origin. It also contains items of interest to pilots concerning health and medical facts, factors affecting flight safety, a pilot/controller glossary of terms used in the ATC System, and information on safety, accident, and hazard reporting. Although the AIM is not regulatory in nature, parts of it re-state and amplify federal regulations.

In the United States, the AIM is published by the Federal Aviation Administration, and contains ten chapters, as follows:

  1. Air Navigation
  2. Aeronautical Lighting and Other Airport Visual Aids
  3. Airspace
  4. Air Traffic Control
  5. Air Traffic Procedures
  6. Emergency Procedures
  7. Safety of Flight
  8. Medical Facts for Pilots
  9. Aeronautical Charts and Related Publications
  10. Helicopter Operations
The AIM's text and images are produced by the FAA, and are available in electronic form.

In Canada, the AIM is published by Transport Canada, and contains the following chapters:

  1. General (GEN)
  2. Aerodromes (AGA)
  3. Communications (COM)
  4. Meteorology (MET)
  5. Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Services (RAC)
  6. Facilitation (FAL)
  7. Search and Rescue (SAR)
  8. Aeronautical Charts and Publications (MAP)
  9. Licensing, Registration and Airworthiness (LRA)
  10. Airmanship (AIR)
New editions of the Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual (TC AIM) are published twice a year, usually in April and October.
source: Wikitionary / Wikipedia and Related Sources (Edited)

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