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Aviation Glossary :: NOTAM  Aviation Glossary :: NOTAM FAA Written Test Preparation
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NOTAM
NOTAM
A notice containing information concerning facilities, services, or procedures, the timely knowledge of which is essential to personnel concerned with flight operations
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source: FAA Balloon Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-11)

A notice containing information (not known sufficiently in advance to publicize by other means) concerning the establishment, condition, or change in any component (facility, service, or procedure of, or hazard in the National Airspace System) the timely knowledge of which is essential to personnel concerned with flight operations.

  1. NOTAM(D)- A NOTAM given (in addition to local dissemination) distant dissemination beyond the area of responsibility of the Flight Service Station. These NOTAMs will be stored and available until canceled.
  2. FDC NOTAM- A NOTAM regulatory in nature, transmitted by USNOF and given system wide dissemination. (See ICAO term NOTAM.)

A notice containing information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedure or hazard, the timely knowledge of which is essential to personnel concerned with flight operations.

  1. I Distribution- Distribution by means of telecommunication.
  2. II Distribution- Distribution by means other than telecommunications.

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source: FAA Pilot/Controller Glossary

A notice containing information (not known sufficiently in advance to publicize by other means) concerning the establishment, condition, or change in any component (facility, service, or procedure of, or hazard in the National Airspace System) the timely knowledge of which is essential to personnel concerned with flight operations.
  1. NOTAM(D)- A NOTAM given (in addition to local dissemination) distant dissemination beyond the area of responsibility of the Flight Service Station. These NOTAMs will be stored and available until canceled.
  2. FDC NOTAM- A NOTAM regulatory in nature, transmitted by USNOF and given system wide dissemination
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source: FAA Pilot/Controller Glossary

Notice to Airment (NOTAM): A notice filed with an aviation authority to alert aircraft pilots of any hazards en route or at a specific location. The authority in turn provides means of disseminating relevant NOTAMs to pilots.
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source: FAA Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25A)

A notice filed with an aviation authority to alert aircraft pilots of any hazards en route or at a specific location. The authority in turn provides means of disseminating relevant NOTAMs to pilots.
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source: FAA Risk Management Handbook (FAA-H-8083-2)

Notice to Airmen (NOTAM): A notice containing information concerning facilities, services, or procedures, the timely knowledge of which is essential to personnel concerned with flight operations.
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source: FAA Weight Shift Control Handbook (FAA-H-8083-5)

Notice to Airmen: document giving information about changes to aeronautical facilities, services, procedures or hazards. NOTAM are available in the form of Pre-Flight Information Bulletins (PIB) using a live database.
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source: ICAO English Pro Aviation Glossary


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