Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) updated


Updates to the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), change 3, went into effect on February 28. Among the updates, the AIM advises users of the previously announced modifications to the Notices to Airmen Publication (NTAP).

On the recommendation of multiple industry group and associations, FAA made the announcement in early January to cut Part 1 from the NTAP which was a listing of numerous flight data center (FDC) NOTAMS. The same information is available now in more convenient and usable formats. The previous methodology of publishing hundreds of FDC NOTAMs had become a particularly onerous obligation of pilots.

The new, slimmed down version of the NTAP was also published on February 28 and is published every 28 days.

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It was his first airplane trip at age seven that made Eric decide to become a pilot. "While boarding the airplane, a flight attendant noticed my interest in the flight deck and urged me to go talk to the pilot. I give a lot of credit to that pilot for my career choice." He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and went on to an airline career. Eric now heads Sporty’s flight school and directs the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Pilot Training Program. In addition, Eric serves as a Captain in Sporty’s corporate flight department.