Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) Change 3 Published


FAA recently published Change 3 of the AIM. Changes include a complete rewrite of Navaid service volumes (1-1-8). Significant changes include an updated explanation of Standard Service Volumes (SSVs), revised tables that incorporate new classes of VOR and DME, and new graphics depicting the new SSVs.

Weather paragraphs pertaining to resources have been updated to remove references to services no longer provided such as TIBS and TWEB. Paragraph 6-1-1 (Pilot Responsibility and Authority) has also been updated to include consideration for autoland and emergency systems that could be installed in certain aircraft.

Read the complete Change 3 summary here.

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