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BE AMAZED!. Airport Facility Directory Published every 56 days Covers the Continental US in 6 sections Contain useful information on all public airports.

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1 BE AMAZED!

2 Airport Facility Directory Published every 56 days Covers the Continental US in 6 sections Contain useful information on all public airports (some private and military airports too) and radio aids to navigation

3 Information Available Seaplane bases Special Notices –Lights out operations –ATC waivers –Controlled firing areas –Aerobatic practice areas –Noise abatement Land and Hold Short operations (dist. Available) FAA & FSDO phone numbers ARTCC & FSS frequencies VFR waypoint lat/longs VOR reciever checkpoints and VOTs Parachute Jumping Areas Aeronautical Chart Bulletins Tower Enroute Control (IFR) Airport diagrams

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5 (TUL) Airport Identifier 5 NE 5 miles North East of nearest town/city UTC-6(-5DT) Time Zone N36 o W95 o Latitude/Longitude 677 Airport Elevation B Airport Beacon S4 Major Powerplant Major Airframe Types of Fuel Types of Oxygen for pressurization systems Landing Rights Airport Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Level

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8 Runway 36R Type of approach lighting Touchdown Zone Lighting Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPA 4 bars Left side of RWY) Angle of the PAPI 3 degrees Threshold crossing height 57

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10 In the remarks you can find non-standard traffic pattern altitudes, hours of operation, and any airport additional information

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12 Clearance Delivery App/ Dep have Radar Remote Communications outlet freq. and # Terminal Doppler Weather Radar Automated weather info Low Level Wind Shear Alert System Ground Control

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14 Smaller airports dont have their own NOTAM file The VORTAC is on the 264 radial 4.9nm to field Elevation 770 8E error Lat/Long of VORTAC Military use: has DME (H)= High service volume VORTAC W=without voice (MHW/LOM) Medium High service volume W=without voice frequency indent Location

15 On Kansas sectional AD= airport diagram High Intensity Runway Lights Centerline Lights

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17 Date of latest change day (SDF) Airport Identifier City and State of Airport Runway declared distance info available see appropriate A/FD Airport Frequencies

18 Displaced threshold Runway exact Magnetic Heading Airport Variation ILS hold short line Pavement Classification number Runway weight limits Effective dates Runway slope Runway elevation Field elevation

19 Want to go see the Blue Angels? Special Notices: –2009 U.S. & Canadian military Aerial Aircraft/Parachute Demonstrations –Dates & Locations of Thunderbirds Blue Angels Canadian Snowbirds USA Golden Knights

20 Other info in Special Notices Noise Abatement Procedures Aerobatic Practice Area Controlled Firing Area- not on chart Helicopter Activity Night Vision Lights out Operations Laser Light Demonstrations Air-to-air frequency VFR Departures

21 Cuban Flight Advisory (UNTIL FURHER NOTICE) The FAA has been informed that an official Cuban government publication has issued a warning that Cuban Armed Forces will shoot down any aircraft that penetrates Cuban Airspace illegally and refuses to obey an order to land for inspection All pilots should take note: use extreme caution in the area of Cuban Airspace; adhere strictly to Cuban requirements for over flight of their territory

22 FAA and NWS Telephone numbers TIBS- phone info briefing Service –Continuous recordings of meteorological and/or aeronautical info including area/ route briefings, airspace procedures and announcements. TWEB- Transcribed Weather Broadcast –Provide access to TWEB on selected navigation facilities for a specific route Restricted # for Aviation Weather Information §§- Fast File (Flight Plan Filing only) # - National AFSS Numbers

23 TAF and METAR decoder POP QUIZ! Descriptor –BC –PR –MI Precipitation –UP –PL –GS –SG Obscuration –BR –FU –VA –DU Other –SQ –FC –SS

24 Answers! Descriptor –BC= Patches –PR= Partial –MI= Shallow Precipitation –UP= Uknown Precip –PL= Ice Pellets –GS= Small hail/snow pellets –SG= Snow grains Obscuration –BR= Mist >=5/8sm >FG –FU= Smoke –VA= Volcanic Ash –DU= Widespread Dust Other –SQ= Squall –FC= Funnel Cloud –SS= Sandstorm

25 Other information in the A/FD FSDO –Addresses and Phone numbers Q Routes –Nav routes that extend more than 12 nm off shore –MOCA= 1500 clearance –MEA 6000 VFR waypoint –list and Lat/Long

26 VOR Receiver Checkpoints Dual VOT Ground Airborne Homemade – on victor airway > 20nm over significant landmark

27 Parachute Jumping Areas Only active during daylight hours and VFR To become listed and charted –Be in operation for 1 year –Operate year round –Log 4,000 or more jumps each year

28 Aeronautical Chart Bulletin Issues changes since sectionals are issued every 6 months and A/FD are issued every 56 days

29 EFAS Enroute Flight Advisory Service –Routes –Times –Frequencies


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