Aeronautical Information Manual Explained
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The Aeronautical Information Manual, AIM, is a Transport Canada document published twice a year for Canadian pilots and air traffic controllers. It is a single source document containing information from various regulations, manuals, and guides. It is an excellent resource for new pilots and experienced pilots looking for a refresh.
Download the most current version in PDF form here: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tc-aim.html.
The manual is divided into 10 parts:
- General – GEN
- Aerodromes – AGA
- Communications, Navigation and Surveillance – COM
- Meteorology – MET
- Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Services – RAC
- North Atlantic Operations – NAT
- Search and Rescue – SAR
- Aeronautical Charts and Publications – MAP
- Licensing, Registrations and Airworthiness – LRA
- Airmanship – AIR
Many of the articles I write about in my blog make reference to the AIM, so I characterize Aviation posts into their relevant section for easy reference.