The Federal Aviation Regulations are part of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations for Aeronautics and Space. Often referenced as "14 CFR Part xx". Parts 1-199 apply to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Use Part 1 to look up the definitions and abbreviations used in the FARs.
This part defines the steps and processes used for aircraft and component certification.
This part sets the certification standards for most non-transport category airplanes. You will find such information as the maximum allowable stalling speed for small single engine airplanes.
This part defines the parameters, processes and requirements for keeping your reciprocating or turbine aircraft engine airworthy.
This part defines Airworthiness Directives (AD´s) and gives you information about when the FAA can issue AD´s and how to comply with them.
Here you can find the rules about who can perform different kinds of maintenance (i.e. preventive maintenance, rebuilding), and the proper ways to perform and record maintenance and get the aircraft back to flying status.
This part sets the requirements, privileges, and limitations for each pilot certificate and rating. It also defines the requirements to maintain proficiency and currency.
This part describes the eligibility, knowledge, experience, skill, and training requirements to become certified as a flight engineer or flight navigator.
This part sets the requirements for certification as an air traffic controller, aircraft dispatcher, mechanic, repairman, or parachute rigger, and also defines limitations, privileges, currency, and various ratings for these airmen.
In this part you can find a detailed description of the medical standards you must meet to obtain a first, second, or third class medical.
This part describes the location of Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace, and defines B, C, and D airspace by the rules you must follow when flying in each of these airspaces (see part 91).
This part defines special use airspace and describes the restrictions and governing agencies of restricted areas and prohibited areas.
Here you will find all of the general rules about flying, both for VFR and for IFR. You'll find things such as pilot in command responsibilities, minimum and cruising altitudes, airspeed restrictions, operations in different types of airspace, and equipment and instrument requirements.
This part gives you definitions for the symbols and terms used in instrument procedures, and lists the places you can find instrument approach procedures, takeoff minimums, and obstacle departure procedures.
This part tells you what classifies as an ultralight vehicle and sets the rules for operating an ultralight vehicle, such as operating in different types of airspace and what weather minimums apply.
This part sets the rules for parachute operations, such as the operating rules and rules applying to the use of different parachute equipment.
This part describes the rules for the airlines (air carriers and commercial operators). It covers areas including the routes they fly, maintenance, and aircraft and crewmember requirements.
This part describes the rules for airplanes in the category above, and include flight operations, and requirements for aircraft, equipment, maintenance and crewmembers.
This part sets the rules for commuter and charter operations, and includes things such as flight rules and limitations, and requirements for aircraft, pilots, and maintenance.
This part describes how to get certified to drop agricultural materials from an aircraft, as well as the flight rules that apply to these agricultural operations.
Here you will find the requirements for pilot schools to be certified, as well as qualifications and requirements for personnel, aircraft, other training equipment, the training curriculum, and record keeping at the school.
This part gives the parameters for alternative aviation training facilities, and includes certification of a training center, operating rules, recordkeeping, and requirements for the curriculum, personnel, and training equipment.
The Aeronautical Information Manual is a wonderful tool for pilots in all stages of flight. Covers basic flight information and other areas of interest to pilots flying in the United States. Helpful graphics and charts.
Subscription Information, Comments/Corrections form, Publication Schedule, General Information
Bird/Other Wildlife Strike Report, Volcanic Activity Reporting Form, Laser Beam Exposure Questionnaire, Abbreviations/Acronyms, Pilot/Controller Glossary, Index
Notification and Reporting of Aircraft Accidents or Incidents and Overdue Aircraft, and Preservation or Aircraft Wreckage, Mail, Cargo, and Records. This part gives you the rules to follow if you are involved in an aircraft accident or incident. Forms Require Acrobat Reader