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02 What other sources of aviation information are there on the net?




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This article is from the Aviation FAQ, by Geoffrey G. Peck geoff@peck.com with numerous contributions by others.

02 What other sources of aviation information are there on the net?

Guenther Eichhorn maintains a very well-organized set of information
on general aviation which is available on the web:
http://www.landings.com/aviation.html
The information below has been extracted from this page for those who
are not web-capable and would like ftp access to a few key items.

The Federal Government maintains a fair amount of FAA information
which may be obtained by ftp from:
ftp://fwux.fedworld.gov/pub/faa/faa.htm
These documents are in a number of different formats, including text,
various versions of MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, several compressed archive
files, and more. The FARs (FAR_xx.DOC) are text files; the Practical
Test Standards (PTS_xxx.n) are Word 6.0 for Windows.

A list of major airports, including code letters and latitude and
longitude, may be obtained by ftp from:
ftp://aviation.jsc.nasa.gov/pub/fly/data/airports.txt
This site also contains a set of FAA data tapes, last updated 9/14/95.
These data tapes are large and not particularly easy to process; if you
are looking for data with which to do flight planning, please read Q13
and Q10 below.

 

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