Reference Materials - Aviation
The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA)
"The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents nearly 50,000 pilots at 32 U.S. and Canadian airlines."
Aviation information, including information about airports.
Aviation job listings.
The Aviation Safety and Security Archives
"The Archives is a repository for unique or rare, primary materials relating to aviation safety and security. ... Our Digital Library contains digital documents, including thousands of photographs, letters, reports, and other documents, most of which offer full text." From Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Aviation Safety Network
Information about aviation safety incidents.
Aviation Safety Reporting System
Aviation safety information from NASA.
Aviation Weather Center
Weather information for pilots from NOAA.
The online presence of the aviation journal.
Aviation Reference Desk
Information about air disasters.
Aviation news and information from around the world.
"Flightradar24 is a flight tracker that shows live air traffic from around the world. Flightradar24 combines data from several data sources including ADS-B, MLAT and FAA. The ADS-B, MLAT and FAA data is aggregated together with schedule and flight status data from airlines and airports to create a unique flight tracking experience on www.flightradar24.com and in Flightradar24 apps."
Flight Safety Foundation
"The Foundation is an international non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to provide impartial, independent, expert safety guidance and resources for the aviation and aerospace industry."
The International Air Transport Association (IATA)
"The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world's airlines, representing some 240 airlines or 84% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues."
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
"A specialized agency of the United Nations, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection. The Organization serves as the forum for cooperation in all fields of civil aviation among its 191 Member States."
The International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations (IFALPA)
"The mission of IFALPA is to be the global voice of professional pilots by providing representation, services and support in order to promote the highest level of aviation safety worldwide."
The Ninety-Nines, Inc, International Organization of Women Pilots
"The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight."
Plane & Pilot Magazine
The online presence of Plane & Pilot Magazine.
Aviation resources including an extensive aviation directory.
"[N]ews and information for executives in the commercial, business, and military aviation industries."
Thirty Thousand Feet
"[A]n aviation directory with thousands of links to aviation web pages, aviation news, and other sources of commercial, military, and general aviation information."
TRB Publications Index
"The TRB Publications Index contains over 63,000 papers, articles, and reports published by the Transportation Research Board, Highway Research Board, Strategic Highway Research Program, or the Marine Board from 1923 to date." Includes aviation-related records.
US Forest Service Fire & Aviation Management
Information from the US Forest Service about the use of aircraft in fighting forest fires.
Women in Aviation Resource Center
"[A]n online repository of educational, historical, and networking resources" aimed at women in aviation but with many links that are relevant to male aviators as well.
Women in Aviation, International
The website for an "organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries."
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