NOTAMs (NOtices To AirMen) contain time-critical aeronautical information that is of a temporary nature or not known far enough in advance to permit publication, and could affect a pilot’s decision to make a flight.
Describe the different types of NOTAMs and what information they contain.
- D NOTAMs
- FDC NOTAMs
- Pointer NOTAMs
- Military NOTAMs
- D NOTAMs include all NOTAM information for aerodrome movement areas. These are subdivided into 4 keyword categories:
- Airports: Aerodrome (AD); Apron; Ramp; Runway (RWY); Taxiway (TWY)
- Services: Communications (COM); NAVAID (NAV); Services (SVC)
- Airspace: Airspace; Obstructions
- Miscellaneous: Other aeronautical information (O); Unverified movement area (U)
- FDC NOTAMs include regulatory changes. Examples include amendments to instrument approach procedures or aeronautical charts.
- Pointer NOTAMs are D NOTAMs that refer to a published NOTAM, and will always contain a keyword.
- Military NOTAMs pertain to the US Armed Forces.
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