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Aviation Forms

Guides/Publications

Fixed Wing Aircraft
Helicopter
Miscellaneous

Smokejumpers

More Publications
& Resources

Aviation Directories

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Plans

Aviation
Manuals & Handbooks

 

Aviation Directories

Directories
Link
Date of Publication
  Interagency Aviation Technical Assistance Directory HTML
July 2016
  Regional Links & GACCS HTML
Continuous

Aviation Manuals (FSM) & Handbooks (FSH)

Publication
Link
Date of
Publication
FSM 5700 Zero Code (Service Wide Issuances) April 2013
FSM 5710 Administration (Service Wide Issuances)
April 2013
FSM 5720 Aviation Safety (Service Wide Issuances) April 2009
Letter Policy Change - FSM 5700 and 5709.16, Instrument Flight Conditions and Night Flying PDF October 2010
FSH 5709.16 Flight Operations Handbook, Chapter Zero Code
2009
FSH 5709.16 Flight Operations Handbook, Chapter 10 Administration HTML 2015
FSH 5709.16 Flight Operations Handbook, Chapter 20 Employee Pilots - Qualifications and Training HTML 2005
FSH 5709.16 Flight Operations Handbook, Chapter 30 Aircraft Operations HTML 2006
FSH 5709.16 Flight Operations Handbook, Chapter 40, Airworthiness Standards, Inspections and Maintenance HTML 2012
FSH 5709.16 Flight Operations Handbook, Chapter 50 Aviation Security HTML 2013

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Interagency Guides/Publications (Helicopter)

Publication
Links
Date of
Publication
  Interagency Helicopter Pilot Practical Test Guide (IHPTS)

PDF

2015

NFES 1885
PMS 510
Interagency Helicopter Operations Guide (IHOG)

HTML

2016

 

USFS National Rappel Operations Guide (NROG)

2014 updates:

 



PDF

PDF

2013

  • Full Guide

  • Appendix A – Rappeller Training Syllabus
  • Appendix B – Rappel Spotter Training Syllabus
  • Appendix C – Forms
  • Appendix D – Equipment and Procedures Development and Evaluation Protocols
  • Appendix E – Rappel Equipment Irregularity Reporting Protocols
  • Appendix F – Specified Equipment Attachment Standards
  • Appendix G – GAR Rappel Risk Assessment
  • Appendix H – Rappel Risk Management for Fire Missions
  • Appendix I – Rappel Base Reviews
  • Appendix J – Proposed Rappel and Cargo Letdown Activities
  • Appendix K – Group Charters
  • Appendix L – Acronyms and Definitions
  • Appendix M - Significant Revisions

PDF

PMS 501 Interagency Aerial Ignition Guide (IAIG)
2015
  National Type I and Type II Exclusive Use Helicopter Operations Plan
2015
  Emergency Helicopter Extraction Source List
2016
9657
1201-SDTDC
Professional Helicopter Pilot Guide
1996

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Interagency Guides/Publications (Fixed Wing Aircraft)
 

Publication
Link
Date of
Publication
 

Interagency Aerial Supervision Guide

Aerial Supervision Logbook

Replaces:
Interagency Air Attack Guide (ATGS)Interagency Leadplane Operations Guide (ILOG)

HTML

PDF

 

 

2016

2014

  Interagency SEAT Operations Guide (ISOG)
2014
NFES 2271 Interagency Airtanker Base Operations Guide
2015

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Interagency Guides/Publications (Smokejumper)
 

Publication
Link
Date of
Publication
 

FS Approval of the Interagency Smokejumper Operations Guide Letter (ISMOG)



PDF

 

2016



  Interagency Smokejumper Pilot's Operations Guide
(ISPOG)
PDF
2009/2010

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Guides/Publications (Misc)
 

Publications
Link
Date
of Publication
  Aircraft Inspection Guide Handbook PDF
2008

NFES 1068

Aviation Transport of Hazardous Materials Guide

DOT Special Permit Authorization 9198 (Sixteenth Revision)

USFS DOT SP-9198 Grantee Letter

PDF

PDF

PDF

January 2005

December 2011

March 2014

  Interagency Airspace Coordination Guide HTML
2003
  Interagency Aviation Training Guide PDF
2014
NFES
1373
Interagency Aviation User Pocket Guide PDF
2008
NFES
2659
Interagency Mishap Response Guide & Checklist

PDF

2014
  Interagency Standards for Fire & Aviation Operations (Red Book) HTML
2016
  National Interagency Mobilization Guide HTML
2016
  USFS Administrative Use of Aircraft Desk Reference PDF
2016
  USFS National Aviation Safety Management System Guide PDF
2016
  USFS Change Management and Implementation Guide PDF
2016
  USFS Special Mission Airworthiness Assurance Guide PDF
December 2011
  USFS WCF Aircraft Users Guide PDF
2016

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Plans
 

Plans
Link
Date of Publication
  National Night Air Operations Plan - 090413 PDF
2013
 

National Aviation Safety and Management Plan

PDF
2016
  USFS Aviation Strategic Plan 2014-2018 PDF
2014
 

Forest Service Emergency Medical Short-Haul Operations Plan

PDF
2016

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Aviation Forms
 

Form
Link
Date of Publication
  Orange Card (1399) HTML
Continuous
  SafeCom HTML
Continuous
  SafeCom (FORM) HTML
Continuous
  Aviation Dispatch Form PDF
Continuous

 

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