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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

Aviation Manuals (FSM) & Handbooks (FSH)

Publication
Link
Date of
Publication
FSM 5700 Aviation Management 2009-2013
FSH 5709.16 Flight Operations Handbook, Chapter Zero Code
2005-2013

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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)

2016 updates:

  • Approval to Changes of the 2013 National Rappel Operations Guide (NROG)
  • Digest
  • Errata Sheet

 



PDF
PDF
PDF

2016

  • 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

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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)

PDF

PDF

 

 

2016

2014

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

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Interagency Guides/Publications (Smokejumper)
 

Publication
Link
Date of
Publication
  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

USFS DOT SP-9198 Grantee Letter

PDF

PDF

PDF

January 2005

March 2018

March 2014

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

PDF

2014
  Interagency Standards for Fire & Aviation Operations (Red Book) HTML
2018
  National Interagency Mobilization Guide HTML
2017
  USFS Administrative Use of Aircraft Desk Reference PDF
2018
  USFS National Aviation Safety Management System Guide PDF
2016
  USFS Special Mission Airworthiness Assurance Guide PDF
2015
  USFS WCF Aircraft Users Guide PDF
2016

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Plans
 

Plans
Link
Date of Publication
  National Night Air Operations Plan PDF
2017
 

National Aviation Safety and Management Plan

PDF
2017
  USFS Aviation Strategic Plan 2014-2018 PDF
2014
 

Forest Service Emergency Medical Short-Haul Operations Plan

PDF
2018

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Aviation Forms
 

Form
Link
Date of Publication
  SafeCom HTML
Continuous
  Aviation Dispatch Form PDF
Continuous

 

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