Like many government websites, FAA.gov has a tremendous amount information packed into its pages. The sheer volume of pages available to click through can make it seems overwhelming. Here are some tips on finding what you need on FAA.gov fast:
FAA For You: Hiding in the upper right corner of the home page is FAA For You, which contains a list of popular categories for pilots, educators, mechanics, and more. Choose your area of interest and you’ll go straight to a page with information organized just for your area of the business. For instance, jump to the pilot page from here and you’ll get access to training and testing materials, flight operation information, medical certification requirements, and more.
A-Z Index: If you’re looking for specific aircraft guidelines or regulations, the A-Z index is your best bet. You can find the A-Z index in the upper right corner, to the left of the FAA For You link. There’s also a helpful “Regulations and Guidelines” box there at the center of the home page that contains more general categories if you can’t find what you’re looking for in the index or aren’t sure of the exact name of what you’re looking for.
Topical News: The FAA lists all the most recent news in the slider images on the front page. If there’s a brand-new regulation or announcements from the FAA, you will most likely find it here. Browse through those images by clicking on the blue circles or tan arrows under the slider headings.
Aviation Safety: Aviation safety is such an important topic that it actually has its own separate website. Pilots and aviation maintenance technicians can find an entire site dedicated to safety at FAASafety.gov. Take a few minutes and browse through hundreds of seminars and courses on aviation safety here.
If you have any questions about these sites, you can always reach out to the FAA via email.