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Aviation Alerts and Advisories

Special Instrument Procedures

All Garmin navigation systems that use a Garmin Navigation or Jeppesen NavData database are affected.

The navigation databases used in Garmin navigation systems contain Special Instrument Procedures. Before flying these procedures, pilots must have specific FAA authorization, training, and possession of the corresponding current, and legitimately-sourced chart (approach plate, etc.). Inclusion of the Special Instrument Procedure in the navigation database DOES NOT imply specific FAA authorization to fly the procedure.

Pilots who are interested in obtaining specific FAA authorization for a Special Instrument Procedure may contact their Principal Operations Inspector (if applicable) or the local Flight Standards District Office.
To learn more about Special Instrument Procedures, refer to the Aeronautical Information Manual.