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AIF - Standardized CAP Aircraft Information File

Last Updated on 5 Mar 18.
Note: The most recent update to the AIF pages include substantive changes to the ORM forms, front cover, and back cover, in addition to a number of editorial and administrative items.  The revised ORM instructions and paper-based ORM forms should be inserted in each aircraft AIF as soon as practical; however, ORM assessment performed using the previous version of the form are conservative and valid.  The remainder of the AIF should be updated to the new standards no later than 31 Mar 2018.

To support improved interoperability during large-scale disaster operations, CAPR 70-1 requires that all CAP corporate aircraft have a standardized, complete, and up-to-date Aircraft Information File (AIF).  NHQ guidance regarding AIF standardization is provided in AIF LAYOUT INSTRUCTIONS (updated) and is supported by the documents provided below.   No local changes or substitution to the forms or format are authorized.

Recommending Changes to the CAP Standardized Aircraft Information File

Recommendations for improvements to the organization and content of this document are solicited from aircrew and aircraft maintenance professionals.  Please forward your recommendations to the Chief of Standardization and Evaluation at

Required Forms Furnished By National HQ

(Download a zip file containing all the NHQ provided AIF content by clicking here.)

Outside Front Cover - Configuration/Inspection (updated)

Inside Front Cover - Aircraft Grounded Placard

Front Sleeve (Face) - Table of Contents (updated)

Front Sleeve (Rear) - Administrative Preflight Checklist (updated)

Document 1 - AIF Layout (updated)

Document 2 - Current Version of Contents (updated)

Tab #1

Aircraft Flight Time Log 1

Aircraft Flight Time Log 2 (updated)

Aircraft Flight Time Log 3A

Aircraft Flight Time Log 3B

Tab #2

Equipment/Inspection/Document Requirements

Removal of RCOM-100

Tab #3

VOR Test Record & Fire Extinguisher Inspection

Tab #6

Density Altitude Chart (updated)

Tab #10

Operational Risk Management Instructions (updated)

Operational Risk Management Form (updated)

ARCHER Log (for ARCHER-equipped GA8 aircraft only)


Last Page - Crosswind Chart

Outside Back Cover - Loose / Removable Equipment (updated)

Data Required To Be Furnished By Local Wing or Unit

Tab #4

Aircraft-specific V speeds

Photocopy from POH checklist or Engine STC

Tab #5

Aircraft-specific Weight and Balance data

Photocopy of latest A/C Weight/Balance documents

Tab #6

Aircraft-specific Cruise Performance data

Photocopy from POH or Engine Handbook

Tab #7

Aircraft-specific equipment instructions

Tab #8

Wing/Region CAP Radio Channel Info

Tab #9

CAPR 70-1, 62-2 and additional CAP Regulations, as needed

Tab #11

Unit/Wing/Region CAPR 62-2 Supplement

Unit/Wing/Region Mishap Notification Procedures

Tab #12

Unit/Wing/Region Maintenance Authorization Procedures

Tab #13

Unit/Wing/Region Specific Items

Tab #14

Local Procedures Specific to the Local Area

Inside Back Cover

Non-member Flight Release (CAPF 9)

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