Aircraft owners and operators - Some light aircraft do not need a basic AFM
Some light aircraft do not need a basic AFM
A number of light aircraft do not require a basic AFM under the new system, because the airworthiness standards that were applied at the original type certification by the relevant NAA did not require an AFM.
These standards allowed the AFM information to be provided to the pilot using placards in the aircraft. This is the case for some light aircraft models built by one maker between 1953 and the mid-1970s. It is also the case for a few other makes and models, some very old.
AFM supplements may be required for these aircraft
AFM supplements may be required for modifications, non-standard aircraft configurations, special role equipment or other special purposes. If so, these AFM supplements should be kept in a folder in the aircraft convenient for the pilot.
The required AFM supplements must be controlled by recording running details in an amendment record sheet kept in the front of that folder.