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Polar Routes

The Polar Routes module provides a general introduction to the Polar Routes, followed by the operational features, regulations, considerations, and issues associated with flying the polar routes. The track structure is explained along with communication procedures. Other important aspects such as cold fuel management, refueling under extreme conditions, alternate airports while flying polar routes, cold weather survival, first aid, and weather conditions is are also included.


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  • Background
  • Polar Routes
  • Polar Navigation
  • Flight Planning
  • Communications
  • Cold Fuel
  • Related Operations
FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 135-42