In Oz, the AIP is available from www.Airservicesaustralia.com (a gov. body).
They sell the info, but you can also get the PDF's online under "online
documents". To get electronic data, you have to buy it. The ERSA suppliments
are also there. ERSA it managed by the RAAF/Airservices.

Peter
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Megginson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "FlightGear developers discussions" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 5:27 AM
Subject: Re: [Flightgear-devel] ALERT: Losing the DAFIF


> Jim Wilson wrote:
>
> > Ah...oh.  Hmmmm.  What is the "AIP"?  I hadn't read "government" into
that
> > first posting at all, but maybe there was a typo.  If it is the RAAF or
Aussie
> > government in some form, this could be a serious problem for information
on
> > the web, that goes a bit beyond this one data set.  Uggh...greed.
>
> The AIP is the Aeronautical Information Publication, the collection of
> aviation information published by each country (except the U.S.).  I don't
> know much about ICAO stuff, but as far as I understand, the AIP is
> (conceptually) both the handbook of regulations, similar to the AIM in the
> U.S., and all the charts, approach plates, etc.  In Canada, Transport
Canada
> (a government ministry) publishes the actual AIP handbook, while Nav
Canada
> (a private company) publishes charts and plates.
>
>  From reading the followup story, it looks like in Australia either a
> private company or a crown corporation controls the whole AIP and they're
> fishing for new revenue sources.
>
>
> All the best,
>
>
> David
>
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