Where can I find information on the Standardized Aircraft Information File (AIF)?
Information on both powered and glider AIFs can be found at the following link: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/emergency-services/aircraft-operations/aif/
Aircraft Information Files are required to be utilized on all CAP aircraft as specified in CAPR 70-1.
During large-scale operations such as the Hurricane Katrina disaster relief mission, and other similar missions it was discovered that the variety and format of each wing and region AIF was so dissimilar and varied that flight crews assigned to fly aircraft from wings and regions other than their home unit encountered difficulty in determining airworthiness and maintenance information. Additionally the aircraft flight log formats and other documentation such as equipment lists were unfamiliar to many of the flight crews.