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How do I Cite FAA Advisory Circulars in APA Format?


Students must correctly cite their sources of information in reports and papers to avoid the appearance of passing off another person's information as their own. Teachers and others who read their work find citations useful if they need to revisit the original resource for further information or clarification. You should follow the basic APA rules for citing non-periodical web documents to cite an FAA Advisory Circular you accessed online. For a material document, the citation should follow the APA rules for citing a printed government document.

Citing an FAA Advisory Circular as a Web Document

List the author or organization responsible for the document, in this case, the Federal Aviation Administration, followed by a period.

List the date of publication, in parentheses, followed by a period.

List the number of the document (Advisory Circular 116-24, for example), followed by a comma.

List the title of the document in italics.

List the URL of the page where you found the document, preceded by the words "retrieved from."

Review the citation for the following format: Federal Aviation Administration (Date of publication). Advisory Circular 116-24, How To Safely Remove Your Landing Gear. Retrieved from www.address.com

Citing an FAA Advisory Circular as a Material Document

Start with Federal Aviation Administration, followed by a period.

List the date of publication, in parentheses, followed by a period.

List the title of the document in italics. List the serial number of the document, in parentheses, followed by a period.

List the place of publication followed by a colon, and then the name of the publisher, followed by a period.

Review the finished citation for proper format: Federal Aviation Administration. (Date of publication). How To Safely Remove Your Landing Gear (Advisory Circular 116-24). Place of Publication: Name of Publisher.

Tip
  • Remember to format document titles in italics.