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In aviation, an Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) is defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization as a publication issued by or with the authority of a state and containing aeronautical information of a lasting character essential to air navigation. It is designed to be a manual containing thorough details of regulations, procedures and other information pertinent to flying aircraft. The AIP is usually issued by the respective civil aviation administration.
For aviation historians, the first Aeronautical Information Publication of the German Democratic Republic with aeronautical charts is an important document, especially since it presents in German, English and Russian the state organs for civil aviation, the air traffic control service, a directory of airports and much more information. In addition, the GDR Aeronautical Information Publication lists aeronautical charts with approach and landing charts for VFR and IFR operations.
Below you can download a complete copy of the GDR Aeronautical Information Publication from 1963 as a digital copy (PDF document). The complete Aeronautical Information Publication contains 177 pages and is written in German, English and Russian.