Aeronautical Chart User's Guide

Aeronautical Chart User's Guide

Aeronautical Chart User's Guide

Aeronautical Chart User's Guide

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The definitive FAA reference source for understanding and interpretation of all aviation charts.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publishes aeronautical charts for each stage of visual (VFR) and instrument (IFR) flight, including training, planning, departure, enroute (low and high altitude), approach, and taxiing. This guide is an excellent reference for novice and experienced pilots alike, as well as for international pilots becoming familiar with U.S. charts. This 15th edition of the Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide is the definitive learning aid, reference document, and introduction to the wealth of information provided on FAA charts and in chart navigation publications.

Produced by the FAA’s Aeronautical Information Services branch, it explains all the symbology for FAA sectional, terminal area, flyway planning, helicopter route, enroute low- and high-altitude, and oceanic route charts, as well as standard terminal arrival routes, standard instrument departures, and instrument approach procedures. Also includes chart legends, airspace classification tables, and is illustrated throughout with full-color graphics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644252789
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date: 01/31/2023
Series: ASA FAA Handbook Series
Edition description: Fifteenth Edition
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 183,791
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 10.88(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the government agency that oversees and regulates procedural standards for the aviation industry. Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (ASA) is the leading publisher of aviation books and the largest producer of pilot supplies in the USA today, providing trusted materials for more than 80 years.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Keep Your Charts Current 7

Effective Date of Chart User's Guide and Updates 7

Color Variation 7

Reporting Chart Discrepancies 7

What's New? 9

VFR Charts 9

IFR Enroute Charts 9

Terminal Procedure Publications (TPPS) 9

Explanation of VFR Terms and Symbols 11

Water Features (Hydrography) 11

Land Features (Terrain) and Obstructions 11

Radio Aids to Navigation 15

Airports 15

Airspace 17

Terminal Area Chart (TAC) Coverage 20

Inset and Special Chart Coverage 20

Chart Tabulations 20

Caribbean VFR Aeronautical Charts (CAC) 22

VFR Sectional and Terminal Area Charts 23

Airports 23

Radio Aids to Navigation 25

Airspace Information 26

Navigational and Procedural Information 32

Culture 34

Hydrography 37

Relief 40

VFR Flyway Planning Charts 43

General Information 43

Airports 43

Radio Aids to Navigation 43

Airspace Information 44

Navigational and Procedural Information 47

Culture 47

Boundaries 47

Hydrography 48

Relief 48

Helicopter Route Charts 49

General Information 49

Airports 49

Radio Aids to Navigation 50

Airspace Information 51

Navigational and Procedural Information 54

Culture 55

Airspace 57

Explanation of IFR Enroute Terms 59

Airports 59

Radio Aids to Navigation 61

Airspace Information 62

Instrument Airways 64

Terrain Contours on Area Charts 67

Airports 69

IFR Enroute Low / High Altitude Symbols (U.S., Pacific and Alaska Charts) 69

Radio Aids to Navigation 70

Airspace Information 75

Navigational and Procedural Information 88

Culture 89

Hydrography 89

Topography 89

U.S. Terminal Procedures Publication 91

Explanation of TPP Terms and Symbols 91

Instrument Approach Procedure Chart 92

Planview 98

Navaids 101

Missed Approach Information 107

Profile View 108

Landing Minimums 111

Airport Sketch 113

Airport Diagrams 114

Departure Procedures (DPs) 116

Standard Terminal Arrival (Stars) Charts 117

Charted Visual Flight Procedure (CVFP) Charts 117

U.S. Terminal Procedures Publication Symbols 119

General Information 119

Legend - Standard Terminal Arrival (Star) Charts - Departure Procedure (DP) Charts 119

Approach Lighting System 120

Airport Diagram/Airport Sketch 122

Planview Symbols 123

Profile View 125

Cold Temperature Airports 126

References 127

Abbreviations 129

A 129

B 129

C 129

D 129

E 129

F 129

G 129

H 129

I 129

K 130

L 130

M 130

N 130

O 130

P 130

R 130

S 130

T 131

U 131

V 131

W 131

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