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AERONAUTICAL CHART USERS GUIDE

ASA Aeronautical Chart User's Guide

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Aeronautical Chart User's Guide

The Aeronautical Chart a User's Guide goes beyond learning about standard chart legends and teaches the meaning behind the symbols found on aeronautical charts. This twelfth edition is an excellent reference for both novice and experienced pilots to become familiar with U.S. aeronautical charts.

This FAA publication includes explanations of all the symbols used on FAA and world aeronautical charts, sectional aeronautical, terminal area, flyway planning, helicopter route, enroute low and high altitude, area, oceanic route charts, standard terminal arrival routes, instrument departures and instrument approach procedures. Included are chart legends, airspace classification tables and full-color illustrations.

INTRODUCTION. 5

KEEP YOUR CHARTS CURRENT 5

REPORTING CHART DISCREPANCIES. 5

SECTION 1: VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (VFR) CHARTS

EXPLANATION OF VFR TERMS AND SYMBOLS. 6

WATER FEATURES (HYDROGRAPHY). 6

LAND FEATURES (TERRAIN) AND OBSTRUCTIONS. 6

RADIO AIDS TO NAVIGATION. 8

AIRPORTS. 8

CONTROLLED AIRSPACE. 9

UNCONTROLLED AIRSPACE. 10

SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE. 10

OTHER AIRSPACE AREAS. 10

TERMINAL AREA CHART (TAC) COVERAGE. 11

INSET COVERAGE. 11

CHART TABULATIONS. 12

VFR AERONAUTICAL CHART SYMBOLS. 14

AIRPORTS. 15

RADIO AIDS TO NAVIGATION. 17

AIRSPACE INFORMATION. 19

NAVIGATIONAL AND PROCEDURAL INFORMATION. 25

CHART LIMITS. 27

RAILROADS. 28

ROADS. 28

POPULATED PLACES. 29

BOUNDARIES. 29

MISCELLANEOUS CULTURAL FEATURES. 30

SHORELINES 31

LAKES 31

RESERVOIRS 31

STREAMS 31

MISCELLANEOUS HYDROGRAPHIC FEATURES 32

CONTOURS. 35

ELEVATIONS. 35

UNRELIABLE RELIEF. 35

SHADED RELIEF. 36

AREA RELIEF FEATURES. 36

MISCELLANEOUS RELIEF FEATURES. 36

HELICOPTER ROUTE CHARTS 37

AIRPORTS. 38

RADIO AIDS TO NAVIGATION 38

AIRSPACE INFORMATION. 39

NAVIGATIONAL AND PROCEDURAL INFORMATION. 42

CULTURE. 43

HYDROGRAPHY. 43

RELIEF. 43

VFR FLYWAY PLANNING CHARTS. 44

AIRPORTS. 45

RADIO AIDS TO NAVIGATION. 45

AIRSPACE INFORMATION. 46

NAVIGATIONAL AND PROCEDURAL INFORMATION. 48

CULTURE. 49

HYDROGRAPHY 49

RELIEF. 49

AIRSPACE CLASSES. 50

SECTION 2: INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES (IFR) ENROUTE CHARTS

EXPLANATION OF IFR ENROUTE TERMS AND SYMBOLS. 52

AIRPORTS 53

RADIO AIDS TO NAVIGATION (NAVAIDs). 54

CONTROLLED AIRSPACE 54

SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE. 55

OTHER AIRSPACE. 55

INSTRUMENT AIRWAYS 55

VOR LF/MF AIRWAY SYSTEM (LOW ALTITUDE ENROUTE CHARTS) 55

AIRWAY/ROUTE DATA 55

AREA NAVIGATION (RNAV) ”T” ROUTE SYSTEM 56

OFF ROUTE OBSTRUCTION CLEARANCE ALTITUDE (OROCA). 56

MILITARY TRAINING ROUTES (MTRs) 56

JET ROUTE SYSTEM (HIGH ALTITUDE ENROUTE CHARTS). 57

RNAV “Q” ROUTE SYSTEM (HIGH ALTITUDE ENROUTE CHARTS). 57

AREA NAVIGATION (RNAV) “Q” ROUTE SYSTEM (HIGH ALTITUDE CHARTS). 57

TERRAIN CONTOURS ON AREA CHARTS. 57

IFR AERONAUTICAL CHART SYMBOLS. 58

IFR ENROUTE LOW/HIGH ALTITUDE CHARTS. 59

AIRPORTS. 59

RADIO AIDS TO NAVIGATION. 60

AIRSPACE INFORMATION 61

NAVIGATIONAL AND PROCEDURAL INFORMATION. 66

CULTURE 67

HYDROGRAPHY. 67

TOPOGRAPHY 67

OCEANIC ROUTE PLANNING CHARTS 68

AIRPORTS. 68

RADIO AIDS TO NAVIGATION 68

AIRSPACE INFORMATION. 68

NAVIGATIONAL AND PROCEDURAL INFORMATION. 69

CULTURAL BOUNDARIES. 70

HYDROGRAPHY. 70

SECTION 3: TERMINAL PROCEDURES PUBLICATION (TPP)

EXPLANATION OF TPP TERMS AND SYMBOLS. 72

PILOT BRIEFING INFORMATION 72

PLANVIEW 73

MISSED APPROACH ICONS 73

IFR LANDING MINIMA. 73

TERMINAL ARRIVAL AREAS (TAAs). 74

INSTRUMENT APPROACH CHART FORMAT 75

TERMINAL PROCEDURES PUBLICATION SYMBOLS. 76

STANDARD TERMINAL ARRIVAL (STAR) CHARTS. 77

DEPARTURE PROCEDURE (DP) CHARTS 77

APPROACH LIGHTING SYSTEM 78

AIRPORT DIAGRAM/SKETCH. 81

INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES PLANVIEW 83

INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES PROFILE VIEW 85

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