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AIM

10/12/17

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Types of Charts Available

4. U.S. VFR Wall Planning Chart. This chart

is designed for VFR preflight planning and chart

selection. It includes aeronautical and topographic

information of the conterminous U.S. The aeronauti-

cal information includes airports, radio aids to

navigation, Class B airspace and special use airspace.

The topographic information includes city tint,

populated places, principal roads, drainage patterns,

and shaded relief. Scale 1 inch = 43 nm/ 1:3,100,000.

The one-sided chart is 59 x 36 inches and ships

unfolded for wall mounting. Chart is revised

biennially. (See FIG 9−1−11.)

FIG 9−1−11

U.S. VFR Wall Planning Chart

5. Charted VFR Flyway Planning Charts.

This chart is printed on the reverse side of selected

TAC charts. The coverage is the same as the

associated TAC. Flyway planning charts depict flight

paths and altitudes recommended for use to bypass

high traffic areas. Ground references are provided as

a guide for visual orientation. Flyway planning charts

are designed for use in conjunction with TACs and

sectional charts and are not to be used for navigation.

Chart scale 1 inch = 3.43 nm/1:250,000.

d. Supplementary Charts and Publications.

1. Chart Supplement U.S. This 7−volume

booklet series contains data on airports, seaplane

bases, heliports, NAVAIDs, communications data,

weather data sources, airspace, special notices, and

operational procedures. Coverage includes the

conterminous U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin

Islands. The Chart Supplement U.S. shows data that

cannot be readily depicted in graphic form; for

example, airport hours of operations, types of fuel

available, runway widths, lighting codes, etc. The

Chart Supplement U.S. also provides a means for

pilots to update visual charts between edition dates

(The Chart Supplement U.S. is published every 56

days while Sectional Aeronautical and VFR Terminal

Area Charts are generally revised every six months).

The Aeronautical Chart Bulletins (VFR Chart Update

Bulletins) are available for free download at the AIS

website. Volumes are side−bound 5−3/8 x 8−1/4

inches. (See FIG 9−1−14.)

2. Chart Supplement Alaska. This is a

civil/military flight information publication issued by

FAA every 56 days. It is a single volume booklet

designed for use with appropriate IFR or VFR charts.

The Chart Supplement Alaska contains airport

sketches, communications data, weather data

sources, airspace, listing of navigational facilities,

and special notices and procedures. Volume is

side−bound 5−3/8 x 8−1/4 inches.

3. Chart Supplement Pacific. This supple-

ment is designed for use with appropriate VFR or IFR

en route charts. Included in this one−volume booklet

are the chart supplement, communications data,

weather data sources, airspace, navigational facili-

ties, special notices, and Pacific area procedures. IAP

charts, DP charts, STAR charts, airport diagrams,

radar minimums, and supporting data for the

Hawaiian and Pacific Islands are included. The

manual is published every 56 days. Volume is

side−bound 5−3/8 x 8−1/4 inches.

4. North Atlantic Route Chart. Designed for

FAA controllers to monitor transatlantic flights, this

5−color  chart shows oceanic control areas, coastal

navigation aids, oceanic reporting points, and

NAVAID geographic coordinates. Full Size Chart:

Scale 1 inch = 113.1 nm/1:8,250,000. Chart is

shipped flat only. Half Size Chart: Scale 1 inch =

150.8 nm/1:11,000,000. Chart is 29−3/4 x

20−1/2 inches, shipped folded to 5 x 10 inches only.

Chart revised every 56 weeks. (See FIG 9−1−12.)