New Edition of Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide
October 18, 2013 Leave a comment
FAA AeroNav Products has published a new 12th edition of the Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide. You can download the free PDF version of the guide from the FAA website, here.
As the introduction notes:
This publication includes explanations of all symbology used on World Aeronautical Charts, Sectional Aeronautical Charts, Terminal Area Charts, Flyway Planning Charts, Helicopter Route Charts, Enroute Low Altitude Charts, Enroute High Altitude Charts, Area Charts, Oceanic Route Charts, Standard Terminal Arrival Routes, Standard Instrument Departures, Instrument Approach Procedures.
This guide is a great reference if, like many pilots, you use an app like ForeFlight or WingX Pro on an iOS device. Most aviation apps display aviation charts published by the FAA (Jeppesen’s Mobile FlightDeck being the major exception).