Packed with 300 dynamic illustrations! LEARN WHY AERONAUTICAL CHARTS ARE AN ESSENTIAL FLYING COMPANION! Whether you're a commercial pilot or someone who flies for recreation, creating a detailed, well-crafted flightplan can mean the difference between a smooth ride and a world of trouble.That's why to truly maximize your own safety -; and that of your passengers -; you need McGraw-Hill's insightful Using Aeronautical Charts.Designed to assist pilots in pre-flight preparations and with in-flight decision-making, Using Aeronautical Charts will help you transform these navigational tools into indispensable piloting partners. Through the book's easy-to-read, practical guidance, you'll: * Master the specifics ofVFR, IFR, and other charts * Understand the wide variety of chart symbols and their impact upon flight planning * Become familiar with the new RNAV charts * Stay up to date with current airspace classifications. * And much, much more! Perfect for students -; yet detailed enough for seasoned pilots -; Using Aeronautical Charts delivers its lessons through a unique Reader Challenge format. As a result, you'll build knowledge as you progress, rapidly moving from the basics of chart interpretation to international operations and beyond. YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON KNOWING THE RIGHT ANSWERS! True or False ? * All information about an instrument approach is contained in the published Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP)chart. * The Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) provides pilots with mandatory procedures. * An underlined frequency indicates the facility operates on a part-time basis. * Pilots operating under instrument flight rules (IFR) navigation are required to accept chartered visual flight procedures (CVFP) when assigned by Air Traffic Control. * Controlled airspace establishes visual flight rules (VFR) minimums, and may mandate minimum pilot qualifications and aircraft equipment. Are you right? See Before we take off to find out!