Using Aeronautical Charts by LankfordUsing Aeronautical Charts by Lankford

Using Aeronautical Charts


Paperback | November 12, 2002

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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!
Terry T. Lankford has been a Weather Specialist with the FAA for nearly 30 years, and is the author of three titles in McGraw-Hill's Practical Flying Series: Understanding Aeronautical Charts, 2nd Edition, Cockpit Weather Decisions, and all three editions of this book. He also wrote Aircraft Icing. A pilot since 1967, he also holds sin...
Title:Using Aeronautical ChartsFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 12, 2002Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Projections and Limitations


Mercator Projection

Lambert Conformal Conic Projection

Polar Stereographic Projection

Horizontal Datum



Simplification and Classification


Chapter 2: Visual Chart Terminology and Symbols

Topography and Obstructions







Radio Aids to Navigation


Navigational Information

Chapter 3: Standard Visual Charts

Planning Charts

IFR/VFR Low Altitude Planning Chart

Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Planning Chart

Charted VFR Flyway Planning Chart

Using Planning Charts

Sectional Charts

Terminal Area Charts

Helicopter Route Charts

World Aeronautical Charts

Using Visual Charts

Bridging the Gaps

Checkpoint Considerations

Back on Course

Coastal Cruise

Chapter 4: Supplemental Charts

National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) Visual Charts

Global Navigational and Planning Charts

Loran Charts

Jet Navigation Charts

Operational Navigation Charts

Tactical Pilotage Charts

Joint Operations Graphics

Military Training Route Charts

Miscellaneous NIMA Charts

Canadian VFR Charts

Topography and Obstructions

Navigational Aids

Navigational Information

Other Charts

Gulf Coast Aeronautical Charts

Grand Canyon Visual Flight Rules Chart

Oceanic Planning Charts

United States VFR and IFR Training Charts

Airport Obstruction Charts

State Aeronautical Charts

Air Chart Systems

Chapter 5: En Route Charts

Terminology and Symbols


Radio Aids to Navigation

Airspace Information

IFR En Route Charts

Planning Charts

En Route Low-Altitude Charts

En Route High-Altitude Charts

Using En Route IFR Charts

Communication Failure

Supplemental IFR En Route


Chapter 6: Departure Procedures (DP) and Standard Terminal Arrival (STAR) Charts


Instrument Departure Procedures (DPs)

Pilot Navigation Departure Procedures

Vector Departure Procedures

Using Departure Procedures

Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs)

Using Standard Terminal Arrival Routes

Charted Visual Flight Procedures (CVFPs)

Chapter 7: Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) Charts

Approach Procedure Charts

Margin Identification

Plan View

Profile Diagram

Landing Minimum Data

Airport Sketch/Airport Diagram

Using Approach Charts

RNAV Approach Procedures

Other Approach Charts

Chapter 8: Publications

Airport/Facility Directory

Directory Legend

Alaska Supplement

Pacific Chart Supplement

The Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) Publication

Using the NOTAM System

Chapter 9: Supplemental and International Publications

Flight Information Publications

Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)

other Supplemental Products

Digital Supplement

Digital Obstacle File

Commercial Products

International Publications

International Flight Information Manual

Canada Flight Supplement

Publicacion de Informacion Aeronautica

ICAO Publications

Commercial International Products

Appendix A: NOTAM/Chart Contractions

Appendix B: Aeronautical Charts and Publications