Using Aeronautical Charts

Author(s): Terry Lankford


Dynamic decoder to aeronautical charts takes application of chart symbols to flight planning to a fresh level. This book opens up with a reader-challenge exercise demonstrating the life-saving assistance charts provide. It covers VFR and IFR charts, as well as international operation chart resources.


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Terry T. Lankford is a retired FAA weather specialist, flight instructor, and holder of multiple pilot certifications. A resident of Pleasanton, CA, his is also the author of six McGraw-Hill aviation titles.

Introduction Chapter 1: Projections and Limitations Projections Mercator Projection Lambert Conformal Conic Projection Polar Stereographic Projection Horizontal Datum Limitations Scale Simplification and Classification Currency Chapter 2: Visual Chart Terminology and Symbols Topography and Obstructions Terrain Hydrography Culture Obstructions Aeronautical Airports Radio Aids to Navigation Airspace 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 Airports 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 Charts Chapter 6: Departure Procedures (DP) and Standard Terminal Arrival (STAR) Charts Symbols 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 Glossary

General Fields

  • : 9780071391177
  • : mcgraw
  • : mcgraw
  • : 0.512
  • : December 2002
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Terry Lankford
  • : Paperback
  • : 629.13254
  • : 348
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