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Types of Charts Available

3. U.S. Terminal Procedures Publication

(TPP). TPPs are published in 24 loose−leaf or

perfect bound volumes covering the conterminous

U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. A Change

Notice is published at the midpoint between revisions

in bound volume format and is available on the

internet for free download at the AIS website. (See

FIG 9−1−15.) The TPPs include:

(a) Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP)

Charts. IAP charts portray the aeronautical data that

is required to execute instrument approaches to

airports. Each chart depicts the IAP, all related

navigation data, communications information, and an

airport sketch. Each procedure is designated for use

with a specific electronic navigational aid, such as


(b) Instrument Departure Procedure (DP)

Charts. DP charts are designed to expedite

clearance delivery and to facilitate transition between

takeoff and en route operations. They furnish pilots’

departure routing clearance information in graphic

and textual form.

(c) Standard Terminal Arrival (STAR)

Charts. STAR charts are designed to expedite ATC

arrival procedures and to facilitate transition between

en route and instrument approach operations. They

depict preplanned IFR ATC arrival procedures in

graphic and textual form. Each STAR procedure is

presented as a separate chart and may serve either a

single airport or more than one airport in a given

geographic area.

(d) Airport Diagrams. Full page airport

diagrams are designed to assist in the movement of

ground traffic at locations with complex runway/taxi-

way configurations and provide information for

updating geodetic position navigational systems

aboard aircraft. Airport diagrams are available for

free download at the AIS website.

4. Alaska Terminal Procedures Publication.

This publication contains all terminal flight proce-

dures for civil and military aviation in Alaska.

Included are IAP charts, DP charts, STAR charts,

airport diagrams, radar minimums, and supplemen-

tary support data such as IFR alternate minimums,

take−off minimums, rate of descent tables, rate of

climb tables and inoperative components tables.

Volume is 5−3/8 x 8−1/4 inch top bound. Publication

revised every 56 days with provisions for a Terminal

Change Notice, as required.

c. Planning Charts.

1. U.S. IFR/VFR Low Altitude Planning

Chart.  This chart is designed for prefight and

en route flight planning for IFR/VFR flights.

Depiction includes low altitude airways and mileage,

NAVAIDs, airports, special use airspace, cities, times

zones, major drainage, a directory of airports with

their airspace classification, and a mileage table

showing great circle distances between major

airports. Scale 1 inch = 47nm/1:3,400,000. Chart

revised annually, and is available either folded or

unfolded for wall mounting. (See FIG 9−1−10.)

2. Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Planning

Chart. This is a VFR planning chart on the reverse

side of the Puerto Rico − Virgin Islands VFR Terminal

Area Chart. Information shown includes mileage

between airports of entry, a selection of special use

airspace and a directory of airports with their

available services. Scale 1 inch = 85nm/1:6,192,178.

60 x 20 inches folded to 5 x 10 inches. Chart revised

annually. (See FIG 9−1−10.)

3. Alaska VFR Wall Planning Chart. This

chart is designed for VFR preflight planning and

chart selection. It includes aeronautical and topo-

graphic information of the state of Alaska. The

aeronautical information includes public and military

airports; radio aids to navigation; and Class B, Class

C, TRSA and special−use airspace. The topographic

information includes city tint, populated places,

principal roads, and shaded relief. Scale 1 inch =

27.4 nm/1:2,000,000. The one sided chart is 58.5 x

40.75 inches and is designed for wall mounting. Chart

is revised biennially. (See FIG 9−1−9.)