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Types of Charts Available

3. U.S. Terminal Procedures Publication


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

−1−15.) The TPPs include:

(a) Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP)


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)


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)


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,

−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


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


2. Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Planning


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


3. Alaska VFR Wall Planning Chart.


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