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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 
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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 
ILS, VOR, NDB, RNAV, etc. 

(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

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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

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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

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9.) 

Types of Charts Available 

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