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4.  U.S. VFR Wall Planning Chart.

 This chart 

is designed for VFR preflight planning and chart 
selection. It includes aeronautical and topographic 
information of the conterminous U.S. The aeronauti-
cal information includes airports, radio aids to 
navigation, Class B airspace and special use airspace. 
The topographic information includes city tint, 
populated places, principal roads, drainage patterns, 
and shaded relief. Scale 1 inch = 43 nm/ 1:3,100,000. 
The one-sided chart is 59 x 36 inches and ships 
unfolded for wall mounting. Chart is revised 
biennially. (See FIG 9

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FIG 9

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U.S. VFR Wall Planning Chart 

5.  Charted VFR Flyway Planning Charts. 

This chart is printed on the reverse side of selected 
TAC charts. The coverage is the same as the 
associated TAC. Flyway planning charts depict flight 
paths and altitudes recommended for use to bypass 
high traffic areas. Ground references are provided as 
a guide for visual orientation. Flyway planning charts 
are designed for use in conjunction with TACs and 
sectional charts and are not to be used for navigation. 
Chart scale 1 inch = 3.43 nm/1:250,000. 

d.  Supplementary Charts and Publications. 

1.  Chart Supplement U.S. 

This 7

volume 

booklet series contains data on airports, seaplane 
bases, heliports, NAVAIDs, communications data, 
weather data sources, airspace, special notices, and 
operational procedures. Coverage includes the 
conterminous U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin 

Islands. The Chart Supplement U.S. shows data that 
cannot be readily depicted in graphic form; for 
example, airport hours of operations, types of fuel 
available, runway widths, lighting codes, etc. The 
Chart Supplement U.S. also provides a means for 
pilots to update visual charts between edition dates 
(The Chart Supplement U.S. is published every 56 
days while Sectional Aeronautical and VFR Terminal 
Area Charts are generally revised every six months). 
The Aeronautical Chart Bulletins (VFR Chart Update 
Bulletins) are available for free download at the AIS 
website. Volumes are side

bound 5

3/8 x 8

1/4 

inches. (See FIG 9

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14.) 

2.  Chart Supplement Alaska. 

This is a 

civil/military flight information publication issued by 
FAA every 56 days. It is a single volume booklet 
designed for use with appropriate IFR or VFR charts. 
The Chart Supplement Alaska contains airport 
sketches, communications data, weather data 
sources, airspace, listing of navigational facilities, 
and special notices and procedures. Volume is 
side

bound 5

3/8 x 8

1/4 inches. 

3.  Chart Supplement Pacific. 

This supple-

ment is designed for use with appropriate VFR or IFR 
en route charts. Included in this one

volume booklet 

are the chart supplement, communications data, 
weather data sources, airspace, navigational facili-
ties, special notices, and Pacific area procedures. IAP 
charts, DP charts, STAR charts, airport diagrams, 
radar minimums, and supporting data for the 
Hawaiian and Pacific Islands are included. The 
manual is published every 56 days. Volume is 
side

bound 5

3/8 x 8

1/4 inches. 

4.  North Atlantic Route Chart. 

Designed for 

FAA controllers to monitor transatlantic flights, this 
5

color  chart shows oceanic control areas, coastal 

navigation aids, oceanic reporting points, and 
NAVAID geographic coordinates. Full Size Chart: 
Scale 1 inch = 113.1 nm/1:8,250,000. Chart is 
shipped flat only. Half Size Chart: Scale 1 inch = 
150.8 nm/1:11,000,000. Chart is 29

3/4 x 

20

1/2 inches, shipped folded to 5 x 10 inches only. 

Chart revised every 56 days. (See FIG 9

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Types of Charts Available 

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