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9-1-5. RELATED PUBLICATIONS
- The Airport/Facilities Directory - This directory is
issued in seven volumes with each volume covering a specific geographic
area of the conterminous U.S., including Puerto Rico and the U.S.
Virgin Islands. The directory is 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 inches and is bound
on the side. Each volume is reissued in its entirety each 56 days.
Each volume is indexed alphabetically by state, airport, navigational
aid, and ATC facility for the area of coverage. All pertinent
information concerning each entry is included.
- In addition to airports and navigational aids, the A/FD contains
many other sections such as: Preferred Routes; Parachute Jumping
Areas; Tower Enroute Control; National Weather Service Upper Air
Observing Stations; Enroute Flight Advisory Service; and an Aeronautical
Chart Bulletin section. The Chart Bulletin section contains a
listing of major changes to each Sectional, Terminal Area and
Helicopter Route chart within each chart cycle.
- Alaska Supplement - This supplement is a joint Civil
and Military Flight Information Publication (FLIP), published
and distributed every 56 days by the NOS. It is designed for use
with the Flight Information Publication Enroute Charts, Alaska
Terminal, WAC and Sectional Aeronautical Charts.
This Supplement contains an Airport/Facilities Directory of all
airports shown on Enroute Charts, and those requested by appropriate
agencies, communications data, navigational facilities, special
notices and procedures applicable to the area of chart coverage.
- Pacific Supplement - This Chart Supplement is a Civil
Flight Information Publication, published and distributed every
56 days by the NOS. It is designed for use with the Flight Information
Enroute Publication Charts and Sectional Aeronautical Chart covering
the State of Hawaii and that area of the Pacific served by U.S.
facilities. An Amendment Notice is published 4 weeks after each
issue of the Supplement. This chart Supplement contains an Airport/Facilities
Directory of all airports open to the public, and those requested
by appropriate agencies, communications data, navigational facilities,
special notices and procedures applicable to the Pacific area.
- Digital Aeronautical Chart Supplement (DACS)
The DACS is a subset of the data NOAA provides to FAA controllers
every 56 days. It reflects digitally exactly what is shown on
the Enroute and Air Traffic Controller Charts. The DACS is designed
to assist with flight planning and should not be considered a
substitute for a chart. The supplement comes in a 3.5" diskette
compressed format. The supplement is divided into nine individual
sections. They are:
NOTE: Section 3 has a Change Notice that will be issued at
the mid 28 day point and contains changes that occurred after the
NOAA Aeronautical Chart User's Guide - This guide is
designed to be used as a teaching aid, reference document, and
an introduction to the wealth of information provided on NOAA's
aeronautical charts and publications. The guide includes discussion
of IFR chart terms and symbols.
Airport Obstruction Charts (OC) - The Airport Obstruction
Chart is a 1:12,000 scale graphic depicting FAR Part 77 surfaces,
a representation of objects that penetrate these surfaces, aircraft
movement and apron areas, navigational aids, prominent airport
buildings, and a selection of roads and other planimetric detail
in the airport vicinity. Also included are tabulations of runway
and other operational data.
Defense Mapping Agency Aerospace Center (DMAAC) Publications
- Section 1 - High Altitude Airways, Conterminous U.S.
- Section 2 - Low Altitude Airways, Conterminous U.S.
- Section 3 - Selected Instrument Approach Procedure NAVAID
and FIX Data
- Section 4 - Military Training Routes
- Section 5 - Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and Selected
- Section 6 - STARs Standard Terminal Arrivals and Profile Descent
- Section 7 - SIDs, Standard Instrument Departures
- Section 8 - Preferred IFR Routes (Low and High Altitudes)
- Section 9 - Air Route and Airport Surveillance Radar Facilities
Defense Mapping Agency Aeronautical Charts and Products are available
National Ocean Service
NOAA Distribution Branch (N/CG33)
Riverdale, MD 20737-1199
Telephone: (301) 436-6990
- Pilotage Charts (PC/TPC)
Scale 1:500,000. Used for detail preflight planning and mission
analysis. Emphasis in design is on ground features significant
in visual and radar, low level high speed navigation.
- Jet Navigation Charts (JNC-A)
Scale 1:3,000,000. Designed to provide greater coverage than the
1:2,000,000 scale Jet Navigation Charts described below. Uses
include preflight planning and enroute navigation by long range
jet aircraft with dead reckoning, radar, celestial and grid navigation
- LORAN Navigation and Consol LORAN Navigation Charts (LJC/CJC)
Scale 1:2,000,000. Used for preflight planning and inflight navigation
on long range flights in the Polar areas and adjacent regions
utilizing LORAN and CONSOL navigation aids.
- Continental Entry Chart (CEC)
Scale 1:2,000,000. Used for CONSOLAN and LORAN navigation for
entry into the U.S. when a high degree of accuracy is required
to comply with Air Defense identification and reporting procedures.
Also suitable as a basic dead reckoning sheet and for celestial
- Aerospace Planning Chart (ASC)
Scales 1:9,000,000 and 1:18,000,000. Six charts at each scale
and with various projections, cover the world. Charts are useful
for general planning, briefings, and studies.
- Air Distance/Geography Chart (GH-2, 2a)
Scales 1:25,000,000 and 1:50,000,000. This chart shows great circle
distances between major airports. It also shows major cities,
international boundaries, shaded relief, and gradient tints.
- LORAN C Navigation Chart (LCC)
Scale 1:3,000,000. Primarily designed for preflight and inflight
long range navigation where LORAN C is used as the basic navigation
- DOD Weather Plotting Chart (WPC)
Various scales. Designed as nonnavigational outline charts which
depict locations and identifications of meteorological observing
stations. Primarily used to forecast and monitor weather and atmospheric
conditions throughout the world.
- Flight Information Publications (FLIP)
These include Enroute Low Altitude and High Altitude Charts, Enroute
Supplements, Terminal (Instrument Approach Charts), and other
informational publications for various areas of the world.
NOTE: FLIP Terminal publications do not necessarily include
all instrument approach procedures for all airports. They include
only those required for military operations.
- World Aeronautical (WAC) and Operational Navigation
The Operational Navigation Charts (ONC) have the same purpose
and contain essentially the same information as the WAC series
except the terrain is portrayed by shaded relief as well as contours.
The ONC series is replacing the WAC series and the WACs will be
available only where the ONCs have not been issued. ONCs are 42
x 57 1/2 inches, WACs are 22 x 30 inches. These charts are revised
on a regular schedule.
- Jet Navigation Charts
These charts are designed to fulfill requirements for long range
high altitude, high speed navigation. They are produced at a scale
of 1:2,000,000 (1 inch = 27.4 NM). Topographic features include
large cities, roads, railroads, drainage and relief. The latter
is indicated by contours, spot elevations and gradient tints.
All aeronautical information necessary to conform to the purpose
of the chart is shown. This includes restricted areas, L/MF and
VOR ranges, radio beacons and a selection of standard broadcasting
stations and airports. The runway patterns of the airports are
shown to exaggerated scale in order that they may be readily identified
as visual landmarks. Universal Jet Navigation Charts are used
as plotting charts in the training and practice of celestial and
dead reckoning navigation. They may also be used for grid navigational
- Global Navigational Charts
These charts are designed to fulfill the requirements for aeronautical
planning, operations over long distances, and enroute navigation
in long range, high altitude, high speed aircraft. They are produced
at scale of 1:5,000,000 (1 inch = 68.58 NM). Global Navigation
Charts (GNC) are 42 by 57 1/2 inches. They show principal cities,
towns and drainage, primary roads and railroads, prominent culture
and shadient relief augmented with tints and spot elevations.
Aeronautical data includes radio aids to navigation, aerodrome
and restricted areas. Charts 1 and 26 have a polar navigation
grid and charts 2 and 6 have subpolar navigation grids. Global
LORAN Navigation Charts (GLCs) are the same size and scale and
cover the same area as the GNC charts. They contain major cities
only, coast lines, major lakes and rivers, and land tint. No relief
or vegetation. Aeronautical data includes radio aids to navigation
and LORAN lines of position.
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