approach plates

approach plates

Detailed charts that allow a pilot to approach an airport and safely land under extremely poor visibility conditions. These approach plates provide information so that the pilot, utilizing both ground-based navigation devices and electronic equipment in the airplane, may fly without being able to see the ground.
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Though we can't prove it today, we distinctly remember the earlier approach plates allowed circling west of the runway in daylight but not at night.
Using this app, flight crews can create and file flight plans, calculate and compare aircraft cruise modes for optimal performance, access up-to-the-minute weather updates and airspace information, view airport approach plates, and more
13 centimeter displays, the PlaneDeck upgrade offers operators enhanced flight-control monitoring that provides more data to pilots, including electronic charts and approach plates, moving maps, video and XM ground-based weather, improving their situational awareness and increasing passenger safety.
My students and I pulled out the charts and approach plates.
Approach plates commonly equate 2400 RVR with one-half mile.
A 10-inch tablet, mounted vertically, can display approach plates at full size, with a moving aircraft icon.
FAA reviews chart distribution policies AeroNav Products, the FAA's division that produces aeronautical charting products, has begun a revision of its policies covering electronic distribution of products including digital charts and approach plates, with the changes to take effect over the coming months.
It can be used by pilots to obtain clear printouts of weather maps, approach plates, electronic charts and other graphical information, at print speeds of up to 5 seconds per page in text mode.
We still had all the VFR and IFR charts and approach plates sitting on the console, so grabbing my flight bag, I quickly stuffed all of them into it.
Pilots will have access to all approach plates currently published by AeroNav, which encompasses over 15,000 charts and over 2,900 airports in the U.
Not only that, I've gotten pretty good at navigating an electronic flight bag (EFB) app and can find the frequencies for MOAs or the legend for symbols on my approach plates, both of which can be easy to forget about and hard to find when going all-electronic.
WAAS GPS position information from GTN(TM) 650/750, GNS(TM) 430W/530W navigators, or GDL 88/84 with an internal WAAS receiver can be used to power features like ForeFlight Mobile's moving map, geo-referenced approach plates, and taxi diagrams to enhance situational awareness in the air and on the ground.