aeronautical chart


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aeronautical chart

[e·rə′nȯd·ə·kəl ′chärt]
(mapping)
A basic map of countries or lands made primarily on Lambert conformal ionic projection and layer-tinted; air navigational data are overprinted.

aeronautical chart

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Aeronautical chart.
A chart prepared and issued primarily for air navigation. The chart shows selected terrain, cultural, and hydrographic features and supplemental information required for air navigating, piloting, or planning air operations. It contains all or part of the following: latitude, longitude, topographical features, hazards and obstructions, navigation aids, air routes, designated airspaces, and airfields. Commonly used aeronautical charts are sectional aeronautical charts, VFR (visual flight rules) terminal area charts, world aeronautical charts, en route low-altitude charts, en route high-altitude charts, instrument approach charts, instrument departure procedure charts, and standard terminal arrival charts. The illustration shows an en route high-altitude chart at page 20.
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This is why aeronautical charts have little in common with topographic maps.
Second, when I looked at the Love Field Class D area, I noticed two VFR reporting points to the east of Love Field that were not on our Phoenix Sectional Aeronautical Chart. A check of the civilian pubs while planning at the civilian FBO at Sedona could have made us change our planned flight route or be more aware of the potential for civilian traffic in the area.
The report said the fathers would not have been able to see the pylons in the bad weather and they were not marked on aeronautical charts.
Aeronautical chart were, said the court, "highly technical tools" resembling compasses which would be treated as products for strict liability purposes.
For example: * National Weather Service pamphlets on hurricanes, thunderstorms, and other selected weather conditions * NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) nautical and aeronautical chart catalogs, sample charts, information on ocean currents of the world, and reprints of significant events in its history * Selected publications on endangered species, such as whales and porpoises * Information about the National Geodetic Survey and its mission * Information about the NOAA Corps, the Nation's seventh uniformed service.
David Abney argued in a somewhat dated Journal of Air Law and Commerce, "One of the most insidious dangers facing air travelers is an inaccurate aeronautical chart ...
According to the FAA's Aeronautical Chart User's Guide, sectional and terminal charts typically show man-made obstacles extending up more than 200 feet agl "unless they appear in yellow city tint." In other words, a) obstacles topping out at less than 200 feet agl aren't charted and, b) obstacles in urban areas may not be charted at all.
Caption: View of a joint command & control system during French operations over Libya in 2011: a legacy raster aeronautical chart is used as a base layer, while Web map services display location of Libyan air defence and ballistic missiles, as well as information on their type and range.
The "links" tab takes the user to Sky Vector's aeronautical chart website, which we found easy to use, includes weather information and graphical TFRs.
Perhaps the most interesting one is Appendix 2, Sample Topographic and Special Maps, which includes topographic maps and city plans in various scales, geographic survey maps, an aeronautical chart, a marine chart, a terrain variation map, a geodetic data map, a river segment map, a mountain pass and passage map, a water source map, an aerial photograph with coordinate grid, a photomontage, a photographic plan and a photomap.
As with any chart symbol you haven't seen before or don't recognize, you can easily find out what it represents on the chart legend or in the FAA's Aeronautical Chart User's Guide.
That's why we need to consult Notices to Airmen (Notams) prior to each flight, and also refer to the Aeronautical Chart Bulletin published in the back of each Airport/Facility Directory (A/FD).

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