standard terminal arrival chart

standard terminal arrival chart (STAR chart)

An aeronautical chart designed to expedite ATC (air traffic control) arrival procedures and facilitate the transition between en route and instrument approach operations. Each STAR procedure is presented as a separate chart and may serve a single airport or more than one airport in a given geographical location.
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