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For the US, I use http://skyvector.com It covers pretty much all of the enroute charts and even has a flight plan function though, I can't find a print button. I then use the FAA's website for my approach plates. Do these types of free resources exist for Canada as well? At the moment I am trying to plan a flight from CYOW to KGRR, but I have no charts for Canada. Thanks!

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NavCanada has a subscription service for aeronautical charts. Their airport charts are free, but procedures and enroute charts aren't.Have you looked into the FSX planners? AivlaSoft EFB, FS Commander, etc?

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Look at WWW.VATCAN.ORGYou can then click on each past of the country ("regions", on the left side), and from there you can specify the particular airport.

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NavCanada has a subscription service for aeronautical charts. Their airport charts are free, but procedures and enroute charts aren't.Have you looked into the FSX planners? AivlaSoft EFB, FS Commander, etc?
I prefer to do flight planning the old fashioned way :)

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hi,You can try this:http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/planG.htmFantastic planning tool and free...

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But not the VFR ones, just to be clear. As Fenric said, they are pay only, as far as I can see.
I was fortunate enough to get all the charts including Hi/Lo, etc. but all on paper. The maps are way to big to fit into a scanner. :(

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NavCanada has a subscription service for aeronautical charts. Their airport charts are free, but procedures and enroute charts aren't.Have you looked into the FSX planners? AivlaSoft EFB, FS Commander, etc?
Nice resource thank you.

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There was one time (Feb 2010) where NavCan put the approach chart pubs online as pdf, but after about one month they shut that down hard.scott s..

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You know it costs a few bucks, but I prefer just to buy the charts and CAPS, from my local pilot shop. They last for at least a couple of years before changes are so greatly significant that I need update. Even then updates are only required for a few locations I do not buy the whole set.; beats fiddling around with other programs and or printing a tonne of approach plates, which I was never successful in organizing. The real deal also provides a level of authenticity and experience into the real-world. The pilot shop is a kool place as well that sell all kinds of neat aviation items.

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I don't know if my FBO/Flight School carries Canadian charts, but I would think so. Any lower than Michigan and FBO's would be unlikely to carry them.

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Unlike most countries Canada privatized their air traffic control services. NavCanada is owned 50% by NavCanada and 50% by the airline industry. Under NavCanada's mandate, all profits are plowed back into the company to improve things. The downside is no free charts online. Excellent CNN video story on NavCanada here:http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/04/28/canada.air.safety/index.html?hpt=C2Mark.

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