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As it says guys what's the best program or website/place to get terminal arrival and departure charts from for all over the world I know Airnav is good for USA and Nats ais is good for UK but be nice to have it all in one place

 

 

Cheers Paul

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Lots of Jeppesen's online, however most are out of date. So next best thing in my opinion, is Navigraph - which are Navtechs charts. Extremely cheap too if you think about it. Airlines such as British Airways use them in the real world along with the enroute. I don't personally like the FAA's or NATS format for charts, so I use Navtech for everything - minus my paper Jeppesen North Atlantic Plotting Charts.

 

Now if only Navigraph had their iPad app done! You have to print to PDF if you want them as that, which is no biggy. However, if you want every page bookmarked, it doesn't do it for you in Navigraph's new software when printing to PDF - so you'll need Acrobat to do it manually which is a shame. I may look to downgrade my navigraph software so I can get bookmarks automatically which makes it a godsend navigating around the charts via Adobe Reader on iPad. 

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Paul,

 

IMHO depends how much money you want to spend and where you are flying. In my case it looks like this:

 

1. areas of interest: NA, Europe, Australia

2. I use charts from the following sources:

- skyvector.com for NA

- Eurocontrol for Europe, you need a free account for the latest and official charts: http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/eadcms/eadsite/index.php.html

- Australia: http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/pending/dap/AeroProcChartsTOC.htm (also free)

For the rest I use Navigraph

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All good input cheers lads!, I use to use navigraph but lost all my charts when I didn't save them and done a wile clean

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Try with AivlaSoft. You'll be provided with a fully working demo during 30 days, which is pretty enough time to decide if you want to buy it. You'll have everything you'll need from chocks-off at origin airport to chocks-on at destination airport. (Docking chart, taxi chart, SID-STARs, all approach types charts, VATSIM and IVAO support within the program, METAR and more features). 

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I second this Aivlasoft suggestion from Ivan. Since I used it, I never thought about printing a chart again (or looking for one...) it's all there and updated if you wish through Navigraph and NavData. As indicated try it free for 30 days and decide if this is what you wish.

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If you fly in Canada, I would recommend www.fltplan.com .  They're the only source I know of where you can access current Canadian charts at no cost.  A free subscription is required to get to the Air Canada stuff.  Once you've registered, go to the "Charts and Maps" link on the left and enter your airport identifier.

 

They have current US charts as well, but of course there are many sources for those.

 

Scott

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for EU there is a fre way to get the active charts you only need to create a free acound: only note the format of the chart might be different depending on where as the charts hee is from the local authorities of the contry´s but i what jeppesen and other uses to create there charts whit there standards.. but it´s ok for some contrys as they look close to payware charts from navigraph or jeppesen..

 

http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/eadcms/eadsite/index.php.html

 

Best regards Lars N.

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Of all the formats, I prefer LIDOs, however these are notoriously hard to find, even outdated. Shame.

Jeppessen do not seem to mind very much if their charts lie around on the internet, they probably realize that they are not loosing any business because of that (some small operators maybe even tend to choose them because most people are familiar with the brand). Of course if you always want to be current then that is a different story.

 

If you do indeed always want to be current, then I can say, at least for Europe, ead.eurocontrol.int works great, of course every chart is in a different national format, which may be a nuisance. Same holds for the US, where FAA hosts a current chart server, and you can find similar services for many other countries, since ICAO mandates that the access to national AIPs shall be free, national agencies may only sell AIPs for manufacturing costs.

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Guys,

Any discussion of where to find copyrighted Jepp or LIDO charts is completely out of bounds here. Those cost a ton of money and regardless of what you may think, I'm positive neither company enjoys having them pirated online.

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Many Countries publish charts online. Some of these require a free registration, others can be looked up without any login or password at all. Other countries do not have government published (ie free) charts, and instead have a private company publish them, often copyright, sometimes not for free.

 

Here's some I use frequently

 

Australia

http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/dap/AeroProcChartsTOC.htm

 

UK Charts (England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland)

http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/index.php.html

 

France

http://www.sia.aviation-civile.gouv.fr/html/frameset_aip_fr.htm

 

Netherlands Charts:

http://www.ais-netherlands.nl/aim/

 

New Zealand

http://www.aip.net.nz/NavWalk.aspx?section=CHARTS

 

 

 

USA Charts - almost anywhere, flightaware has most of them.

 

Canada - Discussed above.

 

 

Sometimes I use VATSIM resources for charts. This is sometimes neccicary if copyright-free charts are not available by a specific aviation authority. Some Vatsim VACC's go to the trouble of creating their own. Here is an example from Germany.

http://www.vacc-sag.org/?PAGE=airport_overview

 

Austria

http://www.vacc-austria.org/?page=content/chart_overview

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I heard those charts are way outdated?

 

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What ?

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Forgot to mention. http://skyvector.com/

Basically a worldwide Enroute Chart (ERC) with all the airways worldwide. No SID/STAR segments, and as far as I can see, nothing like Sectors, ATC frequencies or minimum sector altitudes included, but with all the airways, waypoints and navaids, it certainly can come in useful.

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What ?

 

Ha ha. Of course they are if you get pirated copy. :lol:

We use Jepp in Flight Ops every freaking day for real flights. I have never seen that any of chart was not up to date.

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I managed to find my backup copy of my charts I brought from Ndac so naturally iv gone back to that, cheers guys

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So SimPlates ULTRA android app keeps their charts up to date with each airac?

 

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Not sure how Dauntless have managed to legally sell these charts. Unlike the US Government, most governments around the world retain copyrights, including copyrights to AIP. These charts are pulled straight out of there.

 

Save your money: all of these charts can be found in national AIPs and you can find links to each country's AIP at http://www.eurocontrol.int/articles/ais-online When you get to the AIP you need, if it isn't immediately obvious where to find the terminal charts, look under "Aerodrome 2.2". What's better about these is that normally they are up-to-date and you can use these with your navigation database from Navigraph or Aerosoft.

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Dont think I saw www.airnav.com for us charts it is simple to lookup IACO code or the nav fix. They are always current and free.

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