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Locating Aeronautical Charts


Background

The Map Collection has aeronautical charts published by U. S. Government and some foreign government agencies.  The charts cover the United States and most other areas of the world.

They generally have contour lines and emphasize higher relief such as mountains. They also show airways, airway distances, navigational facilities, radio aids to navigation, airports, controlled airspace, restricted areas, selected populated places, large bodies of water, major drainage patterns, distinctive landmarks, and other related data.

Do not use Map Collection charts for navigation. Even though aeronautical charts are used by pilots for navigation, we don't necessarily have the most up-to-date releases. The Map Collection holdings of charts include latest releases and sets of older charts, some dating back to the 1930s. Aeronautical charts may serve as a useful alternative to traditional maps.
 

Aeronautical Charts in the Catalog

Look under the Subject heading AERONAUTICAL CHARTS in the library catalog . You will need the "Call Number" for the sets or series to locate the charts in the Collection.
 

Major Sets of Aeronautical Charts in the Map Collection

Arizona

Arizona Aeronautical Chart. . Phoenix, Ariz.: Arizona, Aeronautics Division, 1957-1991.  Scale 1:1,000,000.
 

United States

A.A.F. Radar Chart . Washington, DC: Aeronautical Chart and Information Service, 1946-1952, 11 sheets (incomplete). Scale 1:1,000,000.

IFR Area Charts, U.S. Washington, DC: U. S. National Ocean Service, current edition, 13 charts on 1 sheet. Scale varies.
 

IFR Enroute Low Altitude - U. S. Washington, DC: U. S. National Ocean Service, current edition, 16 sheets. Scale varies.

Helicopter Route Chart. Washington, DC: U. S. National Ocean Service., current edition, Scale 1:125,000. 5 sheets:
Atlanta
Chicago
Los Angeles
New York
Baltimore-Washington

IFR Enroute High Altitude - U. S. Washington, DC: U. S. National Ocean Service, current edition, 4 sheets. Scale varies.

Sectional Aeronautical Chart . Washington, DC: U. S. National Ocean Service, current edition, 54 sheets. Scale 1:500,000.

VFR aeronautical chart. U.S. Gulf Coast . Washington, DC: U. S. National Ocean Service, current edition. Scale 1:1,000,000.

VFR Terminal Area Chart . Washington, DC: U. S. National Ocean Service, current edition, 24 sheets. Scale 1:250,000.

World Aeronautical Chart . Washington, DC: U. S. National Ocean Service, current edition, 22 sheets. Scale 1:1,000,000. Covers only the United States. G3201s P6 1,000 U63
 

World

Aeronautical Planning Chart . Washington, DC: U.S. Aeronautical Chart Service, 1944-1948, 6 sheets (incomplete). Scale 1:5,000,000.

World Aeronautical Chart. Washington, DC: National Ocean Survey, 1944-1959, 253 sheets (incomplete), index. Scale 1:1,000,000.

Global Navigation and Planning Chart . St. Louis, MO: Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, 1966-present, 25 sheets, index. Scale 1:5,000,000.

Jet Navigation Chart . St. Louis, MO: U.S. Aerospace Center, 1971-present, 102 sheets. Scale 1:2,000,000.

 Joint Operations Graphic (Air). St. Louis, MO: U. S. Defense Mapping Agency, 1969-1982, 209 sheets (incomplete), index. Scale 1:250,000.

USAF operational navigation charts . St. Louis, MO: Aeronautical and Chart Information Center, 1965-present, 260 sheets, index. Scale 1:1,000,000. 

Tactical Pilotage Chart . St. Louis, MO: Aerospace Center, 1970-present, 120 sheets (incomplete), index. Scale 1:500,000.

Chart Supplement: Pacific . Washington, DC: U. S. National Ocean Service, current edition, booklet. 

North Atlantic Route Chart . Washington, DC: U. S. National Ocean Service, current edition. Scale 1:11,000,000.

 North Pacific Route Chart . Washington, DC: U. S. National Ocean Service, current edition, 4 sheets. Scale 1:7,000,000.

Aviation Chart . Washington, DC: U. S. Hydrographic Office, 1938-1940, 11 sheets (incomplete), index. Scale 1:1,000,000.  Covers Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean area.

 Long Range Air Navigation Chart . Washington, DC: U. S. Hydrographic Office, 1943-1946, 16 sheets (incomplete). Scale 1:5,107,200.
 

Canada

Canada 1:506,880 . Washington, DC: Army Map Service, 1943, 12 sheets (incomplete), index. Scale 1:506,880.

Mexico

Mexico Air Navigation. Washington, DC: AMS, 1936-1938, 27 sheets, index. Scale 1:500,000.

South America

Air Navigation Maps: South America. Washington, DC: Army Map Service, 1940-1942, 67 sheets (incomplete), index. Scale 1:500,000.

Europe

Ordnance survey of Great Britain. England and Wales. Washington, DC: Army Map Service, 1943-1944, 13 sheets, index. Scale 1:253,440.

1:500,000 Europe (Air) . Washington, DC: Army Map Service, 1942-1944, 105 sheets (incomplete), index. Scale 1:500,000.

Quarter inch fifth series : [Great Britain]. Washington, DC: Army Map Service, 1964-1968, 19 sheets, index. Scale 1:250,000.

North west Europe 1:250,000. Washington, DC: Army Map Service, 1944-1947, 11 sheets, index. Scale 1:250,000.

Ordnance survey of Great Britain ... Scotland. Washington, DC: Army Map Service, 1944, 8 sheets, index. Scale 1:253,440.

Africa

1:500,000 Africa (Air) . Washington, DC: Army Map Service, 1942-1944, 11 sheets, index. Scale 1:500,000.  Covers northwest Africa.

French North Africa 1:500,000 . Washington, DC: Army Map Service, 1942-1943, 31 sheets, index. Scale 1:500,000.
 

Last modified: October 9, 2012