FAA to produce island charts

October 25, 2007

FAA to produce island charts

By AOPA ePublishing staff

For pilots who want government chart information for flights to the Caribbean, Pacific, and Hawaii, you'll now be able to get the charts from the FAA.

AOPA has worked with the Department of Defense and FAA for three years to ensure that these charts remained available to pilots after the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) stopped publishing them with the Oct. 25 airspace cycle.

While the NGA low en route chart for the Caribbean expired Oct. 25, the same chart is available from the FAA. The Caribbean Supplement and instrument approach procedures published by the NGA are good through Dec. 20. The FAA is currently working to make them available after that date.

AOPA has compiled a list of which charts the FAA will continue to publish and which will no longer be available.

Charts FAA will provide Charts no longer available from government
Tactical Pilotage Charts Europe/North Africa/Middle East Low En Route Charts
Operational Navigation Charts South America Low En Route Chart
Global Navigation Charts South America High Altitude Charts
Caribbean and South America Supplement (only available electronically) Europe/North Africa/Middle East High Altitude Charts
Caribbean and South America Low En Route Charts Africa High and Low En Route Chart Set
Pacific Instrument Approach Plate Chart Set Eastern Europe and Asia Low En Route Chart Set
Pacific En Route Charts Africa Supplement
Oceanic Planning Chart Eastern Europe Supplement
  Europe, North Africa, and Middle East Instrument Approach Plate Chart Set
  Australia and Asia Instrument Approach Plate Chart Set

For information about purchasing these charts from the FAA, visit the National Aeronautical Charting Office Web site. Also, see the FAA's charting notices for the Caribbean and the Pacific Route and Hawaii.

October 25, 2007