- 1 What is the purpose of the maximum authorized altitude Maa?
- 2 How long are low enroute charts good for?
- 3 What are three types of aircraft VFR charts?
- 4 What is minimum turning altitude?
- 5 What is minimum reception altitude?
- 6 What does DA mean in aviation?
- 7 What does MOCA mean in aviation?
- 8 Where is the minimum IFR altitude?
- 9 Does Mea guarantee communication?
- 10 What are the two types of SIDs?
- 11 How often are approach plates updated?
- 12 What does VFR stand for?
- 13 What map do pilots use?
- 14 How do I know if airport has fuel?
maximum authorized altitude ( MAA ) A published altitude representing the highest usable altitude or flight level on an airway, jet route, or area navigation for which the minimum en route altitude has been promulgated and adequate NAVAID (navigational aid) reception is ensured.
How long are low enroute charts good for?
Charts are revised every 56 days.
What are three types of aircraft VFR charts?
VFR Navigation Charts.
- Sectional Aeronautical Charts. Sectional Charts are designed for visual navigation of slow to medium speed aircraft.
- VFR Terminal Area Charts (TAC).
- U.S. Gulf Coast VFR Aeronautical Chart.
- Grand Canyon VFR Aeronautical Chart.
- Caribbean VFR Aeronautical Charts.
- Helicopter Route Charts.
What is minimum turning altitude?
Minimum turning altitude (MTA) is a charted altitude providing vertical and lateral obstruction clearance based on turn criteria over certain fixes, NAVAIDs, waypoints, and on charted route segments.
What is minimum reception altitude?
In aviation, minimum reception altitude (MRA) is the lowest altitude on an airway segment where an aircraft can be assured of receiving signals from off-course navigation aids like VOR that define a fix.
What does DA mean in aviation?
Definition. The Decision Altitude (DA) or Decision Height (DH) is a specified altitude or height in the Precision Approach or approach with vertical guidance at which a Missed Approach must be initiated if the required visual reference to continue the approach has not been established. ( ICAO Annex 6)
What does MOCA mean in aviation?
Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude ( MOCA ). The MOCA is the lowest published altitude in effect between radio fixes on VOR airways, off-airway routes, or route segments that meets obstacle clearance requirements for the entire route segment.
Where is the minimum IFR altitude?
In a DMA, the minimum altitudes for IFR flight (explicitly defined in 14 CFR §91.177) must be 2,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal distance of 4 nautical miles from the course to be flown.
Does Mea guarantee communication?
Put simply, the MEA is the lowest altitude to be flown in an airspace structure which assures: reception of navigation aids necessary to navigate accurately along the required route, two-way communication with air traffic control, conformity with any air traffic control procedures applicable within the sector.
What are the two types of SIDs?
There are three main types of SIDs: pilot-nav SIDs, radar vector SIDs, and hybrid SIDs. A pilot-nav SID is a SID where the pilot is primarily responsible for navigation along the SID route.
How often are approach plates updated?
The d-TPP is published every 28 days and is available through the Terminal Procedures Search above or the Digital-Terminal Procedures Publication (Complete) (see below).
What does VFR stand for?
Aircraft flying in the National Airspace System operate under two basic categories of flight: Visual Flight Rules ( VFR ) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
What map do pilots use?
Aeronautical Maps Aeronautical charts are mainly designed to help pilots plan and fly a selected route, but they also contain features that are useful for other kinds of research. Aeronautical charts are typically topographic charts with flight information overlayed on top of them.
How do I know if airport has fuel?
The current practice is to use tick marks around the airport symbol to indicate that fuel is available and the field attended Monday through Friday from 10h00 to 16h00, local time. Today, many airports have self-service fuel so there is no longer a need for an attendant to be present.