Interpretation and production process of instrumental charts and flight manuals


  • Pedro Antonio Cabello García

Palabras clave:

rumbos, frecuencias, radioayudas, distancias, airplanes, roads, frequencies, radio aids, distances, aerodromes


Practically from the not so distant origins of the Aviation, the
aeronautical charts have been, both in the planning as in the
development of aerial missions, a tool of technical support of
inestimable value for pilots and navigators.
The information provided in these documents is very varied, so
it becomes necessary to set up a wide variety of types of cards
based on their specific utility. Thus, we find charts whose purpose
is the tactical support to the air assets deployment and others
whose purpose is to support the aircraft operation. This article
described the charts whose characteristics and production process
correspond to the latter group.
Naturally, this type of documentation has had to adapt to the new
technologies evolution, which has enabled a very remarkable
increase in the data provided accuracy and that has opened a
wide range of possibilities when presenting the information to
the end user. That is why today this type of cartography publishes
both in its classic version of paper as in different formats and
digital supports.
We hope this article will be useful for all those interested in
knowing in more detail the nature of this exciting work regardless
of their previous level of knowledge.


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Cabello García, P. A. (2018). Interpretation and production process of instrumental charts and flight manuals. REVISTA INTERNACIONAL MAPPING, 26(184), 50–63. Recuperado a partir de



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