May 2010 Issue
IFR Chart Choices: Air Charts is Top Value
Despite electronic inroads, paper still rules. We like Air Charts for en route use, while FAA/AeroNav approach plates are easier to keep updated than Jepps.
Despite all the blather about electronic charts and the paperless cockpit, dead-tree charts still rule. If that sounds depressingly old school, the good news is we have choices, even if itís among only two basic publishers. Another piece of good news is we can put down one publisherís chart and pick up the otherís without too much confusion. While there are qualitative differences between the two publishers, a major distinction is how they go about distributing updates.
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