Section 4. Airport Charting and Publication of
landing facilities which have received airspace determinations or those
not analyzed, must be properly documented and processed in accordance
with procedures contained in FAAO 5010.4, Airport Safety Data Program.
facilities that have received objectionable airspace determinations must
be published in the NFDD as “objectionable.” They must be depicted on
VFR aeronautical charts only and without identifying text other than to
designate objectionable status. They must not be published in the
Airport/Facility Directory (A/FD).
As part of
Mission Support, Aeronautical Infromation Management is responsible for
the collection, validation, and dissemination of aeronautical
information. This office is designated as the focal point for providing
aeronautical information/requirements to the aviation industry, the
producers of aeronautical charts and publications, and other government
agencies and users.
meeting the criteria below may be charted, provided the data has been
processed in accordance with the policy set forth in paragraph
use airports (including stolports and gliderports.)
airports without charting restrictions.
airports having landmark value.
airports having emergency landing or landmark values.
use heliports not associated with an existing airport, private use
heliports that have controlled airspace predicted on them, and selected
U.S. Forest Service Heliports.
flightparks when of landmark value.
Airports of lesser aeronautical importance may be omitted in congested
areas where other airports with adequate and better facilities are
will be plotted to true geographic positions on charts unless they are
in conflict with a navigation aid at the same location. In such cases,
the airport will be displaced from, or superimposed upon the navigation
aid. However, in displacing for cartographic purposes, the relationship
between the airport and navigation aid must be retained.
will be depicted on aeronautical charts by using the symbols located in
the chart's legend. Airports having an ATCT are shown in blue, and all
other airports are shown in magenta. Airport names and associated data
must be shown in the same color as the airport symbol.