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VFR Raster Charts

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) digital-Visual Chart series is designed to meet the needs of users who require georeferenced raster images of FAA Visual Flight Rules (VFR) charts. An Aeronautical Raster Chart is a digital image of an FAA VFR Chart. All information that is part of the paper chart is included in the file. The area inside the neat line is georeferenced to the surface of the earth. Only the main body of the chart is accurately georeferenced.

Each digital-Visual Chart is provided in one TIF file. The files are 300 dots per inch and 8-bit color. The product is provided as a GeoTIFF and is available for public viewing from this website. As each paper chart is updated, its raster equivalent is also updated and available for viewing on this website. Please ensure you are using the most current chart by referring to the chart legend.

Charts in compressed (ZIP) format contain a TIF, geospatial and metadata files. Additional format charts are provided as Portable Document Format (PDF).

For Current and Next Effective Dates see the DOLE September 09, 2021

Western Aleutian Islands Sectional is divided into an East and West side. Hawaiian Islands Sectional includes the Honolulu, Samoan Islands, and Mariana Islands Insets as separate georeferenced files. Georeferencing information for all other insets should be disregarded.

Next Editions will be available 20 days prior to their effective date. Please report any application errors and provide comments via the portal's Website category.

Sectional Aeronautical Raster Charts GEO-TIFF Files
Chart Name Current Edition Date Next Edition Date
AlbuquerqueAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
AnchorageAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
AtlantaAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
BethelAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
BillingsAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
BrownsvilleAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Cape LisburneAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
CharlotteAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
CheyenneAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
ChicagoAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
CincinnatiAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Cold BayAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Dallas-Ft. WorthAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
DawsonAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
DenverAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
DetroitAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Dutch HarborAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
El PasoAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
FairbanksAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Great FallsAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Green BayAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
HalifaxAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Hawaiian IslandsAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
HoustonAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
JacksonvilleAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
JuneauAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Kansas CityAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
KetchikanAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Klamath FallsAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
KodiakAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Lake HuronAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Las VegasAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Los AngelesAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
McGrathAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
MemphisAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
MiamiAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
MontrealAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
New OrleansAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
New YorkAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
NomeAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
OmahaAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
PhoenixAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Point BarrowAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
St. LouisAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Salt Lake CityAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
San AntonioAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
San FranciscoAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
SeattleAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
SewardAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Twin CitiesAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
WashingtonAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Western Aleutian IslandsAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
WichitaAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021

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TACs that have an associated Flyway Chart include that Flyway Chart as a separate TIF file within the download zip file.

VFR Terminal Area Raster Charts GEO-TIFF Files
Chart Name Current Edition Date Next Edition Date
Anchorage-FairbanksAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
AtlantaAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Baltimore-WashingtonAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
BostonAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
CharlotteAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
ChicagoAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
CincinnatiAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
ClevelandAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Dallas-Ft. WorthAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Denver-Colorado SpringsAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
DetroitAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
HoustonAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Kansas CityAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Las VegasAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Los AngelesAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
MemphisAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
MiamiAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Minneapolis-St. PaulAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
New OrleansAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
New YorkAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
PhiladelphiaAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
PhoenixAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
PittsburghAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Puerto Rico-Virgin IslandsAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
St. LouisAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Salt Lake CityAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
San DiegoAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
San FranciscoAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Seattle-PortlandAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Tampa-OrlandoAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021

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Helicopter Chart d-VCs provide aeronautical information useful to helicopter pilots navigating in areas with high concentrations of helicopter activity. Information depicted includes helicopter routes, four classes of heliports with associated frequency and lighting capabilities, NAVAIDS, and obstructions. In addition, pictorial symbols, roads, and easily-identified geographical features are portrayed. These charts are updated as requested by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Helicopter Route Charts
Chart Name Current Edition Date Next Edition Date
Baltimore-Washington Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021
Boston Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021
Chicago Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021
Dallas-Ft. Worth Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021
Detroit Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021
Houston Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021
Los Angeles Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021
New York Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021
U.S. Gulf Coast Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021

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The Grand Canyon Aeronautical Raster Chart is provided in two halves, an Air Tour Operators side and a General Aviation side.

Grand Canyon Aeronautical Raster Chart
Chart Name Current Edition Date Next Edition Date
Grand CanyonAug 12 2021Oct 07 2021

VFR Wall Planning Charts are designed for VFR preflight planning and provide aeronautical and topographic information of the continental U.S. The aeronautical information includes airports, radio aids to navigation, Class B airspace and special use airspace. The topographic information includes city tint, populated places, principal roads, drainage patterns and shaded relief.

VFR Wall Planning Charts
Chart Name Current Edition Date Next Edition Date
U.S. VFR Wall PlanningDec 05 2019Dec 02 2021
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
Alaska VFR Wall PlanningFeb 25 2021Jan 27 2022
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF

Caribbean Charts are designed for VFR preflight planning and provides aeronautical and topographic information of the Caribbean. The aeronautical information includes airports, radio aids to navigation, Class B airspace and special use airspace. The topographic information includes city tint, populated places, principal roads, drainage patterns and shaded relief.

VFR Caribbean Charts
Chart Name Current Edition Date Next Edition Date
Caribbean - 1 Aug 12 2021Oct 07 2021
Caribbean - 2 Aug 12 2021Oct 07 2021

The following tables contain just the set of the Digital Visual charts that have changed during the previous 56 day cycle. All other Visual charts can be obtained through the other tabs on this page. Due to the large file sizes, it is best to download one zip file at a time using a broadband internet connection during off-peak internet hours.
Next edition files will be available approximately 20 days prior to their effective date.

Digital Visual Charts (56-Day Sets)
Product Current Edition Next Edition
Sectional Set Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021
  • Sectional Set
Terminal Area Set Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021
  • Terminal Area Set
Helicopter Set Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021
  • Helicopter Set
Grand Canyon Set Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021
  • Grand Canyon Set
Caribbean Set Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021
  • Caribbean Set
Planning Set Aug 12 2021 Oct 07 2021
  • Planning Set

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