Aeronautical Information Services is announcing several new VFR chart products for planning and navigation purposes. Below are links to draft/sample PDF versions of these charts. Please see the coverage extent and content available. The Caribbean VFR Aeronautical Chart 1 effective September 15, 2016 and is now available. The Alaska VFR Wall Planning Chart and the Caribbean VFR Aeronautical Chart 2 will be effective November 10, 2016.

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.

Download charts in zip format containing a TIF, geospatial and metadata files.

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 approximately 20 days prior to their effective dates. For additional information, contact AeroNavWebmaster@faa.gov

Sectional Aeronautical Raster Charts GEO-TIFF Files
Chart Name Current Edition No. and Date Next Edition No. and Date
Albuquerque97 – Apr 28 201698 – Oct 13 2016
Anchorage98 – May 26 201699 – Nov 10 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Atlanta97 – Aug 18 201698 – Mar 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Bethel58 – Jul 21 201659 – Jul 20 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Billings92 – Sep 15 201693 – Mar 30 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Brownsville97 – Aug 18 201698 – Feb 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Cape Lisburne50 – Jun 23 201651 – Jun 22 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Charlotte100 – Jul 21 2016101 – Jan 05 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Cheyenne94 – Jul 21 201695 – Jan 05 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Chicago92 – Apr 28 201693 – Oct 13 2016
Cincinnati96 – Jun 23 201697 – Dec 08 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Cold Bay49 – Feb 04 201650 – Feb 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Dallas-Ft Worth97 – Sep 15 201698 – Mar 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Dawson49 – Oct 15 201550 – Oct 13 2016
Denver95 – Jul 21 201696 – Jan 05 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Detroit93 – Sep 15 201694 – Mar 30 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Dutch Harbor49 – Mar 03 201650 – Mar 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
El Paso97 – Jul 21 201698 – Feb 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Fairbanks98 – May 26 201699 – Nov 10 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Great Falls91 – Jun 23 201692 – Jan 05 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Green Bay92 – May 26 201693 – Dec 08 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Halifax95 – Aug 18 201696 – Mar 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Hawaiian Islands94 – Apr 28 201695 – Oct 13 2016
Houston98 – Sep 15 201699 – Mar 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Jacksonville98 – Aug 18 201699 – Feb 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Juneau56 – Mar 31 201657 – Mar 30 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Kansas City96 – May 26 201697 – Nov 10 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Ketchikan56 – Apr 28 201657 – Apr 27 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Klamath Falls95 – Sep 15 201696 – Mar 30 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Kodiak56 – Nov 12 201557 – Nov 10 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Lake Huron92 – Sep 15 201693 – Mar 30 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Las Vegas96 – Aug 18 201697 – Mar 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Los Angeles99 – Jun 23 2016100 – Dec 08 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
McGrath58 – Jul 21 201659 – Jul 20 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Memphis97 – Sep 15 201698 – Mar 30 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Miami99 – Aug 18 2016100 – Feb 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Montreal95 – Aug 18 201696 – Mar 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
New Orleans98 – May 26 201699 – Nov 10 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
New York93 – Apr 28 201694 – Nov 10 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Nome57 – Jun 23 201658 – Jun 22 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Omaha94 – Jul 21 201695 – Feb 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Phoenix95 – Apr 28 201696 – Oct 13 2016
Point Barrow78 – Apr 28 201679 – Apr 27 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Salt Lake City95 – Mar 31 201696 – Oct 13 2016
San Antonio97 – Apr 28 201698 – Nov 10 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
San Francisco97 – Aug 18 201698 – Mar 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Seattle91 – May 26 201692 – Dec 08 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Seward98 – May 26 201699 – Nov 10 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
St Louis94 – Jun 23 201695 – Dec 08 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Twin Cities92 – Jun 23 201693 – Jan 05 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Washington100 – Jul 21 2016101 – Feb 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Western Aleutian Islands49 – Mar 03 201650 – Mar 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Whitehorse56 – Mar 31 201657 – Mar 30 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Wichita97 – Jul 21 201698 – Jan 05 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF

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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. These files have no associated georeferencing information.

VFR Terminal Area Raster Charts GEO-TIFF Files
Chart Name Current Edition No. and Date Next Edition No. and Date
Anchorage-Fairbanks77 – May 26 201678 – Nov 10 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Atlanta94 – Aug 18 201695 – Mar 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Baltimore-Washington93 – Jul 21 201694 – Feb 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Boston88 – Apr 28 201689 – Nov 10 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Charlotte55 – Jul 21 201656 – Jan 05 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Chicago92 – Apr 28 201693 – Oct 13 2016
Cincinnati35 – Jun 23 201636 – Dec 08 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Cleveland86 – Sep 15 201687 – Mar 30 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Dallas-Ft Worth88 – Sep 15 201689 – Mar 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Denver-Colorado Springs86 – Jul 21 201687 – Jan 05 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Detroit86 – Sep 15 201687 – Mar 30 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Houston86 – Sep 15 201687 – Mar 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Kansas City83 – May 26 201684 – Nov 10 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Las Vegas85 – Aug 18 201686 – Mar 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Los Angeles73 – Jun 23 201674 – Dec 08 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Memphis55 – Sep 15 201656 – Mar 30 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Miami88 – Aug 18 201689 – Feb 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Minneapolis-St Paul86 – Jun 23 201687 – Jan 05 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
New Orleans83 – May 26 201684 – Nov 10 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
New York91 – Apr 28 201692 – Nov 10 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Philadelphia84 – Jul 21 201685 – Feb 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Phoenix54 – Apr 28 201655 – Oct 13 2016
Pittsburgh86 – Sep 15 201687 – Mar 30 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Puerto Rico-VI42 – Oct 15 201543 – Oct 13 2016
St Louis86 – Jun 23 201687 – Dec 08 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Salt Lake City54 – Mar 31 201655 – Oct 13 2016
San Diego72 – Jun 23 201673 – Dec 08 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
San Francisco89 – Aug 18 201690 – Mar 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Seattle86 – May 26 201687 – Dec 08 2016
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF
Tampa-Orlando53 – Aug 18 201654 – Feb 02 2017
  • GEO-Tiff
  • PDF

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World Aeronautical Raster Charts
Chart Name Current Edition No. and Date Next Edition
CD-10 25 – Jun 25 2015 Discontinued
CE-12/13 28 – Apr 2 2015 Discontinued
CF-18 45 – Oct 15 2015 Discontinued
CH-22 22 – Sep 17 2015 Discontinued
CH-23 46 – Oct 15 2015 Discontinued
CH-25 46 – Dec 10 2015 Discontinued
CJ-26 22 – Feb 4 2016 Discontinued
CJ-27 22 – Mar 31 2016 Discontinued

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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 No. and Date Next Edition No. and Date ( * )
Baltimore - Washington 10 – Jul 23 2015 11 – Jul 19 2018 *
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
Boston 7 – Nov 13 2014 8 – Nov 9 2017 *
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
Chicago 8 – Feb 4 2016 9 – Apr 25 2019 *
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
Dallas - Ft. Worth 6 – Feb 4 2016 7 – Mar 2 2017 *
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
Detroit 2 – Apr 3 2014 3 – Mar 30 2017 *
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
Houston 8 – Sep 15 2016 9 – Sep 12 2019 *
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
Los Angeles 11 – Jun 23 2016 12 – Jun 20 2019 *
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
New York 11 – Apr 28 2016 12 – Apr 25 2019 *
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
U. S. Gulf Coast 30 – Dec 10 2015 31 – Dec 8 2016
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
* Indicates date is tentative.

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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 No. and Date Next Edition No. and Date
Grand Canyon 3 – Apr 19 2001 4 – TBD
  • Geo-Tiff

The U.S. VFR Wall Planning Chart is designed for VFR preflight planning and provides aeronautical and topographic information of the conterminous 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.

U.S. VFR Wall Planning Chart
Chart Name Current Edition No. and Date Next Edition No. and Date
U.S. VFR Wall Planning 5 – Dec 10 2015 6 – Dec 7 2017
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
Alaska VFR Wall Planning 1 – Nov 10 2016
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
2 – Nov 8 2018
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF

Caribean 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 No. and Date Next Edition No. and Date
Caribbean - 1 1 – Sep 15 2016 2 – Sep 14 2017
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
Caribbean - 2 1 – Nov 10 2016
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
2 – Nov 8 2018
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF

The following tables contain just the set of the Digital Visual charts that have changed during the previous 28 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 (28-Day Changed Set)
Product Current Edition Next Edition
28-Day Changed Set Sep 15 2016 Oct 13 2016