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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 VFR Dates of Latest Editions - March 25, 2021 (PDF)

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
AlbuquerqueFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
AnchorageFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
AtlantaFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
BethelFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
BillingsFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
BrownsvilleFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Cape LisburneFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
CharlotteFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
CheyenneFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
ChicagoFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
CincinnatiFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Cold BayFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Dallas-Ft WorthFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
DawsonFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
DenverFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
DetroitFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Dutch HarborFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
El PasoFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
FairbanksFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Great FallsFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Green BayFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
HalifaxFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Hawaiian IslandsFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
HoustonFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
JacksonvilleFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
JuneauFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Kansas CityFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
KetchikanFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Klamath FallsFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
KodiakFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Lake HuronFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Las VegasFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Los AngelesFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
McGrathFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
MemphisFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
MiamiFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
MontrealFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
New OrleansFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
New YorkFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
NomeFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
OmahaFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
PhoenixFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Point BarrowFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
St LouisFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Salt Lake CityFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
San AntonioFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
San FranciscoFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
SeattleFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
SewardFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Twin CitiesFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
WashingtonFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Western Aleutian IslandsFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
WichitaFeb 25 2021Apr 22 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-FairbanksFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
AtlantaFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Baltimore-WashingtonFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
BostonFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
CharlotteFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
ChicagoFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
CincinnatiFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
ClevelandFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Dallas-Ft WorthFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Denver-Colorado SpringsFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
DetroitFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
HoustonFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Kansas CityFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Las VegasFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Los AngelesFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
MemphisFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
MiamiFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Minneapolis-St PaulFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
New OrleansFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
New YorkFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
PhiladelphiaFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
PhoenixFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
PittsburghFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Puerto Rico-VIFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
St LouisFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Salt Lake CityFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
San DiegoFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
San FranciscoFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
SeattleFeb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Tampa-OrlandoFeb 25 2021Apr 22 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 Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 2021
Boston Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 2021
Chicago Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 2021
Dallas Ft. Worth Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 2021
Detroit Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 2021
Houston Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 2021
Los Angeles Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 2021
New York Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 2021
U.S. Gulf Coast Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 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 CanyonFeb 25 2021Apr 22 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 Feb 25 2021Apr 22 2021
Caribbean - 2 Feb 25 2021Apr 22 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 Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 2021
  • Sectional Set
Terminal Area Set Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 2021
  • Terminal Area Set
Helicopter Set Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 2021
  • Helicopter Set
Grand Canyon Set Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 2021
  • Grand Canyon Set
Caribbean Set Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 2021
  • Caribbean Set
Planning Set Feb 25 2021 Apr 22 2021
  • Planning Set

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