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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 January 26, 2023

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
AlbuquerqueDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
AnchorageDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
AtlantaDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
BethelDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
BillingsDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
BrownsvilleDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Cape LisburneDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
CharlotteDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
CheyenneDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
ChicagoDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
CincinnatiDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Cold BayDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Dallas-Ft WorthDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
DawsonDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
DenverDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
DetroitDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Dutch HarborDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
El PasoDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
FairbanksDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Great FallsDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Green BayDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
HalifaxDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Hawaiian IslandsDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
HoustonDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
JacksonvilleDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
JuneauDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Kansas CityDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
KetchikanDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Klamath FallsDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
KodiakDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Lake HuronDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Las VegasDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Los AngelesDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
McGrathDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
MemphisDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
MiamiDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
MontrealDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
New OrleansDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
New YorkDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
NomeDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
OmahaDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
PhoenixDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Point BarrowDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
St LouisDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Salt Lake CityDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
San AntonioDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
San FranciscoDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
SeattleDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
SewardDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Twin CitiesDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
WashingtonDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Western Aleutian IslandsDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
WichitaDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023

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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-FairbanksDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
AtlantaDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Baltimore-WashingtonDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
BostonDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
CharlotteDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
ChicagoDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
CincinnatiDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
ClevelandDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Dallas-Ft WorthDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Denver-Colorado SpringsDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
DetroitDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
HoustonDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Kansas CityDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Las VegasDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Los AngelesDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
MemphisDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
MiamiDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Minneapolis-St PaulDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
New OrleansDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
New YorkDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
PhiladelphiaDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
PhoenixDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
PittsburghDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Puerto Rico-Virgin IslandsDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
St LouisDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Salt Lake CityDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
San DiegoDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
San FranciscoDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Seattle-PortlandDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Tampa-OrlandoDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023

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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 Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023
Boston Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023
Chicago Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023
Dallas-Ft Worth Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023
Detroit Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023
Houston Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023
Los Angeles Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023
New York Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023
U.S. Gulf Coast Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023

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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 CanyonDec 29 2022Feb 23 2023

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 29 2022Nov 30 2023
  • Geo-Tiff
  • PDF
Alaska VFR Wall Planning Jan 27 2022Feb 23 2023

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 Dec 29 2022Feb 23 2023
Caribbean - 2 Dec 29 2022Feb 23 2023

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 Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023
Terminal Area Set Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023
Helicopter Set Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023
Grand Canyon Set Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023
Caribbean Set Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023
Planning Set Dec 29 2022 Feb 23 2023

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