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CHAPTER ONE
CHART LEGEND REVIEW
100.
INTRODUCTION
Low altitude, high-speed flight affords a tactical aircraft the element of surprise and protection
from enemy radar detection. These two factors greatly increase the probability of reaching your
target, executing your mission, and returning to base.
The success of any low-level mission depends on extensive preflight planning by the crew. The
proper charts must be selected to cover the route of flight to the target and the course to be flown
must be plotted on the chart. The Naval Flight Officer/Navigator (NFO/NAV) must be fluent
with the symbols used on the chart to successfully plan and navigate in the low-level
environment.
In this chapter you will review several types of aeronautical charts used for visual navigation and
the interpretation of chart symbols.
101.
AVAILABLE VISUAL REFERENCE CHARTS
Lambert Conformal Projections
The most common aeronautical chart, outside polar regions, is the Lambert Conformal Projection.
Some of the features making this chart type particularly useful are:
1.
A straight line approximates a great circle. Therefore, courses and radial bearings can be
plotted with a straight edge.
2.
The scale about a point is the same in all directions throughout a single chart. Hence, the
scales for nautical miles, statute miles, and kilometers printed on each chart can be used on any
portion of that sheet and in any direction.
3.
Since it is conformal, angles are correctly represented and small shapes are correctly
proportioned. Consequently, land or water areas have substantially the same shape on the chart
as they appear from the air.
Aeronautical charts are differentiated on a functional basis by the type of information they
convey. Charts for enroute navigation fall into two major groups:
1.
Those applicable to long range or high altitude navigation methods.
2.
Those applicable to short range or low altitude navigation methods.
CHART LEGEND REVIEW
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