August 23 (Wed) 7:00pm Jeppesen Charts now available in ForeFlight

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

According to AVweb,  the partnership between ForeFlight and Jeppesen was announced in early May of this year, but access to the instrument plates only became available to ForeFlight users recently The upgrade to Jeppesen charts covering the continental U.S. plus Hawaii is $199 per year, not including the base cost of a ForeFlight subscription. Canada and Alaska (combined) are available for $179 per year. Jeppesen IFR en route charts, while included with the subscription to Jeppesen plates, won’t be available to users until later this summer.

If you have been flying IFR for a few years, you might be more familiar with Jeppesen IFR Charts. If you are newer to aviation you may rely on Aeronav. San Carlos Flight Center’s Chief IFR  Flight Instructor Brian Eliot leads us on a discussion of Aeronav and Jeppesen charts and their application and use in IFR conditions. While the charts may look very similar on the surface, Brian will  look at both chart systems, not only with an examination of their approach charts differences, but also taking into consideration the structure of the complete IFR charting subscription package: departures, arrivals, alternate minimums, climb and descent performance charts, enroute charts, airport diagrams, and cross-referencing.

Brian Eliot is San Carlos Flight Center’s resident expert for IFR training and Garmin G1000 avionics. He has been flying since 1995 and received all his training in the Bay Area. Brian previously worked as a broadcast engineer, a software developer, and taught computer science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He regularly presents at San Carlos Flight Center safety seminars and has a reputation for making complex concepts easy to learn and understand.

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

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