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En Route IFR Charts

Objectives

On an End-of-Lesson Test, you will identify


the purpose, contents, and specific items and
information for the following En Route charts:
1. Low Altitude
2. High Altitude
3. IFR Area
En Route Low Altitude Charts
Publication Information

Published every 56
days 36 Charts L1-L36
Military Training Routes
MILITARY TRAINING ROUTES

NUMBER ALTITUDE RANGE NUMBER ALTITUDE RANGE


IR-66 100 AGL TO 5000 IR-172 500 AGL TO 6000
IR-67 100 AGL TO 5000 IR-173 500 AGL TO 6000
IR-77 MAINTAIN 5000 IR-174 500 AGL TO FL230
IR-78 MAINTAIN 6000 IR-175 500 AGL TO 4000
IR-105 100 AGL TO 7000 IR-177 200 AGL TO FL230
IR-107 100 AGL TO 10000 IR-181 500 AGL TO 6000
IR-109 100 AGL TO 16000 IR-182 500 AGL TO 6000
IR-111 100 AGL TO 16000 IR-183 500 AGL TO 6000
IR-113 100 AGL TO 11500 IR-185 500 AGL TO 6000
IR-117 SURFACE TO 4000 IR-193 300 AGL TO 5000
IR-120 100 AGL TO 5000 IR-308 SURFACE TO 13000
Geographical Area Presentation
Chart Legend
Airports and Symbols
Facilities in Blue or Green have an
LAND
approved Instrument Approach Civil
Procedure and/or RADAR MINIMA
published in either the FAA Terminal Civil - Military
Procedures Publication or the DoD
FLIPs. Those in Blue, have an Military
Instrument Approach Procedure and/or
RADAR MINIMA published at least in the Heliport
High Altitude DoD FLIPs. Facilities in H H H
Brown do not have a published
SEA
Instrument Approach Procedure or Civil
RADAR MINIMA.
Airports
1. A solid line box enclosing the airport 4. Pvt - Private use
name indicates FAR 93 Special 5. Associated city names for public airports
Requirements - see Directory/Supplement are shown above or preceding the airport
2. NO SVFR above the airport name name. If airport name and city name are
indicates FAR 91 fixed-wing special VFR the same, only the airport name is shown.
flight is prohibited The airport identifier in parentheses
3. C or D following the airport name follows the airport name. City names for
indicates Class C or Class D Airspace military airports are not shown.
CITY Part-time or established by
Airport Ident
ICAO Location Indicator Airport Name NOTAM. See A/G tabulation for
shown outside U.S. (APT) (ICAO) D times of operation. In Alaska, see
280 L 43s Supplement Alaska
Airport
Elevation (A) 109.8 Longest runway length to
Frequency nearest 100 feet with 70 feet
Automatic Terminal Part-time
as the dividing point (add 00)
Information Service
Lighting Capability: s indicates soft surface
L Lighting available L Pilot Controlled Lighting
- No lighting available Part-time or on request
NAVAIDs
NAVAIDS
LF/MF Non-directional Radiobeacon or
VHF/UHF Data is depicted in BLACK Marine Radiobeacon with magnetic north
LF/MF Data is depicted in BROWN indicator

COMPASS ROSES
Oriented to UHF Non-directional Radiobeacon
Magnetic North of
NAVAID which may
not be adjusted to
the charted isogonic NDB/DME
values Smaller
sizes are used in
congested areas Compass Locator Beacon

Flight Service Station (FSS)


Remote Communications Outlet (RCO) or
Automated Weather Observing Stations
(AWOS/ASOS) not associated with a charted
NAVAID or airport

VORTAC VOR VOR/DME TACAN


ILS Localizer Course with additional
navigation function
Communication Boxes
T Automated Weather Broadcast Systems
NAME (T)
000.0 IDT 00(Y) A ASOS/AWOS H HIWAS T TWEB
N3414.81 W9155.57
Automated weather, when available, is broadcast
on the associated NAVAID frequency.
VOR with TACAN compatible DME
Part-time or On-
Underline indicates No Voice Request
transmitted on this frequency
TACAN channels are without
voice but not underlined
NAME
000 IDT 00(000.0)
Crosshatch indicates
Shutdown status LF/MF Non-directional Radiobeacon/DME
DME channel and paired VHF frequency
are shown

(T) Frequency Protection usable


range at 12,000 AGL - 25 NM
(Y) TACAN must be placed in Y
mode to receive distance
information
Communication Boxes
000.0 000.0R
Certain FSSs provide Airport Advisory
NAME Service, see A/FD. Frequencies transmit
000.0 IDT 00 and receive except those followed by R or T:
N3619.10 W9312.80 R - Receive only T-
Transmit only
Shadow NAVAID box indicates NAVAID and
FSS have same name 000.0
000.0 000.0
NAME
EL DORADO ELD 000.0 IDT 000
N3414.81 W9155.57
FSS name and identifier not associated with NAME
NAVAID
FSS Name
NAME 000.0
Freq(s) positioned above thin line
Remote Communications Outlet (RCO) NAVAID box is remoted to the NAVAID
FSS name and remoted freq(s) are shown site. Other freq(s) at the named FSS radio
are available, however, altitude and terrain
may determine their reception.
SHADOW BOXES indicate Flight Service
Stations (FSS). Frequencies 122.2, 255.4,
and emergency 121.5 and 243.0 are Thin line NAVAID boxes without freq(s)
normally available at all FSSs and are not and FSS radio name indicates no FSS
shown. All other frequencies are shown. freq(s) available.
Route Data
ROUTE DATA
VHF/UHF Data is depicted in BLACK Low Altitude RNAV
LF/MF Data is depicted in BROWN T000required.
Route. GNSS
RNAV Data is depicted in BLUE
Substitute Route
V0 VOR Airway See NOTAMs
Unusable Route
LF/MF Airway
A0 Segment
Uncontrolled LF/MF Preferred Single
Airway Direction
A0 V0 Route
Oceanic Route Facility Locators used
A0 A0 in formation of 00
000.0 NME reporting points
ATS Route
A0 A0 000 ID
Route Data
000 Radial outbound from
a UHF/VHF NAVAID Denotes DME fix and
mileage00
000 Bearing inbound to a
LF/MF NAVAID Mileage Breakdown or
X X Computer Nav Fix
Magnetic Reference
000 (CNF) (no ATC functions)
Bearing, outbound from
a NAVAID or fix.
Total Mileage between MEA, MOCA and/or
000 000 Compulsory Reporting MAA Change at other
Points and/or NAVAIDs than NAVAIDs
Mileage between other
Reporting
00 00 00Points, NAVAIDs and/or Changeover Point
Mileage Breakdown 00 00
giving mileage to NAVAIDs (Not
Denotes DME fix (distance shown at midpoint locations)
same as airway mileage)
00 00
Minimum Obstruction Clearance
Altitude (MOCA)

Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude


(MOCA) is the lowest published altitude in
effect between radio fixes on VOR airways,
off-airway routes, or route segments which
meets obstacle clearance requirements for the
entire route segment and which assures
acceptable navigational signal coverage only
within 25 statute (22 nautical) miles of a VOR.
Minimum Obstruction Clearance
Altitude (MOCA)
The MOCA is the altitude preceded by an
asterisk.

MOCA
Minimum En Route Altitude (MEA)

Minimum En Route Altitude (MEA) is the


lowest published altitude between radio fixes
which assures acceptable navigational signal
coverage and meets obstacle clearance
requirements between those fixes.
Minimum En Route Altitude (MEA)

MEA
Maximum Authorized Altitude (MAA)

Maximum Authorized Altitude (MAA) is a


published altitude representing the maximum
usable altitude or flight level for an airspace
structure or route segment. It is the highest
altitude at which adequate reception of
navigation aid signals is assured.
Maximum Authorized Altitude (MAA)

MAA
Minimum Reception Altitude (MRA)

Minimum Reception Altitude (MRA) is the


lowest altitude at which an intersection can be
determined.
Minimum Reception Altitude (MRA)

MRA
Minimum Crossing Altitude

Minimum Crossing Altitude (MCA) is the


lowest altitude at certain fixes at which an
aircraft must cross when proceeding in the
direction of a higher minimum en route IFR
altitude (MEA).
Minimum Crossing Altitude

MCA
Reporting Points and Tacan Fix Data
REPORTING POINTS
Compulsory Reporting Point
Non-compulsory Reporting Point
Off-set arrows indicate facility
forming a reporting point (away from
VHF/UHF, toward LF/MF)

Holding Pattern with max. restricted airspeed


(IAS) 210K applies to altitude above
6,000 to and including 14,000 175K
applies to all altitudes

TACAN FIX DATA


Ident Chan
NME 00
Radial from 000/00 Distance
TACAN from TACAN
Airspace Information - General

AIRSPACE INFORMATION Oceanic Control Area (CTA)


Open area (white) indicates controlled Additional Control Area Limit
airspace (Class E); unless otherwise
indicated.
All airspace 14,500 and above is
controlled (Class E)
Shaded area (brown) indicates
uncontrolled airspace below 14,500
(Class G)
Class B Class C Mode C Area
In Canada-Indicates Airspace Airspace See FAR 91.215
Class B Airspace
above 12,500
Airspace Information - Boundaries

12 5
Off Route
Air Route Traffic Control Obstructio
Center (ARTCC) n
Clearance
NAME ARTCC Remoted Sites Altitudes
Name with discrete VHF and Example: 12,500 feet (OROCA)
000.0 000.0 UHF frequencies
International Boundary
Flight Information Region (FIR) (omitted when coincident
with ARTCC or FIR)
CTA/FIR Type of Area
OAKLAND OCEANIC
Traffic Service US/Russia Maritime
KZAK Boundary
Ceiling
UNLTD
FL55
Floor Area of Enlargement (contains
ACC only data for through flights)
See Area Charts for complete data
Air Defense Identification
Official Time Zone
Zone (ADIZ)
International Date Line
Airspace Information -
Special Use Airspace
P - Prohibited Area
P-56
R-123 R - Restricted Area
W-789 W - Warning Area
CYA-101 A Alert Area
CYD-102
CYR-103 MOA - Military Operations
Area
In Canada:
A-456 CYA - Advisory Area
CYD Danger Area
CYR - Restricted Area
WALL 1
MOA Line delimits internal
separation of same Special
Use Area
WALL 2 SEE AIRSPACE TABULATION FOR
MOA COMPLETE INFORMATION
Miscellaneous
ALTIMETER Altimeter Setting Change
4E 2005 Isogonic Line and Value
All Mileages are Nautical except as
noted
All Radials and Bearings are
magnetic except as noted
All Altitudes are MSL except as
noted
All Time is Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC), Days are local
During periods of Daylight Savings Time (DT)
effective hours will be one hour earlier than shown.
All states observe DT except Arizona and Hawaii.
North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83), for
charting purposes is considered equivalent to World
Geodetic System 1984 (WGS 84)

FOR ADDITIONAL SYMBOL INFORMATION


REFER TO THE CHART USERS GUIDE.
Military Training Routes (MTRs)
MILITARY TRAINING ROUTES (MTRs)

MTRs 5 NM or less both sides of centerline

IR-000 VR-000

MTRs greater than 5 NM either or both sides of centerline

IR-000 VR-000

Arrow indicates direction of route


See MTR tabs for altitude range information
All IR and VR MTRs are shown except those VRs at or below 1500 AGL
CAUTION: Inset charts do not depict MTRs
Cruising Altitudes
CRUISING ALTITUDES - U.S.
IFR within controlled airspace as assigned by ATC

0
IFR
EVEN IFR
ODD

17
Thousands

9
Thousands

M
VFR or
ON TOP VFR or
EVEN ON TOP
Thousands ODD
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Plus Thousands
9
M

500 Plus
500
180

VFR above 3000 AGL unless otherwise authorized by ATC


IFR outside controlled airspace
All courses are magnetic
Special Use Airspace
P - PROHIBITED, R - RESTRICTED, A - ALERT, W - WARNING AREAS
CANADA: CYA - ADVISORY, CYD DANGER, CYR - RESTRICTED AREAS
All altitudes are MSL unless otherwise indicated Cont - Continuous: 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week
FL - Flight Level - During periods of Daylight Saving Time (DT)
Time - Hours shown are UTC unless otherwise indicated effective hours will be one hour earlier than shown.
Days - Sunrise to Sunset except Canada where it means NOTAM - Use of this term in Restricted Areas indicates FAA And
1/2 hr before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset DoD NOTAM systems. Use of this term in all other
Nights - Sunset to Sunrise except Canada where it means Special Use areas indicates the DoD NOTAM system.
1/2 hr after sunset to 1/2 hr before sunrise

EFFECTIVE TIMES USED, UTC. CONTROLLING AGENCY PANEL


NUMBER ALTITUDE DAYS HOURS WEATHER A/G CALL LOCATION
P-47 To 4800 (1200AGL) Cont Cont VFR-IFR No A/G B
R-2401A,B To 30000 Cont*1 Days VFR-IFR ZME CNTR/FSS F
R-2402 To 30000 Cont*1 Days VFR-IFR ZME CNTR/FSS F
R-3701A To 5000 By NOTAM By NOTAM VFR-IFR FORT CAMPBELL AAF RAPCON I
R-3702A To 10000 By NOTAM By NOTAM VFR-IFR ZME CNTR/FSS I
R-3702B 10000 To FL 220 By NOTAM By NOTAM VFR-IFR ZME CNTR/FSS I
R-3704A To 10000 Cont*1 1100-0500Z VFR-IFR STANDIFORD CONTROL TOWER J
STANDIFORD CONTROL TOWER
R-3704B 10000 To 20000 By NOTAM By NOTAM VFR-IFR ZKC CNTR/FSS J

R-4501A To But Not Including Mon-Sat *1 1230-0300Z VFR-IFR G


2200

*1 - Other Times By NOTAM7


Military Operations Areas
MILITARY OPERATIONS AREAS
EFFECTIVE TIMES USED, UTC. CONTROLLING AGENCY PANEL
NUMBER ALTITUDE DAYS HOURS A/G CALL LOCATION
CAMPBELL 1 500 AGL To 10000 Cont *1 1300-0200Z WEATHER U.S. ARMY
VFR-IFR FORT CAMPBELL ARAC I
CAMPBELL 2 1500 AGL To 10000 Cont *1 1300-0200Z U.S. ARMY I
VFR-IFR FORT CAMPBELL ARAC
CANNON A 300 AGL *2 Tue-Sat*1 1500-2200Z ZDV CNTR/FSS G
CANNON B 100 AGL *2 Tue-Sat*1 1500-2200Z VFR-IFR ZDV CNTR/FSS G
COLUMBUS 4 10000 *2 Mon-Fri*1 Days VFR-IFR ZDV CNTR/FSS I
EUREKA HIGH 6000 *2 Mon-Fri Days VFR-IFR ZDV CNTR/FSS E
Ocally Sat-Sun VFR-IFR
EUREKA LOW 2500 To But Not Mon-Fri*1 Days ZDV CNTR/FSS E
Including 6000 Ocally Sat-Sun VFR-IFR
HOG JRTC 100 AGL *2 Mon-Fri*1 1100-0200Z ZDV CNTR/FSS F
HOG HIGH N 6000 *2 Mon-Fri*1 1100-0200Z VFR-IFR ZDV CNTR/FSS F
HOG LOW N 100 AGL To But Not Mon-Fri*1 1100-0200Z VFR-IFR ZDV CNTR/FSS F
Including 6000 VFR-IFR
HOWS 11000 *2 Mon-Fri 1 Hour Before SR ZDV CNTR/FSS C
Exc Holidays*1 To 1 Hour After SS VFR-IFR
LA VETA HIGH 13000*2 Mon-Fri*1 1400-2300Z ZDV CNTR/FSS A
VFR-IFR
LINDBERGH A 7000*2 Mon-Fri*1 1500-1630Z ZDV CNTR/FSS G,H
1900-2030Z VFR-IFR
LINDBERGH B 8000*2 Mon-Fri*1 1500-1630Z ZDV CNTR/FSS G
1900-2030Z VFR-IFR
LINDBERGH C 8000*2 Mon-Fri*1 1500-1630Z ZDV CNTR/FSS G
1900-2030Z VFR-IFR

*1 Other Times By NOTAM


*2 To But Not Including FL 180
Review
IFR below 18,000 feet MSL and include:
Airways (V=Victor/VOR, A=Amber/LF MF)
RNAV Routes (Q)
Limits of controlled airspace
VHF radio aids to navigation (frequency, identification,
channel, geographic coordinates, NO LONGER CONTAINS
A/G COMMUNICATION FREQUENCIES)
Airports that have an Instrument Approach Procedure or a
minimum 3000' hard surface runway
Off Route Obstruction Clearance Altitudes (OROCA)
Reporting points
Special use airspace areas
Military Training Routes
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En Route Low Altitude Chart Example
EFFECTIVE TIMES USED, UTC. CONTROLLING AGENCY PANEL
NUMBER ALTITUDE DAYS HOURS A/G CALL LOCATION
P-47 To 4800 (1200 AGL) Cont Cont WEATHER No A/G F
R-2401A &B To 30000 Cont*1 Days VFR-IFR ZME CNTR/FSS H
R-2502E UNLTD Cont Cont VFR-IFR FSS/HI-DESERT TRACON A
R-2502N UNLTD Cont Cont VFR-IFR FSS/HI-DESERT TRACON A
R-2505 UNLTD Cont Cont VFR-IFR FSS/HI-DESERT TRACON A
R-2506 To 6000 Mon-Fri Days VFR-IFR FSS/HI-DESERT TRACON A
VFR-IFR

EFFECTIVE TIMES USED, UTC. CONTROLLING AGENCY PANEL


NUMBER ALTITUDE DAYS HOURS A/G CALL LOCATION
ADA EAST 7000*2 Mon-Fri Days WEATHER ZKC CNTR/FSS G,H
Ocsnl Sat-Sun By NOTAM VFR-IFR
ADA WEST 7000*2 Mon-Fri Days ZKC CNTR/FSS G
Ocsnl Sat-Sun By NOTAM VFR-IFR
AIRBURST A 200 AGL*2 Tue-Sat*1 Days ZDV CNTR/FSS E
AIRBURST B 200 AGL*2 Tue-Sat*1 Days VFR-IFR ZDV CNTR/FSS E
VFR-IFR
Publication Information
H-6 H-5
PANELS PANELS
FGHIJK UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ABCDE
1 = 20 NM 1 = 20 NM
FLIGHT INFORMATION PUBLICATION
IFR ENROUTE HIGH ALTITUDE - U.S.
For use at and above 18,000 MSL
EFFECTIVE 0901Z 25 SEP 2008
TO 0901Z 20 NOV 2008
Consult NOTAMS for latest information
PUBLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH INTERAGENCY AIR CARTOGRAPHIC COMMITTEE
SPECIFICATIONS AND AGREEMENTS APPROVED BY:
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
HIGH ALTITUDE ENROUTE FLIGHT ADVISORY SERVICE FLIGHT WATCH
ARTCC IDENT HA-EFAS ARTCC IDENT HA-EFAS ARTCC IDENT HA-EFAS ARTCC IDENT HA-EFAS

Albuquerque ZAB 127.625 Cleveland ZOB 135.425 Houston ZHU 126.625 Kansas City ZKC 123.625

Atlanta ZTL 135.475 Denver ZDV 124.675 Indianapolis ZID 134.825 Memphis ZME 133.675

Chicago ZAU 134.875 Fort Worth ZFW 133.775 Jacksonville ZJX 134.175 Minneapolis ZMP 135.675
Special Use Airspace
P - PROHIBITED, R - RESTRICTED, W - WARNING AREAS
CANADA: CYA - ADVISORY, CYR - RESTRICTED AREAS

All altitudes are MSL unless otherwise indicated Continuous - 24 hrs a day and/or 7 days a week
Days - Sunrise to Sunset except Canada where it means Mon-Fri - indicates that area is active every day from
1/2 hr before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset Monday through Friday
Nights - Sunset to Sunrise except Canada where it means FL - Flight Level
1/2 hr after sunset to 1/2 hr before sunrise - During periods of Daylight Saving Time (DT)
Time - Hours shown are UTC unless otherwise indicated effective hours will be one hour earlier than shown

EFFECTIVE TIMES USED, UTC. CONTROLLING AGENCY


NUMBER DAYS HOURS WEATHER A/G CALL PANEL
R-2104D,E ALTITUDE By NOTAM By NOTAM VFR-IFR ZME CNTR/FSS J
R-2401A.B To 4800 (1200AGL) Cont*1 Days VFR-IFR ZME CNTR/FSS H
R-2402 To 30000 Cont*1 Days VFR-IFR ZME CNTR/FSS H
R-2601B To 30000 By NOTAM By NOTAM VFR-IFR ZDV CNTR/FSS A
To 5000
R-2601C By NOTAM By NOTAM VFR-IFR ZDV CNTR/FSS A
To 10000
R-2601D By NOTAM VFR-IFR ZDV CNTR/FSS A
10000 To FL 220 By NOTAM
R-2915A Cont VFR-IFR ZJX CNTR/FSS J
R-3401A To 10000 5/1-9/30 Cont VFR-IFR ZID CNTR/FSS E
10000 To 20000 Cont Cont
10/1-4/30
Tue-Sat *1 1300-0400Z
R-3403A Cont VFR-IFR ZID CNTR/FSS E
To 10000 1130-0500Z
*1 - Other Times By NOTAM
Geographical Area Presentation
Identification Box
Route Data
VHF/UHF Data is depicted in BLACK Substitute Route
LF/MF Data is depicted in BROWN
RNAV Data is depicted in BLUE Via/bypassing temporarily shutdown NAVAIDS.
See NOTAMs or appropriate publications for
Jet Route specific information.
J000

R00 R00 Unusable Route Segment


ATS Route

Q00 RNAV Route


Oceanic Route
A00 A00 (Not including Q Routes in the Gulf of Mexico)
GNSS or DME/DME/IRU RNAVrequired
Atlantic Route unless otherwise indicated. Radar monitoring
AR0 required. DME/DME/IRU aircraft see A/FD
AR0
Preferred Single
Bahama Route Direction Jet Route/Q Route
BR0L BR0L J0 Q0
Route Data

MEA-00000 Minimum Enroute Altitude


(MEA) shown when other
than 18,000

MAA-00000 Maximum Authorized Altitude


(MAA) shown when other
than 45,000

MEA-00000G MEA for GNSS RNAV


aircraft. Shown when other
than 18,000
MEA-00000D MEA for DME/DME/IRU
RNAV aircraft. Shown when
other than 18,000
Airspace Information

Open area (white) indicates


controlled airspace (Class A)
Shaded area (brown) indicates
uncontrolled airspace (Class G)

Class A Airspace
That airspace of the United States
and designated offshore airspace
from 18,000 MSL to and including
FL600 excluding the portion south
of Lat 250400N
Example of Grouping

Jet Route centerline by-passing


-8
a facility which is not part J4
of that specific route
MEA is established with a gap
0
04 in navigation signal coverage Holding Pattern
MEA-31000 110
MEA GAP
J126 J126
227 FIXNM 85
70
230 WAYPT
54
N4951.07
90 00D 117
W9250.93
E A-2 Effective Times of
M 8
Q9 11 Single Direction Routes 03 Holding fixes
050 135
9 have coordinate

13
93

00
V values shown
NA
-0
5
Magnetic Reference Bearing will not 6
J8
3.
00
11

Z
be shown on joint Jet/RNAV routes
Water Vignette
En Route High Altitude Chart
Publication Information
San Francisco Minneapolis/St Paul
Los Angeles Detroit
Phoenix St Louis
A-2 Denver Atlanta
A-1
Kansas City Jacksonville
Dallas/FT Worth UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT Miami
Chicago/Milwaukee Washington
FLIGHT INFORMATION PUBLICATION
IFR AREA CHARTS - U.S.
For use up to but not including 18,000 MSL
HORIZONTAL DATUM: NORTH AMERICAN DATUM OF 1983
EFFECTIVE 0901Z 25 OCT 2007
TO 0901Z 20 DEC 2007
Consult NOTAMS for latest information
PUBLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH INTER-AGENCY AIR CARTOGRAPHIC COMMITTEE
SPECIFICATIONS AND AGREEMENTS APPROVED BY:
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Consult ENROUTE CHARTS for LEGEND information
IFR Area Chart Example
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