Glom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2803 posts, RR: 10 Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2260 times:
I'm looking for aerodrome plates. Aerad is usually good for touring round the UK. They cover all the bases (aerodrome, taxi, minima, approaches, departures and arrivals) and they come in useable form: portrait A5, perfect for my kneeboard. But to coin a phrase, I don't need the whole goddamn bible. There's no point in shelling out £100+ on the complete Aerad manual when I'm only going to use a small fraction of it before the plates go out of date.
What I want is to be able to get individual plates as I need them.
This place does approach plates but not the rest, and it is the rest that is actually more important to me. http://www.gcap.co.uk/
The AIP has all the charts I need but they often aren't very useable for the cockpit. They are naturally A4 and often don't scale well went shrunk down. Some are also landscape. Only with some convoluted jiggery-pokery was I able to get them into useable form for printing.
CosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2214 posts, RR: 16 Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
Jepp used to offer regional subscriptions but that might have been only in the U.S. LIDO may offer something similiar but I don't know. If you're just looking for an airport here and there I wouldn't count on it.
Glom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2803 posts, RR: 10 Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2173 times:
Well it took a lot of my patented cut 'n' paste methodology, but I managed to get nice A5 okay quality charts out of the AIP files. They look kind of cool too, except for the ground movement plate where the printer cut off about 5 pixels from the left edge (but I can't be arsed with redoing it for that).