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Apologies if this is an easy one, but where can I find UK VFR charts online, free to download?. I have checked through the VATSIM UK charts page, and searched via Google etc, but without any luck so far. I am hoping that someone might be able to point me in the right direction and save me some time...so that I have more time to learn more about VATSIM....having only completed flight No.1 this weekend!

 

Any help is appreciated.

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You can't I'm afraid - they aren't published in electronic format. They cost about £13 each new - you only need two at the half-mil scale to cover England and Wales. If you ask nicely on the VATSIM-UK forum, one of our realworld pilots may be able to let you have out-of-date but recent charts.

 

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to cover England and Wales.

 

What about Scotland and Northern Ireland

 

I have some charts kicking about somewhere from my lovely trips down south in the Piper I will have a look

 

Sorry Scott - not having the charts for Scotland I wasn't going to stick my neck out and guess. NI is on the same chart as Northern England. Perosnally I prefer the quarter mil charts, but you need more to cover the whole country, which makes it more expensive.

 

Ruth

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Heathrow Director, Essex Radar, Thames Radar, London Information

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Webmistress Plan-G http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/

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I think it would be ridiculous trying to print a 1:500000 chart on A4, you would need a very good printer and a good magnifying gl[Mod - Happy Thoughts]. I am starting my PPL very soon, as soon as I'm 14 (which is tomorrow at the time of writing) so I am going to get both a 1:500,000 and a 1:250,000 chart I think, amongst a flight computer and slide rule, stopwatch, stopwatch clip for my kneeboard, chinograph pencils, PPL books and logbook.

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1:500000 chart on A4, you would need a very good printer and a good magnifying gl[Mod - Happy Thoughts]. I am starting my PPL very soon, as soon as I'm 14 (which is tomorrow at the time of writing) so I am going to get both a 1:500,000 and a 1:250,000 chart I think, amongst a flight computer and slide rule, stopwatch, stopwatch clip for my kneeboard, chinograph pencils, PPL books and logbook.

 

Don't rush out and get them all, you should ask your instructor at the time what you require for the lessons. My flying club don't use 1:500,000 charts (for example)

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