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Actually there were a lot of SID/STAR changes all over the country with the latest AIRAC that came out a few weeks ago. I would recommend that anyone who hasn't done an AIRAC or chart update recently take the time to do one. A slew of RNAV departure procedures were added in CVG, a new SID and several changes to the existing SIDS were made in the Houston airspace, several of the ATL arrival crossing restrictions were changed, ORD, MDW, PIT, and TPA's SIDS were all revised.

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Harold,

 

Thank you for the heads-up. Much appreciated. I was surprised by the changes last week when I filed the Kepec 1 and was told it's now Kepec 2! (that had me stumped for a moment as I did not know if I was even dressed correctly for a Kepec "2")...

Anyhow it brings up some questions:

a) how often do these things change? (and I don't mean a new monthly release that is identical to the previous chart)

b) why is there no service that one can subscribe to and have the updates sent automatically as they happen? Kinda like: please send me updates for KDEN, KSFO, KPSP etc

 

Also please be advised that when I put the comment "charts" into my flightplan it does not mean the most recent charts

 

 

Regards

N405HT

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Hi Ingo,

 

Denver has had the POWDR6 for I think about 11 months now. It could be longer, but I don't remember. The charts update according to the AIRAC cycle, but sometimes they don't change. The FAA releases new charts, regardless of whether or not they have been updated or fixed, on a given date. On MyAirplane.com (government) charts, the date at which they are enacted and expire are listed on the left margin of the chart. I'm almost certain that there is a service that you can subscribe to, but it's through Jeppessen and might be a little too expensive. MyAirplane.com's NACO Approach Plate webpage lists the current AIRAC cycle in bold, white letters above the airport identifier entry. http://www.myairplane.com/databases/approach/index.php?mode=d

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Hello Harold,

 

Thank you for your reply. I use the same source as you for my charts. I have charts from about 5 dozen airports. And yes they do state on each chart the dates from when to when they are valid. The loop4 that I have for example is valid until jul 3, 2008. Trust me I do not have a reminder in my calender to dwnld the new chart on jul 4. This version looks to me exactly like the one prior to this one and to that one and so on.

When I decide to fly I check where there is ATC available, then load my saved flightplans, saved charts etc for the specific flite. If they are out of date.. dang... I will have current one's the next time I fly..

But like I said, it would be nice to have a service to alert us (me), that the "loop4" has changed from the previous version and I could then dwnld the changed files only.

 

Regards

N405HT

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I know there is a list that comes out with each AIRAC cycle that shows what is going to change, but I am not sure where it is located at, or if someone has to have a subscription to the charts in order to get them.

 

Strike that. Here's a way to get it.

 

http://naco.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=naco/online/d_tpp

 

select the AIRAC cycle in question. Then set your critera for what you're looking for (by state, by ICAO or FAA code, by volume, etc).

 

Then filter by "Changed Since Last Cycle".

 

What I don't know is if NACO puts up the charts going into the next cycle before that cycle starts. If so, that would be exactly what you're looking for.

 

BL.

Brad Littlejohn

ZLA Senior Controller

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