COMMENTS ON THE NEW IRISH VFR MAP

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Post by OnTheNumbers » Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:02 pm

Out of the way.... you could say that, since I don't have a swipe card. Why they couldn't put it in the Ops/sign out area that every uses is beyond me !!

That's far from what one would call an effective consultative step.

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Post by Nanolight » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:37 pm

Are they going to rleease a second draft with some of the suggested changes in it, or are they just going to release the finished article.

When will this happen?
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Re: Chart Update

Post by Papa8 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:23 am

Well Nanolight et al,

I have had another update on the charts from the IAA and they say that both the 250k and 500k charts will be available for purchase from approximately the end of January barring no technical difficulties. They are currently opting to include the features such as third class roads and contours on the 250k chart while continuing on with the same layout/formatting on the 500k chart as the current one although updating airspace, new roads and wind farm information. They are having technical difficulties with exporting the 250k chart to a PDF version. Many changes suggested for the charts have allegedly been taken on board and the detail has been kept on the 250k as it was determined that it "will be used by industry that require such detailed information"

The email address will still be open after the release of these charts too. The draft charts are being asked to be returned now for safety reasons.

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Post by alphaLaura » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:19 pm

That'll be Easter so before we see either chart.

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Post by Lambada Crazy » Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:43 pm

have anyone got any idea about how much were going to be charged for all this!
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Post by highonsnow » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:02 pm

dara wrote:I had a look at it yesterday and i think its way too cluttered. It would be confusing for an experienced pilot let alone any new pilots!
The American Jepp charts are the way to go!


I agree, I got a copy of EI-1 and EI-2, not going to bother with EI-2 in future, not really of much use, I'm more focused on planning flights in the more southern regions of the country.

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Post by ceatach » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:16 am

"Date: January 10 2008

Headline: New VFR 1:250,000 aeronautical charts have been completed

New VFR 1:250,000 aeronautical charts have been completed. They have been divided into 4 quadrant charts which will consist of an East/West back to back and a North/South back to back. They will be available to purchase at the end of February 2008. No price has yet been set and they will be produced in both laminate and non-laminated versions. The purchaser can buy either version but will get four charts on two sheets of paper covering the Shannon FIR in one plastic sleeve.

Be advised that the aeronautical information is only provided for the Shannon FIR and not for the Scottish FIR. This information, as portrayed before, will be available on the new ICAO 1:500,000 chart which will be produced shortly by the Operations Division of the IAA. An email address, vfrchart@iaa.ie will continue to be available for feedback from users so that the charts can be improved upon. The charts are scheduled to be updated on an annual basis.

More information on exact pricing, release date and where they may be purchased will be posted shortly on this website."

Sounds like the 1:500,000 will be even longer :?

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Re: VFR 250k chart

Post by Papa8 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:35 am

I have been sent an email containing screen captures of the new chart. I have pasted the link to the East one below. I have the others also but not the time to put them up this morning. I will get themInterestingly the North's information is currently missing all Northern Ireland aeronautical information.

http://img337.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... astdr4.jpg

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Post by bean_ian » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:30 am

is it just me or is there an excessive amount of spot heights?

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Post by jonkil » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:50 pm

Does anyone know:
When are the charts going to be available ?

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Post by alan.byrne » Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:16 pm

According to the IAA website, they should be available at the end of the month...

http://www.iaa.ie/corp_fin/show_news.asp?ID=437

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Post by Papa8 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:07 am

The charts should be available for purchase from the first week of March. The costs are going to be around ?20 for non-laminated charts in a plastic wallet and ?30 for the equivalent laminated. The IAA are in talks with a distributor at the moment.

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Post by highonsnow » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:10 am

And I STILL think they should show golf courses. Great landmarks they are!


Funny you should mention the golf courses... they really should have every last hole marked on the chart, after all golf courses are nearly the bread and butter of the Irish Heli Industry, outside of the private ownership of course (no pun intended)

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Post by EiMPB » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:08 pm

Hi Lads,

Anyone got anymore info on when they're going to be released?

Cheers,

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Post by ceatach » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:28 pm

Front Page;

LATEST NEWS

March 2008
VFR 1:250,000 Charts
New VFR 1:250,000 aeronautical charts have been printed and are now published in both paper and laminated versions. The purchaser can buy either version but will get four charts on two sheets of paper covering the Shannon FIR in one plastic wallet.

The charts are priced as follows;

► Laminate set of charts in plastic wallet - ?30

► Paper set of charts in plastic wallet - ?20

They will be available to be purchased from Tuesday 18th March onwards from the following locations:

OSI Map Sales Shop,
Phoenix Park,
Dublin 8.

Or online at: www.irishmaps.ie.


(Note: no pre-orders will be taken before Tuesday 18th March)

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