plotting 2 sided sectional charts

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Hi, I am a student pilot in WV. How do I plot a course for a 2
sided chart? I would like to know the methods that most pilots use
to plot a course on seperate maps.


-- anon anon, January 7, 2006


It is easier to demonstrate than describe, but basically I use an 8.5x11 sheet of white paper that I fold over the edge of the chart. I mark the location of the destination on the edge of the paper and then unfold the paper on the departure side of the chart. Now the sheet of paper serves as a kind of extension of the sectional chart, though it doesn't have any detail except for a dot marking your destination. You can use this dot to plot a course with a straight edge. Then you flip the chart over and draw another straight line from where the course line ends on the edge to the destination.

-- Philip Greenspun, January 9, 2006

I'm probably stating the obvious here, but the explanation is found on every sectional, opposite of the legend (above the control tower frequencies section).

-- Tal Reichert, January 17, 2006

You may also use another copy of the chart (expired one will do, unless they change chart areas).

Place the second side of this chart such that it aligns with the current chart, draw a line from point A to point B. Flip current chart and draw line on other side.

-- S Lele, February 5, 2006