Aerodrome chart explanation[PDF]

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In front of the initial approach charts of an airfield, there is usually an aerodrome chart.
This chart generally includes:

  • Frequencies to be used for ground and tower controllers and ATIS
  • Airport layout (runways, taxiways, apron…)
  • Additional runway information
  • Take-off minima
  • Additional procedure on ground or in the air.


Aerodrome Chart Example.png

  1. Airfield ICAO/IATA code, name, country, airport elevation altitude, date of publication
  2. List of available frequencies (in MHz)
  3. Ground layout including runway(s), taxiway(s), holding point(s), terminal and building…
  4. Hot spot(s) to highlight dangerous areas (in terms of collision threats on the ground)
  5. Additional runway information that contains:
    - Runway light equipment
    - Runway landing/taking-off lengths
    - Runway width
  6. Additional information in our example:
    - Taking off distance from holding points
    - Hot spots information
    - All other useful information
  7. Take-off RVR minima
  8. Take-off RVR minima when LVP (low visibility procedures) are in force

See also


  • ICAO documentation Annex 4 - Aeronautical Charts - 11th Edition July 2009


  • VID 150259 - Creation
  • VID 200696 - Wiki Integration


  • 00:46, 14 May 2021


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