United States Alaska VFR Sectional Charts VFR Terminal Area Charts Helicopter Route Charts IFR Enroute High Charts IFR Enroute Low Charts IFR Area Charts
Seattle Sectional Chart Great Falls Sectional Chart Billings Sectional Chart Twin Cities Sectional Chart Green Bay Sectional Chart Lake Huron Sectional Chart Montreal Sectional Chart Halifax Sectional Chart Klamath Falls Sectional Chart Salt Lake City Sectional Chart Cheyenne Sectional Chart Omaha Sectional Chart Chicago Sectional Chart Detroit Sectional Chart New York Sectional Chart San Francisco Sectional Chart Las Vegas Sectional Chart Denver Sectional Chart Wichita Sectional Chart Kansas City Sectional Chart St. Louis Sectional Chart Cincinnati Sectional Chart Washington Sectional Chart Los Angeles Sectional Chart Phoenix Sectional Chart Albuquerque Sectional Chart Dallas - Ft Worth Sectional Chart Memphis Sectional Chart Atlanta Sectional Chart Charlotte Sectional Chart El Paso Sectional Chart San Antonio Sectional Chart Houston Sectional Chart New Orleans Sectional Chart Jacksonville Sectional Chart Brownsville Sectional Chart Miami Sectional Chart Atlanta Terminal Area Chart Baltimore - Washington Terminal Area Chart Boston Terminal Area Chart Charlotte Terminal Area Chart Chicago Terminal Area Chart Cincinnati Terminal Area Chart Cleveland Terminal Area Chart Dallas - Ft Worth Terminal Area Chart Denver Terminal Area Chart Detroit Terminal Area Chart Houston Terminal Area Chart Kansas City Terminal Area Chart Las Vegas Terminal Area Chart Los Angeles Terminal Area Chart Memphis Terminal Area Chart Miami Terminal Area Chart Minneapolis - St Paul Terminal Area Chart New Orleans Terminal Area Chart New York Terminal Area Chart Philadelphia Terminal Area Chart Phoenix Terminal Area Chart Pittsburgh Terminal Area Chart St. Louis Terminal Area Chart Salt Lake City Terminal Area Chart San Diego Terminal Area Chart San Francisco Terminal Area Chart Seattle Terminal Area Chart Tampa Terminal Area Chart Orlando Terminal Area Chart Colorado Springs Terminal Area Chart Grand Canyon VFR Chart Enroute L-1 Enroute L-2 Enroute L-3 Enroute L-4 Enroute L-5 Enroute L-6 Enroute L-7 Enroute L-8 Enroute L-9 Enroute L-10 Enroute L-11 Enroute L-12 Enroute L-13 Enroute L-14 Enroute L-15 Enroute L-16 Enroute L-17 Enroute L-18 Enroute L-19 Enroute L-20 Enroute L-21 Enroute L-22 Enroute L-23 Enroute L-24 Enroute L-25 Enroute L-26 Enroute L-27 Enroute L-28 Enroute L-29 Enroute L-30 Enroute L-31 Enroute L-32 Enroute L-33 Enroute L-34 Enroute L-35 Enroute L-36 Enroute H-12 Enroute H-1 Enroute H-2 Enroute H-3 Enroute H-4 Enroute H-5 Enroute H-6 Enroute H-7 Enroute H-8 Enroute H-9 Enroute H-10 Enroute H-11 Atlanta Area Chart Chicago Area Chart Denver Area Chart Detroit Area Chart Dallas - Ft. Worth Area Chart Jacksonville Area Chart Kansas City Area Chart Los Angeles Area Chart Miami Area Chart Minneapolis - St. Paul Area Chart Phoenix Area Chart San Francisco Area Chart St. Louis Area Chart D.C. Area Chart New York Helicopter Chart Inset Boston Helicopter Chart Inset D.C. Helicopter Chart Inset Dallas Helicopter Chart Inset Salt Lake City Helicopter Chart Inset Ogden Helicopter Chart Inset New York Helicopter Chart Long Island Helicopter Chart Boston Helicopter Chart D.C. Helicopter Chart Baltimore Helicopter Chart Detroit Helicopter Chart Chicago Helicopter Chart Dallas Helicopter Chart Houston Helicopter Chart Los Angeles Helicopter Chart West Los Angeles Helicopter Chart East Salt Lake City Helicopter Chart Ogden Helicopter Chart Anchorage Sectional Chart Bethel Sectional Chart Cape Lisburne Sectional Chart Cold Bay Sectional Chart Dawson Sectional Chart Dutch Harbor Sectional Chart Fairbanks Sectional Chart Juneau Sectional Chart Ketchikan Sectional Chart Kodiak Sectional Chart McGrath Sectional Chart Nome Sectional Chart Point Barrow Sectional Chart Seward Sectional Chart Western Aleutian Islands Sectional Chart West Western Aleutian Islands Sectional Chart East Whitehorse Sectional Chart Fairbanks Terminal Area Chart Anchorage Terminal Area Chart Alaska Enroute L-3 Alaska Enroute L-4 Alaska Enroute L-1 Alaska Enroute L-2 East Alaska Enroute L-2 Central Alaska Enroute L-2 West Alaska Enroute H-1 Alaska Enroute H-2 Nome Area Chart Fairbanks Area Chart Anchorage Area Chart Juneau Area Chart
10 posts / 0 new
Last post
fmasino
flight planning
what happened ? use to be a great site; easy to use , very direct. but like most computer geeks you must think more is better. now I get crap I can't explain and yout "tutorial" sucks. Ex: I want to plan a course that includes a return to my original departure airport. but since the pink (nice color choice btw) course line already exists there, i can't get the drop down menu to "plan" again that geographical location. also when the page opens up the wx overlay is already depicted even tho the box doesnt contain a check mark requesting it. finally- whenever mu cursor movesover any image/symbol the small drop down microsoft window option appears for printing, saving, etc. I used to send all my students here but you guys can screw up a wet dream, Less is more fellas.
Dave
Upgrade your browser
Almost every annoyance you describe here are known IE6-only glitches. (Checking, then un-checking the weather control will remove the icons.) Adding the same waypoint to your flight plan a second time is a bit tricky, becuase, as you describe, a right-click on that spot opens up a "modify point" dialog instead of an "add point" dialog. You can use the text-entry mode of entering a waypoint, or you can create the waypoint as a 'GPS' fix nearby, then drag that point to the desired point, and click plan on the desired object. I realize that you are probably sick of people telling you to stop using IE6. Perhaps as a compromise you could install a second browser in your machine, I would suggest Firefox or Chrome, which you can use alongside IE6. You don't have to change your "default browser", but soon you will want to. http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/firefox.html http://www.google.com/chrome
DorianJ
fmasino: I hope this isn't
fmasino: I hope this isn't that way you talk to and berate your students! A few words of constructive criticism will always work, but to lash out and insult the site programmer(s) like you did makes you out to look like a real jerk. The service provided here is FREE. Now, let me share with you a favorite quote of mine: "Beggars can't be choosers." If you don't like this FREE service, then go pay for a subscription elsewhere and take your demeaning attitude with you. And one last thing -- update your browser. I've been using this site without incident since October. Don't blame the programmer when fault of all your issues is sitting in front of your computer. That being said, I think it would be a great idea for the site admin to add a new section to the forums to allow users to make improvement suggestions. I know I have a few, but I certainly won't convey them the way fmasino did.
www.wittmantailwind.com
mikeywhite
mikeywhite's picture
Flight Planning
I know that SkyVector isn't "For Flight Planning", but, it sure is a great tool! Saturday, I decided to make a 105NM VFR flight on Sunday. Having discovered that I left my current sectional in my hangar, I planned via SkyVector, did a screen print of the chart, pasted it into Paint, cropped & printed it. I took this to the airport Sunday & made the flight with the SkyVector printout suplimenting my sectional. I think I'm legal. What do CFIs think? Of course, I had a briefing from Flight Service before I departed. Great Flight!

Mike

Dave
Printing
Did you miss the "print" button? BTW, the regs say nothing about flying with charts for VFR. See this comment for more on this subject: http://skyvector.com/content/new-sky-vector#comment-642 For VFR flight the rules are really quite relaxed. You don't "Have" to study the charts. If you were to, say, violate controlled airspace, then things would get interesting. Hypothetically speaking, if you had studied an FAA chart on SkyVector, and there was something about the chart that was misleading, confusing, or otherwise excusing your bad behavior, the inspectors aren't going to hear it. But if you had studied the same chart on official FAA paper, you may be able to save your ticket. If something actually bad happened, like property damanged or someone got injured or killed, you could personally be sued for negligence in preflight planning. Studying the charts on SkyVector is not going to do much for you in a court of law, whereas if you had studied the charts on paper you can face the judge and jury with a much stronger case. Those are my thoughts. I'll finish with a reminder that SkyVector is not an official source of data and should not be used for navigation. -dave
mikeywhite
mikeywhite's picture
Flight Planning & Don't use this for Flight Planning
Dave, You are providing an outstanding service! I know you can't satisfy everyone, nor should you. I know pilots want to use SkyVector for flight planning, as I did, but, perhaps, legally shouldn't. Still, you are doing a great service! I didn't miss the Print button, but, if I Screen Print & paste into Paint, or another photo editor, I can crop to exactly the region I want. BTW, that flight was from Richland, WA (KRLD) to Joseph, OR (4S3)) & back. I regard the FAR stipulation that pilots have all information about a flight, or however it's stated, to mean that they should have every pertinent bit of information concerning a flight, but in a court of law, it might be pointed out that they have missed something. Therefore, I carry current sectionals & AFDs for my VFR flights. Thus, I think I was legal with my SkyVector planning, suplimented with my current pubs. I have created my own VFR flight plan form, based on ASA's, for this. I could send you a copy. I still have the 430 portion of my flight plan to complete, which I expect to finish tomorrow. I'd be glad to send you the spreadsheet, tabulating the various flight planning methods, if I had your email address. Thanks, again, mikeywhite@charter.net

Mike

Dave
Sounds good
I look forward to your comparison spreadsheet. You can send it to skyvector@gmail.com
Jack
Nav Charts

I installed Skyvector and the site came up. Howerer I can only get airports and forum to display.  When I hit Charts I just get a blank screen.  My compluer runs on Windpws WP.  I get the full Skyvector on another compluer which has Windows 7 and is connected to the same router.  Do you have any suggestions?  Jack

butchtheisen
Print button

OK.  I feel really dumb but I guess it's better to ask the question than to remain ignorant.  Where IS  the Print button?  I love using the flight planning feature but I have to hand copy all the info onto paper.  If I could print the flight plan and the charts it sure would save time.

Butch Theisen

dpk1nba
dpk1nba's picture
That post you read was from

That post you read was from 2010. The print button was removed since then to modify and update the printing function. As soon as other more pressing issues are fixed, skyvector will continue with upgrading the print function. I know what your going to say next, its going on 4 years since that post and I agree, but the print function is not a priority right now so best thing you can do is what was posted which is do a print screen and paste into Paint.

 

 

Dan