Moved to #self-service:atc-traffic-navaids
You buy it from Navigraph. Recurring subscription.
I’ve subscribed to Navigraph for years and I’m used to Jeppesen Charts. Sometimes, some charts can be out of step with the Sim in minor details but they usually tie up eventually. Whatever suits you…there are several scources out there. I see BA are using LIDO electronic charts app from
Lufthansa Systems…never heard of that one before.
Yes LIDO is quite good also, we use Navblue Charts+ in the company I work for, its night and day compared to Jeppesen.
I posted the following as a reply to another post from a pilot…you may be interested in my comments…or indeed you may not !
“I agree that the default ATC is work in progress…but it is slowly improving in a piecemeal fashion. I use it all the time…particularly for IFR flights. Non real world pilots should realise that ATC does not fly aeroplanes…pilots do that… and real world flying is much more than just “driving the aeroplane”…that’s the easy bit. ATC is for guidance…not slavish obedience
It is impressed on us throughout our training that the Pilot in Command alone is responsible for the safety of the aircraft…no-one else. That’s why, as far as ATC is concerned, the response “unable” is there to be used…if a pilot judges it is appropriate.The “unable” response is not available in the default ATC as yet and it needs to be, together with the programming to implement it.
As you rightly say, the golden rules are :-aviate, navigate, communicate, in that order of priority…it’s your responsibility to stay safe.”
It comes over a bit like the PIC is the only one responsible for flight safety and can deviate when he wants to, this is not the case of course. While the PIC has final responsibility over a flight, it does not mean ATC or other crew members aren’t responsible for flight safety. Of course, if you can’t follow an ATC instruction for safety reasons, you call “unable due …”.
I do not believe that I said, and did not mean to imply, that the PIC is the ONLY participant with a safety responsibility for a flight. With this remark… “While the PIC has final responsibility over a flight”. I think you agree with my central point. “The buck stops with the PIC”.
BTW…While I appreciate there are alternatives…I will "struggle on " with Navigraph…seeing I am well used to Jeppesen…we “old Pilots” sometimes get set in our ways !
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