Howie Keefe’s new Tri-Nav Charts introduce a new chart concept in atlas format for the cross-country pilot. Charts are “combo” charts that keep you legal for both IFR or VFR navigation, with Internet updates conforming to the FAA 28-day cycle, according to company officials.
Tri-Nav charts use the FAA IFR Low Altitude Enroute Charts and add VFR and comm data. The charts include frequencies for towers, B&C contact, CTAF, UNICOM, plus ASOS and AWOS. Helping the VFR pilot (and IFR pilot flying in visual conditions) are city name and position relative to airport, major highways, and major bodies of water, both rivers and lakes, officials note.
Also included in the atlas are planning aids; miles between airports; Rand-McNally’s Interstate/U.S. Highways map for ground travel; and, topographical relief charts that show mountain areas, detailed terrain, cities, and even runway layouts.
Three TRI-NAV Charts atlases cover the North, South, and West U.S. Inaugural Edition price for the first atlas is $69 per year; the second is $59, and the third is $49 – that’s $177 per year, for all three; online updates cost $35. (An approach plate service is also available at $50 per atlas region.) A pre-press discount of 20% is available until all atlases are printed by Oct. 1. The first atlas (North) will be introduced at the TRI-NAV booth at Oshkosh on July 27. The South follows on Sept. 1; the West, Oct. 1.
For more information: TriNavCharts.org