Is there an online source for Canadian Instrument Approach Procedures?

  • Is there an online source for Canadian Instrument Approach Procedures? Lnafziger

    The FAA offers instrument approach procedures on their website free of charge, and EASA does too. Does Canada have them online for us to use?

  • Not officially, no. The official approaches are available in a PDF format to download for 20 CAD for each volume.

    However, claims to provide free, up-to-date charts:

    In cooperation with Nav Canada, is pleased to announce free Canadian Approach Plates, also know as CAP (Canada Air Pilot). These online charts include all instrument approaches, airport diagrams, SIDs, STARs, and special use approach plates for Canadian Airports. They work similarly to the already available U.S. approach plates.

    CAP is an extension of's continuously expanding coverage of Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. In May of this year, we expanded our coverage to include the filing of IFR intra-Canada flight plans. The availability of free, online Canadian Approach Plates brings a new level of safety and convenience for pilots in the planning stages of their trip.

    Though I have not seen anything from Nav Canada stating that this is "in cooperation with Nav Canada", they do seem to be an authorised distributor of paper charts.

    Note warns that these charts shall not be printed as a replacement for "proper" paper charts -- I am not sure whether these are deemed to be official or not, but it is rather unlikely.

  • There is currently no official source of free Canadian Aeronautical Publications which can be printed for use.

Related questions and answers
  • The FAA offers instrument approach procedures on their website free of charge, and EASA does too. Does Canada have them online for us to use?

  • ground level. Although I don't see any obstructions that high during this segment of the approach, as far as I know instrument approaches are supposed to guarantee a 500 ft obstacle clearance, do...Non-precision instrument approaches generally have altitude restrictions which get lower when you get closer to the airport. I always figured these restrictions were AMSL using the current altimeter... actually are (or, as most pilots prefer to think, you're lower than what your altimeter reads) Have a look at this VOR approach into Newark Most altitude restrictions are a minimum level, so

  • The FAA offers instrument approach procedures on their website free of charge (FAA Charts). Is there a similar site provided by EASA or the EU?

  • Are there any sites similar to SkyVector (US-based) for GA aviation maps in Australia? I understand that Air Services Australia has miscellaneous single-purposes maps available, but they seem to be mostly airport diagrams and approach procedures. I'm looking for GA VFR maps. If the only thing available is SkyVector's world maps (of Australia), how accurate are they?

  • and rotation about the y axis (so stated in the first book) Thereafter, I don't understand the procedure. 1st set of equations from book 1: second set of equations from source 2: book1: pg. 164 of Morris, Introduction to Aircraft Flight Mechanics: Performance, Static Stability source 2: pg 3 of this online note ...I hope this is a relevant place for me to ask a math question regarding aircraft design. I am trying to understand how one would implement a controller to control the pitch angle of an airplane

  • I was looking at, where you can download shape files for Google Earth that show US airspaces. I'm writing some software that has a similar need and need to find a source for this data. I'm looking for data that defines the extents of airspaces including MOAs, restricted areas, etc. I have been pouring through the FAA's website with no luck. The link I referenced above says its source was the National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO), which I'm having very little luck finding as well. I think it may have been renamed, thus

  • I am building my own ATC simulator and for that purpose I need to include several instrument procedures. I have a problem with that particular one: My problem is on KEA transition, the leg between... the ground so the previous turn won't be able to intercept it. I could either omit the CD part or insert another CR (course to radial) before the CD leg but then I'm not doing what the map says, I improvise. So my question is am I conceiving this wrong, or the IAC is ambiguous in this particular point?

  • On this approach plate, the holding pattern shown is depicted for a missed approach: However, in the notes, it says to Descend to 6000 in holding pattern. even though you should only climb to 4700 feet, according to the missed approach procedure: Climb to 3000 via 166° bearing then climbing left turn to 4700 direct DUT NDB/DME and hold. What does the note actually mean (especially since it seems to be implying you would be higher than 6000 on the missed approach procedure)?

  • This recent comment reports that: the IMU on new (plane) would localize the aircraft to within 3 feet after a cross-country flight, without any GPS input other than the starting location. I somewhat doubt about this statement, at least for an IMU based solely on inertial measurement: over the duration of a flight, I fear much more error accumulates. So what's the precision of a modern Inertial Measurement Unit over say the duration of a flight, and from what sources is that obtained? If some source (in particular, GPS) becomes unavailable, how does it degrade that accuracy?

  • be mandatory? Are expected altitudes part of lost communications procedures? Am I missing anything with regards to the purpose of expected altitudes? ... for ATC to issue a descend via clearance, though I could be wrong about the second part. Some charts say "VERTICAL NAVIGATION PLANNING INFORMATION" before the expected altitude, so my assumption..., and does this show up in the FMS exactly the same as a mandatory crossing altitude? Are expected altitudes treated as suggestions by pilots or controllers? For example, in the above chart, if you

Data information