Airservices Australia has released three new Visual Navigation Charts (VNC) that extend coverage in the south east of Australia from West Wyalong in NSW to the southern tip of Tasmania. The new charts will enable pilots to fly throughout most of the south east without having to change between VNC and WAC charts enroute.
The new charts are Melbourne/Deniliquin and Launceston/Hobart.
With the new charts, VFR pilots can now fly from Cooktown, in northern Queensland, to Hobart using VNCs for the entire flight. This brings the number of VNCs to 15 nationally, which is almost twice as many as were available two years ago.
In addition, new Terminal Area Charts (TAC) for Broome and Karratha airports are now available to complement the recent introduction of tower services at both airports
The new charts see the existing TAC layout modified into three distinct geographical regions with each TAC covering a specific region. The revised layout will be: TAC 1/2 – Queensland and Northern Territory, TAC 3/4 – New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, and TAC 5/6 – South Australia and Western Australia.
The new VNCs and TACs are effective 28 June and can be bought from the Airservices Publications Unit on 1300 306 630 or online at www.airservicesaustralia.com/store/