All New Mexico VFR WAC Charts - Distributor pricing

All New Mexico VFR WAC Charts - Distributor pricing

Caribbean sky Tours is happy to announce that the ALL NEW VFR WAC charts for ALL OF Mexico are finally available to the General Aviation community. Caribbean Sky Tours has signed a contract with the Mexican government and is now an authorized distributor for INEGI. To purchase these charts for $ 11.99 each, visit our on-line PILOT SHOP .

Mexico is divided into 12 WAC chart regions and each region is named after a city within the region. There are 2 chart regions printed on each chart for a total of 6 charts. We have also added information on our Aeronautical Charts page with a coverage area chart that shows the 12 regions. In addition, we have created 6 separate web pages for each WAC chart where you can see the Airports Of Entry (AOE) on each chart as well as "unofficial" information on PRIVATE and CLOSED airports on the chart. To access these web pages, "click" on the appropriate area of the map or on the name of the chart. We have also prepared a comparative analysis between FAA WAC, DOD ONC and Mexican WAC charts that you can DOWNLOAD from the Aeronautical Charts page and read.

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Re: All New Mexico VFR WAC Charts - Distributor pricing

This past week we completed a trip through central Mexico where we put the new Mexico VFR WAC charts to the test. We departed from our home base in Cancun and traveled across the entire Yucatan Peninsula into central and south central Mexico. We took along the old ONC charts that we had used in the past and the new Mexican VFR WAC charts. Night and day!!! The topographical information in the new charts is very good; roads, bodies of water and airports. It is also nice to have the current special use airspace and VOR frequencies on the the WAC chart so that you do not have to constantly refer to an IFR enroute chart for that information. We have also received a lot of very positive feedback from pilots that fly the Baja California area who have seen the improvement in accuracy of the new charts.

When we did our comparative article on different VFR chart options, we contacted the Mexico specialists for the FAA who do the WAC CH22 and CH23 as well as the Mexico specialists at the NGA who work on the DOD ONC charts. Basically, the ONC charts are 10-20 year old information and the FAA gets their data from the DOD which only receives data on 89 of the 1,500 airports in Mexico. The information for the other 1,411 airports is nowhere near as "clean". No one could tell me when the last time topographical information for the CH22 and CH23 was updated. Granted, in that part of Mexico there may not be much change in topography (roads, bodies of water etc.) so the biggest difference would be in the quality of the airport information for airports not in the Mexican AIP.

We have been uploading "unofficial" observations on the different WAC charts to the individual web pages for the respective charts on our website to maximize the value of these charts to all pilots that use them. These observations come from the DGAC, our own use and from pilots who have purchased and are using the charts.

At $ 11.99, they are not a bad deal.

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