Jeppesen announced today the release of the new VFR+GPS chart series for navigation in North America.  Developed in partnership with customers, Jeppesen incorporated direct feedback to design a series of Visual Flight Rules (VFR) charts that are easier to use and are built around actual flight paths used most by VFR pilots.

To offer a fresh perspective on the traditional sectional chart, Jeppesen aggregated aviation data with the latest cultural and terrain data in a way that uses color and contrast to make a VFR chart easier to read and interpret. Cultural data from NAVTEQ provides the latest information on roads, cities and points of interest that are easily identified from the air. Terrain data from the Space Shuttle radar missions provides a realistic depiction of the earth below. Using state-of-the-art charting tools, Jeppesen combined all of this data into a new format that is more intuitive and easier to interpret for experienced pilots and student pilots alike.

“The new Jeppesen VFR+GPS charts represent our latest navigation solution for general aviation pilots.  Through better use of color, contrast and intuitive symbols we have made a visual aeronautical chart that is easier to use,” said Christopher Dean, product manager at Jeppesen. “The new charts were designed by pilots for pilots.  As the trusted leader in navigation charts, we incorporated our experience with customer input to develop a product that meets the needs of today’s VFR pilot.”

The new VFR+GPS chart coverage areas will initially include enroute and area charts stretching from Miami to Atlanta with expansion to other areas across the U.S. in 2009.  The latest enroute chart offered for July includes Wisconsin and Illinois which will be featured as a Special Oshkosh Commemorative Chart during AirVenture at the Jeppesen exhibit booth.

For additional information visit www.jeppesen.com/vfrgps or call (800) 621-5377 to learn more about our national coverage areas.