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Remarks February 2012 Issue

The sound of paper charts dying

One of the bigger aviation stories as 2011 wound to a close was the fact that the FAA was going to start charging for access to digital versions of its chart products: sectionals, en route charts, approach charts, the AF/D, etc. Details were revealed in a meeting with vendors that described a $5 million hole to be filled with subscription fees on apps like ForeFlight and use of websites like RunwayFinder. …

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