FAA vs Jeppersen charts

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by 4RNB, Nov 21, 2022.

  1. 4RNB

    4RNB Pre-takeoff checklist PoA Supporter

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    Hey! I got you with that R didn't I?

    So, been flying about 2 years, all with foreflight and FAA charts. My plane is in for lots of stuff and I bought a sim for IFR currency. Sim had inaccurate procedures that were fixed with Navigraph data package. Navigraph/Simlink stuff has Jeppesen charts so that is what I have been using a couple weeks now, likely for the next few months.

    When I get my plane back, I will likely continue using the SIM for practice and currency. While I do not have to use Jepp for the SIM, it has been easy to follow my plane symbol live on the IPAD. So I expect I will be concurrently using two chart products. Perhaps for perfect practice I ought use just one and convert over to Jepp?

    Anyone have insights into this?
    Is it best practice?
    Your experience?
     
  2. Clip4

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    I am not a ForeFlight customer, but if I was I would opt Jepp charts because the data is presented in a more user friendly foremat.
     
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  3. midlifeflyer

    midlifeflyer Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Personally, except for the paper quality in ancient times, I've never seen much of a difference between Jepp and FAA/NACO approach charts even before the Volpe briefing strip was adopted by both. The 10-9 airport diagrams do make things easier to locate, but most of that information is presented in an EFB's Airport tab anyway. In FF in 2022, the only real advantage I see to Jepp charts is the georeferenced SIDs and STARs

    it's really all about how easy you (not I or anyone else) find working with both (and is it worth the substantial up charge) but unless I was confident about that, I would stick with one for both practice and real life.
     
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  4. Sundancer

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    I use X-Plane sim and it "talks" to FF on my iPad over my home WiFi network - geo referenced plates just as in actual flight, and it's using the FAA charts. The updates to the data keep it current.
     
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  5. dans2992

    dans2992 En-Route

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    I don’t think Jepp plates are worth the upcharge and hassle.
     
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  6. Martin Pauly

    Martin Pauly Line Up and Wait

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    I’ve looked at Jeppesen and government charts side by side quite a bit, and I see many ways in which Jeppesen charts are clearer and make information easier to digest.

    i summarized my findings in a video a while ago.

    - Martin

     
  7. jordane93

    jordane93 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I wouldn’t pay for Jepp on my own dime but if given the option I’d take Jepp over government charts any day.
     
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  9. bcool

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    Great video, Martin! I used to think I liked the FAA charts better but after your comparison it looks like the Jepps are the way to go