Map origami

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by Etherscreen, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. Etherscreen

    Etherscreen Filing Flight Plan

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    Does anyone have any instructional videos on how to fold a sectional chart for ease of use in the cockpit?
     
  2. Matthew

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    Wad it up so the part with your Sharpie line is facing you. Repeat as needed.
     
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    SRSLY? This stuff isn’t rocket science...
     
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    How to fold a what??
     
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    Sell it, buy an iPad an a subscription to Foreflight. Given that I'm an Origami sensei and have published books on the subject you can consider this professional advice. You're welcome.
     
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    This should be added to the practical test. If you don't have the IQ, patience, and dexterity to fold up a chart enroute, you fail.
     
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  10. Domenick

    Domenick Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Buy two of every chart you need.

    Lay one out first side DOWN.
    Fold in half the long way.
    Accordion fold the resulting long rectangle along its existing folds.
    Now you can access the first side without unfolding.

    Lay the other copy of the same chart first side UP.
    Proceed as above.
    Now you can access the second side without unfolding.
     
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    I never could do that. Back in the day, I would cut it up into pieces following my route
    And scissors. And a Sharpie. And a kneeboard.
     
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    You could make a hat, a broach, a pterodactyl...
     
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    It’s been over 10 years since I’ve used paper charts. Back then I’d just unfold to the current route segment. Or grab the next chart as needed. Folks would also refold to show only their route which works for shorter trips.
     
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    Fold in whatever random places gets the stuff not near you out of the way. Smash it down enough that if fits under the clipboard clip. It's easier in a closed cockpit.
     
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    No more paper, no more folding... I'm some number of years now away from paper, maybe six or seven? More? it's a huge improvement.

    Understand why the paper sectional still might be a valuable training aid and use during training in some situations. Beyond a certain point, though, a modern high quality EFB such as the iPad running ForeFlight or Garmin Pilot is simply the way to go, no questions asked.
     
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    They still make paper charts? I haven't seen one available at the FBO in quite a while.
     
  19. Etherscreen

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    Thanks for the responses. I should have put the reason for the question.... i was doing a lesson with great intentions to use my iPad loaded with Garmin pilot. I had everything setup in the iPad and decided to put it on the dash while preflighting. Low and behold the iPad overheated forcing me to plan B which was me fumbling with the map while trying to fly and write down pertinent info.
     
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    Enjoying all the jokes about never needing paper and standing by for the thread about iPads overheating......
     
  22. LongRoadBob

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    wow.

    unfortunately when I buy charts they come folded, and not the way shown here. The folds have been on it so long, any remolding seems to make it all worse.

    My father, who was a pilot, once spent some time showing me a neat trick with how to fold a newspaper. It was less involved but similar idea. I thought it was pretty cool, but now also realize it was yet one more thing that he took from being a private pilot, into the “real world”. That and the ideas that good automobile drivers maintain a steady speed (just as airspeed is paramount when flying) and good drivers coast to stops (from taxiing), etc.

    Maybe I’ll try ironing the next time I buy a chart. Then trying something like this. Love the part where it says “if your home airport is too close to the edge”...”SIMPLY refold the opposite way!” Simply...yes.