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|Locale Reference||airport : phl.airport|
|Flight Phase||ground : maintenance|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Problem Areas||Chart Or Publication|
|Primary Problem||Chart Or Publication|
|Chart||sid : phl8.phl|
Phl commercial chart. Phl eight departure. This is the only page in the book that I know of that has the details and text procedures listed on the back. The plan view is misleading as the heading lines for the departures off runway 27L and right cross each other. In a dim cockpit; one would believe that the left runway is the 240 degree heading to 3 DME then 255. This page should be a fold-out like any other chart that has too much information to fit on it. Yes; I know that at the very bottom there is a note to see the back but it is unusual and obscure. Can we get commercial chart company to reissue this chart in a more familiar and standard format?
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN ACR PILOT COMMENTS THAT COMMERCIAL CHART PLAN VIEW; PHL EIGHT DEP; IS MISLEADING AND AN EXPANDED PAGE WITH TEXTUAL DESCRIPTION ON IT WOULD BE CLEARER.
Narrative: PHL COMMERCIAL CHART. PHL EIGHT DEP. THIS IS THE ONLY PAGE IN THE BOOK THAT I KNOW OF THAT HAS THE DETAILS AND TEXT PROCS LISTED ON THE BACK. THE PLAN VIEW IS MISLEADING AS THE HEADING LINES FOR THE DEPS OFF RWY 27L AND R CROSS EACH OTHER. IN A DIM COCKPIT; ONE WOULD BELIEVE THAT THE LEFT RWY IS THE 240 DEG HEADING TO 3 DME THEN 255. THIS PAGE SHOULD BE A FOLD-OUT LIKE ANY OTHER CHART THAT HAS TOO MUCH INFO TO FIT ON IT. YES; I KNOW THAT AT THE VERY BOTTOM THERE IS A NOTE TO SEE THE BACK BUT IT IS UNUSUAL AND OBSCURE. CAN WE GET COMMERCIAL CHART COMPANY TO REISSUE THIS CHART IN A MORE FAMILIAR AND STANDARD FORMAT?
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.