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|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
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As a pilot and aircraft owner, I receive 'callback.' I would like to share with you my concern about the new 'uncluttered' VFR sectionals that no longer include airport information in and under TCA's. I believe that deleting this important information seriously compromises safety in the cockpit even though one can be equipped with additional TCA charts. For comparisons look at an old new york sectional with the information and the new one without. I think that the FAA argument that one is less cluttered than the other makes no sense.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: REMOVAL OF ARPT INFORMATION WITHIN TCAS ON SECTIONAL AERONAUTICAL CHARTS.
Narrative: AS A PLT AND ACFT OWNER, I RECEIVE 'CALLBACK.' I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU MY CONCERN ABOUT THE NEW 'UNCLUTTERED' VFR SECTIONALS THAT NO LONGER INCLUDE ARPT INFO IN AND UNDER TCA'S. I BELIEVE THAT DELETING THIS IMPORTANT INFO SERIOUSLY COMPROMISES SAFETY IN THE COCKPIT EVEN THOUGH ONE CAN BE EQUIPPED WITH ADDITIONAL TCA CHARTS. FOR COMPARISONS LOOK AT AN OLD NEW YORK SECTIONAL WITH THE INFO AND THE NEW ONE WITHOUT. I THINK THAT THE FAA ARGUMENT THAT ONE IS LESS CLUTTERED THAN THE OTHER MAKES NO SENSE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 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.