Sectional Charts That Don’t Tear Or Wear Out For $8.00
Keeping up-to-date Section Charts is one task that we all have to face especially as new cell towers go up daily. However keeping your current chart in good shape when you fly regularly is a much harder task. As a Pilot who flies more VFR than IFR, I often find my charts tear, wrinkle and look very worn out as time goes on especially as I fold them for the area I am flying in.
Recently I came across a Video for DuraCharts. The VFR Sectionals are tear free and have more brilliant colors making them easier to read. Looking at the Video, this seems like a great option for VFR and Sport Pilots alike. The company offers a subscription service that mails new charts to you as the old ones expire, and all at a cost of only $8.00 per chart! (This is the same chart sold at Sporty’s for $16.95)
“I’ve been flying since 1964 and I’ve seen many charts tossed into the wastebasket or recycling bin before their expiration date because they’ve worn out,” said Joe Caccamise, the creator of DuraCharts. “It’s frustrating and expensive to have to keep replacing VFR charts before the six-month expiration date.”
He added that it also can be frightening to passengers when the chart tears in two during the flight. “Once I was flying with a friend who is a non-pilot and I asked him to get the chart to get the information we needed about the next VOR we needed to use. He unfolded the chart and it ripped in half! He looked at me with that ‘oh no!’ look on his face and I said ‘Oh great, now we’re gonna get lost’ in a completely serious voice and he believed me!”
Never again will you have that problem with the DuraChart! You can buy them online or sign up for a subscription at http://www.durachart.com/ According to the website, IFR Charts and more are coming soon!