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The Province is large...no need to say any more, though. Now, with the tools that I have online is more difficult than a face-to-face would be, with
stuff to show directly. That would be a lot easier to explain, but this will have to do.
I've already found that NavCanada (the agency responsible for their aeronautical charting) doesn't have them available, online, for free...unlike the
US Gov. But, hopefully if you are in the Eastern part of Ontario, Toronto/Ottawa region, we can look at a US Chart that has some southern coverage of
I didn't bother to look up any military bases, because any traffic in/out of that facility isn't part of this, as we want to see the ways that normal
commercial air traffic transits your area, overhead. THEY make the contrails. They come from all over, to include many that are inbound/outbound
to/from over the North Atlantic, and destinations in the UK and Europe, etc.
This site: skyvector.com...
It will first open to a default location and display a chart (apparently of its own choice....probably, based on your IP address, won't localize you,
and it seems to open up on Los Angeles by default. It will leave cookies, and return to the last page you looked at, next visit).
Doesn't matter where it opens....look for the icon of the globe called "Charts" to get the drop-down menu. Mouse over the "Enroute High" button,
click. the outlines of those High Charts will show, just click on either one...you see that "H-2" only covers a small portion of Ontario, north of
the Lakes....but, "H-11" shows a lot more.
You can find your location, on those...take your time, it would be a lot simpler with actual paper of course. Also, you may want to look at the VFR
charts (called "Sectionals"). If you're in the East, the ":Lake Huron Sectional" will be useful....those have more landmarks, to orient yourself.
Also, there are "WAC" Charts (World Aeronautical) that have much the same look as Sectionals (since they are for VFR flying too), but on a scale that
covers more area, at a glance. The tabs for other carts are along the top of a chart you are looking at.....
All these charts have a legend on the end panels, to learn how to interpret the symbols.
Anyway....the "High" Charts show the various routings for air traffic, up at the normal cruise altitudes. Of course, airliners don't have to follow
those exactly, either. Many flight plan routings can vary, and include "direct" routing, between various waypoints, especially now with GPS as a very
normal method of navigation, compared to the old reliance on the VORs of yesteryear.....
more thing....you may be able to sweet-talk a pilot out of some old charts, if you catch him/her when doing revisions. Charts are issued
on a schedule to include changes and updates, with an effective date to indicate how current it is. When old, they are trashed...so, they would be
free to anyone who wants them.
NavCanada also sells them, online ($6 each, from what I saw). FBOs at airports (flight schools) might be a resource, too. They will certainly have
the VFR Charts, maybe not the IFR Lows and Highs, tho......
(very interesting side note you may find RE: the ads you will get, on ATS!! I have noticed a change in the ads that cycle, because of going to
websites like skyvector....ads geared to private pilots, and those wishing to learn to fly. Careful, you may get intrigued, and hooked!)
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