reply to post by Anim8tr
For the OP...in terms of knowing and being able to understand the actual Jet Route airways structure over your area, unfortunately I cannot find a
website for Europe or Germany similar to this one that we have in the USA:
On that site you can look at many Aeronautical Charts, for free, and they are updated regularly.
Here's an example, for an area that covers the Eastern Seaboard, from just below Maine to just above Florida:
Link to U.S. Enroute High H-12
Of course, the actual physical Charts are quite large....when spread out on a table, they are about 2 1/2 feet (or so) by about 3 1/2 to 4 feet in
dimension.....they are folded up to about the size of 9 inches by 6 inches (I am estimating, have never measured them for any reason, never needed to.
Although for fun, in the past, I've used old obsolete Charts that I hadn't discarded as unique and quirky qift-wrapping paper.....).
On the SkyVector site you can zoom in for greater detail, and slew with the controls....but it's easier to understand if you have the whole thing in
your hand to view properly. If you scroll around you will also see there is a legend at the end of the Chart, with explanations for the various
symbols....these symbols tend to be commonplace on all Charts, in aviation.
One idea I have for free Charts for your area, if you wished to investigate and make the effort, is to visit the nearest major airport, and ask any
pilots you see if they have any old Charts that they haven't thrown away yet. Charts are issued regularly, with revisions...and the old ones are then
trashed and useless and not suitable for navigation, as they are out of date. Be sure to explain that you want the "High" enroute Charts. In Europe
these are usually referred to as "ATS Routes" (really, I am not kidding.
), compared to in the USA, were we call them "Jet Airways".
See, European ATS Route
Network (ARN) Version 6
Other than that free source form a pilot, there are companies that sell Charts for use by avid Flight Simulator hobbyists....here's a website that
charges 25....may be a bit steep price for your purposes.
Oh, here's the link to that ^ ^ ^ site: EUROPEAN SET -- € 25
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