Joined: Aug 5, 2003
Posted: Dec 2, 2009 07:59 AM
Msg. 2 of 2
On the page you cited, scroll about half way down to find: "Terminal Instrument Procedures."
Like you, I personally prefer the term "Approach Plates" but we are trying to be precise in our terminology. Reminds me of the time our Flight Instructor Association hosted a meeting where the chief of the local ATC facility made a presentation on how best we could work within his airspace. When one of the CFIs (probably me) referred to "approach plates" this high ranking ATC guy went ballistic saying "Buddy, you eat off of plates, but you use Terminal Instrument Procedures to enter MY airspace!"
That set the tone for a lot of hostility that evening, and that was back in the 1970's.
Thanks for the question and you'll be happy to find we have all of the "approach plates" published by the FAA within AeroPlanner.