GEN 2.3  Chart symbols

1.   AERODROMES

1.1   CHARTS OTHER THAN APPROACH CHARTS
Airport
Joint civil and military airport
Airfield
Heliport
Abandoned or closed aerodrome

1.2   Approach charts
The aerodrome on which the flight procedure is based
Aerodrome affecting the traffic pattern on the aerodrome on which the procedure is based

2.   AERODROME CHARTS

Hard surface runway
Unpaved runway
Stopway
Taxiways and parking areas
Helicopter alighting area on aerodromes
Aerodrome reference point (ARP)
Runway visual range (RVR) observation site
(Scatter Meter)

Transmissometer (RVR)
Ceilometer
Point light
Obstacle light
Aeronautical ground light or Flashing sequence light
Threshold lights
PAPI
ILS Localizer
Collocated GPand DME facility
VHF Direction finder
Displaced threshold
Runway-holding positions
Pattern A
Pattern B
Note: For application, see Annex 14, Volume I, paragraph 5.2.10

Flood lights pole
Landing direction indicator
  • lighted
  • unlighted

Wind cone or Wind direction indicator
  • lighted
  • unlighted

Anemometer
Taxiway designation
Control tower
Fence
Runway guard lights

3.   AERODROME OBSTACLE CHARTS (TYPE A)

PlanProfile
Tree or Shrub

Pole, Tower, Antenna, etc.
Buildings or large structure
Transmission line or Overhead cable
Railroad
Identification number

Terrain penetrating obstacle plane

Wooded area penetrating obstacle plane

Escarpment
Stopway
Clearway

4.   RADIO NAVIGATION AIDS

Basic radio navigation aid symbol
Non-directional radio beacon (NDB)
VHF omnidirectional radio range (VOR)
Distance measuring equipment (DME)
Collocated VOR and DME facility
Radio marker beacon
Compass rose orientated on the chart to the MAG North
Instrument landing systemPlan
Profile
Profiles for radio navigation aids


Profile view of DME distance
Profile of a step-down fix with crossing altitude

5.   AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES

Flight Information Region (FIR)
RNAV route BI-DIRECTIONAL
  • Route orientation
  • ATS route designator
  • Distance between reporting points (in NM)
  • Lower limit

RNAV route UNI DIRECTIONAL, EVEN FL
  • Route orientation
  • ATS route designator
  • Distance between reporting points (in NM)
  • Lower limit

RNAV route UNI DIRECTIONAL, ODD FL
  • Route orientation
  • ATS route designator
  • Distance between reporting points (in NM)
  • Lower limit

Special instrument go-around procedure
Line of Responsibility / ATS provision boundary
State boundary
Airspace classifications
Terminal control area (TMA)
  • Name of TMA
  • Airspace classification
  • Vertical limits
  • Frequency

Control zone (CTR)
Aerodrome Traffic Zone (ATZ)
Scale-break on route
Compulsory reporting point
Reporting point on request
Change-over point (COP)
Holding pattern
  • Magnetic track
  • Minimum altitude in FT MSL

Way-point (WPT)Fly-over WPT
Fly-by WPT
Final approach fix (FAF)
Restricted airspace

Active only as notified by NOTAM

Identification of area
Vertical limits
  • P = Prohibited
  • R = Restricted
  • D = Danger

Common boundary of two areas
Low level military flight corridors and training areas
Recommended VFR Routes
Arrival VFR Routes

Departure VFR Routes

Paragliding and hang gliding activity area
Glider activity area
Area with parachute activity
Aero tow operations
Winch-launching
5.1   Altitudes/flight levels
Altitude / flight level “window”
“At or above” altitude / flight level
“At or below” altitude / flight level
“Mandatory” altitude / flight level
Minimum flight altitude / flight level
“Expected” altitude

6.   OBSTACLES

Obstacles
  • unlighted / lighted
  • Elevation on top in FT AMSL


Group of obstacles
Lighted group obstacles
Obstacles having a height of the order of 100 M AGL
  • unlighted / lighted
  • Elevation on top in FT AMSL


Group of obstacles having a height of the order of 100 M AGL
  • lighted
  • Elevation on top in FT AMSL

Obstacles with no elevation data
Obstacles
  • unlighted / lighted
  • Elevation on top in FT AMSL (of doubtful accuracy)


Obstacles having a height of the order of 100 M AGL
Elevation on top in FT AMSL (of doubtful accuracy)

7.   MISCELLANEOUS

Contours
Approximate contours
Bluff, cliff or escarpment
Mountain pass with elevation in FT AMSL
Highest spot elevation on chart in FT AMSL
Spot elevation in FT AMSL
Spot elevation (of doubtful accuracy)
Area minimum altitude (AMA)
Shore line
Large river
River, small river, brooks
Lake
Swamp
Aqueduct
Spring, water hole
Reservoir
City, town
Town, village
Buildings
Railroad (single track)
Railroad (two or more tracks)
Railroad bridge
Railroad tunnel
Railroad station
Cable way
7.1   Higway and roads
Dual highway
Highway
Dual highway under construction
Primary road
Secondary road
Road under construction
Road bridge
Road tunnel
Transmission line or Overhead cable
Isogonic line
State boundary
Dam
Ferry
Pipeline
Oil or gas field
Hippodrome or stadium
Ruins
Fort
Church
Mosque
Lighthouse
Wind turbine - unlighted and lighted
Wind turbines - minor group and group in major area, lighted