FAA Safety Alert: New York Sectional, New York TAC, Boston TAC

Mack here with an update.

Below is a Safety Alert from our buddies at the FAA. It concerns effective date changes of Visual Flight Rules (VFR) charts in the Northeast U.S., specifically New York and Boston. The Safety Alert reads:

The effective dates for the New York Sectional Chart, New York Terminal Area Chart, and Boston Terminal Area Chart are being changed. The next editions of these charts (87th, 85th, and 82nd respectively) will be effective July 25, 2013 to November 14, 2013. The current editions of the New York Sectional Chart (86th), New York Terminal Area Chart (84th), and Boston Terminal Area Chart (81st) will remain effective until July 25, 2013. Please refer to the Aeronautical Chart Bulletins section of the Airport/Facility Directory for updated information regarding major changes in aeronautical information that have occurred since the last chart publication date.

If you don’t have it already, get the latest Northeast U.S. Airport/Facility Directory.

We realize it is well before July 25, 2013 but as with the purpose of the alert, better safe than sorry. We figured we’d give you some advanced warning. As all of you know, using an obsolete chart for navigation is reckless and dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. Don’t do it. Be prepared.

For all those affected by these changes, make sure your charts are up to date. Purchase or subscribe to any or each of these charts by clicking the links below:

New York Sectional Chart

New York Terminal Area Chart

Boston Terminal Area Chart

As for those who enjoy looking at the fancy FAA seal, you can view the official Safety Alert release.

As always, have a safe flight.

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Hey, there! This is Mack speaking (although Skylar likes to joke around and call me Mach). I will be your pilot for this evening or any time really. Seriously though, I've flown all around this round ball of land and sea they call the world and know what it takes to have a safe flight. If there's one thing I've learned in the cockpit it's that communication is key. Let me talk to you and share any insight I can provide so you can take off or land when and where you want. Roger that?