What are CAP Charts?
At SkySectionals we’ve received many requests from CAP pilots and search & rescue teams around the country for CAP gridded versions of our charts. That’s what our CAP Charts are—an overlay of conventional CAP grids on each sectional in the same SkySectionals format you might already be used to. If you’re not already one of the thousands of pilots flying with SkySectionals charts, our charts give you the same information you find on FAA/NACO sectionals in much more manageable letter page-sized “panels” that you can print yourself.
CAP Charts supports CAP
Our charts have been used by multiple CAP Wings and pilots in both training and actual missions. While it’s rewarding to know that our work has helped make their tough jobs a little bit easier, we also want to help support CAP in other ways. That’s why a portion of the proceeds of every CAP Chart we sell is donated to the Civil Air Patrol Foundation.
Sick of Latitude Curves?
Plotting conventional CAP grids on a sectional can be quite tedious…over 100 lines to be plotted, let alone numbering up to 576 grid cells. Couple that with the fact that sectionals only stay current for 6 months and it’s clear that it’s hard to keep gridded charts up-to-date. With CAP charts from SkySectionals, we’ve not only done the grid plotting for you, but we also deliver the charts sized perfectly for a kneeboard or a binder and in PDF format that you can print yourself.
Conventional CAP Grids
The grid overlay included on each CAP Chart sectional is the conventional CAP grid that you’re used to—15-minute by 15-minute quadrangle grids further subdivided into 7.5-minute A-B-C-D grids. We’ve taken great care in ensuring the grids are easily identified while also making those identifiers and the grid lines semi-transparent on the chart—helping to ensure that chart information beneath them isn’t obscured.