Ingo Noka

My Own Chart

In Flight Bag on January 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Map of Johor Airspace

A while ago I wrote about the regrettable lack of aeronautic charts for the Malaysian airspace and I half-jokingly remarked that one could draw their own charts. At about the same time I was flying with a friend West of Gunung Pulai, which is one of the training areas at Senai Airport and realized that ATC and pilots do not necessarily agree on the exact borders of the three training areas.

To help with the situation a bit, I actually sat down last weekend and learned to use Inkscape while drawing a map of the airspace around Senai airport.  I am rather pleased with the result, so I thought I make it available for all of you. Obviously, you are not supposed to use this “chart” for actual navigation,but at least if you hear FRAS69 (me) announcing my position you can use the map to determine roughly where I think I am.

The chart is available as vector graphic, PDF and JPEG in the download section of my web site.  The vector graphic version can be edited with Inkscape (and probably with other vector graphic software applications as well.

  1. great work….if you have plan to visit Sandakan, just let us know….

    Greetings from dcasandakan.blogspot.com/

    • Hello and thank you very much for your comment.

      Flying in East Malaysia is definitely on my “to fly” list and it would be wonderful if we could make it happen in 2012. Of course, the major hurdle is the considerable amount of water we would need to cross.

      Nevertheless, I am sure we will find a way, and when we do I will be sure to let you know.

  2. Great work, Ingo! This sure is a useful map… This will sure be a permanent fixture on my kneeboard henceforth! If you ever think of extending your map to cover more of the peninsular, PLs let me know… I’ll be more than willing to help in anyway I can.

    • Hi Alvin, I have updated the map with more detail and a proper scale of 1:500,000. If your printer works properly, you should be able to use the map ruler to measure distances and course.

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