The Map Pages
Each map page is referenced by degrees to the adjoining page and contains a shaded area common to both pages.
The map pages have been made up from the existing 1 : 1 000 000 charts supplied by the Department: Rural Development and Land Reform and Chief Directorate: National Geo-Spatial Information. The following table reflects the date of the latest editions of each chart. Please note that the aeronautical information shown on these maps may contain discrepancies which can occur when data sets have been adopted from different time periods.
1 : 1 000 000 Chart
|Aeronautical update (RSA)
||Aeronautical update (Outside RSA)
|3422 Cape Town
|3421 Port Elizabeth
|| MOZ 2004 SWAZ 1999
|| BOT 2004 ZIM 1999
|| MOZ 2004 ZIM 1999
Navigation / Route Planning
Pages 28 and 29 contain a map of South Africa that can be used as a planning map.
Example - a flight from Cape Town to George will intersect map pages 72,
73 and 74. The route plan may then be transferred to the required map pages. The Area Flight Information Service (AFIS) sector boudaries are also indicated on this planning map.
Frequency Chart (Airfields & Heliports)
While every effort is made to verify the information published, pilots are advised to research their intended destination thoroughly and especially when the destination is an unlicensed airfield or heliport.
The following abbreviations should be noted when referring to this section:
L = Licensed per CAA regulations and standards
U = Unlicensed
UM = Unlicensed Military
UP = Unlicensed Private
LP = Licensed Private
(R) = Radar
Aerial Overviews of Major Airfields
These have been compiled to give pilots an area overview of the major airfields as well as
communication information, airfield dimensions, elevation and taxiway references. Further information that may be of use to pilots is added in a remarks column.
This section covers the details required to fill in a flight plan as well as an example of a completed flight plan form.
Pilots are referred to SA CAA AIPs ENR 1.10 for detailed
flight planning notes.
Nautical Mile Distance Chart
A nautical mile distance chart using the Great Circle Distance method is included, which will be useful in determining distance to and from most of the popular airfields in South Africa.
Restricted, Prohibited and Danger Areas
A summary of these areas is published on pages 94 & 95 and is cross-referenced to the
AviMap pages on which they appear. This summary also contains the identifying reference, the nature of the restriction, the controlling authority and other pertinent information including special frequencies that may be required during flying operations.
In addition, AviMap includes other sections that are of general use to pilots and are self-explanatory.
sunrise and sunset table, conversion tables, transition altitudes, fuel availability,
morse code tables and strip codes.
Changes and Updates
Aviation takes place in a dynamic and changing environment and to this end the pilots are advised to consult the SA CAA AIPs and ADs to ensure that they keep
abreast of updates regarding all aeronautical information contained in this publication. The
publisher will also provide regular updates of airfield information in
both AviMap's Airfields and AviMap's