World Aeronautical Charts cover a large area for navigation by moderate speed aircraft traveling long distances. The topographical information includes built-up areas, principal roads, railroads, distinctive landmarks, drainage patterns and relief. The aeronautical information includes visual and radio aids to navigation, airports, airways, restricted areas, obstructions and other pertinent data. Because of their smaller scale, these charts do not show as much detailed information as appears on the Sectional and Terminal Area Charts. For example, Class D and Class E airspace and the limits of controlled airspace are not shown. Because some information is not shown. WAC charts are revised and updated annually, except for a few in Alaska, Mexico and the Caribbean, which are revised biennially. Scale is 1:1,000,000.
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NOTICE: Effective June 25, 2015, the FAA is discontinuing the World Aeronautical Chart series. Existing WAC charts may be used up until the chart's published expiration date (one year from issue date). See FAA Charting Notice EVCG 15-02 for more information.
The following WACs are obsolete and no longer available:
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See also: Terminal Area Charts, Sectional Charts and Chart Supplements (A/FDs)