skydriller wrote:I learnt to fly in the UK and find UK charts overcluttered. The French IGN charts are my favorites as they have clear airspace depiction and good ground features, closely followed by the German DFS ones with better ground depiction but less clear airspace. It was a sad day when Skydemon cut the french chart from their product.
I've found I like the UK presentation for UK airspace, but the French seems to be a better depiction of French airspace. I haven't managed to put my finger on why this should be - what is the subtle difference in airspace structure - but I was very sad when SD removed the French chart style.
I don't know how you'd use an electronic chart without GPS. You can't draw on it properly. Only half the value of a paper chart is what the CAA has printed on it, the rest comes from the lines, measurements, wind vectors, waypoints, features, courses and timings that I have annotated it with for the specific journey in question.