Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:02 pm
Does anyone remember the 1970's TV Fly on the Wall documentary "Fighter Pilot"? They used a brand new OS 1;50000 chart for every flight, drew the line, cut off the wasted bits 10nm either side of the line, did the flight then threw the chart away afterwards.
However, if your route would be covered by an A4 sheet, why not do a colour photocopy of the relevant bit. Mark it up with the specifics for that trip, write on it with a normal pen etc, etc. An A4 page will fit a 70nm leg at 1:50000. You can keep it as a souvenir of your flight...
Keep the "official" chart in your bag in the back for dire emergencies.
Don't forget to have some extra sheets copied if your potential diversions don't fit on the first bit of A4.
Threats and mitigations to this plan?
Inaccurate colour representation - make sure you've got a decent printer.
You might spill something on it - do 2 copies.