How to fold an aviation chart


It looks complicated, but with care and preparation it is actually fairly easy. Oh – and by the
way, it is a chart, not a map – look it up yourself.  Read the rest of the instructions by visiting our pilot resources page here and click on the button for chart folding instructions which will open a PDF file. You could also visit our facebook page showing all pages of the instructions sheets as jpegs

This is a method of folding an aviation chart such that the end result is:

  • small enough to fit easily on your knees (34cm x 27cm for UK South ½ mil),
  • big enough to show a sensible area,
  • quick and easy to re-fold along the one set of (i.e. the same) creases,
  • remain compact and flat