I am trying to learn more about airspaces. It would be nice if I had the airspace map of my region to look and observe.

skyvector.com shows very few information about Turkey, not useful.

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    $\begingroup$ their government (the aviation department in particular) probably. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 27, 2016 at 8:41
  • $\begingroup$ Overall you have the list of European countries AIP at Eurocontrol. Turkey AIP is here, but you need to have an account. I'd look at virtual aviation networks instead (example). You may also use the ICAO GIS viewer (and select the type of map displayed). $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Commented Apr 27, 2016 at 9:27
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    $\begingroup$ Sounds like an answer, @mins, not just a comment! Have to admit, though, that "best source" is grounds for closure as opinion based, while "Where can I find..." is perfectly legitimate. ;) $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Commented Apr 27, 2016 at 15:12
  • $\begingroup$ Before providing an answer as suggested by @FreeMan, could you provide details about what kind of map you need, or if you don't know, maybe explain what you want to know, e.g. routes used in cruise, routes used to land at some nearby airport, etc. $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Commented Apr 27, 2016 at 15:27
  • $\begingroup$ You can always buy then from Jeppesen $\endgroup$
    – Steve Kuo
    Commented Apr 27, 2016 at 16:00

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What you need would be named "ICAO 1/500,000 map", this is a VFR map with airspace class, based on a Lambert conformal conic projection. Example in the US (1/250,000):

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The best I can find online is SkyVector, but you said it's not sufficient for you needs:

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By searching carefully you may find things like that:

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(source: University of Texas)

But these are 1/1,000,000th very old maps from US DoD.

An alternative would be to use the online GIS viewer from ICAO, selecting carefully layers and data to display, my trial at that:

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It must be improved to suit your needs, but I don't expect it to be better than SkyVector. By clicking on a location, you can display all the information about relevant areas (description, limits, etc).

For enroute, Eurocontrol provide two maps:

Good for intersection points and routes.

On the airport plates side, the AIP for Turkey is not in public access, but several sites provide plates, e.g.:

AirportNavFinder provides link to other sites like SkyVector.

IVAO Turkey could be a good point of contact to discuss local documentation. They have a section Charts accessible to registered users. - VACC turkey is another virtual network.

If you can provide additional requirements, me or someone else may provide better material.

  • $\begingroup$ Dear @mins, by looking at the dashed blue lines overlay with thick faded blue lines, can we say these are Class D airspace and Class E airspace above 1200' AGL ? $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 11:07
  • $\begingroup$ Wow, great answer mins! @enginbulanık - if you have a new question, please ask a new one and don't attempt a long discussion of Q/A in the comments. Pull up the resource in question, create the map, get a screen shot & ask a whole new one - nobody will be upset about it at all, that's the way we do things at StackExchange! $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 13:33

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