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Are there different symbols or graphics to identify different types of GA fuels?

Are there different symbols to identify the different types of fuels used for general aviation aircraft?
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Does anyone know what this approach chart symbol is?

Does anyone know what the little “shell” like symbol on the taxi diagram is, under the 2239? Also, what do the little “P”s stand for? One is bolded and the other is not. The 'shell' and the two 'P's ...
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What is the purpose of these “stickers” in the F/A-18 Super Hornet fuselage?

Photos source: screenshot from youtube video -> I think they can be used as fuselage reference points in flight testing, but I'm not sure. Are they part of NATO ...
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Symbology on standard terminal arrival (STAR) charts: T-ended vs arrow-ended lines?

I was looking at the STARs at KPHX. The ARLIN FOUR arrival here has T-ended lines between the BLYTHE VOR and SCOLE, and between SCOLE and CALIE fixes. It also has arrow-ended lines between CALIE and ...
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What does the solid black star symbol on this VNC chart mean?

On the Canadian VNC there are symbols, the meaning of I can't quite figure out. In the Nanaimo aerodrome there are several "star" symbols. The unfilled one shows the location of the aerodrome beacon. ...
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Where can you find symbols (like these) that aren't on the legend?

I see a lot of these fan like symbols: ...on the Nav Canada Alaska Highway - Fort Nelson to Northway, 1:500,000 VFR Navigation Chart, but they're not anywhere on the map legend. I presume they'...
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What does a dot inside two parenthesis mean on a weather depiction chart?

Earlier today, a friend asked me what this symbol (referring to an airport in Canada) on a weather depiction chart represented. I didn't know. (Full chart available here) What does a dot inside ...
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On SIGWX (significant weather) charts, what does **/** mean?

On SIGWX charts, it shows pairs of symbols with, say, */** or **/**. I know what the symbols mean on either side, but why are ...
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What does “OBJECTIONABLE” indicate on a VFR chart?

On the Tulsa, Oklahoma VFR sectional the top of the outer Class C ring says "OBJECTIONABLE". Does this indicate some information on the chart is in dispute? I don't see anything in the VFR chart ...
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What are those thin magenta lines on the Sectional / Terminal Area Chart near Death Valley?

Due west of KLAS and Death Valley are a large number of MOAs and Restricted areas. On the sectional and terminal area charts, there are thin magenta lines snaking over some of the mountain tops. What ...