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What is "judgemental oversteering" in taxi procedures?

"Judgmental oversteering" means to intentionally not follow the taxiway centerline when turning. It is a technique used on large aircraft to turn on tighter or smaller taxiways. In a sense, it is ...
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Where are the "Admitted Aircraft symbols" on Jeppesen VFR aerodrome charts defined?

With the help of Bianfable's answer I took it upon myself to email Jeppesen to get the correct answer.
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What are the different types of take-off minima at the bottom of a Jeppesen airport diagram?

The used acronyms are defined in the Jeppesen charts legend: CL Centerline Lights RCLM Runway Center Line Markings RL Runway (edge) Lights RVR Runway Visual Range The first column tells us that a ...
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How can I identify the FAF on this Jeppesen chart?

The terminology is different between ICAO and the US. The following definitions are being used by Jeppesen (Introduction to Jeppesen Navigation Charts): FINAL APPROACH FIX (FAF) — The fix from ...
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Questions about items on Jepp charts…

I don't have access to Jepp charts, but I do have access to SkyVector and this March 2012 Jepp legend. 1. On a Jeppesen IFR low enroute chart, there's occasionally a different altitude below/next to ...
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Interpreting Missed Approach Section in Jeppesen Chart

In my opinion, GIDOO is 2 DME from the ISAM localizer antenna while on a heading of 063 degrees. It's not the intersection of 2 DME and the localizer. Much like the next segment of the missed approach ...
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Where are the "Admitted Aircraft symbols" on Jeppesen VFR aerodrome charts defined?

These symbols are part of the Jeppesen VFR Manual (formerly called Bottlang Airfield Manual). The Jeppeson website contains a sample for one airfield: (3) Aircraft admitted at the Aerodrome / Am ...
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What does the * (asterisk) next to radio and nav aid frequencies on Jeppesen charts refer to?

It means that this frequency is not always available (not always staffed). From the Introduction to Jeppesen Navigation Charts: 8 - Indicates the service is part time. And further below: Navaid ...
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What are these shaded areas?

It means that no Procedure Turn is required/expected if arriving within the sector defined by the 297 and 020 radials (inclusive) of DBL. The grey bars are a way of denoting the boundaries of the No ...
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Why is Transition Altitude fixed but Transition Level is not?

The point of flying on QNH is to keep you from flying into terrain, which is at a constant altitude above sea level, so TA is fixed. Once you are high enough that terrain can’t be a problem and you ...
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What’s the grey altitude depicted in the profile view on Jeppesen charts?

The grey areas are the minimum descent altitude (MDA) for each approach segment. Below those altitudes there are hazards in those segments. When you conduct the approach you should be aware of those ...
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Has Jeppesen stopped providing ARINC424 data?

Jeppesen is indeed still the main provider of ARINC 424 navigation data to OEM customers (mainly avionic suppliers). You could look at the following links on Jeppesen Web: Jeppesen NavData® and ...
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Is there an Instrument Flight Procedures database in digital format such as ARINC 424 for Germany?

Eurocontrol does offer the whole thing as well – albeit not for free as the FAA does. Check out https://www.eurocontrol.int/service/european-ais-database for more information.
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Interpreting Missed Approach Section in Jeppesen Chart

It is true, a track will send you directly over GIDOO but the missed approach text says to fly a heading. It would take a strong wind to have any real effect on the offset from GIDOO when you cross ...
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Interpreting Missed Approach Section in Jeppesen Chart

I will need a little bit more context and need to see the entire approach plate, but it appears GIDOO is defined 2 NM DME from the localizer antenna along the localizer back course (this assumes the ...
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