Pilotage chart plot sketch

Hello everyone. I have recently been approved to test for two pilotage locations in New York harbor and I’m interested in knowing the best way to get the blank charts. I was thinking about just tracing the shore line of the regular chart on tracing paper then going to a staples or other store to get copies made. The other thing is I’m not sure what features are included and not included in the test. For example like certain piers or other fixed structures. I was hoping some of you have gone through this and have any suggestions. Thanks

That’s what’s normally done.

Call the local REC office responsible for the exam. It’s up to them what’s included in your local area.


:point_up:t2: what he said

Pilot Sketch Chartlets.pdf (2.7 MB)


Thank you very much

Who made these chart outlines? Are they readily available to the public? When I wrote my routes in the 80s and 90s as far as I know you were expected to make your own outlines. I made a light table and bought architectural tracing paper to make my outlines of the chart for the exam. This is a great service for the aspiring pilot.

Just to clarify the blank chartlets are the actual size of the chart not something smaller like regular printer paper.


Those tracings are outstanding, what a boon for those drawing New York charts.

There used to be a company that did those on-demand for any chart in the US, they shut down during COVID however.

It will be interesting to see what happens as the charts are canceled. I did bug NOAA about whether or not their on demand chart generator ENC based paper chart generator could have a feature for generating these blank charts, and they hinted they are working with at least once Pilot’s association on a “Pilot Pilot Program” for after everything is canceled here shortly.

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