(Update) It’s Official…

If you happen to be one of the eager people to grab the new VTA that was made available this week you may have to return it.

After being delayed 3 months (the original release date was supposed to be May 2007) the VTA contains an error and has been rescinded according to Nav Canada:

070923 CZYZ TORONTO FIR

CZYZ TORONTO VFR TML AREA CHART AIR 1900, 34TH EDITION, JUNE 2007

RESCINDED. CURRENT AUTH TORONTO VFR TML AREA CHART AIR 1900 IS

33RD EDITION, MARCH 2006

Although the charts never technically expire and you can fly with an old one, there have been some changes to Toronto’s Airspace that I know will be reflected on the new maps.

Thanks to David and Mark (see comments) for clearing things up for me.

2 Responses

  1. david says:

    I might be misreading the NOTAM, but doesn’t it say that the June 2007 Toronto VTA (34th edition) has been rescinded, and that we’re supposed to go back to the March 2006 VTA (33rd edition)? There must have been a printing error in the 34th edition. I’ve never heard of a recall on aviation charts before.

  2. Mark says:

    Sorry to nitpick, but VNC’s and VTA’s never technically expire, they just get replaced with newer releases, yet the old ones still remain legal to fly with.
    The rescinded notice was posted apparently due to this, which I received on the COPA mailing list earlier today:
    RAA Members,
    If you are one of the pilots who bought the new YYZ VTA chart last week, please return it to your vendor. Nav Canada has called to say that there is a mistake, and that they will be reprinting. According to Nav Canada, the long-awaited YYZ VNC (with the new Class E Mode C airspace ring) will be available next week. Hammond Aviation and their dealers have already placed their orders.
    ___
    I can’t seem to find any information on either the RAA (Surprising) or NavCanada (Not surprising) websites to substantiate this, but a rescinded notice for a VNC is all but unheard of, so it makes sense to me.