VTCs provide both aeronautical and topographical information at a scale of 1:250,000 for VFR operations in the vicinity of major aerodromes. In some cases, these charts show the details of tracks to be flown and significant landmarks which are used by pilots of VFR aircraft to avoid inadvertent penetration of controlled airspace.
Note: VTCs should be used for these areas in lieu of WAC series topographical charts. In addition to full topographical information, the VTCs also show the following details:
- Prohibited, restricted and danger areas within terminal areas;
- Control zones and associated control areas
- Lanes of entry
- ATC checkpoints; and
- VFR approach points - over which pilots should fly when making VFR entry to a primary control zone.