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Topic: Aviation Charts Turned Into A2 Envelopes and Gift Card Holders  (Read 3057 times)
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« on: May 25, 2015 06:29:16 PM »

Aviation charts are made with fantastic quality paper.  The problem is once your map expires, you can no longer use it for navigation.  Instead of simply recycling the paper, a lot of pilots will reuse it for things like wrapping paper or stuffing packages.  Here, I've turned a few charts to fun looking envelopes and a few gift card holders.

Vancouver/Victoria, Iceland and Azores



A close up of all those lines and symbols:





I made the gift card holders out of a different type of chart.  The paper is of the same thick quality as the others.



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I like to have fun and mark these as "Not Intended for Navigational Purposes."  As if someone would try to use a square of an envelope to help get where they are going. 

It would be amusing if you were sending a card to make the envelope from where you or they are.

Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015 07:40:52 PM »

What a great idea, and an excellent up-cycling project!
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015 10:57:09 PM »

Lovely idea.  I used to use our charts for covering the children's text books and exercise books for school but they aren't at school anymore and I hate to throw away such good paper.  Of course we don't get as many as we used to because it is all iPads nowadays.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015 06:11:18 AM »

Lovely idea.  I used to use our charts for covering the children's text books and exercise books for school but they aren't at school anymore and I hate to throw away such good paper.  Of course we don't get as many as we used to because it is all iPads nowadays.

Great ideas!  I have a gift bag punch board on order.  I was thinking that I could also make some sturdy gift bags with the maps.  I have also used sections as backgrounds for scrapbook pages.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015 06:17:20 AM »

So great! I love hearing that many pilots reused and repurpose the outdated charts, too.
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2015 11:19:28 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2015 05:11:59 PM »

I make these too! Started out with old ski maps but now I use all sorts of things. Then I go to sendsomething.net and find someone random to send them too, it's really fun!
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