Class B Airspace Pr Copy

Class B, the busy stuff To make sense of this complicated cake, let’s build it from the ground up! At a Class B airport, you have Ground Control, just like you would at a Class C or Class D airport.  Ground control issues taxi clearances. You have Tower Control, same as any other towered airport.  […]

Class C Airspace Pr Copy

Hey Charlie, there’s some airspace up ahead Yes, there is, and it’s fairly straightforward and simple airspace at that.  Not only are the dimension of Class C airspace easy to understand, it is also easy to enter. The Requirements to Enter: Transponder Two-way radio communication (usually by first calling approach control) Establish communication with approach […]

Class A Airspace Pr Copy

Class A, that’s high eh? Class A airspace is a fairly straight forward type of airspace to understand, it covers the entire globe, from 18,000′ msl or FL180 (flight level 180) up to and including FL600 (or 60,000′ msl). Requirements: You need a Altitude encoding transponder An instrument rating and be on an IFR flight […]

Class D Airspace Pr Copy

The real “Controlled” Controlled Airspace Class D airspace is controlled and also has a control tower for the corresponding airport that will issue clearances to aircraft to taxi, takeoff, and land. The difference between a Class D airport and other airports is that it may be just slightly busy enough to warrant having a control […]

Class E Airspace Pr Copy

The Everywhere Airspace Echo airspace is the most common type of airspace you will encounter, no matter where it is you fly in the country.  You will find Echo airspace below 18.000′ msl everywhere that either Class B, C, D, or G airspace does not occupy. Echo airspace is controlled airspace, but does not typically […]

Class G Airspace Pr Copy

Gee, I see lots of Airspace! Yes, I bet you do.  It’s simpler than you think however.  Remember that airspace comes in layers, we’ll go ahead and start building it from the ground up explaining each layer one at a time. Class Gulf When it comes to Class G, think “G” for Ground.  Class G […]

Class C Airspace Pr

Hey Charlie, there’s some airspace up ahead Yes, there is, and it’s fairly straightforward and simple airspace at that.  Not only are the dimension of Class C airspace easy to understand, it is also easy to enter. The Requirements to Enter: Transponder Two-way radio communication (usually by first calling approach control) Establish communication with approach […]

Class A Airspace Pr

Class A, that’s high eh? Class A airspace is a fairly straight forward type of airspace to understand, it covers the entire globe, from 18,000′ msl or FL180 (flight level 180) up to and including FL600 (or 60,000′ msl). Requirements: You need a Altitude encoding transponder An instrument rating and be on an IFR flight […]

Class B Airspace Pr

Class B, the busy stuff To make sense of this complicated cake, let’s build it from the ground up! At a Class B airport, you have Ground Control, just like you would at a Class C or Class D airport.  Ground control issues taxi clearances. You have Tower Control, same as any other towered airport.  […]