Airspace Classes

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Airspace Classes
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  1. What altitude and nautical mile range does class A airspace cover?
    Class A airspace covers 18,000 MSL up to and including 60,000 MSL

    For nautical mile cover Class A airspace extends out to 12 nautical miles of surround waters of the USA
  2. What rating is required for Class A airspace
    Instrument Rating only in Class A unless authorized by ATC
  3. What are the three minimum equipment requirements for operating in Class A airspace?
    1. mode C altitiude encoding transponder

    2. two way radio frequency capable of communication with ATC

    3. instrument and equipment requrired for IFR
  4. How is class A airspace depicted on the navigational chart?
    Class A airspace is not depicted on the navigation chart
  5. What is the entry prerequisite for Class A airspace?
    An ATC clearance
  6. Safety Advisories for Class A airspace?
    Yes
  7. Aircraft seperation for Class A
    All
  8. What is the altitude for Class B airspace?
    Class B airspace is from surface up to 10,000 feet MSL
  9. What type of airports Class B airspace surrounds?
    The nation's busy airports
  10. What is the configuration of Class B airspace?
    Individually tailored symbolizing an upside down wedding cake
  11. What minimum pilot certifications are required to operate an aircraft within Class B airspace in reqards to recreation pilot?
    A recreation pilot must met the requirements of 14 CFR 61.101 or a student seeking recreational pilot certificate meeting the requirements of 14 CFR 61.94
  12. What are the requirements for sport pilots in requards to Class B airspace ?
    14 CFR 61.325 if a sport pilot

    if a sport student it is 61.94
  13. Will certain Class B airspaces will not allow you to conduct to or from primary airport unless the pilot - in - command hols at least a private pilot certificate?
    YES
  14. What are the three minimum equipment requirements for operating in Class B airspace?
    1. Mode C altitude encoding transponder

    2. two way radio communication which associates with the ATC

    3. If IFR a VOR receiver
  15. Before operating an aircraft into Class B airspace what communication is required?
    Must obtain ATC clearance
  16. What cloud conditions are required for Class B airspace ?
    Clear of clouds
  17. What visibility requirements are essential to Class B airspace?
    3 statue miles of visibility
  18. What ATC serives is provided to all aircraft in Class B airspace?
    Sequencing and separation
  19. Who is responsible for avoiding wake turbulence or regular turbulance while flying in Class B airspace?
    The pilot in command
  20. What is the speed limit below 10,000 feet MSL but above and not surrounding an aiport at 2500 feet MSL?
    250 knots
  21. What is the speed limit at 2500 feet MSL around 4 nautical miles of airport?
    200 knots
  22. Will ATC provide conflict resolution in Class B airspace?
    YES
  23. Will ACT provide traffic advisories in Class B airspace?
    YES
  24. Will ATC provide safety advisories for Class B airspace?
    YES
  25. What is the dimensions of Class C airspace?
    5 NM radius from the airport and 4000 feet MSL from the airport surface
  26. What is the second shelf of class C airspace?
    10 NM with 1200 feet MSL to 4000 feet MSL above the airport elevation
  27. What is the outward radius of Class C airspace?
    Outward radius of Class C airspace is 20 NM
  28. What is the miniumu pilot rating requirement for Class C airspace?
    Student pilot
  29. What two minimum equipment requirements are there for Class C airspace?
    1. Two way radio communication

    2. automatic pressure altitude reporting equipment with Mode C transponder
  30. What are the three radio communication requirements for entering Class C airspace?
    1. establish two way radio communication with ATC

    2. ATC has to provide you with traffic services before entering

    3. maintain two way radio communication with ATC
  31. What does "establish" mean when entering Class C airspace?
    The controller must respond with your "aircraft call sign standby" to establish radio communication allowing you to enter Class C airspace
  32. When departing a satellite airport without an operative control tower located within Class C airspace what requirements must be met?
    must maintain two way radio communication with the ATC having jurisdiction over Class C airspace
  33. What is the minimum visibility requirements for Class C airspace?
    3 statue miles
  34. What is the cloud clearance requirements for Class C airspace ?
    Class C is

    1000 feet above

    2000 feet horizontal

    500 feet below
  35. What services does Class C airspace provide?
    1. sequencing or guiding a pilot into the primary airport

    2. Class C services in outer area

    3. basic radar services
  36. Basic radar services for VFR ? What are the four?
    1. safety alerts

    2. sequencing

    3. limited radar vectoring depending on workload

    4. sequencing to a location
  37. What does TRSA provide for VFR?
    1. radar sequencing

    2. sepearationg serivices
  38. What are the three services that Class C airspace provides?
    1. provides VFR and IFR aircraft separation

    2. basic radar service

    3. sequencing of VFR arrival to the primary airport
  39. What three services does Class B airspace provide?
    1. separation from IFR

    2. sequencing to primary airport

    3. basic radar services
  40. What five areas is Mode C altitude encoding transponder equipment required?
    1. at/ or about 10,000 feet MSL

    2. 30 miles of Class B airspace primary airport below 10,000 feet

    3. In all of Class C airspace up to 10,000 feet MSL

    4. within 10 miles of designated airports not including Class D surface area below 1200 feet AGL

    5. ADIZ = Air Defense Identification Zone
  41. What is the maximum speed while operating in Class C airspace ?
    200 knots
  42. What is the dimensions of Class D airspace?
    From the surface up to 2500 feet above the airport elevation in MSL
  43. What are the communication requirements of Class D airspace?
    establish two way radio communication with ATC facility and maintain two way radio communication while in their airspace
  44. When departing a satellite airport without an operative control tower located within Class D airspace what requirements must be met?
    Establish two way communication with ATC facility having jurisdiction over the Class D airspace
  45. Is an ATC clearance required if flight operations are conducted through a class D arrival extension?
    Yes if it is 2 miles or less of an extension from Class D
  46. What are the minimum visibility requirements for VFR in Class D airspace?
    3 statue miles
  47. What are the cloud clearances for Class D airspace?
    1000 feet above


    2000 feet horizontal


    500 feet below
  48. What are some Class D services NOT provided?
    Class D services does not provide separation sevices

    you are on your own
  49. What some services Class D DOES provide depending on workload bases?
    1. radar traffic information

    2. safety alerts

    3. traffic information
  50. Speed limit for Class D airspace?
    200 knots
  51. When the control tower is ceased for the day what two things can become of Class D?
    1. becomes Class E surface area rules

    2. Class G rules

    see Airport Facility Directory
  52. Will all airports with an operating control tower always have Class D airspace surrounding them?
    NO
  53. Whatis the definition of Class E airspace?
    Any airspace that is controlled and not ABCD
  54. Describe Class E as an extension surface?
    Extension for ABCD for standard instrument approache procedures without interfering with VFR
  55. Describe Class E used for transition?
    used to transition from terminal enroute environment
  56. En Route Domestic Area of Class E
    extension upward from a specific altitude to control IFR
  57. Federal Airways of Class E
    upward from a specific altitude up to but not including 18,000 feet MSL
  58. Offshore airspace areas of Class E
    extends from a specific altitude up to but not including 18000 feet and controls 12 miles from the coast of the USA
  59. Unless designated at a lower altitude Class E airspace?
    Class E airspace begins at 14,500 feet MSL up to but not including 18,000 feet MSL amd the 12 miles from the coast of USA
  60. What is the minimum pilot certification for Class E airspace ?
    studer pilot certificate
  61. What is the equipment requirement for Class E ?
    none
  62. What is the arrival requirement for Class E?
    none
  63. What are the basic operation requirements must be met if flight operations are to be conducted into a class E surface area located at a non-towered airport with a prescribed instrument approach
    must meet basic VFR weather requirements or obtain a special VFR
  64. Is establishing communication with Class E airspace essential if there is a control tower presented ?
    YES

    must be at least 4 NM out and at 2500 feet AGL
  65. How is Class E airspace depicted on a sectional chart at 14,500 up to but not including 18,000 feet MSL?
    narrow vignette lines
  66. Controlled airspace floors of Class E are depicted on the sectional chart how?
    magenta segmented lines of 700 feet AGL
  67. What is Class G airspace ?
    Class G airspace is uncontrolled airspace that is not ABCDE
  68. Are you require to establish communication with a tower located in Class G airspace ?
    Yes 4/2500 rule
  69. What is Class G airspace demisions?
    The surface up to but not including 14,500 feet MSL
  70. What is minimum visibility requirements for Class G airspace?
    Visbility less than 3 but greater than 1at night hours
  71. What is the cloud clearance requirements for Class G?
    clear of clouds
  72. What cloud clearance and visibility requirements at or above 10,000 feet VFR?
    5 statue miles

    • 1000 feet above
    • 1 Statue mile horizontal

    1000 feet below
  73. What are the day clearances for Class G airspace 1,200 feet or less above the surface?
    Visibility of 1 statue mile

    clear of clouds
  74. What are the night clearance requirements for Class G airspace if 1200 feet or less below the surface?
    3 statue miles


    1000 feet above

    2000 feet horizontal

    500 feet below
  75. What are the night requirements for Class G 1200 feet above but below 10000 feet MSL? What are the day requirements as well?
    Visibility of 3 statue miles = Day

    Visibility at night = 1 statue mile

    Cloud Clearance of:

    1000 feet above


    2000 feet horizontal


    500 feet below
  76. What are class G flight visibility and clearances from 1,200 feet at or above 10,000 feet MSL ?
    visibility of 5 statue miles

    1000 feet above

    1 statue mile horizontal

    1000 feet below
  77. What are Special VFR visibility and clearance requirements ?
    Clear of clouds and 1 statue mile of visibility
  78. How does a pilot get a special VFR ?
    Contact control tower for ABCD

    for E obtained one from the nearest tower, FSS
  79. Can you get a special VFR at night if you are a VFR pilot?
    No must be instrument rated
  80. Example of Prohibited Area
    The White house...no aircraft allowed to protect the national welfare
  81. Example of Restricted
    Firing, aerial gunnery and guided missles areas, not prohibited and very dangerous
  82. Can a pilot ever fly into prohibited or restricted areas?
    No, unless receiving prior permission
  83. Warning Area
    three miles from the coast of USA containing hazardous activity
  84. What is a MOA?
    Military Operating Area where military training occurs
  85. When should a pilot contact FSS to get the real time of MOA training ?
    100 prior
  86. Alert Area
    high volue of pilot training and unusual type of aerial activity
  87. Controlled Firing Area (CFA) ...think about it ..."controlled"
    hazardous areas that shut down immediately if an aircraft is spotted by radar or ground lookout
  88. Are CFA charted?
    NO
  89. National Security Area
    An area that requires an increase in security and ask that pilots volunteer to fly around that area

    can become prohibited at times
  90. Whre can information be found on special use airspace and what 3 information factors be found
    1. hours

    2. location

    3. controlling agency

    found on sectional charts
  91. What is airport advisory area?
    10 mile out of an area not operating where the FSS is located
  92. Military Training Routes
    low altitude high speed training
  93. Symbolization for Military training routes under 1,500 feet AGL
    four digit identifiers (example :IR 1004)
  94. Symbolization of Military Training Routes for above 1,500 AGL
    three digit identifiers (example: IR 003)
  95. With MTR what is IR and what is VR?
    IR = IFR Military Training Routes

    VR= VFR flight rules military training routes
  96. What is TRSA?
    Terminal Radar Service Area
  97. What do airports that provide TRSA do?
    ATC provides full time sequencing and separation to VFR (strongly recommended) and always IFR pilots
  98. What primary airport class become TRSA?
    Class D but Class E 700 to 1200 feet can have it too
  99. What is "ADIZ"
    Air Defense Identification Zone
  100. Why is there Air Defense Identification Zone ?
    Aircraft entering USA must provide identification ADIZ is the zone where identification prior to entering USA is established
  101. What are the five requirements of ADIZ?
    1. Mode C transponder with ATC code set

    2. properly filed flight plan

    3. Two way radio communication

    4. position report that is allowed to be 15 minutes early if DVFR

    • 5. Aircraft position tolerance
    • a. +/- 5 minutes and 10 NM = land
    • b. +/- 5 minutes and 20 NM = water

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