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Airspace Overview

Airspace Overview

The air is divided laterally and vertically into various areas, each which has different operating rules, weather requirements and entry procedures. This topic provides a brief overview of each type of airspace, before we dive into separate videos of each one.

Lesson Notes

Airspace is designed to separate airplanes from one another in busy environments. The vast majority of airspace is class E, and a lot of the rest is either A, way up high, or G, way down low. B, C and D just fill in the rest around busy airports. Each type of airspace has different entry requirements, visibility and cloud separation requirements for VFR flight and operations restrictions (e.g. speed and equipment).

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Flashcard Questions

What are the six types of airspace?

What three types of airspace make up most of the National Airspace System (NAS)?

Which types of airspace are established specifically around certain airports?

What is the fundamental difference between controlled and uncontrolled airspace?

What types of airspace require a mode C transponder?