Section 9, Lesson 1
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Class G

Class Golf

This topic covers the operating rules, entry requirements, dimensions, and weather requirements in class G airspace. Take notes and use the airspace handout to commit these items to memory. Airspace is one of those topics where memorization is required because you cannot stop to look something up while you are flying.


Lesson Notes

Class G is airspace that is uncontrolled. This means that ATC is not responsible for traffic separation of IFR traffic. Class G once covered large portions of the national airspace system, but as radar technology has improved is now mostly found only low, near the ground. That said, most general aviation flights will still operate in class G airspace in some capacity, if only during the very initial climb out after takeoff, and in the final approach to landing.

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Flashcard Questions

What is meant when we say that class G is “uncontrolled?”

Where is class G typically found?

What are the weather requirements in class G below 10,000’MSL, but above 1200′ AGL?

What are the weather requirements in class G below 1200′ AGL?

What are the weather requirements in class G above 10,000’MSL?

Your airport is class G until 700’AGL and then becomes class E. The traffic pattern altitude is 1,000 AGL. In a closed traffic pattern, are you operating in both class G and class E?

Weather is 3/4sm visibility at night in class G. Can you operate legally as long as you stay in the traffic pattern?

Weather is now 1 1/4sm visibility at an airport in class G. Can you operate legally long as you stay within the traffic pattern?