Airspace (Groups B/D)
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Airspace (Groups B/D)



Airspace (Groups B/D)

Airspace (Groups B/D)



Total Views
Views on SlideShare
Embed Views



0 Embeds 0

No embeds



Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Airspace (Groups B/D) Airspace (Groups B/D) Presentation Transcript

  • Airspace
    Groups B/D: First Year
  • Essential Questions
    What is airspace and why is it used?
    What classes of airspace are there?
    What are special use airspaces?
  • Airspace Classification
  • Part I. Controlled Airspace
    Class A
    Class B
    Class C
    Class D
    Class E
  • Class A Airspace
    Floor: 18,000 MSL
    Ceiling: FL 600
    All operations IFR
  • Class B Airspace
    Floor: surface
    Ceiling: 10,000 MSL
    Floor/ceiling can be modified to accommodate each airport
    Up-side down wedding cake
    ATC clearance required
  • Class C Airspace
    Floor: surface
    Ceiling: 4,000 AGL
    Floor/ceiling can be modified to accommodate each airport
    Charted in MSL
    Two-way comms with ATC required
  • Class D Airspace
    Floor: surface
    Ceiling: 2,500 AGL
    Floor/ceiling can be modified to accommodate each airport
    Charted in MSL
    Two-way comms with ATC required
  • Class E Airspace
    Fills in space between other airspaces
    Can begin at surface or at a designated altitude (i.e. 700 AGL or 1,200 AGL)
  • Part II. Uncontrolled Airspace
    Class G
  • Class G Airspace
    Floor: surface
    Ceiling: overlying class E airspace
    Uncontrolled means pilots communicate with each other via CTAF
  • Part III. Special Use Airspace
    Prohibited areas
    Restricted areas
    Military operation areas (MOA)
    Alert areas
  • Prohibited Areas
    Aircraft are prohibited to fly through this area
    Areas such as White House, Capitol, etc.
    Charted with a “P” and a number (i.e. P-49)
  • Restricted Areas
    Area is subject to restrictions and may be dangerous to non-participating aircraft
    Artillery firing, aerial gunnery, guided missiles, etc.
    ATC will either clear you through or guide you around based on active/inactive
    Charted with an “R” followed by a number (i.e. R4401)
  • MOAs
    Designated to separate IFR traffic from military training
    May only fly through active MOA as long as ATC allows it, otherwise ATC will guide around it
    MOAs are named (i.e. “Camden Ridge MOA”)
  • Alert Areas
    High volume of pilot training or unusual-type training
    Exercise caution
    Charted as “A” with number (i.e. A-211)
  • Part IV. Other Airspace Areas
    Temporary flight restriction (TFR)
  • TFR
    NOTAM that temporarily restricts flight over an area
    Used when the president visits
    Has location and effective time period
  • Quiz Time!!!
    Name all the controlled airspace classes.
    Class A
    Class B
    Class C
    Class D
    Class E
  • Quiz Time!!!
    What is the floor and ceiling of a class D airspace?
    Floor: surface
    Ceiling: 2,500 AGL
  • Quiz Time!!!
    Are you allowed to fly a VFR flight inside class A airspace? Why or why not?
    No. Class A airspace only allows IFR flights to operate within it.
  • Quiz Time!!!
    What is a TFR and how is it received?
    TFR stands for temporary flight restriction and temporarily restricts a certain amount of airspace from any flights. A TFR can be received through a NOTAM.
  • Questions?