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6 Questions To See How Much You Know About Class G Airspace

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  1. 1) What kind of airspace is Class G?

    Class G is uncontrolled airspace.

    Class G is uncontrolled airspace.

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  2. 2) You're taking off from Meade airport. How high does Class G extend to inside the magenta ring?

    The magenta shaded ring means Class E airspace starts at 700 feet AGL. What's below it? Class G.

    The magenta shaded ring means Class E airspace starts at 700 feet AGL. What's below it? Class G.

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  3. 3) You're in the mountains at 12,500 feet MSL, and you're 1,050 AGL in Class G airspace. What is your minimum required visibility during the day?

    Regardless of your MSL altitude, as long as you're 1,200 feet AGL and lower, your daytime vis requirement is 1 SM.

    Regardless of your MSL altitude, as long as you're 1,200 feet AGL and lower, your daytime vis requirement is 1 SM.

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  4. 4) You're flying in the same exact spot as question #3 at night. What's your minimum required visibility now?

    In this case, the visibility requirement bumps up to 3 SM.

    In this case, the visibility requirement bumps up to 3 SM.

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  5. 5) You're flying in Class G at 9,000' MSL (5,100' AGL). What is the max speed you can fly?

    Since you're below 10,000' MSL, you're limited to 250 knots.

    Since you're below 10,000' MSL, you're limited to 250 knots.

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  6. 6) You're flying in Class G at 8,000 feet MSL, and you're 7,400' AGL. How far below the clouds do you need to stay during the day?

    Since you're above 1,200' AGL, but below 10,000 feet MSL, you need to stay 500 feet below the clouds.

    Since you're above 1,200' AGL, but below 10,000 feet MSL, you need to stay 500 feet below the clouds.

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Corey Komarec

Corey is a commercial aviation student, CFII and commercial pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings at the University of North Dakota. Corey has been flying since he was 16, and he's pursuing a career in the airlines. You can reach him at corey@boldmethod.com.

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