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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:04 pm    Post subject: Controlled and uncontrolled airspace Reply with quote

Does anyone have any tips on remembering air space classes and separation/ traffic information, VMC minima for different FL's etc? Im ok with other topics I seem to find this topic difficult to sink in. Or do I just have to keep on reading it over and over until it does sink in? scratch
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:21 pm    Post subject: Ground School Reply with quote

paddywack,

There is no real easy way to remember all the restrictions. Some pilots have little acronyms for parts of the regs, but I don't know of any that cover all areas of controlled airspace.

In the US, we have some for cloud clearance in controlled airspace. Example: C152 (Cessna 152) which interpreted means "cloud separation is 1000ft above, 500 feet below, and 2000ft horizontally", or "F111 interpreted "At Flight levels (starting at 10000ft, clearance is 1000ft above, 1000ft below, and 1 nm horizontally"

What I did is was to make up a small index card with a diagram of the different airspace with vertical and horizontal limits described.

The back of the card would contain other relevant information: traffic info, cloud separation minima, and VMC restrictions.

Always keep it handy when flying. Even now after many years in the air, I still have it with me. I am big on checklists and Q cards.

Some things you don't want to try and commit to memory......breeds errors. Better to have a source readily available.

Before a flight, it is always a good idea to review the airspace that you will fly through and the regulations that apply.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remebered all the alt's, speeds and conditions by drawing out the diagram loads of times. I personally remember things easier by seeing the diagram or seeing text several times over, over a period of time.

Might work for you, might not. Everybody learns differently.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.aopa.org/asf/publications/sa02.pdf is quite useful. Specific for the States or ICAO countries but helped no end when I was learning.

Page 14 gives you a useful diagram for remembering airspace.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject: GS Reply with quote

Mungo,

Yes, AOPA has many such publications available free online.

As a matter of fact, "page 14" is the AOPA equivalent of my own personal "Q" card. It works.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks everyone, I'm going to try the diagram method from HH as I did try this to remember rotor thrust complexities with some success, cheers! Very Happy
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