This lesson is thanks to Keith through our lesson suggestion tool on KLAviation.com. Keith has a student who found this "OBJECTIONABLE" symbol on the VFR sectional and wanted to know what it meant. Objectionable airports are airports that interfere with another airport's airspace. FAA Order 7400.2K lays out the criteria for an airport to be certified by the FAA, to include its … [Read more...] about Objectionable Airports on the VFR Sectional
Towered airports are a little more complex than non-towered airports, so it's important to know what you are looking for on a sectional. Entering the tower's airspace without all the proper information and communications is a big deal and may get you in trouble. This lesson will teach you what you need to know to stay safe and legal. First, we can tell whether the airport has … [Read more...] about Towered Airport Diagrams – Sectional Chart
Most airports in the United States don't have a control tower. Looking at the FAA Sectional there are hundreds of airports and knowing what services are available and what to expect when you get to the airport is important. First, we can tell whether the airport has a control tower or not, just by looking at the symbol. A magenta symbol indicates that an airport is non-towered, … [Read more...] about Uncontrolled Airport Diagrams – Sectional Chart
Class B airspace is the most complex type of controlled airspace. The purpose of Class B airspace to create a safe area for busy airports, that is free of most VFR general aviation traffic. a. Definition. Generally, that airspace from the surface to 10,000 feet MSL surrounding the nation’s busiest airports in terms of IFR operations or passenger enplanements. The configuration … [Read more...] about Class B Airspace
Here at KL Aviation, our goal is to make flight training easier for you. From Private Pilot all the way through ATP we are developing as many lessons as we can to make sure that you, the pilot, get the most from your training, or can just freshen up some skills. In the works now: FAR/AIM Explained 10+ VFR Sectional Lessons 5+ Jeppesen Approach Chart … [Read more...] about What Do YOU Want to See?