Online Ground School (Private Pilot)

Lesson: Class E Airspace 

Class E (Echo) Airspace

     Reference: ACS PA.I.E.K1, AIM Sec. 3-2-6

  • Class E airspace is controlled airspace by ATC.

  • Inside of the shaded magenta line

    • Airspace is from the 700 feet AGL to but not including 18,000 feet MSL, the lower limit of Class A airspace.

      • So it would be 700 feet AGL to 17,999 feet MSL 

  • Outside of the shaded magenta line

    • Airspace is from the 1,200 feet AGL to but not including 18,000 feet MSL, the lower limit of Class A airspace.

  • All other Class E airspace starts at 14,500 feet MSL 

  • Student pilots can fly in Class E

Entry Requirements

  • None required   

  • No 2 way communication with ATC is required.

  • Mode C Transponder

  • ADS-B

VFR minimums

  • Below 10,000 feet

    • 3-152

      • 3 Statute Miles visibility

      • 1,000 ft above​

      • 500 ft below

      • 2,000 ft horizontally 

  • Above 10,000 feet

    • 5-111

      • 5 Statute Miles visibility

      • 1,000 ft above​

      • 1000 ft below

      • 1 Statute Mile horizontally

Class E Airspace

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