CLASS ECHO AIRSPACE



CLASS E (Echo) Airspace

  • Class E airspace is controlled airspace by ATC.

  • Within the dashed magenta area class E starts at the surface.

  • 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


Class E Entry Requirements:

  • None required

  • No 2 way communication with ATC is required.

  • Mode C Transponder

Class E Weather Minimums:

  • Below 10,000 feet

  • 3 Statute Miles visibility

  • 1,000ft above​, 500ft below, 2,000ft horizontally


  • Above 10,000 feet

  • 5 Statute Miles visibility

  • 1,000ft above​, 1000ft below, 1 Statute Mile horizontally


References:


Private Pilot ACS PA.I.E.K1 - PA.I.E.K3

AIM Sec. 3-2-2, 3-2-3, 3-2-4, 3-2-5, 3-2-6, 3-3-1

FAR Part 91.225

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