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VFR Altitudes:

This lesson will probably be the most easiest one you will ever learn and remember as a student pilot.

While flying VFR there are certain altitude requirements we must comply-with. We must maintain an appropriate and safe altitude depending on what compass direction we tend to fly.

  • All VFR flight altitudes are conducted between 3,000 feet AGL and below 18,000 feet MSL.

 

  • When flying on a magnetic course of 0 (zero) degrees

through 179 degrees, always use odd numbered

altitudes plus 500 feet.

(3,500 feet, 5,500 and so on.)

 

  • When flying on a magnetic course of 180 degrees

through 359 degrees, always use odd numbered

altitudes plus 500 feet.

(4,500 feet, 6,500 and so on.)

 

Tip:

As a memory aid, think of "West is best and east is odd".

References:

 

ACS PA.VI.A.K4b

FAR Part 91.159

PHAK FAA-H-8083-25 (Ch. 16)

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