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It is said that there are some places where class G goes up to 14500 and then class E starts. However, I find they all overplayed with some special use airspace by looking at NorCal and SoCal Sectionals. Can anyone point me to some non-trivial 14500' Class G places? It is best to see some civilian airport within it.

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  • $\begingroup$ Are you only looking for examples from the USA? $\endgroup$ – J. Hougaard Jun 23 '16 at 6:23
  • $\begingroup$ @J.Hougaard Yes, I am for answers in US in this question. $\endgroup$ – skyoasis Jun 23 '16 at 6:25
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    $\begingroup$ @falstro: In US, Class E may start from surface, 700, 1200, 14500, and sometimes a customized AGL. $\endgroup$ – skyoasis Jun 23 '16 at 7:06
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, you're right there's also the jagged blue line. Forgot about that one. There's some funky E space over Nevada. :) $\endgroup$ – falstro Jun 23 '16 at 7:18
  • $\begingroup$ @falstro "in the lower 50"? Usually, the "lower 48" refers to the contiguous 48 states, excluding AK & HI. Was that a typo, or is that an aviation reference that I'm totally unfamiliar with? $\endgroup$ – FreeMan Jun 24 '16 at 17:39
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It can be difficult to find these areas on a VFR sectional (there are very few of them anyway), but on an (FAA NACO) IFR en route chart they're shaded brown, so they stand out very clearly from the background. Here are a few grouped together in South Dakota.

IFR chart:

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VFR chart:

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At the western end of those areas there's a public airport, Bison Municipal (6V5):

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    $\begingroup$ There's so few of them it's a wonder they even bother to define it as 14500 $\endgroup$ – TomMcW Jun 23 '16 at 17:32
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    $\begingroup$ The highest peak in continental US is Mount Whitney at 14,505'. Class E starts at 14,500. Probably not a coincidence. $\endgroup$ – JScarry Jan 3 '17 at 21:48
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    $\begingroup$ @TomMcW This has changed substantially in the last 10-15 years. When I started flying there were lots of areas that I was familiar with that were Class E starting at 14,500. Now all those areas are gone, and only a few examples remain in the lower 48. I expect to see the trend continue, with a chance that current definitions may indeed become obsolete and superseded. $\endgroup$ – J Walters Apr 2 '17 at 4:13
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L41 is another example for the case where the class E begins from 14500 and there is a public airport on the surface in the region.

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