I was reading Cessna IFR Training program and came across this line that airspace above 14,500 MSL is controlled with few exceptions.
What does it really mean? Class A doesn't start until 18,000 ft, and although Class E is controlled, it is legal to fly in and out of this airspace without talking to anyone, additionally it also doesn't require communication or navigation equipment. So I have following questions.
- If I am away from radar coverage area but inside Class E and flying VFR at 15,500 MSL, is that controlled or uncontrolled, if controlled then controlled by who?
- Did they mean to say that as you recall class E is controlled?
- What is the real world example of airspace above 14,500 ft MSL but uncontrolled?