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What is the maximum distance for class C service?

Sectionals say to contact the approach center of a class C airspace within 20 miles. Is this a suggestion or a rule? What is the maximum distance to contact them via radio, other than signal ...
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How do pattern and overflight altitudes work for airports underneath Class C airspace?

Lowell City Airport (24C) has an elevation of 700 feet MSL. So normally, the pattern altitude is going to be 1,700 feet, and the altitude for overflying the pattern is going to be 2,200 feet. However,...
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What does the “T” on sectional charts mean in reference to airspace altitude?

These are present in the San Francisco class bravo / Oakland class charlie and O'Hare class bravo / Midway class charlie.
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What equipment is required to operate in Class “C” airspace? [closed]

I'm nearing my pre-solo test and I need to know this answer.
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What is the criteria for determining whether an airport will be towered or uncontrolled? [duplicate]

I thought about this in reference to the question about Schamburg Airport in Chicago. Is there a particular criteria for an airport, for instance the amount of instrument traffic going into and out ...
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What are approach control's expectations regarding weather information for flights to satellite airports?

I have never passed through class-C airspace without intending on landing at the primary airport. If the flight is conducted under VFR, and I am planning on landing at a satellite airport to the ...
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Does Flight Following automatically include permission to fly through class C or D airspace?

The situation is as following - I requested flight following at approach, got a squawk and instructed to maintain VFR with heading and altitude at my discretion. My route is through class D and class ...
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“<Callsign>, remain VFR” — may I enter Class C airspace?

During a flight yesterday, the approach frequency for a local Class C was unusually busy. I was heading back to an underlying Class D and the frequency finally quieted down enough for me to poke in a ...
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When departing from a class C or D airfield, what is the proper VFR procedure?

Specifically, when is it legal to turn to your on-course heading? I find that sometimes the tower will give me an instruction to "turn on course" but sometimes they don't. Are you supposed to stay on ...