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Airspace where IFR and SVFR flights require ATC clearance, and, in return, are provided with separation services by ATC, but VFR flights do not, and are not.

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Can a commercial aircraft theoretically reach 60,000ft? [duplicate]

As per this question: Altitudes above 60,000 feet are class E airspace. That means that, if you are lucky enough to have an aircraft that flies that high, once you get there you could ...
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Can ATC provide VFR flight following to a VFR aircraft in class E airspace?

Just wondering if ATC can do this or not. I'd also appreciate input on whether it's useful or a good idea, and how it looks in the real world.
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Why does U.S. airspace revert to class E above flight level 600?

According to Wikipedia, airspace defaults to class E below 18,000 feet AMSL (that is, all airspace below 18,000 feet AMSL is class E unless otherwise specified), whereas all airspace from 18,000 feet ...
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Is the official weather report for an airport in Class D airspace controlling for its Class E surface extension?

If the official weather report for an airport for which Class D airspace is designated is showing IMC, is that controlling for a Class E surface extension (designated for that airport)? For example, ...
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Does a class E airspace still exist when the associated airport is closed?

An airport tower closes at 1600 hours: Does the extension (class E from surface up) airspace becomes non existing? Can I fly through since the tower is closed?
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Where exactly is the 700 and 1200 foot AGL for class E airspace measured from?

Are the AGL numbers measured from the Maximum Elevation Figure listed on the sectional?
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What is Class E3 airspace?

I am not aware of Class e3 airspace that is now associated in an area I used to be able to fly. It is now requiring FAA authorization.
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Is there any class G airspace that extends to 14,500 MSL? [duplicate]

The U.S. Aeronautical Information Manual, part 3−2−6, lists a variety of airspace areas which may be designated type E. From reading this section, I get the impression that "typical" class E airspace ...
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What would be the airspace class when no vignette is visible on a US VFR sectional chart?

If a airport doesn't have a pink vignette nor blue vignette on a VFR sectional chart, but the airports around this particular airport has pink vignettes, would this airport's Class E start at 1200 AGL ...
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Why do some Canadian Class E airspaces have no ATC frequency on VFR maps?

PPL student here, studying airspace. Looking at the airspace around Vancouver, BC (see Vancouver VTA) I see that most of the lower mainland is class E controlled airspace. "No Contact" tells me that ...
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Is it possible for a non-towered airport to have keyhole extensions Class E starting at the surface?

(skyvector.com, modified) The Springfield, OH airport, KSGH, is a non-towered airport with both precision and non-precision instrument approach procedures. To support these approaches, there are a ...
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Which parts of class E airspace can an ultralight (part 103) fly in without prior ATC authorization?

I'd like to clarify a very specific statement from 14 CFR Part 103: 103.17 OPERATIONS IN CERTAIN AIRSPACE No Person may operate an ultralight vehicle within Class A, Class B, Class C, or Class D ...
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What is the benefit or motivation for having Class G airspace?

I'm looking at the differences between Class E and Class G (AIM 3-2-6) airspace in the United States and I get that there are different flight condition requirements depending on AGL/MSL altitudes, ...
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How do I tell if class E airspace extends to surface or starts at 700'?

I am confused about where class E airspace starts in the USA. If it has dotted magenta lines does it start at the surface? If small airport has round magenta circle but no dotted lines does class E ...
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How should I operate within the dashed magenta lines next to Class D airspace?

I am unsure of how to operate within this area (red dashed line) without connection to ATC. It appears to come off of class D airspace. Can anyone provide an explanation of what this area is and how ...
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What are the types of class E airspace? [closed]

I don't quite understand the various categories of Class E airspace.
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Is airspace above KKIC class G at 3,500’ MSL?

Flying from KPRB to KKIC, in a straight route shown on SkyVector, except keeping slightly to the East of R-2504A&B, holding an altitude of 3500MSL, except for normal takeoff and descent rates, am ...
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How safe is IFR in class E?

In class D and E airspace, there is no separation between IFR and VFR traffic. However, most airspace in the United States below 18,500 feet MSL is class E airspace, which is exactly where non-...
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What is the minimum ceiling and visibility limits in Class E airspace?

With the intention of landing, taking off, or entering the traffic pattern at an airport in Class E airspace, what is the minimum ceiling and visibility as a VFR pilot in the USA.