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The Chart Supplement will describe only the surface-level airspace. If it says "...other times CLASS E" that means the Class E will begin at the surface. If it says "...other times CLASS G" that means the Class E will not start at the surface, and you will have to check the official airspace definitions (FAA JO 7400.11) to determine if ...


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FAA Aeronautical Chart Users' Guide web page has a link to pdf guide (22MB), lists the abbreviations as follows: svc = service ctc = contact APP = approach control abbreviation con is not listed. Aeronautical Chart Users' Guide web page (no, this is not the same page as above) provides link to a different pdf (direct link to full guide, 52MB) that provides ...


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The same frequency is listed twice because the services provided on that frequency are mutually exclusive. When one service is available, the other cannot be. When the airport has an operational control tower, airport traffic control service is available on the Tower frequency: AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL SERVICE- A service provided by a control tower for ...


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All of the comments about weather describe why the pilot of an aircraft might not want to land when certain phenomena are present. But this does not mean the airport is closed!. Airports themselves "close" very very rarely. When they do it is almost always because there is some problem with the runways. Most often this is contamination from snow ...


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Short answer: Contact the controlling authority for the airspace you would like to enter. That might sound oversimplified, but let me explain. From your answer it is apparent that you are very thorough, but I think you may have gotten buried in the extraneous details and zulu math of the question. It might help if you instead look at this spatially, and/or ...


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Am I miscalculating my zulu time? Your 1800Z is correct, assuming DST is not in effect. And the “‡” symbol means the times move with DST anyway, so even if the correct time is 1700Z, it wont change the answer. If I'm operating between 0630Z and 1830Z, do I only use Minneapolis app/dep con for all communication and avoid CTAF since it is not in operation? ...


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It was my understanding that when the airport is in towered operation, we contact the control tower (CTAF) as we do in a lot of class D airspaces. You have the wrong understanding. At a Class D airport, the overlying radar facility (which may be a TRACON or a Center) is responsible for sequencing IFR aircraft only. VFR aircraft may call the Tower controller ...


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Just because the tower is closed, doesn't mean that approach control is closed. In fact, Lincoln Municipal doesn't have its own approach controller; 124.0 is the frequency for Omaha approach. If you'll notice on the sectional, the instructions are to "Contact Omaha Approach within 20 NM on 124.0". One other thing I noticed about your question, ...


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