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Class B Airspace

by Jason Schappert

Class B Airspace – Generally, that airspace from the surface to 10,000 feet MSL surrounding the nation’s busiest airports in terms of IFR operations or passenger enplanements. The configuration of each Class B airspace area is individually tailored and consists of a surface area and two or more layers (some Class B airspace areas resemble upside-down wedding cakes), and is designed to contain all published instrument procedures once an aircraft enters the airspace. An ATC clearance is required for all aircraft to operate in the area, and all aircraft that are so cleared receive separation services within the airspace. The cloud clearance requirement for VFR operations is “clear of clouds.”

See Also:
Class A Airspace
Class C Airspace
Class D Airspace
Class E Airspace
Class G Airspace

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  • Smsummers

    when flying to any airport inside class b airspace, the rings are very important.  if you fly to a certain airport inside class b , if you stay under the published altitude do you have to communciate to atc

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