Class E low level airway visibility

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Class E low level airway visibility

#1 Post by rotorspeed » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:44 pm

    One of the pilotexams software questions is, what is min visibility in class E low level airway. Answer was 3 mi. I thought only control zones had 3 million rule
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    Re: Class E low level airway visibility

    #2 Post by Zaibatsu » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:31 pm

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    Class E low level airways are for IFR traffic. They don't apply to VFR, in which case during VMC they are Class G.
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    Re: Class E low level airway visibility

    #3 Post by Aviatard » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:42 pm

    Airways are still Class E at or above 2200 AGL, so the 3 mile visibility requirement still exists for VFR traffic. There's nothing that says VFR traffic can't be using an airway.

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    Re: Class E low level airway visibility

    #4 Post by rotorspeed » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:51 pm

    Got it thanks Aviatard
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    Re: Class E low level airway visibility

    #5 Post by rookiepilot » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:17 am

    ....and (put another way) while class E isn't in a control zone, it's still controlled airspace, so 3 SM applies.
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    Re: Class E low level airway visibility

    #6 Post by TopGun1234 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:16 am

    Can a VFR aircraft go NORDO in a class E airway?
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    Re: Class E low level airway visibility

    #7 Post by A346Dude » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:57 pm

    TopGun1234 wrote:
    Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:16 am
    Can a VFR aircraft go NORDO in a class E airway?
    Yes. There is no requirement for VFR aircraft to contact ATC in Class E airspace.
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