- 1 Are airspace ceilings in MSL or AGL?
- 2 What is the difference between Unicom and Ctaf?
- 3 How do you know if an airport has fuel on a sectional chart?
- 4 What are the big numbers on a sectional chart?
- 5 What airspace requires a transponder?
- 6 What is the maximum airspeed you can fly below 10000 feet MSL?
- 7 What’s the difference between AGL and MSL?
- 8 What are VFR weather minimums?
- 9 How do you measure nautical miles on a sectional chart?
Are airspace ceilings in MSL or AGL?
Airspace profile. Class A airspace is generally the airspace from 18,000 feet mean sea level ( MSL ) up to and including flight level (FL) 600, including the airspace overlying the waters within 12 nautical miles (NM) of the coast of the 48 contiguous states and Alaska.
What is the difference between Unicom and Ctaf?
You call “Traffic” on the CTAF when you are self reporting your position. You are not soliciting of expecting a response. You are talking to other aircraft. You call ” Unicom ” when you are expecting a response from someone at a ground station.
How do you know if an airport has fuel on a sectional chart?
The current practice is to use tick marks around the airport symbol to indicate that fuel is available and the field attended Monday through Friday from 10h00 to 16h00, local time. Today, many airports have self-service fuel so there is no longer a need for an attendant to be present.
What are the big numbers on a sectional chart?
The Maximum Elevation Figure shows up on a sectional chart as a large number with a slightly smaller number next to it as illustrated in the image above with the red circle. These numbers have two digits dropped off of the end, so [ large ] 2 [small] 6 is 2,600 feet.
What airspace requires a transponder?
For aircraft operating below 18,000 feet and within the United States ADS-B rule airspace, you must be equipped with either a Mode-S transponder -based ADS-B transmitter or with UAT equipment.
What is the maximum airspeed you can fly below 10000 feet MSL?
(a) Unless otherwise authorized by the Administrator, no person may operate an aircraft below 10,000 feet MSL at an indicated airspeed of more than 250 knots (288 m.p.h.).
What’s the difference between AGL and MSL?
Above Ground Level, or AGL, describes the literal height above the ground over which you’re flying. Mean Sea Level, or MSL, is your true altitude or elevation. Pilots use altimeters, which measure the AGL, when the aircraft is flying at relatively low heights landing at an airport.
What are VFR weather minimums?
14 CFR § 91.155 – Basic VFR weather minimums.
|Airspace||Flight visibility||Distance from clouds|
|Less than 10,000 feet MSL||3 statute miles||500 feet below.|
|1,000 feet above.|
|2,000 feet horizontal.|
|At or above 10,000 feet MSL||5 statute miles||1,000 feet below.|
How do you measure nautical miles on a sectional chart?
Measuring Distance on a Nautical Chart
- 1′ (minute) of latitude = 1 nautical mile.
- 1∘ degree of Latitude = 60′ (minute) or 60 nautical miles.
- Land mile = 1609m.
- Nautical mile = 1852m / 1.15 land miles.