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Airspace around hospital helipads

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by SpaceDan, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. SpaceDan

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    How do I figure out the airspace class around a hospital helipad? Hospital helipads are shown on the charts, simply as the name of the hospital, followed by (R), then with a number (which I assume is above ground elevation). Thanks!
     
  2. alokbhargava

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    What's airspace class?
     
  3. Comte de Bleuville

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    Most of them are class G airpsace, I've never seen one on a chart that isn't.
     
  4. SpaceDan

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    I'm still new at reading aviation charts. If there isn't any class listed for a particular location, that means at that loction the airspace defaults to Class G (uncontrolled)?
     
  5. SpaceDan

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    Maybe you can answer this one too:

    Generally speaking, in class G airspace, is the minimum allowable elevation above the ground 1000 feet for something like a Cessna? Sometimes I see small planes flying around and I’m sure they are under 1000 feet. Thanks!
     
  6. captainmilehigh

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    Class G airspace is uncontrolled airspace from Surface (AGL At Ground Level) to 1200 feet.


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    Don't be fooled by the 1000' rule. There are many, I mean MANY situations where that does not apply.
     
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    What are some of the more common situations when the 1000' rule does not apply in Class G airspace? I'm assuming weather is one of them. What about non-weather related situations? Thanks
     
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    I'm on my way out the door but some examples:

    Search & Rescue
    MediVac Heli
     
  10. SpaceDan

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    Thanks. When you get back: if a pilot is just out flying his cessna for recreation in class G airspace, on a clear day, must he always remain above 1000'?
     
  11. captainmilehigh

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    SpaceDan, check out FAA regs 91.119. I'd include a screen shot but my iPad is acting stupid at the moment. Remember, this is for aircraft only.


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  12. SpaceDan

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    Thanks, I will check that out. I'm in Canada but the rules are likely similar. I'll look for the Canadian equivalent. Thanks very much
     
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    Yeah, that DOES make a diff. Should be similar for CAA.


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