Hey guys. this short blog is part one of five on airspace. Art here, off the dome media group. In this one we’re talking about Class B airspace. US airspace is divided in 6 classes of airspace. A,B,C,D,E and G…. Why no F.. Because F is not used in the United states. However, It is used in the United Kingdom.
Now that we have that out the way, let’s look at class B airspace.Ok, I hear you again..what about class A airspace?? Class A airspace starts at 18,000 Feet mean sea level and we’re not supposed to be up there. So we’re not covering Class A airspace.
Now, Class B airspace requires ATC authorization to enter, there is no published time as to how long it will take to get authorization and it’s suggested make the request at least 90 days in advance of when you need it.
Class B airspace extends from the surface to 10,000 feet Mean sea level and surrounds the nation’s busiest airports. It typically has 2 or more levels or shelves and looks like an upside down wedding cake. Ok… that’s the basics about Class B airspace. The next blog will be all about Class C airspace.