What’s going on guys. In this one we’re taking a look at Class C or Charlie airspace. Let’s jump right in. Class C airspace is controlled airspace & requires authorization. At the time of this post, there are 500 U.S. airports that are online with the LAANC program. LAANC is the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability.
We’ll get into the details of LAANC in another blog and video. What this means is that those 500 airports that are up and running in LAANC already, can deliver near real time airspace authorizations.
For those of us pilots that may need airspace authorization, but the airport isn’t up and running in LAANC yet. We have to use the manual process to apply for our authorization. With that, There is no published time frame for getting that authorization. Again make your requestat least 90 days in advance to be sure that you’ll get it in time.
Class C airspace is a Step down from the larger Class B airspace. Some of the smaller airports with Class C airpace include:
Little Rock National Airport (Adams Field)
Tucson International Airport
Bob Hope Airport (Burbank)
LA/Ontario International Airport
Chicago Midway International Airport
The Altitude is from the surface to the top of Class C Airspace or The bottom of Class B airspace which we discussed in the last blog and video on Class B airspace. Class C airspace usually has just one shelf and still looks like a upside down wedding cake.
As a reminder, recreational uas/drone pilots CAN NOT fly within 5 miles of an airport under any circumstances. However, as a FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot you can fly within 5 miles of an airport, with authorization. This was just a brief overview of Class C Airspace. As always, don’t forget to subscribe, like, comment, share and ofcourse, fly safe.