YWG
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Help Memorizing Airspace

Tue Jan 07, 2003 12:39 pm

Hey guys, I really need your help! My glider acceptance exam for the Canadian Air Cadets is in a week. But I still don't have air space down. Do you guys have any ways of remembering them, like acronyms or something??? Canadian Rules too. Theres not too much differnece between the USA and Canada anyways.
Class A
Class B
Class C
Class D
Class E
Class F

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flyf15
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RE: Help Memorizing Airspace

Tue Jan 07, 2003 1:21 pm

I don't have any ways for really remembering it besides just cramming and getting it into the short term memory. Then throughout normal flying you'll pick it up without ever even realizing it. At least, thats how it was with me...good luck.
 
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RE: Help Memorizing Airspace

Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:53 pm


Class B - BIG and BAD. Large Airports with HEAVY Traffic.
Class C - COMPLEX Mid Sized contolled airport.
Class D - DULL Smaller controlled airport. Light Traffic.
 
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RE: Help Memorizing Airspace

Wed Jan 08, 2003 1:46 am

Class A - "A" is the highest mark you can get, so equate that with high altitude (Class A airspace being FL180 up to and including FL600).
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RE: Help Memorizing Airspace

Wed Jan 08, 2003 1:55 am

We don't have Class F in the US. I think Flyboy36Y has a good system down.

Class B airports are relatively rare. In the US, you have to be cleared in to Class B airspace in order to enter. That is what differentiates it from other kinds of airspace and was a question that my instructor got me on once.


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RE: Help Memorizing Airspace

Wed Jan 08, 2003 2:00 am

A few other ways to help:

Class B - B is for "blue," the blue circles outlining the Class B airspace. Think of it as if you're a little kid; you have to ask permission before doing ANYTHING involving Class B airspace.

Class C - C is for "call," since it's like Class B but not quite as strict. Two-way radio communication required with ATC prior to entering Class C airspace, but not an official clearance like with Class B.



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RE: Help Memorizing Airspace

Wed Jan 08, 2003 2:02 am

By the way, there's a really helpful chart available at this link:

http://www1.faa.gov/ATpubs/AIM/Chap3/F0302001.GIF

Good luck!
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RE: Help Memorizing Airspace

Wed Jan 08, 2003 2:32 am

YWG - if you are doing a Canadian license, ignore US airspace. Superficially, they are similar, but there are some distinct differences that could fool you on your exam. For example, the above mentionned Class B airspace is mid-level airspace in Canada, whereas in the US, it applies to large, busy airports, from the surface. The best resource for Canadian airspace is the training book "From the Ground Up" which is tailored specifically to Canadian operations.

Good luck on your exam!
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RE: Help Memorizing Airspace

Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:23 am

Thanks alot guys. I also have two versions of From The Ground Up. It's an amazing training aid  Big thumbs up With out it I'd be lost
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RE: Help Memorizing Airspace

Wed Jan 08, 2003 10:29 am

My apologies for not noticing your username and realizing you needed a Canadian reference! Sorry I couldn't be more help.

Best regards,

Robb
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RE: Help Memorizing Airspace

Wed Jan 08, 2003 10:33 am

Mnemonics are the way to go, as suggested. Make it personal, silly, uniquely obscure - the mind is a very easy thing to trick, and the knowledge will stay with you forever.

Good luck!
 
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RE: Help Memorizing Airspace

Wed Jan 08, 2003 1:05 pm

Although if you ever hit class A airspace in your glider..remember your camera for us.  Laugh out loud
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