About this course
There’s more to teaching the chart than the obvious . . .
As instructors we patiently explain that the primary reason is safety. The chart is an important tool to use in flight planning for several reasons.
In addition to the obvious information on airspace, terrain, roads, rivers, and airways, the chart has invaluable – but more subtle - information that can be “lifted” if you take the time to understand it.
Don’t become a statistic. Even when operating IFR you must be looking outside if you are not “in the clouds”. Both VFR and IFR pilots have the responsibility to “see and avoid” when operating in VMC.
Understanding why the five classes of controlled airspace exist makes learning and understanding the information easier. So, let’s look into the purpose of airspace in a little more detail.
A typical ground school could be six weeks up to one college semester. This relatively short period limits the amount of knowledge that a student will absorb.
The FAA mandated Flight Review is the perfect opportunity to review, enlighten, and/or enhance, a pilot’s knowledge of airspace and charts.
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