Airspace

Class E Airspace

  • Dashed Magenta = Beginning at the Surface
  • Fuzzy Side of Magenta Vignette= Starts at 700’AGL
  • Fuzzy Side of Blue Vignette = 1200′ AGL
  • Not Indicated = 14,500′ MSL

Class E Airports Nearby

  • BLH – Blyth
  • EED – Needles
  • INW – Winslow
  • DMN – Deming
  • TCS – Truth or Consequences

Class D Airspace

  • Control Tower
  • (Dialogue) 2 Way Radio Communication Prior to Entry w/call sign
  • Blue Dashed Line
  • Surface to 2500′ AGL
    • Indicated on Chart with numbers, ex:
      • [95] means up to and including 9500′ MSL
      • [-38] means up to 3800′ MSL but not including 3800 (Below 3800′ MSL)
  • Must Contact Tower prior to entry/after depart if entering/leaving secondary airport.
  • One aircraft on runway at a tiome
  • No separation for VFR Aircraft
  • Provide traffic advisories and sequencing

Class D Airports Nearby

  • SDL – Scottsdale [-40] = below/up to 4000′ MSL
  • IFP – Laughlin/Bullhead City [32] = 3200′ MSL
  • FLG – Flagstaff [95] = 9500′ MSL
  • PRC -Prescott [75] = 7500′ MSL
  • DVT – Deer Valley [-40] below/up to 4000′ MSL
  • GYR – Goodyear [-30] = below/up to 3000′ MSL
  • FFZ – Falcon Field [-34] = below/up to 3400′ MSL
  • IWA – Mesa/Gateway [39] = 3900′ MSL
  • CHD – Chandler [-30] = below/up to 3000′ MSL
  • GEU Glendale [-30] = below/up to 3000′ MSL

Class C Airspace

  • Congested
  • Larger Airports with Tower & Radar Service
  • More traffic than D but less than B
  • Requires:
    • 2 way communication without being told not to enter
    • Radar Beacon Transponder (mode c)
  • Solid Magenta Lines
    • 5 Nautical Mile Radius – Surface to 4000′ AGL
    • 10 Nautical Mile Boundary – 1200′-4000′ AGL
    • 10 Nautical Mile Boundary – (recommended communication before entering)
  • Tower Provides Separation on Runway
  • Radar Controllers provide Basic Radar Service, Separation of Aircraft & Sequencing of VFR aircraft.

Nearby Class C Airports

  • TUS – Tucson – 4200′-6600′
    66/42
  • ELP – El Paso – Surface-8000′
    80/SFC
    – and 5200′-8000′
    80/52

 

Class B Airspace

  • Big Jets, Boeing
  • LAX, ORD, NYC
  • Control Tower, Radar + Secondary airports
  • Need 2 Way Communication, Radar Beacon Transponder, ATC Clearance, Private Pilot Certificate
  • Solid Blue Lines
  • Shelf Floor Lowers closer to the airport