I was working for the FAA, but I wasn`t “on duty,” but I had flown my 180 there early that memorial day morning. I was proud to have gained enough confidence to be invited – simply as a flight companion – to private fly-ins, even boonies, where far were sometimes interpreted quite vaguely. Working for the FAA while flying for fun and personal travel was not too common among inspectors and could be a kind of balancing act. I couldn`t ignore or simply warn a pilot who did something obviously illegal – especially with witnesses nearby. And I certainly wouldn`t ignore anything uncertain, witnesses or not. But I wasn`t looking for trouble either. An aircraft can legally fly as low as 500 feet above the ground and if there is no minimum altitude limit in sparsely populated areas or above water, but must remain at least 500 feet above a ship, structure or person. Aircraft can also fly within 500 feet during landing and takeoff. It may be a nuisance, but I think the guy has a fair point and I`d be curious to see a substantiated argument as to why it should actually be legal. My impression after reading the German text is that the guy is thinking of funny low passes. He probably can`t think of a low passage to inspect a runway. With airfields still occupied in Germany, it`s probably too far away to imagine. So yes, it makes EASAsense perfect that what is necessary by habit and practice (if not by law) and what is necessary for self-preservation is also illegal*.
It`s more like the “Look at me! I`m cool! Kind of thing that is illegal. It`s important to know that curiously, there`s nothing illegal about low passages over a runway at an imposing airport – as long as you ask for it and are “allowed for the option.” But on unimportant ground, it`s not legal, period! And if you want to make a low pass at a waiver air show — no aerobatics, just a pass — you`ll need to attend the pilot`s briefing, show federal authorities your pilot certificate, medical care, and proof of an in-flight inspection, and have the aircraft and engine logbooks handy to prove the plane is legal. It`s nothing more chic than a flyby at the wings! For decades, the FAA has maintained that low passes are not necessary for takeoff or landing. If you are not configured for landing (gearbox down, flaps out), the FAA assumes that you have not “gone around” if that is your intended purpose. While it`s unlikely the FAA will contact you to make a low pass on your next camping trip by plane, it`s entirely within its power to do so. So, in this case, the “congested area” rule would still apply, and the runway would have to be more than 2,000 feet away from each group on the ramp. Fortunately, there`s nothing illegal, immoral, or dangerous about flying over these beautiful treetops and then diving into Cub or Cessna 180 in the Paint Creek Valley on a beautiful October afternoon. Do you know at what altitude you can legally fly and where? Every pilot should be aware of these regulations. “Pilots shall not perform unusual manoeuvres in Class B, C or D airspace or apply for authorisation if such manoeuvres are not essential for the performance of the flight. ATC personnel are not authorized to approve a pilot`s request or to request a pilot to perform such maneuvers. Unusual maneuvers include unnecessary low passes, unplanned overflights, climbs at very steep angles, practical approaches at altitudes below certain minimums (unless a landing is required), or a so-called flat hat, in which a flight is made at low altitude and/or high speed for thrilling purposes.
“When I discussed this issue with a group of pilots in our area, they told me, like the Lancair poster before, that flying at low altitude was legal. Real? Watch these videos and ask yourself, “Is it legal?” “I posted a video of my legacy and what you see is a `low approach` just above the track, a maneuver that is completely legal and safe. Everyone I met who saw the video enjoyed it. I`m sorry that some people feel like they`re engaging in reckless behavior, I just don`t agree. I built my plane to enjoy it, and I`m proud of the video we shot. For those who are not satisfied with my video, I would prefer that you simply appreciate it for what it is and follow your path without comment. “I came across a blog that claimed that low rates were illegal. What is “sparsely populated”? Unfortunately, the FAA does not define this term, so we have to turn to the decisions of the NTSB administrative judges to see how the federal government has interpreted this order. The following website is informative on these topics. www.ntsb.gov/legal/alj/_layouts/ntsb.common.onoweb/query.aspx.
As I said earlier, this issue is not limited to the Lancairs. Check out this discussion about Van`s Air Force. Most pilots are proponents of low-altitude flying; Some are not. I think most people know it`s not legal, hence their comments. An interesting comment came from a smart CFI: Who didn`t feel like arriving or leaving on a small open house, fly-in or air show from a small airport to make a low passage over the runway? And usually, when the authorities are not hiding nearby, no one gets upset about it. But it might be helpful to know that low passports aren`t legal, and if the authorities are there (they will be if it`s a promulgated air show), you might get into trouble. Or at least for testing, that few of us – or our planes – are clean enough to make it unscathed. The U.S.
FAA may grant exemptions to airlines to legally violate low-altitude flight regulations for things like aviation events or certain work tasks to allow flights advance planning and risk analysis. Depending on where you are, when you see an aircraft flying at low altitude, it is determined which rules the pilot “should” follow. Let`s take a look at these rules and give you an idea of what is legal and what is a nuisance! Police helicopters and news helicopters could be over a scene reporting the incident for a long period of time and should leave as soon as the action is over. Ambulance planes tend to go around in circles to assess the landing zone and are then turned on and off, resulting in minimal interference. If you haven`t heard of a low-altitude approach, you`re not alone. This is because it is hidden in the ATC rulebook, the pilot/controller glossary OJ 7110.65. Here`s what you`ll find in the 3-10-10. In short, what this rule provides is that with the exception of the landing and take-off of a pilot: I think that, ahem, to experience the ground effect, you must be, ahem, slightly less than 500 feet The valley has two airfields.
One way or another. One is always on the chart, and the other. Well, I`m not sure because the 172 that was attached there has disappeared. It`s called Valley Vista and it`s right next to the stream, and I think I may remember several romantic picnics on the banks of that stream. These days, on the hill next to the strip, there is a group of low and ugly buildings – a state facility called the lighthouse and housing young male criminals between the ages of 15 and 18. (1) For a category of aircraft with a single-engine class rating: Would you like to learn more about reading and understanding section diagrams? Register here for our VFR Charts and Publications online course. The A6 was allowed to be 200 feet above sea level – the Ag Cat was not. Military aircraft still fly on these low-altitude roads today. Being polite to your city`s neighbors is just a good aerial skill.