National Airspace System

The purpose of this airspace lesson is to educate the student pilot on the National Airspace System prior to their first solo flight. This lesson meets the requirements for FAR §61.87(b); Solo Requirements for Student Pilots (Aeronautical Knowledge).

Nick Schvabenitz · August 24, 2018

Airspace Course Overview

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You'll learn what you need to know about the many deep layers of the National Airspace System. Gain knowledge in Class A, B, C, D, E, G, Special Use, and Airspace classified as "Other." Learn about VFR Weather Minimums, Speed Limits, Lateral & Vertical Dimensions, and Entry Requirements.

This course requires no external materials. All supplemental text material will be provided below and from within the course once the learner has enrolled. To successfully pass this course, the learner must complete a series of interactive quizzes with a corrected minimum score of 100%. Quizzes will contain questions derived from the material that has been taught from within this course. The quiz will include true/false, multiple-choice, and completion questions.

Controlled Airspace

Learn the lateral and vertical dimensions, speed limits, weather minimums, and entry requirements of All Controlled Airspace: Class A, B, C, D, E.

Uncontrolled Airspace

Learn the lateral and vertical dimensions, speed limits, weather minimums, and entry requirements of Uncontrolled Airspace: Class G.

Other Airspace

We teach you all the ins and outs of the copious amounts of "other" airspace that exists in the National Airspace System.

Special Use Airspace

Learn what your instructor didn't teach you about all the nitty-gritty parts of Special Use Airspace. And... Did we mention... There's a lot of them!

Weather Minimums

Learn all the legal VFR Weather Minimums associated with each type of Airspace. Don't worry, we didn't leave out Class G! We've made it easy.

How to Teach as a CFI

With the inclusion of the teaching module. We actually teach you HOW to teach this technical subject area to a Student Pilot!

About Instructor

Nick Schvabenitz

I am a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I possess multiple degrees in Aeronautics, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, and Technical Management. I'm a Content Artist and am the Founder of Divergent Aerospace. I have extensive operational experience in both domestic and international turbine flight operations under FAR Parts 61, 91, 135, and 121. During my time as an Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman in the US Air Force. I mastered the synergetic correlation between flight operations and aircraft maintenance. In General Aviation, I am a Subject Matter Expert (SME). I am an active Flight and Ground Instructor. I have vast Charter Pilot, Airline First Officer, and Airline Captain wisdom.

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Course Includes

  • 6 Lessons
  • 25 Topics
  • 15 Quizzes