Air Traffic Services -- Attachment C: Airspace and Operations Analysis ChecklistAir Traffic Services -- Attachment C: Airspace and Operations Analysis Checklist
Airspace and Operations Analysis Checklist
Review linked paragraphs and sections of FAA Order 7400.2 to become generally familiar with the procedures, criteria, and guidelines for Class B or C airspace.
Review FAA's airspace Staff Study if available; investigate the following:
What alternatives to Class B or C were explored?
Were the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative fully discussed?
Using the local knowledge and experience of the group, investigate the following:
Impact on arrival and departure operations at airports that will underlie the shelves of the proposed Class B or C airspace.
Airports that will lie within the 30 NM Mode C veil if Class B is implemented.
En route traffic that would be forced to operate beneath the shelves of the Class B or C, and in proximity to airports, obstructions, low-level military training routes, terrain, wildlife refuges, etc.
Impact on flight training areas, skydiving drop zones, glider operations, hot air balloon activity, hang glider activity, ultralight flight parks, aerobatic practice boxes, etc.
Cumulative effects of the proposal and its proximity to other airspace, e.g., MOAs, Restricted Areas, other Class B or C, etc.
Prominent landmarks to mark the airspace boundaries on charts for VFR pilots.
Implementation of VFR and IFR transition routes.
Recommended VFR flyways around and over the proposed Class B airspace for charting.
RNAV (area navigation) VFR waypoints to facilitate navigation on VFR flyways and VFR transition routes.
Use of VFR waypoints to assist VFR flights in circumnavigating the Class B or Class C airspace.
Review all published departure and arrival procedures and ATC vectoring procedures at the primary airport. Examine possible adjustments that could be recommended to keep the proposed airspace to a minimal size.
If near mid-air collision (NMAC) figures are reported in the staff study, they should be from the FAA's official NMAC database. If other sources are used, what are the reasons?