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Know Before You Go: Navigating Today's Airspace

Online Course

Know Before You Go
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Can you fly through special-use airspace? Do you need an ATC clearance to enter a terminal radar service area? Alas, there are no signs in the sky for guidance. So you need the practical approach offered in this course to tackle airspace regulations and stay out of trouble when flying from point A to point B. Prepare to navigate basic up to the most complex airspace in the National Airspace System.

What you will learn:

  • The ABCs of airspace
  • How to decipher the chart and pick the best route
  • Understanding boundaries of restricted and prohibited areas
  • What’s special about special-use airspace
  • Working around temporary flight restriction (TFR) areas
  • Performing a preflight briefing and route planning that counts
  • Working with GPS and ATC
  • Intercept procedures—what to do when busted
Tablet: Compatible
Length: 40 mins
Topic: Training & Proficiency
FAA WINGS: Eligible*
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible

*WINGS credits are submitted to the FAA automatically when added to your ASI transcript and will appear on your FAA transcript shortly after. Remember the email address used for your AOPA web account—the one that you will use to earn your ASI completion certificate for credit—MUST MATCH YOUR FAA WINGS ACCOUNT email address, or you will not receive WINGS credit. Thank you.