Class C Airspace

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There was no need for airspace regulation in the US up until 1903 when the Wright brothers began the modern age of air flight with a homemade aircraft. Then in 1905, the work of the Wright brothers accumulated into the first practical aircraft that and subsequent improvements that allowed aviation technology to develop into commercial aircraft as well as war-capable planes which were used in World War I.

Early aviation was quite dangerous as a result of no advanced navigational technologies or automated flight systems. A great deal of human error was possible with these early aircraft. During these times, pilots flew close enough to the ground so that they could tell where they were going by using roadways and railways. This sort of primitive
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This Act replaced the Civil Aeronautics Authority with the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). This act allowed the FAA to oversee and regulate use of American airspace by military and private aircraft in hopes of maintaining safety standards. Shortly afterwards, president Kennedy amended the FEderal Aviation Act of 1958, making it a crime to hijack an aircraft, interfere with a flight, or carry a weapon on a commercial plane. In 1961, the first series of aircraft hijackings in the U.S took place. In response to this, the US government began placing armed security personnel on commercial…show more content…
A class C airspace must have met a basic physical infrastructure of a control tower and a radar-controlled approach system. The altitude limit for class C airspace is usually 4000 ft above the airport. The overarching shelf-like space has an upper and lower region, each with a radius of 10 miles and 20 miles, respectively. Although prior authorization/permission is not needed, aircraft that want to enter class C airspace must establish radio communication with local air traffic control prior to entering the airspace or be faced with trespassing. Aircraft pilots wishing to enter this area do not need special certification but a speed limit of 230 mph must be obeyed below the altitude of 2500 feet and the immediate area surrounding class C airspace. Pilots must be willing to follow commands from ATC including requests not to enter the airspace or to vacate the airspace. Class C airspace designation is only to be effective while the control tower and radar-controlled approach system are active. Outside of these hours, the airspace becomes Class D or E airspace depending on if the approach control is closed or the tower is

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