Tuesday, January 01, 2002

Flying Sites: Airspace




We don't generally fly near controlled airspace here on Oahu, but there are a few important issues to keep in mind. Class B airspace extends down to 1000 feet over Diamond Head, and also over Koko Crater at 4000 feet. (Not that many of us have been anywhere near that high there -- but it could happen!) Elsewhere around the island, we need to skirt around the class D airspace surrounding the military bases at Kanoehe and Wheeler.

At all of our flying sites we share the air with numerous military aircraft, commercial tour aircraft and recreational aircraft of all shapes and sizes, and it's important to keep our eyes out for air traffic no matter where we are flying.

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