Controlled vfr in class B

This forum has been developed to discuss flight instruction/University and College programs.

Moderators: lilfssister, North Shore, ahramin, sky's the limit, sepia, Sulako, Right Seat Captain

Post Reply
pkofman1
Rank 1
Rank 1
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:45 am

Controlled vfr in class B

Post by pkofman1 »

Can someone answer this
vft-ott and cvfr

I believe that when flying vfr-ott you use vfr altitudes
You file as vfr and follow vfr rules even when on top
ie 1000's +500 based upon direction of flight ( no clearance required )

But when flying cvfr in class B the AIM 5.6 states that clearance will be issued just prior to entering Class B , even for vfr and that
" cvfr flights must be conducted in accordance with procedures for use by IFR" . That seems pretty clear but it does not explicitly state flight levels appropriate for Cvfr flight in class B space

I would determine for reading this that one should use IFR altitudes based upon the direction of flight in these conditions.
But i could easily be wrong


Advice? Thank you Peter
---------- ADS -----------
  

ahramin
Rank Moderator
Rank Moderator
Posts: 5883
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:21 pm
Location: Vancouver

Re: Controlled vfr in class B

Post by ahramin »

IFR cruising altitudes.
---------- ADS -----------
  

pkofman1
Rank 1
Rank 1
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:45 am

Re: Controlled vfr in class B

Post by pkofman1 »

ahramin wrote:IFR cruising altitudes.

thanks ahramin...am i also correct about the vfr-ott altitudes ( basically vfr -ott follows all vfr fl rules per direction of flight
---------- ADS -----------
  

kevenv
Rank 7
Rank 7
Posts: 607
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:19 am

Re: Controlled vfr in class B

Post by kevenv »

pkofman1 wrote:That seems pretty clear but it does not explicitly state flight levels appropriate for Cvfr flight in class B space

I would determine for reading this that one should use IFR altitudes based upon the direction of flight in these conditions.
But i could easily be wrong
It isn't a question of what altitude you "should" use. You will be told by ATC what altitude to maintain. And as ahramin said it will be an IFR altitude as we have to provide IFR separation between you and other IFR aircraft.
---------- ADS -----------
  

ahramin
Rank Moderator
Rank Moderator
Posts: 5883
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:21 pm
Location: Vancouver

Re: Controlled vfr in class B

Post by ahramin »

pkofman1 wrote:am i also correct about the vfr-ott altitudes ( basically vfr -ott follows all vfr fl rules per direction of flight
Yes.
---------- ADS -----------
  

maturepilot83
Rank 2
Rank 2
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:01 am

Re: Controlled vfr in class B

Post by maturepilot83 »

pkofman1 wrote: Advice? Thank you Peter
Get your IFR! :D
---------- ADS -----------
  

Post Reply

Return to “Flight Training”