Earning Wings: Flight 23 – Class C Airspace

Brady flew to Green Bay and landed at his first Class C airport. Since he normally flies at a towered field, procedurally the only thing different was calling approach before calling the tower. However, other factors of the flight made it a very educational lesson. Here are a few tips he took away from the flight:

  • Write down squawk frequencies before trying to enter them into the transponder
  • Some controllers are hard to hear, so don’t hesitate to ask them to repeat instructions
  • Stay ahead of the aircraft by programming in the next radio frequency before you need it
  • When you share an aircraft with other pilots, expect some of the settings in the airplane may have changed since your last flight
  • If you’re flying a high-wing tricycle-gear airplane, some controllers will call you a Cessna ever after you tell them you’re a Remos LSA (this also makes communication hard if you’re not listening for that identification)

In order for a sport pilot to fly into Class B, C, or D airspace, they must receive and log training in that airspace.

This is a video series that details Brady Lane’s experience (EAA 808095) and process in learning to fly and earning his sport pilot certificate. These were recorded in 2008 and 2009, but remain relevant today for anyone learning to fly.

Previous posts:
About This Video Blog
Getting Started
Selecting an Instructor
Brady Has an Instructor!
Actively Waiting
First Day of School
In the Remos G3-600
First Flight
Steep Turns, Slow Flight
Stalls, Steep Turns, Slow Flight
Stalls, Stalls, and More Stalls
Ground Reference Maneuvers
Talking to the Tower
Practicing Emergencies
More Landings
Stalls & Crosswind Landings
The Learning Plateau
Back in the Air
Gaining Confidence
First Solo
Making Good Decisions
Ready, Study, Sleep
Back in the Air
Stalls, Slow Flight and Landings
Crosswind Workout
Practice, Practice, Practice
First Cross-Country
Short, Soft Field Landings

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