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Air space error ?

Robert C 3 years ago updated by Eric.Rush (Project Lead) 3 years ago 1

At KPOU in New York you show controlled airspace to 17,999 but it is class D to only 2700 unless I missed some FAA change which could happen

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The airspace around KPOU, as shown in the AOPA Flight Planner, is correct. What makes it a little confusing is there is Class D and Class E airspace that overlap. The Class D airspace extends from the Surface to 2,700' MSL. The Class E airspace overlaps the Class D and, extends beyond the Class D to "protect" the approach areas to the runways. In this area, Class E airspace extends from the Surface to 17,999' MSL (indicated my the magenta dashed line). Sectional charts do not show the altitudes for Class E airspace like the Jeppesen charts do so this is a common question we receive. Most anytime a dashed magenta outline is used, even on a sectional chart, this usually indicates the area that Class E begins at the Surface rather than 700' or 1,200' AGL.


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The airspace around KPOU, as shown in the AOPA Flight Planner, is correct. What makes it a little confusing is there is Class D and Class E airspace that overlap. The Class D airspace extends from the Surface to 2,700' MSL. The Class E airspace overlaps the Class D and, extends beyond the Class D to "protect" the approach areas to the runways. In this area, Class E airspace extends from the Surface to 17,999' MSL (indicated my the magenta dashed line). Sectional charts do not show the altitudes for Class E airspace like the Jeppesen charts do so this is a common question we receive. Most anytime a dashed magenta outline is used, even on a sectional chart, this usually indicates the area that Class E begins at the Surface rather than 700' or 1,200' AGL.