To illustrate, the fuel requirements in [section]91.167 apply to operations "in IFR conditions." Section 91.181 directs us to fly defined airways or direct routes between waypoints "within controlled airspace." The IFR hemispheric rule in [section]91.179(b)--odd thousands east, even thousands west--only applies in uncontrolled airspace
; in controlled airspace we are assigned altitudes by ATC.
The maximum height a drone can be legally flown, even in an uncontrolled airspace
, is 121 metres (396ft).
The Civil Aviation Authority said yesterday that drones had as much right to be in the 'uncontrolled airspace
' around a racecourse as aircraft.
There will be different colour zones visible to the applicant while applying in the digital sky platform -- Red Zone: flying not permitted, Yellow Zone (controlled airspace): permission required before flying, and Green Zone (uncontrolled airspace
): automatic permission.
There's a reason the FARs require greater visibility to maintain VFR at night in uncontrolled airspace
, and that special VFR at night requires an IFR-qualified airplane and an instrument-current pilot.
Accordingly, federal regulators should revise or update recently enacted rules governing the operation of small UAVs to provide definitive and deferential authority to local airports with respect to the operation of drones in uncontrolled airspace
The research for the drone system is focused on what's known as uncontrolled airspace
, a lower altitude that isn't currently managed by air traffic management.
HVB, like many regional airports in Australia, operates in uncontrolled airspace
. It does not have its own control tower, so aircraft separation is achieved by pilots sharing the same radio frequency.
Class G airspace is designated as uncontrolled airspace
and is pretty much where you should be flying unless you have special permission.
By contrast, military helicopters routinely operate from sub-standard airfields, through uncontrolled airspace
and into unimproved landing sites to support ground forces in the field.
Further factors included the small size of the kit plane, the speed of the aircraft and the fact both planes were in uncontrolled airspace
, it added.