Thursday, June 19, 2014

Virginia Controlled Airspace

Beautiful panorama pic of Durban harbour and beachfront. The harbour mouth is a compulsory reporting point for aircraft travelling to or from Virginia airport, our home base, and the south. 

Special Rules routes

To maintain separation between aircraft those flying in fly at 1500ft above the sea, and those flying out at 1000ft following a special rules set of routes. This helps avoid collisions between aircraft in the air. 

The harbour mouth is also the air "boundary" of the Virginia Airport controlled airspace so coming to Virginia you would change radio frequency at this point and fall under the Air Traffic Controller's (ATC) jurisdiction.

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