Class G Airspace for Drone Pilots, Explained
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Introduction to Class G Airspace
Anywhere that is not Class A, B, C, D, or E is designated as Class G airspace. It is uncharted and uncontrolled airspace.
Class G extends from the surface to the base of the overlying Class E airspace. It is exclusive, meaning it goes up to but does not include the floor elevation of the Class E. So, if Class E begins at 1,200 feet MSL then Class G ends at 1,199 feet MSL.
How to Fly Your Drone in Class G Airspace
Class G is uncontrolled and therefore a remote pilot does not require ATC authorization to fly in this airspace. That’s pretty much all that drone pilots and those preparing for the Part 107 exam need to know about Class G.
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