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Features March 2012 Issue

Height above What?

While it’s obvious that you now “line up and wait” where you once positioned and held, that’s not the only place international standards are sneaking into your flying.

I always thought the term TCA—Terminal Control Airspace—had the right ominous overtones for airspace I didn’t want to blunder into as a newbie pilot. In comparison, Class B airspace sounds like a factory second the FAA picked up at a bargain price. (“The border is a bit ragged on the south side, but don’t worry about it, no one will notice.”)

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