Hi Everyone! So I really hated learning the cloud & visibility restrictions. I kept thinking, this is something I am going to remember now and easily forget later. So I found breaking it into parts and into what really mattered WAY easier.. So here goes…..
Start with Visibility
NORMAL = 3 Miles
> 10,000 MSL = 5 Miles
NORMAL = 1,000′ Above, 500′ Below, 2,000′ Horizontal
> 10,000 MSL = 1,000′ Above, 1,000′ Below, 1 Mile Horizontal
This takes takes care of almost everything with a few exceptions to the rules above. But if you know WHY it is easy to remember…
Class G (During the Day)
Visibility = 1 Mile
Clear of Clouds
WHY?: Class G’s restrictions are less than NORMAL because you are mostly only going to be flying in it when you take off and land.
One LAST Exception – Class B is also Clear of Clouds
As a new pilot I knew I wasn’t going to be flying above 10,000 and probably not into class B airspace so the NORMAL restrictions were most important along with the Class G…
Now I know I didn’t mention the more than 1,200 AGL, but less than 10,000 MSL Class G restrictions. For good reason… as you know Glass G only goes up to 1200′ AGL so why even have this. Well there are two places on earth where Class G is above 1200′ AGL. So I’d say remember this just for the test.