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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Re: Class E Airspace Question
      06/15/17 09:13 AM

Denny -- I'll say that the VFR departure is inappropriate and the pilot would need to obtain a Special VFR clearance. Although the departure meets the requirements of 91.155 for VFR flight in Class E airspace at the satellite airport, the override of 91.157 applies to "the airspace contained by the upward extension of the lateral boundaries of the controlled airspace designated to the surface of an airport". (Note it says "an airport" and not "the airport", thus it is not limited to Class E airspace defined by reference to the airport of departure.)

The AIM in 4-4-6 expressly references SVFR within Class E airspace (although we normally think of it only as applicable to Class B, C and D surface areas).

Nothing in 4-4-6 or the FARs reference the weather conditions at the satellite airport of departure as being determinative, whereas outside of the "lateral boundaries of the controlled airspace designated to the surface of an airport" the normal 91.155 rules apply and s/he'd be good to go VFR.

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* Class E Airspace Question Denny Cunningham 06/15/17 03:24 AM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Denny Cunningham   06/26/17 02:48 AM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Richard Palm (PAO)   06/28/17 01:46 PM
. * * Re: Sectional Chart Tom Charlton   06/27/17 11:05 AM
. * * Re: Sectional Chart Denny Cunningham   06/27/17 03:38 PM
. * * Re: Sectional Chart Russell Holton   06/27/17 05:47 PM
. * * Re: Sectional Chart Andy Alson (HPN/NY)   06/27/17 12:19 PM
. * * Re: Sectional Chart Denny Cunningham   06/27/17 03:43 PM
. * * Re: Sectional Chart Kcid LlirreM   06/27/17 12:40 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   06/26/17 10:00 AM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Denny Cunningham   06/26/17 02:38 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dunham (RDU)   06/26/17 07:29 AM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Denny Cunningham   06/26/17 02:19 PM
. * * Class E Airspace Question Ray Tackett   06/26/17 03:21 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Denny Cunningham   06/26/17 04:33 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dunham (RDU)   06/27/17 01:18 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Denny Cunningham   06/27/17 03:47 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Andy Alson (HPN/NY)   06/27/17 01:48 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dunham (RDU)   06/27/17 04:56 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dunham (RDU)   06/26/17 02:41 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Andy Alson (HPN/NY)   06/26/17 12:18 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Andy Alson (HPN/NY)   06/26/17 12:36 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Denny Cunningham   06/26/17 02:34 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Russell Holton   06/15/17 02:48 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Denny Cunningham   06/15/17 04:00 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   06/15/17 07:11 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Gil Buettner [KAUW]   06/15/17 06:41 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Russell Holton   06/15/17 04:13 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   06/15/17 09:13 AM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dunham (RDU)   06/22/17 09:38 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Andy Alson (HPN/NY)   06/15/17 11:47 AM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Andy Alson (HPN/NY)   06/15/17 11:33 AM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   06/15/17 11:56 AM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Andy Alson (HPN/NY)   06/15/17 01:05 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   06/15/17 02:00 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dunham (RDU)   06/22/17 09:07 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Andy Alson (HPN/NY)   06/22/17 09:31 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dunham (RDU)   06/22/17 09:39 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question sreyoB yrraL   06/15/17 05:29 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   06/15/17 07:14 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question sreyoB yrraL   06/15/17 08:05 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   06/16/17 08:49 AM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Gil Buettner [KAUW]   06/16/17 11:26 AM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dunham (RDU)   06/22/17 08:50 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   06/16/17 12:42 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Jeff Hartmann CIC   06/17/17 12:07 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Randy Sohn   06/18/17 03:06 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Andy Alson (HPN/NY)   06/15/17 02:14 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   06/15/17 06:59 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Andy Alson (HPN/NY)   06/15/17 07:03 PM
. * * Re: Class E Airspace Question Gil Buettner [KAUW]   06/15/17 09:06 AM

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