June 29 (Sat) 12pm - Ground School Refresher: Airspace

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 12:00pm


San Carlos Flight Center teaches student pilots that there are 3 types of Class G airspace, Class G-low, Class G-mid, and Class G-high.  Do you know the differences between them? Where do you look it up? What happens to Class D when the tower closes?  How well do you know airspace?

Let’s face it, airspace is an imaginary concept.  It’s just a short cut way of talking about the set of Federal Aviation regulations that apply by location and altitude, and the impact they have on VFR flight.  As confusing as you think the rules are, with a quick refresher, you’ll be back to full knowledge in no time.

If it has been awhile since you sat through ground school, you may be due for an airspace refresher. In this safety seminar, we will review the different classes of airspace that are found in the United States. We’ll cover their shapes, sizes, operating rules, and also cover special use airspace. You will leave the seminar with a renewed understanding, and probably a few memory aids to take with your on your next flight.

This safety seminar is open to current and aspiring Private Pilots, and will be of particular interest to students pilots and those who are preparing for a flight review.


Justin Chow is a CFI ASEL, with Commercial ASEL, AMEL and Instrument rated pilot. As a graduate of Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Flight Science with a Minor in Air Traffic Control, he has been flying since 2013 and has accumulated over 400 flight hours. He has been an instructor at San Carlos Flight Center since 2019.


San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation thought safety, community, and adventure.  AOPA has consistently recognized SCFC in their Best Flight School survey, most recently in 2018 as the best flight school in the West.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminar and guest speaker programs.  Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early.  SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home, or recorded at a later date.  Contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access.