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You can't be VFR in class A airspace. To enter Class A airspace you must be on an IFR flight plan

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Camp David is the presidential retreat home for U.S. Presidents. Its airspace is restricted to protect the president from aerial attacks on the house. It is fiercely guarded by U.S. air force. The airspace around Camp David is officially restricted airspace for almost all...Read More

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Its 3SM. As per Sec. 91.155 — Basic VFR weather minimums.

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The only time an aircraft can fly pass a restricted area without encountering any problem is when the controlling agency has given the permission either directly or via ATC to fly within the region. But if a passenger aircraft passes through a restricted area without prior notice to the c...Read More

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Special Use Airspace refers to airspaces that are used for activities that must be confined within the airspace because of the nature of these activities and limitations are imposed on aircraft operations that are not part or participating in such activities. There are six special use air...Read More

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A prohibited area refers to any area (airspace) within which an aircraft is not allowed to fly. Such areas are established mostly for security reasons. Many countries have prohibited areas, some of these countries include: India, Australia, united Kingdom, Turkey, Ukraine, Republic of China,...Read More

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Warning area refers to airspace of defined dimensions, which extend from three nautical miles (3NM) outwards from the coast of the U.S that may contain activity which can be hazardous to non-participating aircrafts. Warning areas are one of the six special use airspaces. The other specia...Read More

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Vertical boundary simply refers to height limit in airspace. However, there is no international agreement or law that states the vertical boundaries of a sovereign state. Borders between FL600 and above are undefined and unregulated. Most countries set their airspace as high as 100,000 fe...Read More

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CFAs refers to Controlled Firing Area, CFA are one of the six special use airspaces. They are airspaces designated contain activities that if not conducted in a controlled environment can be hazardous to a non-participating aircraft. CFA are not charted, there is no controlling agency to...Read More

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VFR stands for Visual Flight Rules; these are set of rules under which pilots must operate an aircraft in weather conditions clear enough to allow the pilots flying the aircraft to see where the aircraft is going. The weather simply decides on the decision to fly. VFR requires that the pi...Read More

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