Class E Airspace is everywhere, but do you completely understand how to Fly in it?
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Thanks to my ATC buddies Ryan and Stephen, here is some additional context about the whole Class E control zone thing:
I’m not sure of the best way to word it, but as you likely know, class E is abundant, you fly in E a lot with your day to day flying. E is controlled for IFR, and not for VFR. FSS are not controllers and at airports where they provide advisory service – weather, Airport and traffic information – they will also relay IFR clearances from the IFR controller. When flying at such airports your radio procedures are similar to what you would use at a non tower airport, except instead of addressing your calls to “traffic”, you address them to “Radio” and they answer you and give you any required information. Probably way to far into the weeds…
Even stranger is RAAS (remote aerodrome advisory service) as yyg provides at Sydney, and yts provides at yqa, and ysb provides at yxu when the tower is closed.
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