Flight following minimum altitude

Flight following minimum altitude

Postby dhplane » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:14 am

Hi guys,

I know there's probably an easy answer to this one but I couldn't find it...

Can I request VFR advisories (flight following) if I'm flying at less than 3,000? What is the minimum altitude for flight following?

Thanks as always,

Joey
dhplane
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:06 am

Re: Flight following minimum altitude

Postby kevin meyers » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:34 am

You can always try, however at some point you’ll be below radar coverage so the controller will either terminate you or suggest you climb. I once talked to a SoCal controller who said they refuse flight following below 3000 due to the amount of class D tower coordination that is required on their end. But you’re always welcome to try...
Kevin
Retired PilotEdge Air Traffic Controller / Instructor
kevin meyers
 
Posts: 1764
Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:01 pm

Re: Flight following minimum altitude

Postby dhplane » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:59 am

Thx... that's what I figured, but I wanted to make sure... don't like to create problems for the controllers... thx again!
dhplane
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:06 am


Return to Pilots

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests