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Flight following minimum altitude

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:14 am
by dhplane
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

Re: Flight following minimum altitude

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:34 am
by Kevin_atc
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...

Re: Flight following minimum altitude

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:59 am
by dhplane
Thx... that's what I figured, but I wanted to make sure... don't like to create problems for the controllers... thx again!