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,

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Re: Flight following minimum altitude

Postby Kevin_atc » 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...
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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!
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