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Old 05-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
bar10dah
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Jb92563, when did you last fly?! An aircraft may descent to 1,000 ft AGL above populated areas and 2,000 ft from the nearest obstacle (like, a radio tower), and 500 ft AGL above unpopulated areas. Or, by recounting the 1,200 ft AGL, you're referring to one of the two Class E surface areas, the other being 700 ft AGL? In that case, he's legal as long as he's talking to the tower.

Topless, I feel the same way. Quite a few of the comments in the story just didn't make sense. Perhaps the story is true. But I just can't imagine a "seasoned" pilot making the mistakes and/or poor judgement he did. And then documenting it on the internet for eternity...
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