National Airspace System

The purpose of this airspace lesson is to educate the student pilot on the National Airspace System prior to their first solo flight. This lesson meets the requirements for FAR §61.87(b); Solo Requirements for Student Pilots (Aeronautical Knowledge).

Nicholas Schvabenitz · August 24, 2018


In this course, the learner will be taught the various different facets of The National Airspace System. This lesson will educate the learner of the various different types of airspace found within the FAA Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM). This includes: Class A, B, C, D, E, G, Special Use, and Airspace classified as "Other." VFR Weather Minimums, Speed Limits, Lateral & Vertical Dimensions, and Entry Requirements are also examined.

This course requires no external materials. All supplemental text material will be provided below and from within the course once the learner has enrolled. To successfully pass this course, the learner must complete a series of interactive quizzes with a corrected minimum score of 100%. Quizzes will contain questions derived from the material that has been taught from within this course. The quiz will include true/false, multiple-choice, and completion questions.


Controlled Airspace

Learn the lateral and vertical dimensions, speed limits, weather minimums, and entry requirements of All Controlled Airspace: Class A, B, C, D, E.

Uncontrolled Airspace

Learn the lateral and vertical dimensions, speed limits, weather minimums, and entry requirements of Uncontrolled Airspace: Class G.

Other Airspace

We teach you all the ins and outs of the copious amounts of "other" airspace that exists in the National Airspace System.

Special Use Airspace

Learn what your instructor didn't teach you about all the nitty-gritty parts of Special Use Airspace. And... Did we mention... There's a lot of them!

Weather Minimums

Learn all the legal VFR Weather Minimums associated with each type of Airspace. Don't worry, we didn't leave out Class G! We've made it easy.

How to Teach as a CFI

With the inclusion of the teaching module. We actually teach you HOW to teach this technical subject area to a Student Pilot!

Course Content

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Controlled Airspace
Uncontrolled Airspace
Special Use Airspace
Other Airspace
Teaching Airspace
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About Instructor

Nicholas Schvabenitz

Nicholas Schvabenitz is the Co-Founder of Divergent Aerospace. His background is in both Military and Civilian Aviation. He is an Embry-Riddle Graduate with several degrees in Aeronautics, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, and Technical Management.

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Course Includes

  • 6 Lessons
  • 25 Topics
  • 15 Quizzes