Ground 4 - Airports, Airspace and Flight Information


The purpose of this lesson is to develop the learner's ability to:

  • interpret airport markings, lighting and signs.
  • identify procedures to avoid runway incursions and to perform land and hold short operations (LAHSO).
  • explain the structure and requirement of the National Airspace System.
  • recognize sources of flight information and how they apply to IFR operations.

Study these chapters in the Jeppesen Instrument Commercial Textbook and answer the end-of-section review questions.

  • Chapter 3 - The Flight Environment
    • Section A - Airports, Airspace and Flight Information
Learning Objectives
Airport Environment
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Runway and Taxiway Markings and Signs
Explain Runway Incursion Avoidance
Explain Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO)
Explain Approach Light System
Explain Visual Glide Slope Indicators
Explain Airport Beacons and Obstruction Lights
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Class A, B, C, D and E Airspace (Controlled)
Explain Special VFR
Explain Class G Airspace (Uncontrolled)
Explain Aircraft Speed Limits
Explain Special Use Airspace
Explain Other Airspace Areas
Explain ADIZ
Flight Information
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Chart Supplement
Explain Aeronautical Information Manual
Explain Notices to Airmen
Explain FAA Advisory Circulars and Handbooks
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • explain the airport environment, airspace and sources of flight information