7-5-4. ALTITUDE ASSIGNMENT

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  • 7-5-4. ALTITUDE ASSIGNMENT

    Do not assign a fixed altitude when applying vertical separation, but clear the SVFR aircraft at or below an altitude which is at least 500 feet below any conflicting IFR traffic but not below the MSA prescribed in 14 CFR Section 91.119.

    • PHRASEOLOGY
    • MAINTAIN SPECIAL V-F-R CONDITIONS AT OR BELOW (altitude).
    • NOTE:
    • 1. SVFR aircraft are not assigned fixed altitudes to maintain because of the clearance from clouds requirement.
    • 2. The MSAs are:
      • (a) Over congested areas, an altitude at least 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle, and
      • (b) Over other than congested areas, an altitude at least 500 feet above the surface.
      • (c) Helicopters may be operated at less than the minimum altitudes prescribed in (a) and (b) above.
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