Effective July 11, the airspace over Cincinnati is changing, and that's good news and bad news for general aviation.
The FAA today published a final rule that modifies Cincinnati Class B airspace. The good news is that it provides an AOPA-recommended airspace cutout for Clermont County Airport. The bad news is it also raises the ceiling of the Class B airspace to 10,000 feet msl.
"AOPA is thrilled with the airspace return over Clermont County Airport," says Melissa Bailey, vice president of air traffic and regulatory and certification policy. "However, we are disappointed the FAA would raise the vertical boundary, effectively eliminating the possibility of general aviation overflights between 8,000 and 10,000 feet msl."
Although the final rule includes the vertical boundary expansion, the lateral airspace return provides pilots less restricted access to the important general aviation Clermont County Airport.