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FAA revises the effective date of a Class C airspace change in Austin, TexasFAA revises the effective date of a Class C airspace change in Austin, Texas

FAA revises the effective date of a Class C airspace change in Austin, Texas

Austin airspace diagramThe FAA recently revised the effective date of a Class C airspace change in Austin, Texas. The original effective date was to be May 2, 1999, but now the FAA indicates that the change of Class C airspace from Austin-Bergstrom to Austin-Mueller will take place May 23, 1999. This new date is three days after the new sectional aeronautical chart is published, so it is critical that pilots be aware that the new airspace depicted on the chart won’t take effect until May 23. The graphic at right is provided as a reference for understanding the airspace. This graphic is not for navigation but is for preflight planning only. Details of the pending notam follow:

“Effective May 23, 1999, a Class C airspace area is established, and the Class D airspace area at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Texas, is revoked; and the Class C airspace area at Robert Mueller Municipal Airport, Texas, is revoked. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is a public-use facility with an ATC Level IV tower and radar approach control. The establishment of this Class C airspace area will require pilots to maintain two-way radio communication with air traffic control while in Class C airspace. The establishment of the Class C airspace area, and the revocation of the Class D airspace area at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport coincides with the opening of the airport as the primary airport for Austin, Texas. The revocation of the Class C airspace area at the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport coincides with the closure of the airport. The May 23, 1999, effective date does not correspond with a scheduled publication date for the appropriate sectional aeronautical chart. The Austin-Bergstrom Class C airspace will be published on the San Antonio Sectional dated May 20, 1999.”

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