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FAA to modify California's Buchanan Field airspaceFAA to modify California's Buchanan Field airspace

The FAA has proposed to amend the Class D airspace at Buchanan Field in Concord, California, and establish Class E airspace to manage IFR operations in the area.

Proposed Class D/E airspace for Buchanan Field. Graphic courtesy of the FAA.

AOPA urges pilots to review the proposal and submit comments to the FAA by December 6 as provided below.

As the FAA graphic above illustrates, the configuration of the airport’s existing Class D airspace would be modified, and an area of Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be added between 4.1 nautical miles and 11 nm from the airport in the northeast quadrant “to contain instrument approach procedures as aircraft descend through 1,500 feet AGL.”

Members are encouraged to review the proposal and submit their comments by December 6 online or by mail to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, D.C. 20590. Please identify Docket No. FAA–2019– 0678; Airspace Docket No. 18–AWP–27, at the beginning of your comments.

AOPA values your feedback on airspace concerns and would appreciate receiving a copy of your comments by email.

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Topics: Advocacy, Airspace Redesign

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