Airspace: You launch in G airspace and climb into E airspace 1200 feet
above. There is a bunch of charted wildlife area to the south that's
off-limits if you're less than 2000' AGL.
Big Cypress airport was a big concern at the previous site but no more.
It's now an easily avoidable 5.5 miles west of the field and airplane
traffic should generally remain above 800 feet although we obviously have
to always remain on the scan.
There is some pretty fast moving traffic coming through occasionally.
the winds are out of the west they will be landing to the west so expect
the final approach (the fantail on the Google map) to be active. If the
winds are easterly, departures will be coming our way but should generally
above 1000' unless they're cruising low.
only no-fly areas are quite a few miles away but, if you're going on a
fly-about, take a look at the off-limits areas highlighted at right in red
1, inside the shaded magenta line, is where G airspace tops out at 700'
with overlying E.
is outside that circle so the G airspace tops out at 1200' with E above.
You only need a mile visibility to fly in G airspace here.
3 is in the surface area of class E airspace for this airport. We can't
fly there at all.
Spot 4 is the
wilderness area boundary.
is an alert area. We can fly here but there is intense student training
going on in this particular one.
dashed line on the bottom picture shows the airplane pattern for aircraft
landing east and the blue pattern when they're landing west. Patterns for
the airport are all to the left meaning that airplanes operating from
there are supposed to make all turns to the left while in the pattern.