Legally Speaking

Legally Speaking: Unintended Consequences

Avoid turning an inadvertent act into enforcement action. You have received your clearance for an IFR departure from your home airport, which includes “climb and maintain 5,000 feet.” The tower clears you for takeoff, and adds, “Amend your initial altitude, climb and maintain 1,500 feet.” You take off, and the tower tells you to contact Read More