Liftoff, Request Flight Following to Space

November, 22, 2020 by ,

A rocket ship symbol is placed on a VFR sectional chart representing a “Space Launch Activity Area. Seen here.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for ensuring protection of the public, property, and the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States during commercial launch or reentry activities, and to encourage, facilitate, and promote U.S. commercial space transportation. To date, the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) has licensed or permitted more than 370 launches and reentries.

References: FAA, BoldMethod

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. — More