9/28/01 3:21:20 PM, ET Â— The FAA has just issued a new notam, consolidating and clarifying a number of previous notams governing operations in the nation’s airspace. Pilots should read the actual notam carefully, but in summary, virtually all operations are now permitted outside of enhanced Class B airspace and temporary flight restriction (TFR) areas.
The new notam also says that supervised student solo flight (in piston-powered aircraft with a gross weight of less than 6,000 pounds) is permitted in enhanced Class B airspace (except in the Boston enhanced Class B and the Washington and New York TFRs), but VFR flight by certificated pilots is still prohibited Â— you read that correctly. It also clarifies that a Class B clearance is not required for permitted operations in enhanced Class B airspace outside of charted Class B airspace (in other words, operations underneath the old Class B shelf).
So correct me if I’m wrong but it sounds like a student pilot can fly in Class B airspace but a VFR only private pilot cannot. Does this mean that if I get my CFI to claim he is supervising my flight I can go into the Bravo space or is it just for student pilots trying to get their private pilot ticket?
Since I am trying to complete my IFR certification, does that make me a student pilot for the purposes of this notam?
Anybody have a clue how to interpret this.