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Airspace Infringement

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Although VFR flights do not require clearance to enter Class E airspace, serious incidents have occurred between VFR and IFR flights due largely to limitations in the “see-and-avoid” procedure. Therefore this type of incident is also being addressed by airspace infringement reduction initiatives.

All classes of aircraft are prone to airspace infringement, but the majority of incidents reported involve General Aviation <100320>, particularly light aircraft flown by amateur pilots.--Tzvetomir.Blajev 11:10, 15 June 2007 (CEST)

airspace infingement and ATS routes

Given the correct description of an 'ATS route' under that entry, I think it is wrong to say here that any penetration of an ATS route necessarily constitutes an airspace infringement. If you fly into an ATS route in Class 'F' airspace without making contact with the controlling ATC authority, it seems to me that this is no more than 'bad manners' or poor airmanship since such ATS routes are not in controlled airspace and therefore their service is for "participating traffic" rather than compulsory.--Chris.stewart 12:55, 29 January 2008 (CET)

Editorial Comment

Textual amendments have been made to address both comments.--Ian.Wigmore 11:25, 6 February 2008 (CET)