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3-5-4. Parachute Jump Aircraft Operations

a. Procedures relating to parachute jump areas are
contained in 14 CFR Part 105. Tabulations of
parachute jump areas in the U.S. are contained in the
Chart Supplement U.S.

b. Pilots of aircraft engaged in parachute jump
operations are reminded that all reported altitudes
must be with reference to mean sea level, or flight
level, as appropriate, to enable ATC to provide
meaningful traffic information.

c. Parachute operations in the vicinity of an airport
without an operating control tower - there is no
substitute for alertness while in the vicinity of an
airport. It is essential that pilots conducting parachute
operations be alert, look for other traffic, and
exchange traffic information as recommended in
Paragraph 4-1-9, Traffic Advisory Practices at

Airports Without Operating Control Towers. In
addition, pilots should avoid releasing parachutes
while in an airport traffic pattern when there are other
aircraft in that pattern. Pilots should make
appropriate broadcasts on the designated Common
Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF), and monitor
that CTAF until all parachute activity has terminated
or the aircraft has left the area. Prior to commencing
a jump operation, the pilot should broadcast the

aircraft's altitude and position in relation to the
airport, the approximate relative time when the jump
will commence and terminate, and listen to the
position reports of other aircraft in the area.

3-5-5. Published VFR Routes

Published VFR routes for transitioning around, under
and through complex airspace such as Class B
airspace were developed through a number of FAA
and industry initiatives. All of the following terms,
i.e., "VFR Flyway" "VFR Corridor" and "Class B
Airspace VFR Transition Route" have been used
when referring to the same or different types of routes
or airspace. The following paragraphs identify and
clarify the functionality of each type of route, and
specify where and when an ATC clearance is

a. VFR Flyways.

1. VFR Flyways and their associated Flyway
Planning Charts were developed from the recommen-
dations of a National Airspace Review Task Group.
A VFR Flyway is defined as a general flight path not
defined as a specific course, for use by pilots in
planning flights into, out of, through or near complex
terminal airspace to avoid Class B airspace. An ATC
clearance is NOT required to fly these routes.

Other Airspace Areas 3-5-5

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