Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationAircraft · 8 years ago

What is the maximum VFR altitude?

What is the max altitude until you have to file IFR?

7 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    Most airspace worldwide is up to FL 195 - (below FL 200) -

    In USA and Canada - it is below FL180 - meaning 17,500 ft -

    A little word of caution for nice little VFR pilots...! -

    Suppose you are flying like a good boy VFR at 17,500 ft -

    And that day, the altimeter (QNH) is 29.42 inches ...

    You might get rear-ended by a 737 who is (wrongly flying IFR) at FL180 -

    Read about the "lowest usable level" in FAR 91.121 -

    That is called the "transition level" in ICAO English -

    All pilots - beware "low (QNH) altimeters" - can be bad for your health -


    Source(s): Retired pilot
  • 7 years ago

    Hahahaha! We are getting lots of bogus stuff on here! Private pilots, talk with your instructor about airspace and don't listen to these folks that only fly helium filled balloons!!!

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    17,500 feet. You can go over 60,000 feet VFR, but need an IFR clearance to get there.

  • 8 years ago

    17,999 feet.. However, abiding by the hemispheric VFR cruising altitudes, 16,600 feet westbound and 17,500 feet eastbound.

    You could have Googled it and found the answer in about 15 seconds.

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  • 4 years ago

    If you are flying a C172 or C 152, you can fly as high as you like.

  • fl 195 in most cases

  • R K
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    as long as you can see and stay away from clouds,there isn't one.

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