Boston City Tour and Marshfield

by Philip Greenspun; revised April 2005

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The student learns to visually identify the boundaries of the various rings of Boston Class B airspace. The student learns the rules and procedures for flying in Class B airspace. The student learns the procedures for transitioning through a Class D airspace. The student learns how to approach and land at an uncontrolled airport.




  1. 0-30 minutes: planning in the lounge
  2. 30-45: pre-flight and getting settled in the airplane
  3. 45-60: taxiing out and running up
  4. 60-120: flight to Marshfield
  5. 120-165: visit the Marshfield terminal
  6. 165-210: return to Bedford via Norwood
  7. 210-225: park and secure airplane
  8. 225-240: discussion and evaluation
Total time: 4:00


Instructor Actions

The instructor does all radio communication with Boston Skyway and helps with landing flares as necessary.

Student Actions

The student does radio communications with ground, tower, and unicom/CTAF and all manipulation of the flight controls.

Completion Standards

Altitude within 100 feet; heading within 10 degrees; airspeeds within 10 knots.


Reading Assignment

AIM Chapter 1 (Navigation Aids). Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual Part IV "Performance and Navigation" (pilotage)
Text and photos (if any) Copyright 2005-2007 Philip Greenspun.