Code of Federal Regulations

Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space
Volume: 3Date: 2020-01-01Original Date: 2020-01-01Title: Section § 135.203 - VFR: Minimum altitudes.Context: Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space. CHAPTER I - FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED). SUBCHAPTER G - AIR CARRIERS AND OPERATORS FOR COMPENSATION OR HIRE: CERTIFICATION AND OPERATIONS. PART 135 - OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: COMMUTER AND ON DEMAND OPERATIONS AND RULES GOVERNING PERSONS ON BOARD SUCH AIRCRAFT. Subpart D - VFR/IFR Operating Limitations and Weather Requirements.
§ 135.203 VFR: Minimum altitudes. Except when necessary for takeoff and landing, no person may operate under VFR— (a) An airplane—
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(1) During the day, below 500 feet above the surface or less than 500 feet horizontally from any obstacle; or (2) At night, at an altitude less than 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal distance of 5 miles from the course intended to be flown or, in designated mountainous terrain, less than 2,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal distance of 5 miles from the course intended to be flown; or (b) A helicopter over a congested area at an altitude less than 300 feet above the surface.