To agree with Alan, but with some additional generalizations.

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 2:25 AM, Alan Teeder <> wrote:
> When I ran the research flight simulator for a major aircraft manufacturer
> in the UK (many moons ago when we still had such an industry), we had a
> saying:-
> "Ask 10 test pilots for their opinion, and you will get 10 different
> answers"

1.  IFR commercial pilot:  airspace is completely irrelevant as they
fly the clearance from ATC, initially filed by another airline
individual who is not a pilot.
2.  IFR general aviation pilot:  airspace is only of interest on the
ground when designing a clearance request that will be typed into the
web terminal.
3.  VFR commercial pilot:  Almost irrelevant as tends to operate in
areas without airspace restrictions or with full ATC coordination on
an ad-hoc basis.
4.  VFR cross country pilot:  Interested in airspace, but usually just
wanting to know where it is, to fly far around it.
5.  VFR visiting pilot:  Intensely interested in airspace, wants the
simulator to help him learn not to accidentally bump into it.
6.  VFR local pilot:  Probably has it memorized anyway, owns the chart
mostly to be compliant with the rules.
7.  Antique / simple homebuilt pilot:  Doesn't have radios or the like
anyway, simply needs a few circles marked 'mode C veil'.
8.  Military pilot:  Doesn't use civilian charts.  Could be fun to
have the MTR details transcribed for simulating those fighters.
9.  Shuttle pilot:  I could ask if needed, but I suspect they count as
[2] since they're in class A airspace until the final brick-like
10.  Aerobatic pilot:  The boxes.  And something on the simulator to
be sarcastic when you accidentally leave the box.
11.  RC pilot:  No idea.  Curt?
12.  ... who is missing from the list?

> To improve our map resources with further data I started an experiment
> with free available airspace data. Actually this is far from being a
> good map and finished design, it is just a start to implement
> (unofficial!) airspace information:

Lovely, keep up the good work.  The comments above are intended to
clarify and not discourage.

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