coordinating altitude


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coordinating altitude

A procedural airspace control method to separate fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft by determining an altitude below which fixed-wing aircraft will normally not fly and above which rotary-wing aircraft normally will not fly. The coordinating altitude is normally specified in the airspace control plan and may include a buffer zone for small altitude deviations.
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The Air Force's theater air control system and the Army's airspace C2 systems meet at a horizontal plane in the joint air domain called the "coordinating altitude" (fig.
A key term needed to discuss airspace deconfliction between fixed wing and rotary wing is the coordinating altitude. The coordinating altitude is a procedural measure (altitude restriction) that separates the blocks of airspace in which fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft operate.
In order to observe significant detail on a target, a Raven operator must occasionally fly below the coordinating altitude of 300 feet AGL.

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