§421. Minimum altitudes for operation

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/05/013/00421
Published: 2015

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Title

05

:
Aeronautics and Surface Transportation Generally






Chapter

013

:
OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT






Subchapter

002
:
RESTRICTIONS










 

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421. Minimum altitudes for operation

Except when

necessary for take-off or landing, or by special permission of the agency, no

person shall operate an aircraft below the following altitudes:

(1) an altitude

which will permit, in the event of the failure of a power unit, an emergency

landing without undue hazard to persons or property on the surface;

(2) over

congested areas of cities or towns, or over an open-air assembly of persons, an

altitude of 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal radius of

2,000 feet from the aircraft;

(3) an altitude

of 500 feet above the surface, except over open water or sparsely populated

areas. In this event, the aircraft shall not be operated closer than 500 feet

to any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure. (Added 1985, No. 222 (Adj.

Sess.), § 2.)
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