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Minimum Heights for VFR Flights

(A)    A pilot-in-command of an aircraft must not operate the aircraft under VFR:

(1)    over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or over any open air assembly of persons at a height of less than 1000 feet above the surface or any obstacle that is within a horizontal radius of 600 metres from the point immediately below the aircraft; or

(2)    over any other area:

(i)   at a height of less than 500 feet above the surface; or

(ii)  at a height of less than 500 feet above any obstacle, person, vehicle, vessel, or structure that is within a horizontal radius of 150 metres from the point immediately below the aircraft; and

(3)    for any operation, at a height less than that required to execute an emergency landing in the event of engine failure without hazard to persons or property on the surface.

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