Light Aircraft

I was wondering what is considered the smallest aircraft that would be accepted when the atis says no light aircraft so I know if I cant fly into the airport rather than annoy atc by them having to vector me away.

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From my knowledge and someone might have to correct me, but I think that the TBM-930 is the biggest GA plane allowed in a class bravo airport.

Anything smaller C172, SR22, XCub are denied.

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Hey Chris,

Light aircraft are considered Cessna 172, Spitfire, Cirrus SR22, XCub. It’s important to note that the Cessna 208 and the TBM-930 are not considered light aircraft.

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ok thank you

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No worries mate. Glad we could all help you out!

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Interesting because I (think I) remember I’ve been denied for a TBM

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Well in that scenario, the best thing to do is just divert and message the controller on the IFC. Not following directions can lead to reports and further consequences.

For the main idea of the topic, I think the Cessna 208 is probably the smallest one.

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I was thinking if i ever fly into a busy airport I don’t want to hassle atc by having them divert me away. I would follow instruction just I would rather not have that happen in the first place.

Always remember as well, that you can check the D-ATIS before you fly into an airspace by clicking on the airport icon that has an active ATIS frequency. That way, you will know the details and NOTAM’s in place prior to flying into the controlled airspace.

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Yeah I do that but thanks.

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Yeah. You should’ve have been denied in a TBM since that’s not light.

Similar situation happened to me but I was in the caravan

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I’ll add that the simplest way to differentiate based on current IF aircraft is that
Pistons = Light AC
Turboprops ≠ Light AC

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Did you mean turboprops =“not” light aircraft?

I believe that is what that symbol (the equals sign with the line through it) means. It means it does not equal that. So in this example, the user is saying that Turboprops are not light aircraft.

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