Paragliding Cloud Clearance and Visibility Requirements
When we’re paragliding we have some visibility and cloud clearance requirements we need to follow. If you’re flying in Class E airspace and you’re below 10,000ft which is most of the time, remember mnemonic.
COC 5 123
COC stands for Clear of clouds
5 is 500 feet below
1 is 1000 ft above
2 is 2000 ft horizontal
3 is 3 mile visibility
If your flying in class G airspace everything is the same but you only need 1 mile visibility instead of 3.
If you fly above 10000 ft the distances are a little farther.
1000 ft above & below the clouds
1 mile horizontally.
5 mile visibility