(a) Operating rules. No person may operate an aircraft within a
Class B airspace area except in compliance with §91.129 and the following
(1) The operator must receive an ATC clearance from the ATC facility
having jurisdiction for that area before operating an aircraft in that
(2) Unless otherwise authorized by ATC, each person operating a large
turbine engine-powered airplane to or from a primary airport for which a
Class B airspace area is designated must operate at or above the
designated floors of the Class B airspace area while within the lateral
limits of that area.
(3) Any person conducting pilot training operations at an airport
within a Class B airspace area must comply with any procedures established
by ATC for such operations in that area.
(b) Pilot requirements. (1) No person may take off or land a
civil aircraft at an airport within a Class B airspace area or operate a
civil aircraft within a Class B airspace area unless --
(i) The pilot in command holds at least a private pilot certificate; or
(ii) The aircraft is operated by a student pilot or recreational pilot
who seeks private pilot certification and has met the requirements of
§61.95 of this chapter.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (b)(1)(ii) of this
section, no person may take off or land a civil aircraft at those airports
listed in section 4 of appendix D of this part unless the pilot in command
holds at least a private pilot certificate.
(c) Communications and navigation equipment requirements. Unless
otherwise authorized by ATC, no person may operate an aircraft within a
Class B airspace area unless that aircraft is equipped with --
(1) For IFR operation. An operable VOR or TACAN receiver; and
(2) For all operations. An operable two-way radio capable of
communications with ATC on appropriate frequencies for that Class B
(d) Transponder requirements. No person may operate an aircraft
in a Class B airspace area unless the aircraft is equipped with the
applicable operating transponder and automatic altitude reporting
equipment specified in paragraph (a) of §91.215, except as provided in
paragraph (d) of that section.