Sec. 91.515 - Flight altitude rules.

(a) Notwithstanding 91.119, and except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, no person may operate an airplane under VFR at less than --

(1) One thousand feet above the surface, or 1,000 feet from any mountain, hill, or other obstruction to flight, for day operations; and

(2) The altitudes prescribed in 91.177, for night operations.

(b) This section does not apply --

(1) During takeoff or landing;

(2) When a different altitude is authorized by a waiver to this section under subpart J of this part; or

(3) When a flight is conducted under the special VFR weather minimums of 91.157 with an appropriate clearance from ATC.