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Can You Make It Through This Quiz Without A Violation?

How well do you know the FARs?


  1. 1) You're taking your friends for a trip, and they want to split fuel costs. Can you ask them to split parking and tie-down fees too?
    egmboeingpilot

    FAR 61.113 (c) allows you to split airport expenditures equally (pro-rata).

    FAR 61.113 (c) allows you to split airport expenditures equally (pro-rata).

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  2. 2) If you're flying your own plane, can you ask your friends to pitch in $20 for the upcoming annual inspection too?
    WireLizard

    You can't split maintenance costs, FAR 61.113 (c) only allows you to split direct costs.

    You can't split maintenance costs, FAR 61.113 (c) only allows you to split direct costs.

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  3. 3) Do you need to tell your passengers to use their seat belts before you taxi?
    OnceAndFutureLaura

    According to 91.107 (a) (2), you need to notify passengers to use their safety belts prior to taxi.

    According to 91.107 (a) (2), you need to notify passengers to use their safety belts prior to taxi.

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  4. 4) Adults can hold children for takeoff as long as they are:
    Joao Carlos Medau

    According to 91.107 (a) (3) (i), children under 2 years old can be held for takeoff.

    According to 91.107 (a) (3) (i), children under 2 years old can be held for takeoff.

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  5. 5) You're flying over a city. You need to remain 1000' above the highest obstacle within what radius of you?
    madlag

    According to 91.119 (b), you need to be 1000' above the highest obstacle within 2000'.

    According to 91.119 (b), you need to be 1000' above the highest obstacle within 2000'.

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  6. 6) For a night VFR flight, how much fuel do you need to carry past your first point of intended landing?
    Brian Futterman

    According to 91.151, you need 45 minutes of reserve fuel at night after your first point of landing.

    According to 91.151, you need 45 minutes of reserve fuel at night after your first point of landing.

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  7. 7) For personal flights (not for hire, non-turbine or large aircraft), you need to carry flotation gear under Part 91 when you fly:
    ragingtornado

    91.205 only requires flotation gear when operating for hire over water and beyond gliding distance from the shore. And 91.509 (large aircraft and turbine) requires flotation gear when you're more than 50 miles from the shore.

    91.205 only requires flotation gear when operating for hire over water and beyond gliding distance from the shore. And 91.509 (large aircraft and turbine) requires flotation gear when you're more than 50 miles from the shore.

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Your certificates are pretty safe...but...

You scored %. You probably should spend some time studying the FARs before your next flight.

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Nice work, a violation is probably not in your future.

You scored %. You're probably safe, but spending a little time studying the FARs wouldn't hurt.

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You've got this down. No violation for you!

You scored %. Have you considered becoming an FAA Inspector? Because you have what it takes.

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Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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