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Can You Answer These 7 VFR Sectional Chart Questions?

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  1. 1) Why kind of navaid is this at Aberdeen Regional airport?

    You got it. This symbol is a VOR/DME.

    This symbol is a VOR/DME.

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  2. 2) Why does Brennand airport have 4 square ticks around it?

    You got it. Airports with services are marked with 4 ticks around them. The ticks indicate that fuel is available and the airport is tended during normal working hours (Monday through Friday 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. local time).

    Airports with services are marked with 4 ticks around them. The ticks indicate that fuel is available and the airport is tended during normal working hours (Monday through Friday 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. local time).

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  3. 3) What frequency would you contact Flight Service on in this area?

    You got it. You should contact flight service on 122.2, the frequency located on the top of the navaid information box.

    You should contact flight service on 122.2, the frequency located on the top of the navaid information box.

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  4. 4) What type of airfield is this hollow circle?

    You got it. Other than hard-surfaced airfields are marked with a hollow circle.

    Other than hard-surfaced airfields are marked with a hollow circle.

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  5. 5) What is V 12?

    You got it. V 12 is a Victor airway.

    V 12 is a Victor airway.

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  6. 6) What is the MSL height of this obstacle?

    You got it. The obstacle's MSL height is the bold number - 2003 feet MSL

    The obstacle's MSL height is the bold number - 2003 feet MSL

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  7. 7) What weather information can you get from the Gordonsville VOR?

    You got it. The 'H' in the top-right corner of the naviad box means the VOR has HIWAS. Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) is a continuous broadcast of hazardous weather information which is transmitted over selected VORs. 

    The 'H' in the top-right corner of the naviad box means the VOR has HIWAS. Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) is a continuous broadcast of hazardous weather information which is transmitted over selected VORs. 

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Well, that was a tough one...

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Nice work! You have most of these down.

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Nice work! You pretty much aced this one.

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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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