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6 Questions To See How Much You Know About IFR Regulations

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  1. 1) You are choosing an alternate airport for your flight, and it has an operable ILS approach. What is the minimum weather required for you to list this airport as an alternate? (at your ETA)
    Bernal Saborio

    FAR 91.169 states that for listing an airport who has a precision approach available, the minimum weather required is 600' ceilings and visibility of 2 statute miles at your ETA for the alternate. 

    FAR 91.169 states that for listing an airport who has a precision approach available, the minimum weather required is 600' ceilings and visibility of 2 statute miles at your ETA for the alternate. 

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  2. 2) You are flying a direct IFR flight from Boulder Municipal (KBDU) to Steamboat Springs, CO (KSBS). Because there is no published route and MEA/MOCA, what is the lowest IFR cruising altitude you are able to use on your way to Steamboat? The highest obstacle within 4 NM on either side of your route is 13,176'.

    The highest obstacle along this route is 13,176'. FAR 91.177 requires that if you are in mountainous terrain without a prescribed minimum altitude, then you must add 2,000' feet to the highest obstacle along the route within 4 NM on either side. 13,176' + 2,000' = 15,176' FAR 91.179 states that if you are traveling on a westerly course (180 degrees - 359 degrees) you must fly at an even thousand foot altitude. So, we round 15,176' up to the next even thousand foot altitude. Your minimum cruising altitude for this route is 16,000'.

    The highest obstacle along this route is 13,176'. FAR 91.177 requires that if you are in mountainous terrain without a prescribed minimum altitude, then you must add 2,000' feet to the highest obstacle along the route within 4 NM on either side. 13,176' + 2,000' = 15,176' FAR 91.179 states that if you are traveling on a westerly course (180 degrees - 359 degrees) you must fly at an even thousand foot altitude. So, we round 15,176' up to the next even thousand foot altitude. Your minimum cruising altitude for this route is 16,000'.

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  3. 3) You are departing a runway that does not have a prescribed ODP or required climb gradient. However, according to the federal aviation regulations, you must assure that your aircraft is able to meet what standard minimum required climb gradient?
    Aleksander Markin

    The required minimum climb gradient if one isn't already published is 200 feet per nautical mile.

    The required minimum climb gradient if one isn't already published is 200 feet per nautical mile.

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  4. 4) You are receiving your IFR clearance and hear "climb via the SID." This means...
    Bob Adams

    When ATC gives you a "climb via the SID" instruction, this means that both vertical and lateral navigation is your responsibility unless ATC clears you otherwise.

    When ATC gives you a "climb via the SID" instruction, this means that both vertical and lateral navigation is your responsibility unless ATC clears you otherwise.

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  5. 5) You are at 7,000' MSL in your Gulfstream G650. What is the maximum holding airspeed?
    Alec Wilson

    For aircraft flying above 6,000' MSL and at or below 14,000' MSL, the maximum holding airspeed is 230 knots.

    For aircraft flying above 6,000' MSL and at or below 14,000' MSL, the maximum holding airspeed is 230 knots.

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  6. 6) In order to request a contact approach, you must have...
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    To request a contact approach, you need to remain clear of clouds, have at least 1 statute mile of flight visibility, and reasonably expect to continue to the airport in those conditions. Plus, the airport must have a published instrument approach.

    To request a contact approach, you need to remain clear of clouds, have at least 1 statute mile of flight visibility, and reasonably expect to continue to the airport in those conditions. Plus, the airport must have a published instrument approach.

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Corey Komarec

Corey is a commercial aviation student, Certified Flight Instructor and commercial pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings at the University of North Dakota. He has been flying since 16 years old, and is pursuing a career in the airlines. You can reach him at corey@boldmethod.com.

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