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Quiz: Can You Answer These 7 Airspace Questions?

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  1. 1) You're on a VFR flight into Denver International Airport (Class B airspace). What's the lowest the visibility can be?
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    Since SVFR isn't allowed at KDEN, the minimum visibility is 3 SM.

    Since SVFR isn't allowed at KDEN, the minimum visibility is 3 SM.

    1. 1-1sm
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    2. 1-3sm
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    1. 1-5sm
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    2. 1-mountains
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  2. 2) What type of activity would you expect to see in an active MOA?
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    MOAs are Military Operations Areas, in this case, F-15 operations would be the most likely thing you'd see in an active MOA.

    MOAs are Military Operations Areas, in this case, F-15 operations would be the most likely thing you'd see in an active MOA.

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  3. 2) Class A airspace starts at:
    stem-2 Paul Nelhams

    Class A airspace starts at 18,000' MSL.

    Class A airspace starts at 18,000' MSL.

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    2. 2-10m
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    1. 2-18a
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    2. 2-18m
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  4. 4) What's the max speed you can fly here?
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    The maximum speed in Class B airspace below 10,000' MSL is 250 KIAS.

    The maximum speed in Class B airspace below 10,000' MSL is 250 KIAS.

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    2. 4-250
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    3. 4-mach
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  5. 5) Class G airspace is:

    Class G is uncontrolled airspace.

    Nice try. Class G is uncontrolled airspace.

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    2. 5-uncontrolled
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    3. 5-day
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  6. 6) You see this symbol on the chart. What does it mean?
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    The parachute symbol identifies a parachute jump aircraft operations area.

    Nice try. The parachute symbol identifies a parachute jump aircraft operations area.

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    2. 6-model
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    1. 6-jump
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    2. 6-military
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  7. 7) You're flying a U-2 at 70,000 feet over California. What airspace are you in?
    stem-7 Christopher Michel

    Class E airspace exists above FL600 upward over the continental US and Alaska.

    Nice try. Class E airspace exists above FL600 upward over the continental US and Alaska.

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Well, that wasn't the easiest quiz.

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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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