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Quiz: Can You Answer These 6 IFR Regs Questions?

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  1. 1) Which of the following are you required to maintain instrument experience in an airplane?
    Jim Sher

    Out of the list, holding is the only one required for IFR experience.

    Out of the list, holding is the only one required for IFR experience.

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  2. 2) You pick up an IFR clearance in your Cessna at a non-towered airport, with a clearance void time of 1815Z. What do you need to do by 1815Z?
    Gord McKenna

    With a clearance void time, you need to be airborne by the void time.

    With a clearance void time, you need to be airborne by the void time.

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  3. 3) What's the minimum climb gradient for all IFR departures, unless it's specified otherwise?
    ajmexico

    The minimum climb gradient is 200 feet per nautical mile, unless a departure procedure specifies a different one.

    The minimum climb gradient is 200 feet per nautical mile, unless a departure procedure specifies a different one.

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  4. 4) You're IFR current, but you'll land at your destination at night, and you're not night landing current. You're also carrying passengers. Can you take the flight?
    Aleksander Markin

    Regardless of IFR currency, you need to be night current to carry passengers.

    Regardless of IFR currency, you need to be night current to carry passengers.

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  5. 5) Seeing which of these things will NOT allow you to descend below DA/MDA and land on an instrument approach?
    Andrea Occhi

    Seeing all of these, except the taxiway lights, give you the go-head to descend for landing on your instrument approach.

    Seeing all of these, except the taxiway lights, give you the go-head to descend for landing on your instrument approach.

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  6. 6) Which of these instruments do you NOT need for an IFR flight?
    Roger Smith

    According to FAR 91.205, you'll need all of these EXCEPT a VSI for your instrument flight.

    According to FAR 91.205, you'll need all of these EXCEPT a VSI for your instrument flight.

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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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