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Quiz: Can You Fly This VFR Cross Country To Orlando, FL?

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  1. 1) You are on the ground at Okeechobee County airport (KOBE). What frequency do you use to pick up the weather?

    Okeechobee County airport AWOS can be reached on 118.675.

    Okeechobee County airport AWOS can be reached on 118.675.

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  2. 2) You depart Okeechobee and you're headed north (360 degrees) toward Orlando at 5,500' MSL. Using Miami's (MIA) winds aloft data, you will expect...

    According to Miami's winds aloft data, you will expect to have a direct crosswind from the east (090 @ 14 knots at 6,000').

    According to Miami's winds aloft data, you will expect to have a direct crosswind from the east (090 @ 14 knots at 6,000').

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  3. 3) You are flying over Lake Marian, just north of the Marian MOA. What does the anchor symbol designate?

    The anchor symbol designates that there is a seaplane base at this lake.

    The anchor symbol designates that there is a seaplane base at this lake.

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  4. 4) What is the solid magenta ring around Orlando's Class Bravo airspace?

    The Mode C Veil designates the area where you must have an altitude reporting Mode C transponder in operation within this area from the surface to 10,000' MSL.

    The Mode C Veil designates the area where you must have an altitude reporting Mode C transponder in operation within this area from the surface to 10,000' MSL.

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  5. 5) You descend down to 3,500' MSL and pass around the Orlando Class Bravo to the east. How high are you above the tower just southeast of PRESK?

    The tower is 1,948' MSL, so if you are cruising at 3,500' MSL, you must subtract these two values to get your height above the tower, which is 1,552'.

    The tower is 1,948' MSL, so if you are cruising at 3,500' MSL, you must subtract these two values to get your height above the tower, which is 1,552'.

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  6. 6) What are the vertical dimensions of Orlando Executive (KORL)?

    It shows a "-16", which indicates that the Class Delta airspace extends from the surface to, but not including 1,600' MSL.

    It shows a "-16", which indicates that the Class Delta airspace extends from the surface to, but not including 1,600' MSL.

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That was a tough cross country...

You scored %. Work on your cross county knowledge a little more, and you'll be ready to go.

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Not bad, you have most of this cross country down.

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You could fly this cross country in your sleep. But we wouldn't recommend trying it.

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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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