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Quiz: 6 Questions To See How Much You Know About Enroute Charts

Before you shoot the approach, you need to get to the airport...


  1. 1) What does the route symbol next to the blue arrow mean?

    This is a NAVAID changeover point. DME distance from the NAVAIDS east and west of the changeover point are listed on the top and bottom of the symbol.

    This is a NAVAID changeover point. DME distance from the NAVAIDS east and west of the changeover point are listed on the top and bottom of the symbol.

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  2. 2) What is the MOCA for Victor 264?

    The MOCA (Minimum Obstacle Clearance Altitude) of 7700 feet is listed with a preceding asterisk.

    The MOCA (Minimum Obstacle Clearance Altitude) of 7700 feet is listed with a preceding asterisk.

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  3. 3) What does the flag with the 'X' over the Palm Springs VOR indicate?

    The flag indicates minimum crossing altitudes for the VOR. The crossing altitudes are listed under the PSP Navaid box, starting with the letters 'MCA'. 

    The flag indicates minimum crossing altitudes for the VOR. The crossing altitudes are listed under the PSP Navaid box, starting with the letters 'MCA'. 

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  4. 4) What type of airspace is at the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport?

    Shaded blue areas with dashed blue borders indicate Class C airspace airports. This is different than VFR sectional charts, where blue dashed lines indicate Class D airspace.

    Shaded blue areas with dashed blue borders indicate Class C airspace airports. This is different than VFR sectional charts, where blue dashed lines indicate Class D airspace.

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  5. 5) You need to divert into Paso Robles Municipal Airport. What is the length of the longest runway?

    The longest runway is listed in green text after the airport's elevation and lighting information. In this example, '60' indicates the longest runway is 6000 feet.

    The longest runway is listed in green text after the airport's elevation and lighting information. In this example, '60' indicates the longest runway is 6000 feet.

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  6. 6) Why is the Mendocino VORTAC filled in with black?

    The black fill-in means the VORTAC is a compulsory reporting point.

    The black fill-in means the VORTAC is a compulsory reporting point.

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Not bad, but keep navigating...

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You've got these enroute charts down...for the most part.

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Nailed it!

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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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