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Quiz: Can You Avoid Getting A Violation?

How well do you know the FARs? Find out if you can avoid a violation!


  1. 1) Do you need to notify your passengers to use their safety belts during taxi?
    stem-1 OnceAndFutureLaura

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    Nice try. According to 91.107 (a) (2), you need to notify passengers to use their safety belts during taxi.

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  2. 2) An adult can hold a child for takeoff if the child is:
    stem-2 Jens

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    Nice try. According to 91.107 (a) (3) (i), children under 2 years old can be held for takeoff.

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  3. 3) You'd like to test your 121.5 ELT - when can you test it?
    stem-3 Ameri-King

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    Nice try. According to the AIM 62-4 b 1, you can test it in the first 5 minutes after the hour, for a maximum of three sweeps.

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  4. 4) You're flying over a congested city. You need to remain 1000' above the highest obstacle within what radius of you?
    stem-4 madlag

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    Nice try. According to 91.119 (b), you need to be 1000' above the highest obstacle within 2000'.

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  5. 5) In general, when flying below 18,000 MSL, you need to keep your altimeter set to the current altimeter setting for a station within what radius of your aircraft?
    stem-5 drew domkus

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    Nice try. According to 91.121, you need to keep your altimeter set to a station within 100 NM.

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  6. 6) At night, you need to carry enough fuel to fly to the first point of landing at normal cruising speed, plus:
    stem-6 Dan Tentler

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    Nice try. According to 91.151, you need 45 minutes of reserve fuel at night after your first point of landing.

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  7. 7) Your ELT's battery must be replaced (or recharged, if possible) when it has been:
    stem-7 Adafruit Industries

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    Nice try. According to 91.207, ELT batteries must be replaced or recharged (if possible) when they are used for more than 1 cumulative hour or when 50 percent of their useful life has expired.

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  8. 8) You need to use your position lights between:
    stem-8 USAF

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    Nice try. According to 91.209, you need to use position lights from sunset to sunrise in the continental US.

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  9. 9) For personal flights, you need to carry flotation gear under Part 91 anytime you fly:
    stem-9 Helen Penjam

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    Nice try. 91.205 only requires flotation gear when operating for hire over water and beyond gliding distance from the shore.

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  10. 10) You're flying at 3500 MSL, 2600 AGL in Class E airspace, hundreds of miles from any D, C or B airspace. Your aircraft's equipped with a transponder - do you need to turn it on?
    stem-10 jojo 77

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    Nice try. If your aircraft's equipped with a transponder, 91.215 (c) requires you to turn it on and use Mode C reporting anytime you're in controlled airspace.

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Aleks Udris

Aleks is a Boldmethod co-founder and technical director. He's worked in safety and operations in the airline industry, and was a flight instructor and course manager for the University of North Dakota. You can reach him at aleks@boldmethod.com.

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