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Quiz: You're Planning A Cross Country Flight...

There's a lot of work that goes on before, during, and after a cross country flight. Are you ready to test your knowledge?


  1. 1) What do isogonic lines show on your VFR sectional chart?

    The amount and the direction of variation, which change slightly over time, is shown on most aeronautical charts as broken magenta lines, called isogonic lines, which connect points of equal magnetic variation. Do not confuse magnetic variation with magnetic deviation, or the error induced in a compass by your aircraft's magnetic fields. 

    The amount and the direction of variation, which change slightly over time, is shown on most aeronautical charts as broken magenta lines, called isogonic lines, which connect points of equal magnetic variation. Do not confuse magnetic variation with magnetic deviation, or the error induced in a compass by your aircraft's magnetic fields. 

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  2. 2) How much of a fuel reserve is required for day, VFR flights?
    ErikBrouwer

    (FAR 91.151) No person may begin a flight in an airplane under VFR conditions unless (considering wind and forecast weather conditions) there is enough fuel to fly to the first point of intended landing and, assuming normal cruising speed - during the day, to fly after that for at least 30 minutes.

    (FAR 91.151) No person may begin a flight in an airplane under VFR conditions unless (considering wind and forecast weather conditions) there is enough fuel to fly to the first point of intended landing and, assuming normal cruising speed - during the day, to fly after that for at least 30 minutes.

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  3. 3) You just flew a 132nm trip from Richmond (KRIC) to Dare County (KMQI) but decided not to land, and instead returned directly to Richmond. Can you log cross country flight time? (Non-military student training for a commercial license)
    Swayne Martin

    You cannot log the flight as cross country time. "To meet the requirements ... for a  commercial certificate ... cross-country time requires a point of landing that is more than 50 nm straight-line distance from the original point of departure. 14 CFR 61.1(b)(3)

    You cannot log the flight as cross country time. "To meet the requirements ... for a  commercial certificate ... cross-country time requires a point of landing that is more than 50 nm straight-line distance from the original point of departure. 14 CFR 61.1(b)(3)

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  4. 4) For weight and balance calculations - How much does 1 gallon of AVGAS weigh? (Approximately)
    Brave Heart

    AVGAS weighs roughly 6 pounds per gallon. 

    AVGAS weighs roughly 6 pounds per gallon. 

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  5. 5) As you approach Lewis County Regional Airport (6M6), what frequency should you use to make position reports?

    Make position reports on CTAF frequency 122.7 when approaching 6M6. (Note the circled "C" and corresponding frequency of 122.7 in the airport information) 

    Make position reports on CTAF frequency 122.7 when approaching 6M6. (Note the circled "C" and corresponding frequency of 122.7 in the airport information) 

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  6. 6) You want to fly a magnetic course of 270 degrees (West) toward a local airport. If you're above 3,000 feet AGL, which of the following cruising altitudes must you choose?

    You must fly at 4,500 feet MSL during cruise since your are on a magnetic course between 180 degrees and 359 degrees. (14 CFR 91.159) 

    You must fly at 4,500 feet MSL during cruise since your are on a magnetic course between 180 degrees and 359 degrees. (14 CFR 91.159) 

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  7. 7) What cloud clearance must you maintain during your day, VFR cross country flight if inside Class E airspace at 9,500 feet MSL?

    Below 10,000 feet MSL in Class E airspace, VFR aircraft are required to remain 500 feet below, 1000 feet above, and 2000 feet horizontally from clouds. (14 CFR 91.155)

    Below 10,000 feet MSL in Class E airspace, VFR aircraft are required to remain 500 feet below, 1000 feet above, and 2000 feet horizontally from clouds. (14 CFR 91.155)

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  8. 8) The TAFs predicts a broken layer of clouds on your route. What forecast can you use to find the estimated cloud tops?

    Area Forecasts include information on cloud tops. You can use area forecasts to help plan your route and altitudes to avoid clouds. Convective SIGMETs will include the maximum tops of forecasted thunderstorms, but may not include the tops of surrounding cloud layers. 

    Area Forecasts include information on cloud tops. You can use area forecasts to help plan your route and altitudes to avoid clouds. Convective SIGMETs will include the maximum tops of forecasted thunderstorms, but may not include the tops of surrounding cloud layers. 

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Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at swayne@boldmethod.com, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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