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Quiz: Pilots Should Get Most Of These Airspace Questions Correct

Understanding the National Airspace System isn't always easy. Are you ready to test your knowledge?

  1. 1) What kind of aircraft would you expect to find inside New Orleans Class B airspace?
    FAA

    New Orleans International Airport has Class B airspace due to high density air traffic, specifically from airlines. 

    New Orleans International Airport has Class B airspace due to high density air traffic, specifically from airlines. 

  2. 2) Winkler County (KINK) has ______ airspace starting at the surface.
    FAA

    The Winkler County Airport has non-towered Class E airspace starting at the surface. 

    The Winkler County Airport has non-towered Class E airspace starting at the surface. 

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  3. 3) If you're flying at 8,000 feet MSL over Denver's Centennial Airport, you are inside ______ airspace.
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    In this picture, Centennial's Class D airspace extends to, but doesn't include, 8000' MSL. Denver International's Class B airspace starts at 8000' MSL. If you were flying at 8000' MSL over Centennial, you'd be in Denver International's Class B airspace.

    In this picture, Centennial's Class D airspace extends to, but doesn't include, 8000' MSL. Denver International's Class B airspace starts at 8000' MSL. If you were flying at 8000' MSL over Centennial, you'd be in Denver International's Class B airspace.

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  4. 4) What kind of aircraft would you expect to find at this airport?
    FAA

    Kenmore Inc (S60) is a seaplane port.

    Kenmore Inc (S60) is a seaplane port.

  5. 5) You're flying at 500 feet AGL during the day inside Class G airspace as you approach an airport. What visibility must you have?
    Swayne Martin

    When you're 1,200 feet AGL or lower in Class G airspace, regardless of your MSL altitude, you need at least 1SM of visibility during the day.

    When you're 1,200 feet AGL or lower in Class G airspace, regardless of your MSL altitude, you need at least 1SM of visibility during the day.

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  6. 6) Class A airspace ends at ____.
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    Class A extends from 18,000' MSL to FL600.

    Class A extends from 18,000' MSL to FL600.

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  7. 7) What kind of activity might you expect to find inside this airspace?
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    Military Operations Areas, or MOAs, are places where military training occurs. They separate military traffic from civilians on IFR flight plans.As a VFR pilot, you can fly through an active MOA without talking to anyone. However, we recommend that you don't, because it can be hard to see military traffic when they're "turning and burning" at high rates of speed. 

    Military Operations Areas, or MOAs, are places where military training occurs. They separate military traffic from civilians on IFR flight plans.As a VFR pilot, you can fly through an active MOA without talking to anyone. However, we recommend that you don't, because it can be hard to see military traffic when they're "turning and burning" at high rates of speed. 

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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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