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Quiz: 6 Questions To See How Well You Know IFR Regulations

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  1. 1) You are descending on the final approach course for the ILS Runway 8R into Miami International (KMIA) in Florida. You're approaching your DA of 450' and start to see the approach lights, but do not have the red terminating bars in sight. What minimum altitude are you permitted to descend to (MSL) until the red terminating bars or the runway environment is in sight?
    View Miami ILS 8R Approach Charts

    According to 91.175 a you can't descend below 100' above touchdown zone elevation unless the red terminating bars, red side row bars, or the runway environment are in sight.

    According to 91.175 a you can't descend below 100' above touchdown zone elevation unless the red terminating bars, red side row bars, or the runway environment are in sight.

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  2. 2) What is the minimum required fuel you need to carry on board if it takes you 1 hour to get to your primary airport and 15 minutes to your alternate? Your airplane burns 10 gallons an hour.

    An hour and 15 minutes of flying would equate to 12.5 gallons of fuel, however, according to FAR 91.167, you must also be able to fly from your alternate for 45 minutes. So thats an additional 7.5 gallons. So, the minimum fuel you are to carry on board is 20 gallons.

    An hour and 15 minutes of flying would equate to 12.5 gallons of fuel, however, according to FAR 91.167, you must also be able to fly from your alternate for 45 minutes. So thats an additional 7.5 gallons. So, the minimum fuel you are to carry on board is 20 gallons.

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  3. 3) You get out to your aircraft and check the maintenance records. The last VOR check was done on October 1st, 2016. When must you have another VOR check completed before the aircraft is able to fly under IFR?
    Neil Jansen

    You must have had a VOR check completed within the preceding 30 days, so the next time you would need a VOR check completed is October 31st, 2016.

    You must have had a VOR check completed within the preceding 30 days, so the next time you would need a VOR check completed is October 31st, 2016.

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  4. 4) You listen to ATIS at Myrtle Beach International (KMYR) in South Carolina. The ATIS reports RVR 2000. Can you depart on a personal IFR Part 91 flight?

    Part 91 does not have required takeoff minimums for IFR flight. But, we'd recommend you set personal minimums based on your flight experience.

    Part 91 does not have required takeoff minimums for IFR flight. But, we'd recommend you set personal minimums based on your flight experience.

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  5. 5) You depart Charlotte, NC on runway 18C. What minimum FPM climb rate are you required to maintain if your groundspeed on departure is 100 knots.
    View Charlotte Takeoff Minimums And Departure Procedures

    To calculate your required FPM, you take (GS/60) x Required Gradient. In this case (100/60) x 220' per NM = 366 FPM.

    To calculate your required FPM, you take (GS/60) x Required Gradient. In this case (100/60) x 220' per NM = 366 FPM.

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  6. 6) You are planning a flight into San Francisco International (KSFO). At the time of your arrival, the TAF is reporting clouds at 1,000', so you file Monterey Regional (KMRY) as an alternate. Monterey has an ILS approach to runway 10R. What minimum clouds and visibility must exist in the forecast reports at your time of arrival at Monterey (if you need to go missed at San Francisco) in order for you to file this airport as your alternate, assuming you're a Category B aircraft?
    View Monterey Regional ILS or LOC RWY 10R Approach Chart
    View Monterey Regional Alternate Minimums

    For airports that have a precision approach, you need at least 600' ceilings and 2 SM visibility at the time of arrival for the alternate airport. However, Monterey has non-standard alternate minimums of 700' and 2SM for Category A and B aircraft, according to the alternate minimums chart.

    For airports that have a precision approach, you need at least 600' ceilings and 2 SM visibility at the time of arrival for the alternate airport. However, Monterey has non-standard alternate minimums of 700' and 2SM for Category A and B aircraft, according to the alternate minimums chart.

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Corey Komarec

Corey is an Embraer 175 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota, and he's been flying since he was 16. You can reach him at corey@boldmethod.com.

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