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Quiz: 6 Questions To See How Much You Know About Airspace

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  1. 1) You're overflying Northwest Florida airport at 2,500' MSL while the tower is operating. Are you in Class D airspace?

    The top of the Class D airspace is 2,500' MSL, denoted by the "25" in the box next to the runway. 

    The top of the Class D airspace is 2,500' MSL, denoted by the "25" in the box next to the runway. 

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  2. 2) You're flying in the mountains at 12,500 feet MSL, and you're 1,100 AGL in Class G airspace. What is the minimum required visibility during the day?
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    Regardless of your MSL altitude, as long as you're 1,200 feet AGL and lower, your daytime vis requirement is 1 SM.

    Regardless of your MSL altitude, as long as you're 1,200 feet AGL and lower, your daytime vis requirement is 1 SM.

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  3. 3) You're landing at Daytona Beach (KDAB), and you're within 2 miles of the airport at 1,000 feet AGL. What's the maximum speed you can fly?

    When you are within 4 nautical miles and 2500' of the surface of a Class C airport, you are speed restricted to 200 knots.

    When you are within 4 nautical miles and 2500' of the surface of a Class C airport, you are speed restricted to 200 knots.

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  4. 4) You're flying here at 18,000 feet MSL (blue arrow). What airspace are you in?

    Class A airspace starts at 18,000 feet MSL over the entire Contiguous United States.

    Class A airspace starts at 18,000 feet MSL over the entire Contiguous United States.

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  5. 5) As a non-instrument rated private pilot in an airplane, can you request a SVFR clearance to land at an airport after sunset?
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    To request an SVFR clearance into an airport, you need to hold a private pilot certificate, and you can only operate SVFR between sunrise and sunset. To operate SVFR after sunset, you need to be qualified for instrument flight under FAR 61, and your aircraft needs to be equipped for instrument flight as well.

    To request an SVFR clearance into an airport, you need to hold a private pilot certificate, and you can only operate SVFR between sunrise and sunset. To operate SVFR after sunset, you need to be qualified for instrument flight under FAR 61, and your aircraft needs to be equipped for instrument flight as well.

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  6. 6) You're flying here (blue arrow) at 800' AGL. What airspace are you in?

    The magenta shaded ring means Class E airspace starts at 700 feet AGL.

    The magenta shaded ring means Class E airspace starts at 700 feet AGL.

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Well, that was a tough quiz...

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Well done. You have most of this airspace down.

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When it comes to airspace, you pretty much know it all.

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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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