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Quiz: 7 Questions To See How Much You Know About VFR Sectional Charts

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  1. 1) What is the order of airspace, starting from the surface, at Huntington Pier?

    Class G from SFC-699' AGL, Class E from 700' AGL - 2,499' MSL, Class C from 2,500' MSL- 5,400' MSL, Class E from 5,401' MSL - 6,999' MSL, Class B from 7,000' MSL - 10,000' MSL, Class E from 10,001' MSL - 17,999' MSL, and Class A from FL180-FL600.

    Class G from SFC-699' AGL, Class E from 700' AGL - 2,499' MSL, Class C from 2,500' MSL- 5,400' MSL, Class E from 5,401' MSL - 6,999' MSL, Class B from 7,000' MSL - 10,000' MSL, Class E from 10,001' MSL - 17,999' MSL, and Class A from FL180-FL600.

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  2. 2) You're flying just outside of Huntsville, Alabama and plan to make a fuel stop at Northwest Alabama Regional (KMSL). What does a magenta dashed circle surrounding the airport indicate?

    This indicates that Class E airspace is to the surface.

    This indicates that Class E airspace is to the surface.

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  3. 3) What does AOE indicate in Hector International's (KFAR) airport description?

    This means that this airport is an airport of entry. This indicates that there is an U.S. customs and immigration office located on field to process international arrivals.

    This means that this airport is an airport of entry. This indicates that there is an U.S. customs and immigration office located on field to process international arrivals.

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  4. 4) What type of airspace is indicated by the blue dashed line?

    This is the Washington D.C. SFRA or Special Flight Rules Area. While operating within 30 NM from the DCA VOR/DME, you must have received specific training, be transmitting on a discrete squawk code, and be on a special flight plan.

    This is the Washington D.C. SFRA or Special Flight Rules Area. While operating within 30 NM from the DCA VOR/DME, you must have received specific training, be transmitting on a discrete squawk code, and be on a special flight plan.

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  5. 5) You are flying from Mobile Downtown (KBFM) to Pensacola International (KPNS). What frequency will you contact Pensacola Approach on?

    In the white box above the Pensacola airspace, it says to contact Pensacola Approach within 20 NM on 118.6.

    In the white box above the Pensacola airspace, it says to contact Pensacola Approach within 20 NM on 118.6.

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  6. 6) You are planning a flight to Martha's Vineyard (MVY). What does the star mean in the airport description?

    This indicates that the tower operates part-time.

    This indicates that the tower operates part-time.

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  7. 7) What is this line and what does it show?

    This is an isogonic line and it shows degrees of variation. Variation is the difference between true and magnetic north.

    This is an isogonic line and it shows degrees of variation. Variation is the difference between true and magnetic north.

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Corey Komarec

Corey is a commercial aviation student, CFII and commercial pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings at the University of North Dakota. Corey has been flying since he was 16, and he's pursuing a career in the airlines. You can reach him at corey@boldmethod.com.

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