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Quiz: Do You Know These 6 Rare VFR Chart Symbols?

You don't see these every day...


  1. 1) What airspace starts at 9,700 feet?

    On this side of the blue hatched line, Class E starts at 9700' MSL.

    On this side of the blue hatched line, Class E starts at 9700' MSL.

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  2. 2) What does the star shaped symbol indicate?

    This symbol means there's a high energy radiation area. In this case, it's the Crescent Dunes solar farm.

    This symbol means there's a high energy radiation area. In this case, it's the Crescent Dunes solar farm.

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  3. 3) What is the field elevation at Brawley Municipal?

    The field elevation is minus (-) 128 feet MSL.

    The field elevation is minus (-) 128 feet MSL.

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  4. 4) What is the asterisk in the water?

    This is a rock outcropping.

    This is a rock outcropping.

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  5. 5) What airspace is at 12,500' MSL?

    Yep, Class G goes up to, but not including, 14,500' MSL.

    Yep, Class G goes up to, but not including, 14,500' MSL.

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  6. 6) What is the white area with blue dots?

    It's sure is dry here (most of the time). This is a non-perennial lake.

    It's sure is dry here (most of the time). This is a non-perennial lake.

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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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