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Quiz: 6 Questions To See How Much You Know About VFR Cross-Countries

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  1. 1) You are departing Aberdeen, SD (KABR) to the southwest and want to open up your VFR flight plan. Which flight service station are you talking to?

    You can tell which FSS you are talking to by referencing the bottom of the VOR identification box. In this case, it's Huron radio.

    You can tell which FSS you are talking to by referencing the bottom of the VOR identification box. In this case, it's Huron radio.

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  2. 2) What is the magenta shaded airspace surrounding the KABR airport?

    This designates Class E airspace starting at 700' AGL.

    This designates Class E airspace starting at 700' AGL.

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  3. 3) You are just south of Stone Lake at 6,500' MSL. You see clouds ahead and need to divert around them. What day VFR cloud clearance do you need?

    If you are flying at 6,500' MSL just south of Stone Lake, you are in Class E airspace, so you must maintain 500' below, 1,000' above, and 2,000' horizontal from clouds.

    If you are flying at 6,500' MSL just south of Stone Lake, you are in Class E airspace, so you must maintain 500' below, 1,000' above, and 2,000' horizontal from clouds.

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  4. 4) You are just east of the town of Midland. What is the grey dotted line?

    This line represents the time zone boundary.

    This line represents the time zone boundary.

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  5. 5) You are flying over the northern portion of the Badlands National Park. What is the recommended minimum altitude you should fly at?

    The FAR/AIM recommends that you should fly no lower than 2,000' AGL over a national park. It's not required, but it is a request.

    The FAR/AIM recommends that you should fly no lower than 2,000' AGL over a national park. It's not required, but it is a request.

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  6. 6) You are 10 miles to the east of Rapid City. What frequency do you contact tower on?

    In the airport description, it lists the tower as 125.85.

    In the airport description, it lists the tower as 125.85.

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Corey Komarec

Corey is an Embraer 175 First Officer for a large 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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