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Quiz: 7 Questions To See How Much You Really Know About Airspace

You're in it every time your wheels leave the pavement. But how much do you really know about it?


  1. 1) What's the max speed you can fly here?

    You got it. The max speed below 10,000 feet MSL in Class B is 250 knots, unless the minimum safe speed of your aircraft is faster than that.

    The max speed below 10,000 feet MSL in Class B is 250 knots, unless the minimum safe speed of your aircraft is faster than that.

    1. 4-200
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    2. 4-250
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    3. 1-3
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  2. 2) You're flying into this airport. Is it tower controlled?

    You got it. Magenta colored airports on VFR sectionals are non-towered airports. Blue colored airports are tower controlled.

    Magenta colored airports on VFR sectionals are non-towered airports. Blue colored airports are tower controlled.

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    2. 3-2
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  3. 3) Class E airspace is:

    You got it. All Class E airspace is controlled airspace.

    All Class E airspace is controlled airspace.

    1. 5-controlled
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    2. 5-uncontrolled
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    3. 5-day
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  4. 4) What is the minimum VFR visibility you need here during the day?

    You got it. Class E airspace at or above 10,000' requires 5 miles of visibility.

    Class E airspace at or above 10,000' requires 5 miles of visibility.

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  5. 5) You're flying your SR-22 into Richmond International Airport. What equipment do you need here?

    You got it. You need a two-way radio and transponder in Class C airspace.

    You need a two-way radio and transponder in Class C airspace.

    1. 5-1
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    2. 5-2
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  6. 6) You're flying VFR into Denver Centennial airport. How far below the clouds do you need to be here?

    You got it. You need to remain 500' below clouds in Class D airspace.

    You need to remain 500' below clouds in Class D airspace.

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  7. 7) You're cruising at FL600 over Santa Fe, NM, in your SR-71. What airspace are you in?

    You got it. Class A airspace extends from 18,000' up to and including FL600. What's above that? Class E.

    Class A airspace extends from 18,000' MSL up to and including FL600. What's above that? Class E.

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    1. 7-d
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    2. 7-e
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    3. 7-space
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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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