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Quiz: 5 Questions To See How Well You Know Special Use Airspace

Knowledge of Special Use Airspace is essential for keeping you safe in flight. Let's see what you know!

  1. 1) Are you required to get a clearance through an Alert Area?

    Alert Areas denote areas of concentrated levels of flight training. These areas do not require a clearance in order to fly through them, however, if you are transitioning through the airspace, be extremely cautious of other aircraft in the area, and consider picking up flight following.

    Alert Areas denote areas of concentrated levels of flight training. These areas do not require a clearance in order to fly through them, however, if you are transitioning through the airspace, be extremely cautious of other aircraft in the area, and consider picking up flight following.

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  2. 2) Military Operation Areas (MOAs) separate...

    Military Operation Areas separate military training activity from nonparticipating IFR traffic.

    Military Operation Areas separate military training activity from nonparticipating IFR traffic.

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  3. 3) What are the main differences between Warning Areas and Restricted Areas?

    Warning areas and restricted areas are very similar in nature. They both contain operations that could be hazardous to nonparticipating aircraft, however, warning areas, because they are often located over international waters, are not controlled solely by the United States. 

    Warning areas and restricted areas are very similar in nature. They both contain operations that could be hazardous to nonparticipating aircraft, however, warning areas, because they are often located over international waters, are not controlled solely by the United States. 

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  4. 4) Controlled Firing Areas (CFAs) contain activity that could be hazardous to nonparticipating aircraft, similar to Warning and Restricted areas, however, the operations are...

    Controlled Firing Areas are similar in nature to restricted and warning areas, however, they are suspended if a spotter aircraft, radar, or ground lookout position detect an aircraft may be approaching the airspace.

    Controlled Firing Areas are similar in nature to restricted and warning areas, however, they are suspended if a spotter aircraft, radar, or ground lookout position detect an aircraft may be approaching the airspace.

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  5. 5) When transitioning through Prohibited Airspace, what do you need to do?

    Flight through prohibited airspace is...prohibited.

    Flight through prohibited airspace is...prohibited.

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Corey Komarec

Corey is an Embraer 175 First Officer for a 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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