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Could You Fly This IFR Cross-Country From Miami To Ft. Myers?

Are you ready for this Part 91 cross-country flight?


  1. 1) You're preflighting your Cessna 172. You notice the panel clock has stopped working, and it's been marked inoperative under 91.213. If you are wearing a watch, can you use that instead and take your IFR flight?
    Maurizio Pucci

    91.205 (d)(6) requires a clock displaying hours, minutes, and seconds with a sweep-second pointer or digital presentation for IFR flight. If you don't have any other clock mounted in your plane, you can't take an IFR flight.

    91.205 (d)(6) requires a clock displaying hours, minutes, and seconds with a sweep-second pointer or digital presentation for IFR flight. If you don't have any other clock mounted in your plane, you can't take an IFR flight.

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  2. 2) What system prevents ice from adhering to your airplane?
    AviatorDave

    Anti-ice systems prevent ice from adhering to your aircraft. This is typically accomplished through liquid chemicals or heated leading-edges of the aircraft. De-ice systems, such as inflatable wing boots, remove ice after it has accumulated on an aircraft.

    Anti-ice systems prevent ice from adhering to your aircraft. This is typically accomplished through liquid chemicals or heated leading-edges of the aircraft. De-ice systems, such as inflatable wing boots, remove ice after it has accumulated on an aircraft.

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  3. 3) The weather forecast for Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) at your arrival time is 6SM visibility, 1,500' ceilings, and light rain. Do you need an alternate?
    RobertF

    According to 91.169, for at least 1 hour before and for 1 hour after the estimated time of arrival, the ceiling will be at least 2,000 feet above the airport elevation and the visibility will be at least 3 statute miles. If it's less, you need an alternate.

    According to 91.169, for at least 1 hour before and for 1 hour after the estimated time of arrival, the ceiling will be at least 2,000 feet above the airport elevation and the visibility will be at least 3 statute miles. If it's less, you need an alternate.

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  4. 4) If you fly Victor 7 at the MOCA altitude of 1500 feet, what is the max distance from either VOR you are assured nav radio reception?

    A MOCA is the lowest published altitude that assures acceptable navigational signal coverage only within 25 statute (22 nautical) miles of a VOR. It also assured obstacle clearance along the route.

    A MOCA is the lowest published altitude that assures acceptable navigational signal coverage only within 25 statute (22 nautical) miles of a VOR. It also assured obstacle clearance along the route.

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  5. 5) You're planning to shoot the VOR to runway 24 at Southwest Florida International Airport. Assuming you break out of the clouds on the approach, what lights would you expect to see at the end of the runway?
    View RSW VOR RWY24 Approach

    The approach end of runway 24 doesn't have an approach lighting system. It does, however, have REIL (Runway End Identification Lights).

    The approach end of runway 24 doesn't have an approach lighting system. It does, however, have REIL (Runway End Identification Lights).

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  6. 6) You go missed and turn left toward CORFU. What type of holding entry will you make to hold over CORFU?
    Erik Brouwer
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    Because you're entering on the 140 radial, you could make a parallel or teardrop entry.

    Because you're entering on the 140 radial, you could make a parallel or teardrop entry.

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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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