Instrument IQ — April / May 2018


Test your instrument flight rules (IFR) proficiency and sharpen your piloting skills with this exclusive Skies feature! Examine the following approach plate and take your best shot at the accompanying questions:

Fort Nelson, B.C. (CYYE)


Instrument IQ test

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1)Would you expect RWY 22 to be equipped with a clearway?

2)Are any of the runways equipped with a runway visual range (RVR) transmissometer?

3)You are planning to depart RWY 04. FSS is reporting 3/8 SM but you can count 13 sets of runway lights in the touch down zone (TDZ). Are you legal to depart? Answer for both fixed-wing and rotorcraft.

4)What must the pilot in command do to confirm obstacle clearance when departing RWY 04?

5)What is the precise magnetic track of RWY 22?

6)Your planned climb speed on a SPEC VIS Departure off RWY 22 is 125 KIAS. What minimum ceiling and visibility will allow this departure given the above information?

7)You would expect the ATIS to operate (limited hours/24-7), please choose.

John Montgomery is the founder and president of Professional Flight Centre in Delta, B.C., which was established in 1986. A 12,000-hour ATPL pilot and Multi IFR instructor, John also specializes in ground school and seminar instruction. John can be reached at

2 thoughts on “Instrument IQ — April / May 2018

  1. I am having difficulty calculating how the correct answer was arrived at for question 5. Can you please explain ?

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