Instrument IQ — April/May 2019


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:

Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW)
ILS RWY 35 Approach


Instrument IQ test

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1.Is RWY 35 equipped with an approach lighting system? If so, what action must be taken to turn them on at 0300 hours local?

2.Arrival control's radar is U/S at the time of the approach and CYA228 is active. What (if any) effect does this have on the approach?

3.Landing minima for ILS approaches is normally 200 and ½. For what reason are they 250 and 1 on this approach?

4.You are level at 7,000 feet inbound on the 240-degree transition to TARTI from YYC for the full procedure ILS approach. The procedure turn must be accomplished within ___ NM of TARTI.

5.What is the clearance limit of this approach, and what should be your course of action if you arrive there prior to receiving further clearance?

6.Your aircraft is equipped with a new generation avionics system but it is not ADF equipped. How does this affect you with respect to flying this approach?

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

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