Instrument IQ — August / September 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:



Instrument IQ test

Click the question to see the answer

1)The 100 nautical mile (NM) safe altitude provides for how much obstacle clearance in this section of Canada?

2)You are positioned 20 NM northwest of the QX NDB on an inbound track of 150 degrees at 7,000 feet. You are cleared for the full procedure ILS approach. To be in a better vertical position for the approach, you may descend to ______.

3)You are positioned on the 17 DME ARC for the straight-in LOC/DME approach, for an anticipated straight-in landing on RWY 13. There are three steps in descent until arriving at MDA. What are the three steps?

4)You are established on the localizer at 2600 on the above approach; to do the CDFA Approach, descent should be initiated at _____.

5)How would the missed approach point (MAP) be identified and would timing be an option?

6)If the required visual reference is not established at the MAP, what should be your course of action?

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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