Instrument IQ — December 2018 / January 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:



Instrument IQ test

Click the question to see the answer

1)What does the approach identifier LOC D infer?

2)Is a "straight-in" approach available within this procedure?

3)You are established inbound on the localizer between 15 DME and 8 DME on this approach. To what altitude may you descend?

4)How is the missed approach point identified on this approach?

5)Your aircraft is not equipped with DME. Are you able to conduct this approach procedure?

6)What would be the best means of confirming that the aircraft remains within the procedure turn "envelope" if conducting a full procedure 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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