Instrument IQ — December 2019/January 2020


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. Is RWY 26 equipped with an RVR transmissometer?

2. You would like to conduct a straight in ILS RWY 26 but are not GPS equipped and thus cannot fly a GPS transition. How can you conduct this approach?

3. You are intercepting the glidepath at 3,000 ASL, this should occur at ___ DME from WT.

4. If doing a full procedure approach, the procedure turn must be conducted within ___ NM of DAXUN.

5. Why is there no timing to the missed approach point indicated on this approach?

6. If not GPS equipped, how would you identify the FAF?

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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