Instrument IQ — July/August 2017


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 the local weather and altimeter setting available on a 24-7 basis?

2) What is the acceptable temperature range to fly the LNAV/VNAV approach?

3) If flying the RESIP transition for the straight-in approach, what is the bearing and distance between RESIP and OMREV? Also, what is the minimum allowable altitude between these fixes and the obstacle clearance provided when cleared for the approach?

4) While flying the LNAV approach, you are established on final at 2,000 feet and are planning on conducting the CDFA approach. At what point should the descent be initiated?

5) Relative to the above, your groundspeed is 100 knots, what should be your target rate of descent and target FAWP crossing altitude?

6) Name the fly-over waypoints within this procedure.

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

Posted in Uncategorized

One thought on “Instrument IQ — July/August 2017

  1. In the CFS CYBL indicates an LWIS for use after hours. The ATIS is not available, but local weather and an altimeter setting would still be. Is that correct?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *