Instrument IQ — June / July 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:

Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF)


Instrument IQ test

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1)Which approach offers the best chance of achieving the required visual reference for landing at CYKF?

2)My GPS is not WAAS-equipped. May I fly the LPV approach?

3)Which waypoints within the procedure are fly-over waypoints?

4)If doing the LNAV procedure, what minimum ceiling and visibility are needed to establish the required visual reference when landing on RWY 08?

5)If flying the LNAV approach via a CDFA (continuous descent final approach) from 3,200 feet ASL, when should the descent be initiated?

6)Relative to the above, what would be the sink rate requirement if your groundspeed on the approach is 100 knots?

7)What would be your course of action upon arrival over the clearance limit, without further clearance in the event of a missed 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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