Instrument IQ — June/July 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.Your aircraft is equipped with an IFR certified GPS. The QX NDB is U/S. Are you legal to complete this approach?

2.You are on final approach at 2,200 ASL and are planning to do the CDFA (constant descent final approach). The active waypoint on the GPS is QX. How far back from QX should descent to MDA be initiated?

3.What ceiling and visibility would give you the required visual reference to successfully complete the landing?

4.The Safe Altitude 100 NM is published as 3,800 ASL. This will provide ______ feet of obstacle clearance and is based upon 100 NM from ______.

5.What should be your course of action in the event of a missed approach and arrival over the QX NDB prior to receiving further clearance? Hold entry?

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

2 thoughts on “Instrument IQ — June/July 2019

  1. I was looking for the answers to the AprilMay Skies magazine IFR skills test, but couldn’t find them here. Are they no longer available or is it my internet skills that are the problem!?! Thanks for taking the time to do these tests, btw, I like how you have the answers come up when clicking the questions.

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