Instrument IQ — June/July 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.What is the highest spot height within the plan view of the approach plate?

2. You are 40 nm north of TEXEC level at 16,000 feet in IMC and cleared for this approach in standard temperature conditions. What altitude can you legally descend to and which frequency would you expect to be on?

3. If you cross TEXEC at 7,500 ASL and are deemed to be too high to fly the TEXEC - UDBIB transition, what would be your best option?

4. For reasons of simplicity, if you decide to descend to 2,100 feet, at what point should you initiate final approach descent to MDA?

5. What is the landing distance available on RWY 11 and is it equipped with a VASIS or PAPI?

6. What is the clearance limit of this approach and what should be your course of action if you arrive there before you receive further clearance?

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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