Instrument IQ — December 2019/January 2020

Avatar for John MontgomeryBy John Montgomery | December 10, 2019

Estimated reading time 2 minutes, 36 seconds.


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

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1. Is RWY 26 equipped with an RVR transmissometer?
Negative, it is not listed next to the ½ SM in the advisory visibility and is not indicated on the aerodrome chart.

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?
As per the note, either RADAR or GNSS are required. Request radar vectors. 

3. You are intercepting the glidepath at 3,000 ASL, this should occur at ___ DME from WT.
6.7 DME from WT, check the Constant Descent Angle Table.

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

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

6. If not GPS equipped, how would you identify the FAF?
4.2 DME from WT. 

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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