Instrument IQ — February/March 2021

AvatarBy Joanne Isaaac | February 24, 2021

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SHARPEN YOUR IFR SKILLS

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:

Fort Nelson, B.C. (CYYE)
ILS RWY 04

Instrument IQ test

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1. What minimum ceiling and visibility would be required to make a safe landing on the ILS approach Runway 09?

200 ft ceiling and ½ statute mile visibility (2400 RVR). Note that weather information in parenthesis is not applicable to civilian pilots.

2. When can you begin your descent down to 1500? If cleared for the approach, can you begin your descent to 1500 before that point?

At GRITT, which is also 11.1 DME on I-BUL localizer. If cleared for the approach, once established on the inbound course, I would maintain 3000 until Grit, then descend to 1500 ft.

3. What safe altitude must be maintained 25 NM north of the Dolphin VOR?

2100

4. What equipment is needed to safely fly this approach?

RADAR is required.

5. Your aircraft is equipped with an autopilot. Can you fly an autopilot coupled approach?

Autopilot coupled approach is not authorized.

6. At what point should you initiate a descent from the final approach fix to DA?

AT INESS, which is also 6.1 DME on I-BUL localizer.

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