Instrument IQ – January/February 2016

Avatar for John MontgomeryBy John Montgomery | August 30, 2016

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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.

ST. JOHN, N.B. ILS or NDB (GNSS) APPROACH

Instrument IQ January February 2016

1)    Is this approach authorized for a GPS overlay? If so, to which minima would you fly?

2)    The SJ NDB is U/S by NOTAM. Can the overlay approach still be flown?

3)      You are established on the 10 DME ARC. The aerodrome surface temp is -30C. What is the minimum altitude that should be flown?

4)      Relative to the above DME ARC, at what point should the aircraft initiate the turn to intercept the localizer?

5)    What is the clearance limit of this approach, and what should be the appropriate course of action upon arrival if further clearance is not received prior to fix passage?

For answers, click here.

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 john@proifr.com.

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