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Instrument IQ for May/June 2016

By John Montgomery | August 30, 2016

Estimated reading time 1 minute, 51 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 MayJune 2016

1)    How many approaches can be flown via this approach plate?

2)    Relative to the GPS overlay approach, the XU NDB is U/S. Can the overlay approach be flown?

3)      The glide path is U/S by NOTAM and you are conducting the LOC Approach. To achieve the required visual reference to land, you would need a minimum ceiling of ____ and an advisory visibility of ____.

4)      You are flying this LOC approach with an aircraft that is DME equipped. You are now established on final and have a groundspeed of 100 knots. At what point should you commence descent out of 3,300 feet and what should be your target sink rate to fly a CFDA approach?

5)      How would the missed approach point be identified on the LOC Approach?

6)      If conducting the NDB approach, what is the minimum FAF crossing altitude?

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

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  1. Good day,
    I have been away for a couple of months!
    I can not find the column of Instruments IQ quiz since January 2016 through the web site.
    Could help me to find them?
    Thanks a lot.

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