Quiz: Preflight Planning an IFR Flight

There are many nuances to be considered when planning a flight to be completed under Instrument Flight Rules. This becomes exponentially true when conducting the flight in poor weather. Answer all these questions correctly and prove you have the keys for unlocking a successful IFR flight.

1. An airport may not be qualified for alternate use if
1. An airport may not be qualified for alternate use if
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2. How many precision approach procedures are published for William P Hobby Airport?
2. How many precision approach procedures are published for William P Hobby Airport?
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3. You are planning an IFR flight off established airways below 18,000 ft MSL. If you use VOR navigation to define the route, the maximum distance between NAVAIDS should be
3. You are planning an IFR flight off established airways below 18,000 ft MSL. If you use VOR navigation to define the route, the maximum distance between NAVAIDS should be
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4. Preferred IFR routes beginning with a fix, indicate that departing aircraft will normally be routed to the fix by
4. Preferred IFR routes beginning with a fix, indicate that departing aircraft will normally be routed to the fix by
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5. What service is provided by departure control to an IFR flight when operating within Class C airspace?
5. What service is provided by departure control to an IFR flight when operating within Class C airspace?
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6. Your transponder is inoperative. What are the requirements for flying in Class D airspace?
6. Your transponder is inoperative. What are the requirements for flying in Class D airspace?
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7. The most current en route and destination flight information for planning an instrument flight should be obtained from
7. The most current en route and destination flight information for planning an instrument flight should be obtained from
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8. ATC has approved your request for VFR-on-top while on an IFR clearance. Therefore, you
8. ATC has approved your request for VFR-on-top while on an IFR clearance. Therefore, you
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9. What does declaring 'minimum fuel' to ATC imply?
9. What does declaring 'minimum fuel' to ATC imply?
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10. How can you determine if the destination airport has non-standard IFR alternate minimums?
10. How can you determine if the destination airport has non-standard IFR alternate minimums?
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