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Instrument Written Exam


Instrument Written Exam -

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Choose the correct answer to each question, then press SCORE at the bottom of the test. This will save your answers (next visit to this page loads your previous answers), score the exam and send the results to you. If you pass the test, you will have an option to SUBMIT the results to receive credit. You must score a minimum of 20 correct out of 25.

To prepare for this exam, you should study both the Visual Flying Series and the Basic Instrument Series of lessons. Most of these questions come from the Instrument Series. A little basic math, like "distance = rate times time" is necessary also. If you are having trouble with a particular question, try to determine what topic might cover it, then go back and review that lesson.

1. IFR flight plan must be filed and clearance received before

2. The instrument which shows both VOR and ADF indications is the

3. The Flight Director system

4. Navigation mode on the Mode Controller

5. IFR Low-altitude charts in the US cover the IFR system

6. The transition altitude is the

7. Low-altitude airways in the US are called

8. A Minimum Enroute Altitude (MEA)

9. When flying IFR on a magnetic heading of 0-179 degrees, altitude must be

10. When the MEA increases at an intersection, you must

11. When not flying on an airway, minimum safe altitude is charted as the

12. If an approach identifier ends in a suffix instead of a runway number (e.g. VOR B)

13. IAF on an instrument approach plate indicates the

14. The Missed Approach Point is

15. Departure Procedures

16. You are cruising at 14,000 feet with a ground speed of 140 knots. With 20 NM to go before reaching an intersection with a crossing restriction of 8,000 feet. ATC tells you to ''descend and maintain 8,000.'' What descent rate will you need to reach 8,000 feet exactly at the intersection?

17. When flying an airway between two VORs, you should tune to the destination VOR when

18. When ATC 'clears you for the arrival' procedure filed in your flight plan, this permits you to

19. A precision approach is one which

20. An ATC clearance stating 'cleared for the approach' means

21. If when reaching the Decision Height on a precision instrument approach, and you cannot see the runway or any of the runway or approach lighting systems

22. The final approach fix (FAF) on an ILS approach

23. What is the procedure for setting the altimeter when assigned an IFR altitude higher than the local transition altitude?

24. While being radar vectored, an approach clearance is received. The last assigned altitude should be maintained until

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25. What are the current conditions depicted for Boston Logan International Airport (KBOS)?

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