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742 What are the alternate minimums that must be forecast at the ETA for an airport that has a precision
400-foot ceiling and 2 miles visibility.
600-foot ceiling and 2 miles visibility.
800-foot ceiling and 2 miles visibility.
743 When an alternate airport is required, what are the weather minimums that must be forecast at the ETA
for an alternate airport that has a precision approach procedure?
Ceiling 200 feet above the approach minimums and at least 1 statute mile visibility, but not less than the
minimum visibility for the approach.
600 foot ceiling and 2 statute miles visibility.
Ceiling 200 feet above field elevation and visibility 1 statute mile, but not less than the minimum visibility
for the approach.
744 What are the minimum weather conditions that must be forecast to list an airport as an alternate when
the airport has no approved IAP?
The ceiling and visibility at ETA, 2,000 feet and 3 miles, respectively.
The ceiling and visibility from 2 hours before until 2 hours after ETA, 2,000 feet and 3 miles,
The ceiling and visibility at ETA must allow descent from MEA, approach, and landing, under basic
745 When a pilot elects to proceed to the selected alternate airport, which minimums apply for landing at
600-1 if the airport has an ILS.
Ceiling 200 feet above the published minimum, visibility 2 miles.
The landing minimums for the approach to be used.
746 If a pilot elects to proceed to the selected alternate, the landing minimums used at that airport should
Minimums specified for the approach procedure selected.
Alternate minimums shown on the approach chart.
Minimums shown for that airport in a separate listing of “IFR Alternate Minimums.”
747 When making an instrument approach at the selected alternate airport, what landing minimums apply?
Standard alternate minimums (600-2 or 800-2).
The IFR alternate minimums listed for that airport.
The landing minimums published for the type of procedure selected.
748 An airport without an authorized IAP may be included on an IFR flight plan as an alternate, if the current
weather forecast indicates that the ceiling and visibility at the ETA will
Allow for descent from the IAF to landing under basic VFR conditions.
Be at least 1,000 feet and 1 mile.
Allow for a descent from the MEA, approach, and a landing under basic VFR conditions.
749 Preferred IFR routes beginning with a fix indicate that departing aircraft will normally be routed to the fix
The established airway(s) between the departure airport and the fix.
An instrument departure procedure (DP), or radar vectors.
Direct route only.
750 The most current en route and destination flight information for planning an instrument flight should be
The ATIS broadcast.
Notices to Airmen (Class II).
751 What point at the destination should be used to compute estimated time en route on an IFR flight plan?
The final approach fix on the expected instrument approach.
The initial approach fix on the expected instrument approach.
The point of first intended landing.
752 For aircraft other than helicopters, what forecast weather minimums are required to list an airport as an
alternate on an IFR flight plan if the airport has VOR approach only?
Ceiling and visibility at ETA, 800 feet and 2 miles, respectively.
Ceiling and visibility from 2 hours before until 2 hours after ETA, 800 feet and 2 miles, respectively.
Ceiling and visibility at ETA, 600 feet and 2 miles, respectively.
753 For aircraft other than helicopters, what minimum weather conditions must be forecast for your ETA at
an alternate airport that has a precision approach procedure, with standard alternate minimums, in
order to list it as an alternate for the IFR flight?
600-foot ceiling and 2 SM visibility at your ETA.
600-foot ceiling and 2 SM visibility from 2 hours before to 2 hours after your ETA.
800-foot ceiling and 2 SM visibility at your ETA.
754 For aircraft other than helicopters, is an alternate airport required for an IFR flight to ATL (Atlanta
Hartsfield) if the proposed ETA is 1930Z?, TAF KATL 121720Z 121818 20012KT 5SM HZ BKN030
FM2000 3SM TSRA OVC025CB FM2200 33015G20KT P6SM BKN015 OVC040 BECMG 0608
02008KT BKN 040 BECMG 1012 00000KT P6SM CLR=
No, because the ceiling and visibility are forecast to be at or above 2,000 feet and 3 miles within 1 hour
before to 1 hour after the ETA.
No, because the ceiling and visibility are forecast to remain at or above 1,000 feet and 3 miles,
Yes, because the ceiling could fall below 2,000 feet within 2 hours before to 2 hours after the ETA.
755 For aircraft other than helicopters, what minimum conditions must exist at the destination airport to
avoid listing an alternate airport on an IFR flight plan when a standard IAP is available?
From 2 hours before to 2 hours after ETA, forecast ceiling 2,000, and visibility 2 and 1/2 miles.
From 2 hours before to 2 hours after ETA, forecast ceiling 3,000, and visibility 3 miles.
From 1 hour before to 1 hour after ETA, forecast ceiling 2,000, and visibility 3 miles.
756 What action is recommended if a pilot does not wish to use an instrument departure procedure?
Advise clearance delivery or ground control before departure.
Advise departure control upon initial contact.
Enter “No DP” in the REMARKS section of the IFR flight plan.
757 Reception of signals from a radio facility, located off the airway being flown, may be inadequate at the
designated MEA to identify the fix. In this case, which altitude is designated for the fix?
758 ATC may assign the MOCA when certain special conditions exist, and when within
22 NM of a VOR.
25 NM of a VOR.
30 NM of a VOR.
759 For IFR operations off of established airways below 18,000 feet, VOR navigation aids used to describe
the “route of flight” should be
40 NM apart.
70 NM apart.
80 NM apart.
760 At what point should the timing begin for the first leg outbound in a nonstandard holding pattern?
Abeam the holding fix, or wings level, whichever occurs last.
When the wings are level at the completion of the 180° turn outbound.
When over or abeam the holding fix, whichever occurs later.
761 MEA is an altitude which assures
Obstacle clearance, accurate navigational signals from more than one VORTAC, and accurate DME
A 1,000-foot obstacle clearance within 2 miles of an airway and assures accurate DME mileage.
Acceptable navigational signal coverage and meets obstruction clearance requirements.
762 To ensure proper airspace protection while in a holding pattern, what is the maximum airspeed above
14,000 feet for civil turbojet aircraft?
763 What obstacle clearance and navigation signal coverage is a pilot assured with the Minimum Sector
Altitudes depicted on the IAP charts?
1,000 feet and acceptable navigation signal coverage within a 25 NM radius of the navigation facility.
1,000 feet within a 25 NM radius of the navigation facility but not acceptable navigation signal coverage.
500 feet and acceptable navigation signal coverage within a 10 NM radius of the navigation facility.
764 When holding at an NDB, at what point should the timing begin for the second leg outbound?
When the wings are level and the wind drift correction angle is established after completing the turn to
the outbound heading.
When the wings are level after completing the turn to the outbound heading, or abeam the fix,
whichever occurs first.
When abeam the holding fix.
765 (Refer to Figures 39 and 40.) What is the significance of the symbol at GRICE intersection?
It signifies a localizer-only approach is available at Harry P. Williams Memorial.
The localizer has an additional navigation function.
GRICE intersection also serves as the FAF for the ILS approach procedure to Harry P. Williams
766 To ensure proper airspace protection while in a holding pattern, what is the maximum indicated
airspeed above 14,000 feet?
767 What is the definition of MEA?
The lowest published altitude which meets obstacle clearance requirements and assures acceptable
navigational signal coverage.
The lowest published altitude which meets obstacle requirements, assures acceptable navigational
signal coverage, two-way radio communications, and provides adequate radar coverage.
An altitude which meets obstacle clearance requirements, assures acceptable navigation signal
coverage, two-way radio communications, adequate radar coverage, and accurate DME mileage.
768 To ensure proper airspace protection while holding at 5,000 feet in a civil aircraft, what is the maximum
indicated airspeed a pilot should use?
769 What timing procedure should be used when performing a holding pattern at a VOR?
a. Timing for the outbound leg begins over or abeam the VOR, whichever occurs later.
Timing for the inbound leg begins when initiating the turn inbound.
Adjustments in timing of each pattern should be made on the inbound leg.
770 Acceptable navigational signal coverage at the MOCA is assured for a distance from the VOR of only
771 Which aeronautical chart depicts Military Training Routes (MTR) above 1,500 feet?
IFR Planning Chart.
IFR Low Altitude En Route Chart.
IFR High Altitude En Route Chart.
772 When more than one circuit of the holding pattern is needed to lose altitude or become better
established on course, the additional circuits can be made
At pilot’s discretion.
Only in an emergency.
Only if pilot advises ATC and ATC approves.
773 (Refer to Figure 41.) En route on V112 from BTG VORTAC to LTJ VORTAC, the minimum altitude
crossing Gymme intersection is
774 Reception of signals from an off-airway radio facility may be inadequate to identify the fix at the
designated MEA. In this case, which altitude is designated for the fix?
775 Which condition is guaranteed for all of the following altitude limits: MAA, MCA, MRA, MOCA, and
MEA? (Non-mountainous area.)
Adequate navigation signals.
1,000-foot obstacle clearance.
776 If no MCA is specified, what is the lowest altitude for crossing a radio fix, beyond which a higher
The MEA at which the fix is approached.
The MRA at which the fix is approached.
The MOCA for the route segment beyond the fix.
777 (Refer to Figure 42.) Which VHF frequencies, other than 121.5, can be used to receive De Ridder FSS
in the Lake Charles area?
778 How can an IAF be identified on a Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) Chart?
All fixes that are labeled IAF.
Any fix illustrated within the 10 mile ring other than the FAF or stepdown fix.
The procedure turn and the fixes on the feeder facility ring.
779 (Refer to Figures 43 and 43A.) What is the difference in elevation (in feet MSL) between the airport
elevation and the TDZE for RWY 36L?
780 (Refer to Figure 44.) What is the minimum altitude at which you should intercept the glide slope on the
ILS RWY 6 approach procedure?
3,000 feet MSL.
1,800 feet MSL.
1,690 feet MSL.
781 When cleared to execute a published sidestep maneuver for a specific approach and landing on the
parallel runway, at what point is the pilot expected to commence this maneuver?
At the published minimum altitude for a circling approach.
As soon as possible after the runway or runway environment is in sight.
At the localizer MDA minimum and when the runway is in sight.
782 Aircraft approach categories are based on
Certificated approach speed at maximum gross weight.
1.3 times the stall speed in landing configuration at maximum gross landing weight.
1.3 times the stall speed at maximum gross weight.
783 (Refer to Figure 45.) If cleared for NDB RWY 28 approach (Lancaster/Fairfield) over ZZV VOR, the
flight would be expected to Category A aircraft Last assigned altitude 3,000 feet
Proceed straight in from CRISY, descending to MDA after CASER.
Proceed to CRISY, then execute the teardrop procedure as depicted on the approach chart.
Proceed direct to CASER, then straight in to S-28 minimums of 1620-1.
784 If all ILS components are operating and the required visual references are not established, the missed
approach should be initiated upon
Arrival at the DH on the glide slope.
Arrival at the middle marker.
Expiration of the time listed on the approach chart for missed approach.
785 (Refer to Figure 46.) What is the purpose of the 10,300 MSA on the Price/Carbon County Airport
It provides safe clearance above the highest obstacle in the defined sector out to 25 NM.
It provides an altitude above which navigational course guidance is assured.
It is the minimum vector altitude for radar vectors in the sector southeast of PUC between 020° and
290° magnetic bearing to PUC VOR.
786 (Refer to Figure 43A.) Which navigational information and services would be available to the pilot when
using the localizer frequency?
Localizer and glide slope, DME, TACAN with no voice capability.
Localizer information only, ATIS and DME are available.
Localizer and glide slope, DME, and no voice capability.
787 (Refer to Figures 47 and 48.) Which aircraft approach category should be used for a circling approach
for a landing on RWY 27?
788 Under which condition does ATC issue a STAR?
To all pilots wherever STAR’s are available.
Only if the pilot requests a STAR in the “Remarks” section of the flight plan.
When ATC deems it appropriate, unless the pilot requests “No STAR.”
789 (Refer to Figure 49.) Using an average ground speed of 90 knots, what constant rate of descent from
2,400 feet MSL at the 6 DME fix would enable the aircraft to arrive at 2,000 feet MSL at the FAF?
200 feet per minute.
400 feet per minute.
600 feet per minute.
790 (Refer to Figure 50.) If cleared for a straight-in LOC approach from over OALDY, it means the flight
Land straight in on runway 31.
Comply with straight-in landing minimums.
Begin final approach without making a procedure turn.
791 (Refer to Figure 51.) The symbol on the plan view of the ILS RWY 35R procedure at DEN represents a
minimum safe sector altitude within 25 NM of
Gandi outer marker.
Denver/Stapleton International Airport.
792 Where a holding pattern is specified in lieu of a procedure turn, the holding maneuver must be
The 1 minute time limitation or DME distance as specified in the profile view.
A radius of 5 miles from the holding fix.
10 knots of the specified holding speed.
793 Which procedure should be followed by a pilot who is circling to land in a Category B airplane, but is
maintaining a speed 5 knots faster than the maximum specified for that category?
Use the approach minimums appropriate for Category C.
Use Category B minim ums.
Use Category D minimums since they apply to all circling approaches.
794 When the approach procedure involves a procedure turn, the maximum speed should not be greater
180 knots IAS.
200 knots IAS.
250 knots IAS.
795 What does the symbol T within a black triangle in the minimums section of the IAP for a particular
Takeoff minimums are 1 mile for aircraft having two engines or less and 1/2 mile for those with more
than two engines.
Instrument takeoffs are not authorized.
Takeoff minimums are not standard and/or departure procedures are published.
796 When simultaneous approaches are in progress, how does each pilot receive radar advisories?
On tower frequency.
On approach control frequency.
One pilot on tower frequency and the other on approach control frequency.
797 When may a pilot make a straight-in landing, if using an IAP having only circling minimums?
A straight-in landing may not be made, but the pilot may continue to the runway at MDA and then circle
to land on the runway.
The pilot may land straight-in if the runway is the active runway and he has been cleared to land.
A straight-in landing may be made if the pilot has the runway in sight in sufficient time to make a normal
approach for landing, and has been cleared to land.
798 What does the absence of the procedure turn barb on the plan view on an approach chart indicate?
A procedure turn is not authorized.
Teardrop-type procedure turn is authorized.
Racetrack-type procedure turn is authorized.
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