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Testing Tuesday: VFR on Top

VFR on Top is a strange combination of an IFR clearance and a VFR clearance, where a pilot can climb through a layer of clouds and then continue a flight in VFR conditions, but still on an IFR flight plan. A pilot on a VFR on Top flight plan follows both VFR and IFR rules, […]

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Testing Tuesday: Static System Inspection Requirements

How well do you remember your inspection requirements? How often do you have to inspect your pitot static system? Your Transponder? Your emergency locator transmitter (ELT)? Your VOR(s)? Test your knowledge by answering the following question: Your aircraft had the static pressure system and altimeter tested and inspected on January 5, of this year, and […]

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Testing Tuesday: ATC Speed Limits

We know that, for the most part, aircraft must maintain 250 knots or less when they are below ten-thousand feet MSL, but what if Air Traffic conltrol needs to impose a slower (or possibly faster) speed limit? On today’s Testing Tuesday, test your knowledge about what you, as PIC, are expected to do when there […]

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Testing Tuesday: VFR on Top Clearance

VFR Weather Minimums

Today’s Testing Tuesday will be beneficial to both primary students and instrument students, as it discusses that strangest of clearances: VFR on Top. What is the required flight visibility and distance from clouds if you are operating in in Class E airspace at 9,500 feet MSL with a VFR-On-Top clearance during daylight hours? 3 SM, […]

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Testing Tuesday – Displaced Thresholds

Which runway marking indicates a displaced threshold on an instrument runway? Red chevron marks in the nonlanding portion of the runway Centerline dashes starting at the threshold Arrows leading to the threshold mark Click here to display the answer… The correct answer is c: Arrows leading to the threshold mark See AIM Chapter 2 – […]

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