RATING STUDY GUIDE
List flight experience requirements for an instrument rating.
List requirements to maintain IFR currency.
Differentiate between the terms IFR and IMC.
List required equipment for flight under VFR and IFR.
How often must the altimeter and static system be checked?
What is the static system checked for?
How often must the transponder and static system be checked at the same
What is the maximum altimeter error allowed?
What is the maximum compass error allowed?
ELT battery replacement requirements.
11. How and
when can you test an ELT?
12. Where is
mode C required? What type altitude
does it report?
13. Where is
14. How often
must the VOR receiver be checked?
15. List 5
ways to check the VOR receiver and acceptable tolerance.
the VOT – can a VOT test be done in the air?
oxygen requirements for part 91.
19. What does
a rotating beacon during daylight usually indicate?
takeoff minimums for IFR (part 91 & 135)
weather condition determines landing limits?
visibility listed in statute or nautical miles?
23. What is a
clearance, when do you need it and where do you get it?
24. May a
pilot refuse a clearance?
25. May a
pilot deviate from a clearance?
26. What is a
void time clearance?
27. What is a
28. When and
how do you file an IFR flight plan?
29. How do you
cancel and IFR flight plan?
30. List 13
mandatory reports to ATC?
the standard holding pattern. (include timing and wind correction)
standard holding pattern entry procedures.
33. What is a
non standard holding pattern?
34. What is
the maximum airspeed for holding? (prop)
the 4 segments of an instrument approach.
36. What is
the significance of the terms VOR A, VOR B, ect.?
37. How must a
procedure turn be flown when indicated by arrows on an approach plate?
38. What is
meant by NOPT?
39. List 5
instances when a PT would not be authorized.
40. What is
the difference between a precision and a nonprecsion approach?
determines whether an approach is published as circling or straight in?
the operation and sensitivity of the VOR receiver in the following modes:
are the components of the ILS? Are
marker beacons required?
are the lowest ILS minimums for Cat 1?
the indications and identification for the:
is the glideslope transmitter located?
is a typical glideslope projection angle and width?
might one encounter a false glideslope?
is the localizer transmitter located?
back course sensing on an HSI versus a normal VOR receiver.
may a pilot descend below the DH or MDA?
must the MAP be executed?
aircraft approach categories listed with the minimums on an approach plate.
are inoperative components tables and how are they used?
is a step down fix?
is a visual descent point and when can you go below it?
is a visual approach?
is a contact approach?
is a timed approach?
are parallel approaches?
are simultaneous approaches?
is a side step approach?
is a LDA?
is an SDF?
fuel requirements under IFR.
is an alternate destination required?
standard alternate minimums.
you list an airport without an instrument approach procedure as an
lost communication procedures. (include transponder procedures)
IFR traffic in VFR conditions have priority?
rate of climb or descent should be used for making altitude changes?
are the dimensions of a federal airway?
do you determine the MEA for direct flights?
anticollision lights be on at night under IFR?
is VFR on top?
is VFR over the top?
is a cruise clearance?
are notams and where are they found?
do you determine a navaid is out of service?
separation is given for IFR traffic by ATC?
it ever possible to fly in IMC without being on clearance?
does a pilot check weather in flight?
is AWOS? HIWAS?
5 reasons for a NAV flag on the HSI?
4 reasons for a HDG flag on the HSI?
is the flux gate and where is it?
can you tell if the fluxgate is bad on the HSI and what do you do about it?
is the life of the aux vacuum pump and list any potential problems with
instrument/instruments are powered by the aux vacuum?
instruments are affected by alt static and how?
IFR and LIFR.
you begin an instrument approach under part 91 if the visibility is less
than required on the approach plate?
some comparative values for visibility in SM & RVR.
you need special equipment to fly MLS or GPS?
the regulation in regard to inoperative equipment.
the difference between a turn indicator and a turn coordinator.
ALL ENROUTE AND APPROACH CHART SYMBOLS.