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1. Preflight (IRA-4288)
(Refer to Figure 38 .) What aircraft equipment code should be entered in block 3 of the flight plan?
A - I.
B - A.
C - C.
 
2. Common IFR Producers (IRA-4092)
Which is true regarding the use of airborne weather-avoidance radar for the recognition of certain weather conditions?
A - The avoidance of hail is assured when flying between and just clear of the most intense echoes.
B - The radarscope provides no assurance of avoiding instrument weather conditions.
C - The clear area between intense echoes indicates that visual sighting of storms can be maintained when flying between the echoes.
 
3. Flight Rules General (IRA-4427)
No person may operate an aircraft in controlled airspace under IFR unless he/she files a flight plan
A - and receives a clearance by telephone prior to takeoff.
B - prior to takeoff and requests the clearance upon arrival on an airway.
C - and receives a clearance prior to entering controlled airspace.
 
4. Using the Navigation Instruments (IRA-4602)
(Refer to Figure 107 .) Where should the bearing pointer be located relative to the wingtip reference to maintain the 16 DME range in a right hand arc with a right crosswind component?
A - Behind the right wingtip reference for VOR 1.
B - Behind the right wingtip reference for VOR 2.
C - Ahead of the right wingtip reference for VOR 2.
 
5. Clouds (IRA-4131)
The suffix "nimbus", used in naming clouds, means a
A - dark massive, towering cloud.
B - cloud with extensive vertical development.
C - raincloud.
 
6. Air Masses and Fronts (IRA-4120)
What are some characteristics of unstable air?
A - Turbulence and poor surface visibility.
B - Turbulence and good surface visibility.
C - Nimbostratus clouds and good surface visibility.
 
7. Instrument Approach Procedures (IRA-4655)
(Refer to Figure 124 .) What options are available concerning the teardrop course reversal for LOC RWY 35 approach to Duncan/Halliburton Field?
A - If a course reversal is required, only the teardrop can be executed.
B - The point where the turn is begun and the type and rate of turn are optional.
C - A normal procedure turn may be made if the 10 DME limit is not exceeded.
 
8. ATC Clearance Separations (IRA-4457)
What minimums must be considered in selecting an altitude when operating with a VFR on Top clearance?
A - At least 500 feet above the lowest MEA, or appropriate MOCA, and at least 1,000 feet above the existing meteorological condition.
B - At least 1,000 feet above the lowest MEA, appropriate MOCA, or existing meteorological condition.
C - Minimum IFR altitude, minimum distance from clouds, and visibility appropriate to altitude selected.
 
9. En Route Low Altitude Chart (IRA-4499)
(Refer to Figure 87 .) Where is the VOR changeover point on V20 between Beaumont and Hobby?
A - MOCKS intersection.
B - Halfway point.
C - Anahuac Beacon.
 
10. Using the Navigation Instruments (IRA-4602)
(Refer to Figure 107 .) Where should the bearing pointer be located relative to the wingtip reference to maintain the 16 DME range in a right hand arc with a right crosswind component?
A - Behind the right wingtip reference for VOR 1.
B - Behind the right wingtip reference for VOR 2.
C - Ahead of the right wingtip reference for VOR 2.