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1. Airspace General (IRA-4533)
(Refer to Figure 93 .) What is the floor of Class A airspace?
A - 14,500 feet MSL.
B - 10,000 feet MSL.
C - 18,000 feet MSL.
 
2. Instrument Approach Procedures (IRA-4351)
(Refer to Figure 73 .) What is the minimum altitude at which you should intercept the glide slope on the ILS RWY 6 approach procedure?
A - 1,690 feet MSL.
B - 3,000 feet MSL.
C - 1,800 feet MSL.
 
3. Air Masses and Fronts (IRA-4116)
The general characteristics of unstable air are
A - good visibility, steady precipitation, and stratiform type clouds.
B - poor visibility, intermittent precipitation, and cumuliform type clouds.
C - good visibility, showery precipitation, and cumuliform type clouds.
 
4. Wind (IRA-4107)
What relationship exists between the winds at 2,000 feet above the surface and the surface winds?
A - The winds at 2,000 feet and the surface winds flow in the same direction, but the surface winds are weaker due to friction.
B - The winds at 2,000 feet tend to parallel the isobars while the surface winds cross the isobars at an angle toward lower pressure and are weaker.
C - The surface winds tend to veer to the right of the winds at 2,000 feet and are usually weaker.
 
5. ATC Clearance Separations (IRA-4380)
When ATC has not imposed any climb or descent restrictions and aircraft are within 1,000 feet of assigned altitude, pilots should attempt to both climb and descend at a rate of between
A - 1000 feet per minute and 2,000 feet per minute.
B - 500 feet per minute and 1,000 feet per minute.
C - 500 feet per minute and 1,500 feet per minute.
 
6. Instrument Approach Procedures (IRA-4654)
(Refer to Figure 123 .) The symbol on the planview of the VOR/DME-A procedure at 7D3 represents a minimum safe sector altitude within 25 NM of
A - White Cloud VORTAC.
B - Baldwin Municipal Airport.
C - DEANI intersection.
 
7. Using the Navigation Instruments (IRA-4595)
(Refer to Figure 105 .) If the magnetic heading shown for airplane 2 is maintained, which ADF illustration would indicate the airplane is on the 255° magnetic bearing TO the station?
A - 5.
B - 4.
C - 2.
 
8. En Route Procedures (IRA-4612)
(Refer to Figure 113 .) You receive this ATC clearance:
"...CLEARED TO THE XYZ VORTAC. HOLD NORTH ON THE THREE SIX ZERO RADIAL, LEFT TURNS..."
What is the recommended procedure to enter the holding pattern.
A - Direct only.
B - Parallel only.
C - Teardrop only.
 
9. Instrument Flight Rules (IRA-4716)
RVR minimums for landing are prescribed in an IAP, but RVR is inoperative and cannot be reported for the intended runway at the time. Which of the following would be an operational consideration?
A - RVR minimums may be disregarded, providing all other components of the ILS system are operative.
B - RVR minimums which are specified in the procedures should be converted and applied as ground visibility.
C - RVR minimums may be disregarded, providing the runway has an operative HIRL system.
 
10. Airport Lighting Aids (IRA-4776)
The middle and far bars of a 3 bar VASI will
A - constitute a 2 bar VASI for using the lower glidepath.
B - constitute a 2 bar VASI for using the upper glidepath.
C - both appear white to the pilot when on the upper glidepath.