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Old 02-28-2006, 01:24 PM   #1  
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please write in what some of the questions are that you were asked at your instrument checkride.. they vary across DE's, as some of them ask right out of the book and others are fair,but relatively easy... post the questions you had on your checkride and the answers of course..
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i already took my checkride for my IFR.. i have been reading a lot of posts about people wanting to learn more and are new to the game.. figure this would be a good thread for conversation
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I just got the typical if you are here (pointing to Victor airway) and you have an emergency where do you go? Looking at the current weather forcast do you need an alternate? What weather source do you use to determine a need for an alternate? What would the indications be of a vaccum failure? I spent about half an hour of my hour oral on what to log when you are a safety pilot. Hope this helps someone.
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What 3 requirements must be met in order to descend below MDA / DH while executing an instrument approach procedure?

What are the terrain requirements for an area to be deemed "mountainous."

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Old 02-28-2006, 06:34 PM   #5  
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Another one, They'll pull out a ILS approach for say, runway 27, and ask the applicant: "How would you fly this procedure, and land on runway 9?"

The tendancy is for some people to say they would do the localizer for 27, and just use the circling min's for the appropriate category. Of course what they want you to say, is simply follow the glideslope down, as if you were doing the ILS 27, but your new DH is the circling min's, then they will ask, explain how you would circle for runway 9er at this point? When would you descend from the circling minimum? How far can you be from the runway while circling if you are a category B airplane? What if durring a turn you loose sight of one of the runway but still see the airport beacon and the control tower? What if you enter a cloud durring circling and loose all visual reference? If you were to go missed at this point while circling for the runway, what would you do?

They should ask about visual and contact approaches... Is there a missed approach procedure for visual approaches? (no)

Can you do contact approaches for an airport, without intentions of landing there? (no)

whats MEA? MOCA? MRA? MAA? etc...

They will certainly ask a instrument applicant what "they" would do if they lost electrical here... or wen't lost comm here...

If the aircraft your flying has GPS, they should ask about RAIM, WAAS, and when and where the GPS's lateral guidance changes and to what...

IFR equipment as required by 91.205 of course...GRABCARD or that sandtrak thing.

hope this helps whoever is working towards their instrument
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When cleared for a publish side step manuever when may the pilot execute this manuever?

As soon as possible after the runway environment is in sight.
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