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Airspace is the portion of the atmosphere controlled by a country above its territory, including its territorial waters or, more generally, any specific three-dimensional portion of the atmosphere. It is not the same as aerospace, which is the general term for Earth's atmosphere and the outer space in its vicinity.
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  • 1. 

    Class A airspace extends from altitudes?Answer in this format ______ to _______Include the word toDon't put ft or feet just numbersinclude commas (ex. 1,000)

    Explanation
    Class A airspace extends from an altitude of 18,000 to 60,000.

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  • 2. 

    Class B airspace extends from altitudes? Answer in this format ______ to _______Include the word toDon't put ft or feet just numbersinclude commas (ex. 1,000)

    Explanation
    Class B airspace extends from the surface to 10,000 feet and from 0 to 10,000 feet.

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  • 3. 

    Class C airspace extends from altitudes?Answer in this format ______ to _______Include the word toDon't put ft or feet just numbersinclude commas (ex. 1,000)

    Explanation
    Class C airspace extends from the surface to 4,000 feet and from 0 to 4,000 feet.

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  • 4. 

    Class D airspace extends from altitudes?Answer in this format ______ to _______Include the word toDon't put ft or feet just numbersinclude commas (ex. 1,000)

    Explanation
    Class D airspace extends from the surface to 2,500 feet above ground level. This means that the airspace starts at ground level and goes up to an altitude of 2,500 feet. It also includes the range of altitudes from 0 to 2,500 feet.

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  • 5. 

    Which airspace is not controlled?

    • A.

      E

    • B.

      A

    • C.

      B

    • D.

      G

    • E.

      D

    Correct Answer
    D. G
    Explanation
    Airspace G is not controlled. Controlled airspace refers to the airspace where air traffic control has the authority and responsibility to manage aircraft separation and provide services such as traffic information, clearance for takeoff and landing, and vectoring. Airspace G, also known as uncontrolled airspace, does not have these services and pilots are responsible for their own separation and navigation.

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  • 6. 

    In what airspace is communications not required for VFR but required for IFR?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      E

    • D.

      G

    • E.

      D

    Correct Answer
    C. E
    Explanation
    In airspace E, communications are not required for VFR (Visual Flight Rules) but are required for IFR (Instrument Flight Rules). This means that pilots flying under VFR in airspace E can operate without actively communicating with air traffic control (ATC), but pilots flying under IFR in the same airspace must maintain communication with ATC for guidance and coordination.

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  • 7. 

    In what two classes of airspace is an ATC clearance required? 

    • A.

      C & B

    • B.

      A & D

    • C.

      C & A

    • D.

      A & E

    • E.

      B & A

    Correct Answer
    E. B & A
    Explanation
    In order to operate in Class B and Class A airspace, pilots are required to obtain an ATC clearance. Class B airspace is typically found around busy airports and requires strict control and coordination with air traffic control. Class A airspace, on the other hand, is the highest level of controlled airspace and is generally reserved for commercial airliners operating at high altitudes.

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  • 8. 

    You must activate your mode C transponder within how many miles of the primary airport in class B airspace?

    • A.

      50nm

    • B.

      20nm

    • C.

      30nm

    • D.

      5nm

    • E.

      10nm

    Correct Answer
    C. 30nm
    Explanation
    In class B airspace, pilots are required to activate their mode C transponder within 30nm of the primary airport. This is important for air traffic control to accurately track and identify the aircraft's altitude. By activating the transponder, the aircraft's altitude information is transmitted to air traffic control's radar system, allowing them to maintain safe separation between aircraft.

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  • 9. 

    While flying IFR you don't need an ATC clearance but do need to establish two-way radio communications in what three types of airspace?

    • A.

      A, B, C

    • B.

      B, C, D

    • C.

      D, E, G

    • D.

      A, C, E

    • E.

      C, D, E

    Correct Answer
    E. C, D, E
    Explanation
    Excluding considerations such as weather conditions, airplane equipment, and pilot qualifications, the requirements differ for airspace classes. For Class B, you must have both prior two-way communications and a clearance. In Class C and D, prior two-way communications are necessary. In Class E, prior communications are only required if you are on an IFR flight plan.

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  • 10. 

    Which type of airspace is typically associated with controlled airports and has defined entry and exit procedures, as well as communication requirements with air traffic control?

    • A.

      Class D airspace

    • B.

      Class G airspace

    • C.

      Class B airspace

    • D.

      Class E airspace

    Correct Answer
    C. Class B airspace
    Explanation
    Class B airspace is typically associated with busy and high-traffic airports. It surrounds major airports and has specific entry and exit procedures, as well as communication requirements with air traffic control (ATC). Pilots must obtain clearance from ATC to enter Class B airspace and follow specific instructions to ensure safe and orderly air traffic flow.

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  • 11. 

    You must have a mode c transponder to enter in class c airspace

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To enter Class C airspace, pilots are required to have a mode C transponder. This type of transponder allows air traffic control to receive altitude information from the aircraft. This is crucial in Class C airspace, which is typically located around busy airports, as it allows controllers to maintain separation between aircraft and ensure safe operations. Without a mode C transponder, pilots would not be able to comply with the requirements for entering Class C airspace, making the statement true.

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  • 12. 

    What is the VFR weather minimum for visibility in Class C airspace?

    • A.

      5sm

    • B.

      2sm

    • C.

      1sm

    • D.

      3sm

    • E.

      None

    Correct Answer
    D. 3sm
    Explanation
    The VFR weather minimum for visibility in Class C airspace is 3 statute miles. Therefore, the correct answer from the options provided is:
    3sm
    This requirement ensures that pilots have sufficient visibility to operate safely, see other aircraft, and navigate around obstacles while flying under Visual Flight Rules in Class C airspace.

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  • 13. 

    What is the cloud clearance VFR minimums in Class C airspace?

    • A.

      1000ft below, 500 ft above, 2000ft horizontally

    • B.

      500ft below, 1000ft above, 2000ft horizontally

    • C.

      2000ft below, 1000ft above, 500ft horizontally

    • D.

      1000ft below, 2000 ft above, 500ft horizontally

    Correct Answer
    B. 500ft below, 1000ft above, 2000ft horizontally
    Explanation
    The cloud clearance VFR minimums in Class C airspace are 500ft below, 1000ft above, and 2000ft horizontally. This means that when flying in Class C airspace, pilots must maintain a minimum vertical distance of 500ft below clouds, 1000ft above clouds, and a horizontal distance of 2000ft from clouds. These minimums ensure that there is adequate separation between aircraft and clouds, reducing the risk of collision and providing clear visibility for safe navigation.

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  • 14. 

    Is airspace established by Part 71 and Part 73 of the FAR?

    • A.

      Non-Regulatory

    • B.

      Regulatory

    • C.

      Special Use

    • D.

      MOA's

    Correct Answer
    B. Regulatory
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Regulatory." The question is asking if airspace is established by Part 71 and Part 73 of the FAR (Federal Aviation Regulations). These parts of the FAR specifically deal with the establishment and classification of airspace. Therefore, the answer is "Regulatory" because these regulations have the authority to establish and govern airspace.

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  • 15. 

    The VFR weather minimums are the same for Class C airspace and Class D airspace

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The VFR weather minimums being the same for both Class C and Class D airspace means that the visibility and cloud clearance requirements for visual flight rules (VFR) operations are identical in both airspace classes. This allows pilots to have a consistent set of criteria to follow when operating in these types of airspace, regardless of whether it is Class C or Class D. It promotes safety and helps to ensure that all pilots have a clear understanding of the weather conditions they must meet in order to operate in these airspaces.

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  • 16. 

    VFR aircraft must contact ATC before entering into class E airspace

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    VFR aircraft are not required to contact ATC before entering class E airspace. Class E airspace is generally less controlled than other classes of airspace, and VFR aircraft can freely enter it without prior communication with ATC. However, it is always advisable to monitor the appropriate frequency and maintain situational awareness while flying in any airspace.

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  • 17. 

    What type of airspace is established where activities must be conducted due to their inherent nature?

    • A.

      Special Use

    • B.

      Prohibited

    • C.

      MOA's

    • D.

      Restricted

    • E.

      Warning

    Correct Answer
    A. Special Use
    Explanation
    Special Use airspace is established where activities conducted within that airspace must be conducted due to their nature. This type of airspace is designated for specific purposes such as military operations, aerial refueling, parachute jumping, or unmanned aircraft systems. It is typically restricted to certain aircraft or requires prior permission to enter. The activities conducted in Special Use airspace may pose a potential hazard to other aircraft or require specific coordination with air traffic control, hence the need for special regulations and restrictions.

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  • 18. 

    ATC can never issue a clearance into?

    • A.

      Warning Areas

    • B.

      Restricted Airspace

    • C.

      Special Use Airspace

    • D.

      MOA's

    • E.

      Prohibited Areas

    Correct Answer
    E. Prohibited Areas
    Explanation
    ATC can never issue a clearance into Prohibited Areas because these areas are strictly off-limits to aircraft. Prohibited Areas are established for national security reasons or to protect sensitive installations or airspace. They are usually marked on aeronautical charts and pilots are expected to avoid them completely. ATC's role is to ensure the safe and efficient flow of air traffic, and issuing a clearance into a Prohibited Area would compromise safety and security. Therefore, ATC will never authorize aircraft to enter these areas.

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  • 19. 

    ATC cannot issue a clearance into an active restricted area

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    ATC (Air Traffic Control) has the authority to issue clearances into active restricted areas under certain circumstances. While restricted areas are typically off-limits for aircraft due to military activities or other potential hazards, ATC can grant clearance if it is necessary for the safe and efficient operation of the aircraft. This may occur when the aircraft needs to fly through the restricted area to reach its destination or to avoid other airspace congestion. Therefore, the statement that ATC cannot issue a clearance into an active restricted area is false.

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  • 20. 

    The purpose of a __________________ is to denote the presence of hazardous activity to nonparticipating aircraft in international airspace

    • A.

      Special Use Airspace

    • B.

      Warning Area

    • C.

      MOA's

    • D.

      Prohibited Area

    • E.

      Restricted Area

    Correct Answer
    B. Warning Area
    Explanation
    A Warning Area is designated to indicate the presence of hazardous activity to nonparticipating aircraft in international airspace. It serves as a cautionary measure to alert pilots of potential dangers and allows them to adjust their flight paths accordingly. Warning Areas are typically used for activities such as missile launches, artillery firing, or other hazardous operations that may pose a risk to aircraft. They are established to ensure the safety of both participating and nonparticipating aircraft in the vicinity.

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  • 21. 

    Is established for the purpose of separating military training activities from air traffic 

    • A.

      Special Use Airspace

    • B.

      Warning Area

    • C.

      MOA's

    • D.

      Prohibited Area

    • E.

      Restricted Area

    Correct Answer
    C. MOA's
    Explanation
    MOA stands for Military Operations Area, which is established for the purpose of separating military training activities from air traffic. MOAs are airspace areas where specific activities, such as air combat training or artillery firing, take place. They are designed to enhance safety by keeping military operations separate from civilian air traffic, reducing the risk of accidents and conflicts. Pilots are advised to exercise caution when flying through or near MOAs, as military aircraft may be operating at high speeds and conducting maneuvers.

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  • 22. 

    A _____________ area is established to inform nonparticipating aircraft of high density student training

    • A.

      Controlled

    • B.

      Alert

    • C.

      Warning

    • D.

      Prohibited

    • E.

      Restricted

    Correct Answer
    B. Alert
    Explanation
    An "Alert" area is established to inform nonparticipating aircraft of high density student training. This type of area is used to notify pilots of the increased training activity in the airspace and to encourage them to exercise caution and be aware of the potential risks associated with student pilots. The purpose of establishing an Alert area is to enhance safety and prevent any potential conflicts between participating and nonparticipating aircraft.

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  • 23. 

    Pilots are requested to avoid flight through National Security Areas

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pilots are requested to avoid flight through National Security Areas. This means that it is true that pilots are being asked or advised not to fly through these areas. National Security Areas are designated airspace where there may be sensitive military or security operations taking place, and flying through them could pose a risk or threat. Therefore, it is important for pilots to heed this request and avoid flying through these areas to ensure the safety and security of everyone involved.

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  • 24. 

    _______________ are used by the military for low altitude high speed training  

    • A.

      MOA's

    • B.

      National Security Areas

    • C.

      Victor Airway

    • D.

      Military Training Routes

    • E.

      Advisory Routes

    Correct Answer
    D. Military Training Routes
    Explanation
    Military Training Routes (MTRs) are used by the military for low altitude high-speed training. These routes are designated airspace where military aircraft can conduct training exercises safely and efficiently. MTRs are typically located away from populated areas and other air traffic to minimize the risk of accidents and interference. They allow military pilots to practice maneuvers, tactics, and procedures necessary for their missions. MTRs are marked on aeronautical charts and are coordinated with air traffic control to ensure the safety of all aircraft operating in the area.

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  • 25. 

    Communications are required by VFR in what classes of airspace

    • A.

      A, B, C, D

    • B.

      A, B, C, D, E,G

    • C.

      B, C, D

    • D.

      A, B

    • E.

      C, D, E

    Correct Answer
    C. B, C, D
    Explanation
    VFR (Visual Flight Rules) require communications in classes B, C, D airspace.

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  • 26. 

    Is an area 10nm miles around an airport with an FSS located at the field

    • A.

      Alert Area

    • B.

      Military Training Area

    • C.

      Airport Advisory Area

    • D.

      Warning Area

    • E.

      FSS Area

    Correct Answer
    C. Airport Advisory Area
    Explanation
    An Airport Advisory Area refers to an area around an airport where there is an FSS (Flight Service Station) located at the field. This area is designated to provide advisory services to pilots, such as weather information, airport conditions, and other flight-related information. It is not a restricted area like a Military Training Area or Warning Area, but rather a designated zone for pilots to receive guidance and assistance from the FSS.

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  • 27. 

    `Airspace that is obsolete and most likely created before the classes of airspaceNothing more than an approach/departure control service

    • A.

      Air Defense Identification Zone

    • B.

      Warning Area

    • C.

      Obsolete Airspace

    • D.

      Terminal Radar Service Area

    Correct Answer
    D. Terminal Radar Service Area
    Explanation
    A Terminal Radar Service Area (TRSA) is a type of airspace that is created to provide approach and departure control services for certain airports. It is typically located around busy airports and is designed to enhance the safety and efficiency of air traffic in the vicinity. TRSAs are not as restrictive as other types of airspace, such as Air Defense Identification Zones or Warning Areas, and they do not have any specific military or security purposes. Obsolete airspace, on the other hand, refers to airspace that is no longer in use or relevant due to changes in aviation operations or technology.

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  • 28. 

    In class A & B airspace separation is provided to all aircraft

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In class A and B airspace, separation is indeed provided to all aircraft. This is because class A airspace is the highest level of controlled airspace, typically starting at 18,000 feet above sea level, and only allows instrument flight rules (IFR) operations. Class B airspace, on the other hand, is typically found around busy airports and provides separation to both IFR and visual flight rules (VFR) aircraft. Therefore, it is true that separation is provided to all aircraft in class A and B airspace.

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  • 29. 

    During the 1990's the national aerospace system was restructured to conform to what standards?

    • A.

      National Civil Aerospace Organization

    • B.

      International Civil Aerospace Organization

    • C.

      International Civil Aviation Organization

    • D.

      National Civil Aviation Organization

    Correct Answer
    C. International Civil Aviation Organization
    Explanation
    During the 1990s, the national aerospace system was restructured to conform to the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization. This organization is responsible for promoting the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation. Its standards cover various aspects such as air navigation, aviation safety, security, and environmental protection. By conforming to these standards, countries can ensure a harmonized and efficient aerospace system that promotes global connectivity and safety in the aviation industry.

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  • 30. 

    Airspace that is located around the nations busiest airports?  

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    • E.

      E

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B. The airspace that is located around the nation's busiest airports is known as Class B airspace. This airspace is designed to protect the flow of traffic in and out of the airport and is typically shaped like an upside-down wedding cake, with multiple layers of controlled airspace. It requires pilots to obtain clearance from air traffic control and follow specific procedures to ensure safe and efficient operations.

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