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IFR Quiz: Boardwalk Approach (iPad Compatible)

Flying to Ocean City for a relaxing weekend on the New Jersey shoreline, you're cleared for the VOR approach. But a faulty AWOS, inoperative approach lights, and a failed vacuum pump challenge your IFR skills on the approach.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Topics:  Gear

IFR Quiz: A Tale of Two ILSs (iPad Compatible)

If you think shooting any ol’ ILS to minimums is straightforward, think again. Fly into the mountainous and foggy Southern Vermont Regional Airport and learn why there’s a lot more to it than just following a glideslope to minimums.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

IFR Quiz: GPS Approaches (iPad Compatible)

How low can you go? If words like “LNAV” and “LPV” have you feeling confused, you’re not alone! Take our IFR quiz to learn more about the different types of GPS approach minima before your next IFR flight.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Thunderstorm Hazards (iPad Compatible)

Convective seasons is upon us, which means thunderstorms are a potential hazard on every flight. Test your real world knowledge of thunderstorms and how to safely avoid them using our brand new safety quiz!

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

IFR Quiz: Crescent City Non-Precision Approach (iPad Compatible)

You are level at 8,000 feet and receive the following clearance from ATC: "Proceed direct CEC VOR, cleared VOR/DME Runway 35 approach, report procedure turn inbound." Although the instructions are clear, the procedure is decidedly less so. Take the quiz and see if you’re ready for the challenge!

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Topics:  Tablet, Gear

IFR Quiz: Obstacle Departure Procedures (iPad Compatible)

Far too many accidents have occurred due to pilots who ignore published ODPs or fail to adhere to them correctly. Learn more about this often overlooked procedure and why you should always consider making it standard for every IFR departure.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Topics:  Gear, Tablet

The Magic City of the Plains (iPad Compatible)

Cheyenne, WY (CYS) may see good weather for most of the year, but when the time comes to shoot the challenging ILS or LOC approach into Runway 27, will you be ready?

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

IFR Quiz: LDA into Hartford (iPad Compatible)

Hartford-Brainard Airport (HFD) is home to one of the most unusual instrument approaches in the world. Try your hand at the LDA approach and see if you have the skills to find the runway in IMC!

Approx. 10 mins

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Topics:  Gear, Tablet

Ice Flight (iPad Compatible)

No matter the aircraft, all have their limitations and none are completely immune from icing. This is especially true for GA aircraft not approved for “known icing.” Take a flight up the East Coast in an IFR-equipped Cessna 172RG and consider what you would do when faced with the icing conditions on this flight.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Topics:  Gear, Tablet

Flight Review (iPad Compatible)

A flight review is a great way to refresh your piloting knowledge and ensure you are up to date on any changes since your last flight review or checkride. Be prepared before you meet with your CFI by taking this quiz!

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

IFR Quiz: A Visit to the Grey Lady (iPad Compatible)

Today, you will be flying your Cessna 182 from Burlington, VT (BTV), to Nantucket, MA (ACK), to enjoy the fall weather. But Nantucket being Nantucket, you'll have fog to contend with. Is your IFR knowledge up for the challenge?

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Topics:  Gear, Tablet

density altitude

Density Altitude (iPad Compatible)

Density altitude is perhaps the single most important factor that affects aircraft performance. How knowledgeable are you on this critical topic?

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Topics:  Density Altitude, Safety and Education, Gear

a day in the sun quiz

IFR Quiz: A Day in the SUN (iPad Compatible)

One of the more unusual and less seen types of approaches are NDB/DME approaches. Are you up to the navigational challenge? Fly to Idaho's Friedman Memorial Airport (KSUN) to find out!

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Thunderstorm Avoidance

Thunderstorm Avoidance (iPad Compatible)

Thunderstorms are as dangerous as they are mesmerizing. Sharing the skies with these convective beasts demands no small amount of caution and respect. Take our "Thunderstorm Avoidance" quiz and learn some practical tips GA pilots can use to stay safe.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

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IFR Quiz: North Myrtle Beach (iPad Compatible)

The day has finally arrived for your trip to North Myrtle Beach, SC—a trip you've been dreaming about since last Labor Day. Unfortunately, the sunscreen will need to wait, now that light IFR weather has moved in over Grand Strand Airport, just outside of North Myrtle Beach.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

IFR Quiz: Cross Country to Crescent City

IFR Quiz: Cross Country to Crescent City (iPad Compatible)

Who says long cross countries are not challenging? Fly along on this IFR cross country flight to Louisiana and see how well you can stay ahead of the airplane.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Flying Rogue

IFR Quiz: Flying Rogue (iPad Compatible)

The LOC/DME BC-B approach into Rogue Valley International (KMFR) includes nearby terrain as high as 9,500 feet and a final approach descent angle close to 6 degrees. Are you ready to fly Rogue?

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Hokie Approach

IFR Quiz: The Hokie Approach (iPad Compatible)

The approach in use is the LOC/DME Approach to Runway 12. What does your game plan look like?

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

INstrument Approach College Station

Instrument Approach: College Station

Many instrument approaches can be understood at a glance, but some require significantly closer examination. Test your knowledge.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

aerodynamics

Aerodynamics

Get a lift from aerodynamics; Take this Safety Quiz to review the forces in flight.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Aeromedical Matters

Aeromedical Matters

Has it been a while since you studied flight physiology? Take this quiz to brush up on the facts.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

aircraft performance

Aircraft Performance

The typical pilot's operating handbook contains a number of charts that tell you everything you need to know about how your airplane will perform - or do they? Take this Safety Quiz to see how your knowledge of aircraft performance measures up.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

aircraft preflight

Aircraft Preflight

You've checked the weather and NOTAMs, calculated your weight and balance and performance, but how much thought have you given to the aircraft preflight? Take this quiz to see how the preflight inspection can save the day.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

airport lighting ifr

Airport Lighting:IFR

When ceilings are low and visibility is poor, approach lighting can guide you in safely. Test your knowledge with this ASI Safety Quiz.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

airport lighting vfr

Airport Lighting:VFR

Airports can become a bewildering array of lights after the sun goes down. Fortunately, there's this illuminating ASI Safety Quiz.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Airport Signs and Markings

Airport Signs and Markings

Being able to interpret airport signs and markings at a glance is one of the best ways to steer clear of a runway incursion.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Airspace Review

Airspace Review

Whether you are taking a short hop or flying cross country, it's important to understand any type of airspace that lies in your path. Put your airspace acumen to the test with this ASI Safety Quiz.

10min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

atc procedures

ATC Procedures

Communicating effectively with ATC means expressing our needs to them and anticipating what they need from us. But not all the recommended procedures for working with ATC are spelled out in regulations. Take this quiz and see how well you and ATC would work together.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

act terminology

ATC Terminology

The Pilot/Controller Glossary was developed to help promote a common understanding of the terms used in the Air Traffic Control system. Are you and ATC on the same page? Find out by taking this quiz.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Cold Weather Ops

Cold Weather Ops

From stubborn engines to slick runways and icy clouds, the coming of winter brings plenty of ways to get in trouble. Are you prepared?

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Collision Avoidance

Collision Avoidance

Whether in the air or on the ground, collision avoidance is one of a pilot's most basic responsibilities.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Datalink Weather Radar

Datalink Weather Radar

Weather radar is the most commonly used datalink weather product and although it seems simple, there are a few things you should know about datalink radar to use it well. Take this quiz to get up to speed.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

decoding weather

Decoding the Weather

In the age of Google, we're still using coded weather that dates to the teletype era. However, pilots still need to be able to decode this ancient form of communication.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

electrical fires

Electrical Fires

In-Flight electrical fires are relatively rare, but they can be disastrous. Learn how to minimize the risk with this ASI Safety Quiz.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Emergency Procedures

Emergency Procedures

Knowing and practicing procedures can mean the difference between surviving a mishap and becoming a statistic.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

part 91

FAR Part 91

Reading the FAR/AIM cover-to-cover might be overkill, but a little refresher on the regs never hurt anyone. Take this ASI Safety Quiz to get started.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Flight Service

Flight Service

Whether you're new to flying or need a refresher, be sure you're getting the most form your Flight Service briefings.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Fuel Awareness

Fuel Awareness

You may not be "good to the last drop"...find out why by taking this safety quiz!

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

General Aviation Security

General Aviation Security

As members of the general aviation (GA) community, we all need to help ensure the safety and security of our airports and aircraft.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Hamburger Hop at Night

Hamburger Hop at Night

A night flight with friends to your favorite airport restaurant can be a breathtaking experience. But flying at night requires you plan well. Take this quiz to prepare.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

IFR Flight: Lunken to Logan

IFR Flight: Lunken to Logan

It’s a gloomy, overcast day, and you and a friend are planning an IFR flight from Cincinnati’s Lunken airport (KLUK) to Logan, West Virginia (6L4) in a Piper Cherokee. How sharp is your IFR cross-country knowledge?

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

in-flight icing

In-flight Icing

For light GA aircraft, structural icing is one of the greatest hazards of winter flying. Ice can accumulate quickly, decreasing lift and increasing drag to the point where continued flight is impossible. Learn how to avoid icing conditions (and what to do if you fly into them unexpectedly) with this ASI Safety Quiz.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Instrument Approach: Reno

Instrument Approach: Reno

Roll the dice and test your knowledge of approach procedures with this ASI Safety Quiz.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

maneuvering flight

Maneuvering Flight

Don't get spun around by maneuvering flight, take this quiz to roll yourself right!

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

mountainflying

Mountain Flying

Ever get the feeling you're not in Kansas anymore? Test your mountain flying knowledge with this ASI Safety Quiz.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

night operation

Night Operations

Flying at night can be a magical experience: The air is usually smoother, and the view can be breathtaking over well-lit terrain. But night flying has its own risks, ones that call for additional planning and skills.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

nonpowered airport ops

Nontowered Airport Ops

No tower? No problem. Safe operations at nontowered airports rely on procedure. Practice self control with this ASI Safety Quiz.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Obstacle Departure Procedures

Obstacle Departure Procedures

ODPs hover the line between IFR and VFR flying. Test how much you know about what they are and when you should fly them.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

pireps

PIREPs

Have you ever wondered about the accuracy of the weather forcast for your route? Or whether there's ice at the altitude you're planning to fly? The best way to find out is from someone who's already been there-which is why timely pilot reports (PIREPs) are so helpful. But do you know how to interpret them, and how and when to give them? Test yourself with this ASI Safety Quiz.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Practical Weather

Practical Weather

You’ve read plenty about weather in textbooks, but how well does the theory translate into everyday use?

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

preventative maintenance

Preventive Maintenance

Show your airplanes some love. Take this safety quiz about preventative maintenance.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Private Pilot Checkride

Private Pilot Checkride

It’s been a long, tough road, but at last the big day has arrived: your private pilot checkride. How much thought have you given to the test itself?

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

radio communcation

Radio Communication

Many pilots view radio communication as a source of discomfort. But in reality, good communication reduces stress and allows you to focus on flying the airplane. Test your radio skills with this Safety Quiz from the Air Safety Institute.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

runway safety

Runway Safety

Pilots must maintain vigilance and situational awareness while operating in the airport environment. Take this quiz to learn how you can help improve airport safety.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

 spatial disorientation

Spatial Disorientation

Spatial disorientation can occur when your body and eyes don't agree on what's happening.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

special use airspace

Special Use Airspace

Busting special use airspace has special consequences...

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

spring weather

Spring Weather

Warm fronts. Cold fronts. Sun. Wind. Rain. Even ice. No other season has such wide meteorological mood swings. Safely navigate spring's ever-changing weather with this ASI Safety Quiz.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Stalls and Spins

Stalls and Spins

It's good to know your airplane's "book" stall speed-but is that enough to avoid an unintentional loss of lift?

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

takeoffs landing turbulance

Takeoffs, Landings, and Wake Turbulence

Like a roller coaster, an airplane that goes up must come back down. Make sure you don't get taken for a ride—especially by wake turbulence. Take this Safety Quiz to learn more!

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Topics:  Takeoffs and Landings, Technique

Towered Airport Operations

Towered Airport Operations

There's nothing difficult about operating at towered airports, but it is important to have a solid grasp of the procedures.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

VFR Flight: Fond du Lac to Festus

VFR Flight: Fond du Lac to Festus

How sharp is your VFR cross country knowledge? Take this quiz and find out!

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

VFR Sectional

VFR Sectional

Before GPS, VORs, LORAN, and NDBs, there were paper maps. Pilots used to pick their way through the skies with only a chart showing some landmarks on the ground. Test your knowledge of sectional charts.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

wake turbulence

Wake Turbulence

No pilot would willingly fly through a tornado, but many of them forget about an equially powerful force that lurks invisibly around airports. Wake up to the hazards of wake turbulence by taking this quiz.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

wing contamination

Wing Contamination

Snow, frost, or ice can be really a drag on takeoff. Learn more about wing contamination in this ASI Safety Quiz.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Magenta Approach into AOPA

IFR Quiz: The Magenta Approach into AOPA (iPad Compatible)

AOPA's home base of FDK is always GA-friendly, but the weather is not. Can you fly the GPS approach to minimums?

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Instrument Procedures: Teterboro

IFR Quiz: Teterboro (iPad Compatible)

A classic low-pressure system has moved in, kicking up the wind and dropping the visibility close to minimums at Teterboro—one of New York's most active GA airports. In all the excitement, do you have what it takes to fly the IFR procedures like a pro?

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Thunderstorms quiz

Thunderstorms

Airplanes and thunderstorms don't mix. Get insight into these convective beasts and valuable tips for the avoidance in this ASI Safety Quiz.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Taming a Twin

Taming a Twin

An extra engine provides extra power on a cross-country flight. It can also spell extra trouble if one engine quits.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

IFR En Route

IFR En Route Charts

Paper en route charts offer a wealth of information, but only if you know how to read them. Review IFR en route charts with this safety quiz!

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

High Performance Aircraft

Transitioning to Complex Aircraft

Part of learning to fly faster and bigger aircraft involves learning the various systems of those aircraft. Find out how much you know about transitioning to more complex airplanes in this safety quiz from the Air Safety Institute.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit

Engine Operation

Engine Operation

From hot-and cold-start procedures to power settings, leaning, and temperature management aircraft engine operation can be surprisingly complicated.

10 min.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness credit