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IFR Quiz: A Tale of Two ILSs

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

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:  Gear, Tablet

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:  IFR Flight, Aeronautical Decision Making, Aerodynamics, Cold Weather Operations, Safety Spotlight, 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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Pilot Proficiency and the Flight Review

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:  Aerodynamics, Safety Spotlight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Aeronautical Decision Making, IFR Flight, Thunderstorm Awareness, Summer Weather

myrtle beach

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Aerodynamics, Pilot Proficiency and the Flight Review

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Pilot Proficiency and the Flight Review

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Fuel Management, Airspace, Pilot Proficiency and the Flight Review

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Spring Preflight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Operations at Airports, Runway Safety, Night VFR Flight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Night VFR Flight, Operations at Airports, Runway Safety

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Operations at Airports, Runway Safety

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Airspace, Operations at Airports

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Airspace, Operations at Airports

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Operations at Airports, Pilot Proficiency and the Flight Review

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Cold Weather Operations

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Operations at Airports

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

Topics:  Aeronautical Decision Making, Safety Spotlight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Cold Weather Operations, Summer Weather

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Eletrical System Know How, Spring Preflight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Aeronautical Decision Making

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Spring Preflight, Pilot Proficiency and the Flight Review

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Airspace

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Fuel Management, Spring Preflight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Spring Preflight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Night VFR Flight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Cold Weather Operations

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Aerodynamics, Pilot Proficiency and the Flight Review

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Night VFR Flight

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Operations at Airports

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Aeronautical Decision Making

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Summer Weather, Thunderstorm Awareness

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

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Spring Preflight