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Safety Quiz

AOPA Air Safety Foundation

ASI Safety Quiz

Special-Use Airspace

Can you fly in a warning area? How about an alert, restricted or prohibited area? Did you know you could fly in a military operations area alongside high-performance aircraft at night without seeing them due to their ability to fly with "lights out?" Knowledge of special-use airspace may prevent you from experiencing an embarrassing military intercept, and this quiz offers you that knowledge.

1. Military training routes (MTRs) are used by the military to conduct low-altitude, high-speed training.

2. According to the AIM, for aircraft operating on an IFR clearance, if a restricted area is active, ATC will issue a clearance which will ensure the aircraft avoids the restricted airspace unless it has obtained its own permission to operate in the airspace.

3. You can find out about current temporary flight restrictions by checking ________.

4. Prior to entering military operations areas (MOAs), pilots should contact __________ for traffic advisories.

5. Prohibited areas are established for reasons associated with the national welfare and are therefore not depicted on aeronautical charts.

6. An airport advisory area occurs at airports where a _______ is not operating but where an FSS is located.

7. Warning areas contain activity that may be hazardous to nonparticipating aircraft. They extend from ____ nm outward from the coast of the United States.

8. MTRs can be found on aeronautical charts, with IR depicting IFR routes and VR depicting VFR routes. MTRs with one or more segments above 1,500 feet AGL are identified by ______ number characters.

9. VFR corridors through Class B airspace may be used by aircraft operating without an ATC clearance, as long as they are communicating with air traffic control.

10. Pilots are requested to ___________ avoid flying through depicted national security areas (NSAs).