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1

Max speed in class B airspace?
Below the shelf of a Class B?

250 kts
200 below the shelf of a Class B

2

Max speed below 2,500AGL within 4nm of Class C or Class D airport?

200kts

3

What are the Max holding speeds?

0-6,000: 200kts
6,001-14,000: 230kts
Above 14,000: 265kts

4

What are the different approach categories?

A: 0-90
B: 91-120
C: 121-140
D: 141-165
E: Above 165

Based on approach or Vref speed

5

What is V1?

Takeoff decision speed. If an engine failure or any kind of emergency occurs you should abort the takeoff below this speed. If an emergency happens above this speed you should continue the takeoff.

6

What is V2?

Takeoff safety speed or best climb gradient speed with the critical engine inop. 2.4% climb gradient guaranteed

7

MMO

Maximum Mach operating number. This is an aerodynamic limitation. Anything over this speed will lead to supersonic airflow over the wing and could eventually lead to Mach tuck.

8

VMO

Maximum operating velocity. Structural limitation speed.

9

What is VREF?

Calculated approach speed based on weight, wind and temperature.

10

Where does RVSM airspace start if you are flying 180-359 magnetic course? What increments?

FL300
2,000 foot increments (300, 320, 340, 360, etc.)

11

Where does RVSM airspace start if you are flying 0-179 magnetic course? What increments of altitude?

FL290
2,000ft increments (290, 310, 330, 350, etc.)

12

Where does non RVSM airspace start if flying 0-179? What increments?

FL290
4,000ft increments (330, 370, 410)

13

Where does non RVSM airspace start if flying 180-359? What increments?

FL310
4,000ft increments (310, 350, 390)

14

Max speed below 10,000ft?

250kts