IFR Practical Test Standards


  • Pilot will readback portions of clearance containing altitudes, headings and squawk codes
  • Pilot will adhere to the IFR clearance and will not deviate from assigned headings, altitudes and speeds


  • While usage of recommended hold entry procedures is recommended (teardrop, parallel and direct), they are not mandatory, so long as the aircraft remains on the holding side of the pattern throughout the course of the entry
  • Holds will be flown with 1 minute inbound legs below 14,000 MSL, or 1.5 minute inbound legs above 14,000 MSL unless otherwise specified by ATC, or as published
  • Holds will be flown with right turns unless otherwise specified by ATC, or as published

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