# Which VFR cruising altitude is acceptable for a flight on a Victor airway with a magnetic course of 175 degrees?

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## Which cruising altitude is appropriate for VFR flight on a magnetic course of 135?

Which cruising altitude is appropriate for a VFR flight above 3,000 feet above the surface, on a magnetic course of 135 degrees? A. Any even thousand foot msl altitude.

## Are cruising altitudes magnetic or true?

Magnetic course is to be used in determining the cruise altitude. (2) On a magnetic course of 180 degrees through 359 degrees, any even thousand foot MSL altitude + 500 feet (such as 4,500, 6,500, or 8,500). The same is true for IFR flight: magnetic course determines IFR cruising altitudes.

## What cruising altitude is appropriate for VFR on top?

Magnetic courses 180-359- even cardinal altitudes plus 500 feet; e.g., 4,500, 8,500. VFR-ON-TOP CRUISING LEVELS FOR YOUR DIRECTION OF FLIGHT ARE: more than 3,000 feet above the surface to FL 180: ODD/EVEN ALTITUDES/FLIGHT LEVELS PLUS FIVE HUNDRED FEET.

## How do I choose a cruising altitude?

According to FAR 91.159, if you’re more than 3,000 AGL, you need to be flying an odd-thousand MSL altitude +500 feet on a magnetic course of 0-179. And if you’re flying a magnetic course of 180-359, you should fly an even-thousand altitude +500 feet.

## Which VFR cruising altitude is appropriate when flying above 3000 feet AGL on a magnetic course of 185?

Which VFR cruising altitude is appropriate when flying above 3,000 ft AGL on a magnetic course of 185? odd thousand plus 500 ft altitude while on a magnetic course of 0-179.

## What is the minimum fuel reserve for day VFR flight?

Day: You need enough fuel to fly to your first landing point and then still have 30 minutes of fuel remaining at a normal cruise speed. Night: Same as above, but you need 45 minutes after reaching your first point. Helicopters: Same as above but you need 20 minutes regardless of day or night conditions.

## What’s the difference between true heading and magnetic heading?

Magnetic heading is your direction relative to magnetic north, read from your magnetic compass. True heading is your direction relative to true north, or the geographic north pole. The difference is due to the magnetic north pole and geographic north pole being hundreds of miles apart.

## Are VFR cruising altitudes mandatory?

We must emphasize that the requirement to comply with the VFR cruising altitudes only applies to those VFR flights conducted higher than 3,000 feet above ground level (agl). Below 3,000 feet agl, other VFR or IFR aircraft could be at any altitude that potentially may conflict with your flight path.

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## What is the difference between magnetic heading and magnetic course?

Magnetic Course: True course corrected for magnetic variation. Magnetic Heading: True heading corrected for magnetic variation. True Course: The aircraft’s course over the ground relative to true north. True Heading: True course corrected for wind.

## What is the point of VFR on top?

In United States aviation VFR-on-top is defined as air traffic control authorization for an aircraft operating under instrument flight rules (IFR) to do so in visual meteorological conditions (VMC) at any appropriate visual flight rules (VFR) altitude.

## How do you calculate pressure altitude?

To calculate pressure altitude without the use of an altimeter, subject approximately 1 inch of mercury for every 1,000-foot increase in altitude from sea level. For example, if the current local altimeter setting at a 4,000-foot elevation is 30.42, the pressure altitude would be 3,500 feet: 30.42 – 29.92 = 0.50 in.

## How can you obtain the pressure altitude on flights below 18000?

How does a pilot normally obtain the current altimeter setting during an IFR flight in Class E airspace below 18,000 feet? A) The pilot should contact ARTCC at least every 100 NM and request the altimeter setting.

## What is the best altitude to fly at?

The higher the better

The “sweet spot” of flying is regarded as between 35,000 and 42,000 feet (the airline industry still uses feet and inches as its standard measurements) – too high and the oxygen becomes too sparse to fuel the engines, too low and the air resistance is greater.

## What is the cruising altitude of a 747?

Every flight has its own ideal cruising altitude. This is the sweet spot where plane fly as fast as possible, but burn the least amount of fuel. A Boeing 747 has a cross height of 35,105 ft, while the Embraer climbs 190 to 39,370 ft. The Airbus A380 can even fly at 43,097 ft.

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## What is the average cruising altitude for a Boeing 737?

7 around 24,000 feet are average for the 737.