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FAAO 7110.65W Chapter 2-9 Study Guide
Study Guide highlighting material covered in FAA JO 7110.65W, Air Traffic Control publication
Terms in this set (86)
What is TAS?
True Air Speed
What is TAS used to calculate?
Computes ground speed
Recorded on flight plans and flight progress strips
What is GS?
What is GS used to calculate?
Computes arrival times
What are the requirements for a Class B Airspace?
"I C SCARS"
Clear of clouds (VFR)
Surrounds busiest airports
Contains approach procedures
ATC clearance required
Resembles Upside-down wedding cake (3 tiers)
Surface - 10,000'MSL
Radar Beacon transponder w/ Mode C
IFR Enroute Low-Altitude charts
Private Pilot's Cert
VOR or TACAN receiver.
What are the Requirements for a Class C Airspace?
"TOONS STAIN REST"
Outer area 20NM radius
Outer circle 10NM, 12-14
Number of IFR ops
Surface - 4000'AGL
Surface area: 5NM
No pilot certification required
Radar beacon transponder w/ Mode C
Enroute IFR Low altitude Chart
What are the Requirements for a Class D Airspace?
Arrival extensions may be D or E
Surface - 25,000' AGL
IFR Enroute low altitude chart --> D
No pilot cert required
Terminal area chart-->segmented blue line
What are the Requirements for a Class E Airspace?
Enroute domestic areas
Extension to surface areas
What are the Requirements for a Class A Airspace?
All airspace between 18,000 feet (5,500 m) and Flight Level 600 (approximately 60,000 ft)
What Class airspace is above FL600?
What are the 4 types of airspace?
What classes of airspace are controlled?
Class A, B, C, D, and E
What class airspace is uncontrolled?
Class E airspace areas are established in the form of _____.
Corridors, the centerline of which is defined by radio NAVAIDs.
What are the two fixed route systems established for air navigation purposes?
VOR and L/MF system
How are VOR airways depicted on aeronautical charts?
blue; 8NM wide (4 miles on each side of centerline)
"V" followed by airway number
How are Jet routes depicted?
On Enroute High Altitude Charts in black.
"J" followed by airway number
IFR Planning; a/c separation rules
USED FOR VISIBILITY
1 longitudinal minute= ____NM
1 degree= ____NM
Each time zone = ____degrees of longitude
Who has the statutory authority to establish, operate, and maintain air navigation facilities and prescribe standards for the operations of any of these aids
What is the primary purpose of the ATC system?
-Prevent a collision between aircraft operating in the system
-Provide a safe, orderly and expeditious flow of traffic
- Provide support for National Securityand Homeland Defense
Give first priority to:
-Issuing safety alerts
Use ______ procedures in preference to
______ procedures when workload, communications, and equipment capabilities permit.
Use ______ separation in preference to ______ separation when it will be to an operational advantage and workload, communications, and equipment permit
Use ______ separation in preference to ______ separation when the situation dictates that an operational advantage will be gained.
Provide air traffic control service to aircraft on a ___________ basis
"first come, first served"
Who has right of way over all other air traffic?
An aircraft in distress
_____ aircraft must have priority over _____
Use the word _____ only when
expeditious compliance is required to avoid an imminent situation.
Use the word ______ only when prompt
compliance is required to avoid the development of
an imminent situation
What is the phraseology given to an aircraft at an unsafe, low altitude?
LOW ALTITUDE ALERT (call sign),
CHECK YOUR ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY.
How do you control a formation flight?
As a single aircraft
When do you take control of an aircraft?
- only after it is in your area of jurisdiction unless specifically coordinated
- as specified by letter of agreement/facility directive
What phraseology is not an approval or denial. It indicates that the controller
acknowledges the request and will respond at a later time.
Phraseology for wake turbulence?
CAUTION WAKE TURBULENCE (traffic information).
Traffic call phraseology?
"TRAFFIC, (number) O'CLOCK,"
or when appropriate,
"(direction) (number) MILES, (direction)−BOUND and/or
and if known,
"(type of aircraft and altitude)."
or When appropriate,
"(type of aircraft and relative position), (number of feet)
FEET ABOVE/BELOW YOU."
If altitude is unknown,
Example of traffic call phraseology
"Traffic, eleven o'clock, one zero miles, southbound, converging, Boeing Seven Twenty Seven, one seven thousand."
How long after report of bird activity should you issue advisory information?
What information is included on a bird activity advisory?
Species or size of birds,
course of flight
Tower wheels down check phraseology
CHECK WHEELS DOWN.
Radar wheels down check phraseology
WHEELS SHOULD BE DOWN.
What are "Blue Lightning" events?
reports of possible human trafficking
What is the FAA form for a Flight Progress strip?
FAA Forms 7230−19
Block 3 of Flight Progress Strip (FAA Forms 7230−19)
Block 4 of Flight Progress Strip (FAA Forms 7230−19)
Number of aircraft if more than one, heavy
aircraft indicator "H/" if appropriate, type of aircraft, and aircraft equipment suffix.
Block 5 of Flight Progress Strip (FAA Forms 7230−19)
Filed true airspeed.
Block 16 of Flight Progress Strip (FAA Forms 7230−19)
Arrows to indicate if aircraft is departing (↑) or arriving (↓).
Block 25 of Flight Progress Strip (FAA Forms 7230−19)
Point of origin, route as required for control and data relay, and destination.
Block 3 Flight Progress Strips (FAA Forms 7230−7.1)
Number of aircraft if more than one, heavy
aircraft indicator "H/" if appropriate, type ofaircraft, and aircraft equipment suffix.
Block 7 Flight Progress Strips (FAA Forms 7230−7.1)
Block 9 Flight Progress Strips (FAA Forms 7230−7.1)
Route, destination, and remarks. Manually enter altitude/altitude restrictions in the order flown, if appropriate, and remarks.
Branch of Service Prefix "A"
U.S. Air Force
Branch of Service Prefix "C"
U.S. Coast Guard
Branch of Service Prefix "G"
Air or Army National Guard
Branch of Service Prefix "R"
Branch of Service Prefix "VM"
U.S. Marine Corps
Branch of Service Prefix "VV"
Cleared to airport (point of intended
Center clearance delivered
ATC clears (when clearance relayed
through non−ATC facility)
Cleared as filed
Cleared to depart from the fix
Cleared to the fix
Cleared to hold and instructions issued
Cleared to land
Clearance not delivered
Cleared to the outer marker
Cleared to climb/descend at pilot's
Cleared to fly specified sectors of a
NAVAID defined in terms of courses,
bearings, radials or quadrants within a
Cleared through (for landing and takeoff
through intermediate point)
Cleared over the fix
Cleared to cross (airway, route, radial) at
When should you describe wind as "calm"?
When wind velocity is less than 3knots
What does RVR stand for?
Runway Visibility Reporting
What are reportable values for RVR/RVV?
RVR 6000 ft or less
RVV 1 1/2 miles or less
When should you issue current touchdown RVR/RVV for the runway in use?
When prevailing visibility is 1 mile or less regardless of the value indicated
When RVR/RVV indicates reportable value regardless of prevailing vis.
What does ATIS stand for?
Automated Terminal Information Service Procedures
Controllers must advise pilots of hazardous weather that may impact operations within ____ of their sector or area of jurisdiction.
Controllers within commissioned HIWAS areas
must broadcast a HIWAS alert on what frequencies?
What are included on PIREPS?
strong frontal activity
light to severe icing
turbulence (including clear air turbulence) of moderate or greater
volcanic eruptions and volcanic ash clouds
detection of sulfur gases (SO2 or H2S) in the cabin
conditions pertinent to flight safety.
When should you solicit a PIREP?
1. Ceilings at or below 5,000 feet
2. Visibility (surface or aloft) at or less than
3. Thunderstorms and related phenomena.
4. Turbulence of moderate degree or greater.
5. Icing of light degree or greater.
6. Wind shear.
7. Volcanic ash clouds.
8. Detection of sulfur gases (SO2 or H2S),
associated with volcanic activity, in the cabin.
9. Braking Action Advisories are
What is the phraseology for soliciting a PIREP?
REQUEST/SAY FLIGHT CONDITIONS.
REQUEST/SAY (specific conditions; i.e., ride, cloud,
visibility, etc.) CONDITIONS.
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