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Flash cards for test 1 of intro to atc.

No person may operate an aircraft under VFR in Class C airspace with a flight visibility of less than ______.


An appropriate magnetic course for an aircraft flying VFR at 6,500 ft MSL and more than 3,000 ft AGL would be ______degrees.


If takeoff minimums are not prescribed for a particular airport, the minimum visibility required for an air taxi aircraft having two engines or less is _______ statue mile(s).


What are the two requirements necessary to operate an aircraft in IFR flight in controlled airspace?

File an IFR flight plan and receive an appropriate ATC clearance.

The minimum IFR altitude at which pilot may fly over a designated mountainous area is _______ feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal distance of ________ nautical miles.

2,000; 4

An aircraft on an IFR flight plan is in VFR conditions when a two-way radio failure occurs. The pilot shall ________.

proceed VFR and land as soon as practicable

A pilot flying under IFR conditions experiences a radio failure. If a route has not been assign and/or ATC has not advised a route to be expected, what action should the pilot take?

Proceed by the route filed in the flight plan

What is the requirement for supplemental oxygen above 15,000 MSL?

Each occupant of aircraft is provided with supplemental oxygen

What is not required on a VFR flight plan?

Name of each occupant

A pilot shall file a DVFR flight plan if the flight will _______.

enter coastal ADIZ

Because there is no speed limit at or above _______, VFR aircraft in class E airspace must maintain _________ visibility.

10,000 MSL; 5 SM

What is NOT true regarding SVFR clearances to fixed wing aircraft?

A SVFR flight plan must be filed

A pilot maintaining VFR-On-Top in class E airspace:

may change altitudes at will after advising ATC

A service operated by appropriate authority to promote the safe, orderly, expeditious flow of air traffic.

Air Traffic Control

A device that is used or intended to be used for flight in the air.


An area of land or water that is used or intended to be used for the landing and takeoff of aircraft.


Specified information relating to the intended flight of an aircraft, that is filed orally, in writing, or by computer with ATC.

Flight Plan

An authorization by air traffic control for the purpose of preventing collision between known aircraft, and for an aircraft to proceed under specified traffic conditions with controlled airspace.

Air Traffic Clearance

Separation of all air traffic within designated airspace by ATC.

Positive Control

A level of constant atmospheric pressure related to a reference datum of 29.92 inches of mercury.

Flight Level

A geographical location in relation to which the position of an aircraft is reported.

Reporting Point

Separation in accordance with the applicable minima in FAA Order JO 7110.65 .

Approved Separation

A pilot in command may deviate from FAR 91 if _________.

there is an emergency requiring immediate action

What pre-flight action does FAR 91 require pilots to take before beginning a flight?

Familiarize themselves with all available information concerning the flight

Pilots of two aircraft may operate as a formation flight when ______.

prior arrangements are made and no paying passengers are aboard

An aircraft has the right-of-way over all other aircraft when it is in ________.


The maximum speed authorized by FAR for aircraft below 10,000 ft MSL is _________.


Airspeed in a VFR corridor through Class B airspace shall NOT be more than ______ knots.


When may a pilot deviate from an ATC clearance?

In an emergency

A pilot operating below 18,000 ft MSL shall set the altimeter to __________.

current altimeter setting of a station along the route and within 100 NM of the aircraft

A pilot in command operating in VFR conditions shall not cancel an IFR flight plan while operating in Class _____ Airspace.


When operating an aircraft at an airport in Class C Airspace that has an operating control tower, unless otherwise authorized, the pilot must have ______.

**two-way radio communications with the tower** but also: a transponder with Mode C

The minimum age required to obtain an ATC tower certificate is ______.


Upon request of authorized officials, personnel holding an ATC tower operators certificate shall _________.

present the certificate for inspection

An ATC specialist who is 41 yrs of age and works in the Terminal option is required to have a medical examination every __________.


The purpose of an LOA is to supplement established operational procedures for ________ use.


The purposes of SOPs are to provide guidelines for ________ use.


LOA or SOP? Define coordination procedures between two air traffic facilities


LOA or SOP? Define coordination procedures between internal operation positions.


LOA or SOP? Define coordination procedures between AFSS Inflight and ARTCC Radar Associate positions.


LOA or SOP? Define responsibilities between an air traffic control facility and the Airport Manager


LOA or SOP? Describe operating position/sector.


LOA or SOP? Define coordination procedures between two control towers within the same approach control airspace


LOA or SOP? Establish local stripmarking procedures.


LOA or SOP? Delegate the responsibility for ATC services to the tower, approach control, and the ARTCC.


When used in FAA Orders JO 7110.10, JO 7110.65, and JO 7210.3, the word "shall" means that the procedure is __________.


When used in FAA Orders JO 7110.10, JO 7110.65, and JO 7210.3, the word "should" means that the procedure is _________.


Revised, reprinted, or new pages in FAA Orders JO 7110.10, JO 7110.65, and JO 7210.3 are indicated by bold _______.

vertical lines

Which document prescribes air traffic procedures and phraseology used by air traffic controllers?

FAA Order JO 7110.65

When used in FAA Orders JO 7110.10, JO 7110.65, and JO 7210.3, the word "may" means that the procedure is ________.


Which document provides direction and guidance for operating and managing Air Traffic facilities?

FAA Order JO 7210.3

Which document contains items concerning pilot's health and medical facts, factors affecting flight safety, and accident reporting?

Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)

Which contraction is used to identify General Notices issued by Washington Headquarters?


What contraction is used to identify Regional Notices?


What document is used to consolidate instructions from different levels into a single directive to avoid having instructions scattered among several directives?


Which document prescribes air traffic procedures and phraseology used by Flight Service specialists?

FAA Order JO 7110.10

Which document contains approved words and phrase contractions used by the FAA?

FAA Order JO 7340.2

Which document lists location identifiers authorized by the FAA?

FAA Order JO 7350.8

Which document provides the aviation community with basic flight information and ATC procedures?

Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)

The addition, deletion, or modification of information or instructions within an order are made through a(n) _________.


Temporary directions or one-time announcements are made through __________.


When used in FAA Orders JO 7110.10, JO 7110.65, and JO 7210.3, the word "will" means _______.

not a requirement for application of a procedure

Many FAA orders are divided into chapters, sections, and _______.


The Air Traffic Organization (ATO) is managed by a(n) ________.

Chief Operating Officer

According to their location and type, ATO air traffic control facilities are assigned to one of _________.

3 service areas

The control facility that has no direct authority of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) or Visual Flight Rules (VFR) traffic is the ________.

Flight Service Station (FSS)

The primary Navigational Aids (NAVAIDS) for the nation's airways in the National Airspace System (NAS) are _________.


The primary mission of the Traffic Management System (TMS) is to __________.

balance the air traffic demand with system capacity

The operation of the TMS is the responsibility of the __________.

Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC)

The primary function of the Traffic Management Unit (TMU) is to _________.

monitor and balance traffic flows within their area of responsibility in accordance with traffic management directives

The primary purpose of the Air Traffic Control System is to ________.

prevent collision and organize and expedite the flow of traffic

What is NOT correct concerning the provision of additional services?

Providing additional services is optional on the part of the controller.

When considering the duty priority of an air traffic controller, first priority is given to _______.

separating aircraft

Nonradar separation is used in preference to radar separation when _______.

an operational advantage will be gained

The facility primarily responsible for conducting pilot briefings is the _________.


Which position in the Flight Service Station (FSS) records and disseminates Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) summaries?


What duty is not the function of the Clearance Delivery position in the tower?

Compiling statistical data

Of the following, which position in the tower initiates control instructions?

Local Control

The ATC facility that provides air traffic control services to aircraft on IFR flight plans during the en route phase of flight is _______.


The only en route sector team member whose duties do NOT include accepting handoffs is the _________ position.

Radar Flight Data

In a Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility, who has the responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of a facility/sector?

Radar Team

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