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AltitudeU - Airport Operations
Terms in this set (29)
What are the Two Types of Airports?
Towered and Non-Towered
What type of airports are open to the general public?
This airport is operated by the military, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), or other agencies of the Federal Government.
Military/Federal Government Airports
This type of airport is designated for private or restricted use only, not open to the general public.
This airport has an operating control tower. Pilots are required to maintain two-way radio communication with ATC and to acknowledge and comply with their instructions.
This type of airport does not have an operating control tower. Two-way radio communications is not required, although it's a good operating practice for pilots to transmit their intentions on the specified frequency for the benefit of other traffic in the area.
• Aeronautical Charts
What should you do when operating at an airport without an operating Control Towers?
Essential that all radio equipped aircraft transmit/receive on a common frequency.
- Communicate with an FSS
- UNICOM operator
- Make a self-announce broadcast
Sources of Airport Data
Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)
Automated Terminal Information Service
Chart Supplement U.S.
(Formerly Airport/Facility Directory)
Provides the most comprehensive information on a given airport; information on airports, heliports, and seaplane bases that are open to the public; published in 7 books every 56 days
CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency)
Frequency designated for carrying out airport advisory practices while operating to or from an airport WITHOUT an operating control tower;
MULTICOM (122.9), FSS or tower frequency
Provides airport information at public-use airports where there is no TOWER or FSS
Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)
Issued when there's aeronautical information that could affect a pilot's decision to make a flight;
It includes such information as..
- Airport Runway Closures
- Airspace etc.
Automated Terminal Information Service (ATIS)
Recording of the local weather conditions on a common frequency. Updated every hour
Provides an abundance of information including airport data, navigational aids, airspace and topography
Circles parallel to the equator; measured in degrees of latitude north or south of the equator
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees
Common Traffic Pattern
Left Hand Traffic Pattern
Right of Way
Manned Aircraft always has the right of way. Yield right
The recommended entry position to an airport traffic pattern is?
Enter at a 45 degree angle to the downwind leg and meet the pattern at mid-field
Runways are marked with a number between 1 and..
Runway numbers are in reference to?
Degrees in relation to Magnetic North
What color is an airport with a control tower?
(On a Sectional Chart)
What color is an airport without a control tower? (On a Sectional Chart)
Maximum elevation figure.
Highest feature of quadrangle in MSL
C (with a circle around it)
On a Sectional Chart
Basic terrain contour lines on a Sectional Aeronautical Chart are generally spaced in ____ Foot intervals
What direction do planes typically land with regards to wind direction?
What are the four legs of a traffic pattern?
At an uncontrolled airport, where should you make your first call?
10 NM away is a good rule of thumb
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