The Private Pilot. Class 11. Airport Markings AFD More VOR/ADF Your questions. Objective: Get it done. VERY HIGH FREQUENCY (VHF) OMNIDIRECTIONAL RANGE (VOR). (Refer to figure 29, illustration 8.) The VOR receiver has the indications shown. What radial is the aircraft crossing? 030°.
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NON-DIRECTIONAL RADIO BEACON
How many Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites are required to yield a three dimensional position (latitude, longitude, and altitude) and time solution? A) 6. B) 5. C) 4.
Runway numbers correspond to magnetic north, and are rounded to the nearest 10 degrees, with the last zero dropped out.
Traffic pattern indicators on the segmented circle show the final and base legs to various runways on the airport. The cone or windsock give the current wind direction.
• At many airports, the area BEFORE a displaced threshold may be used for taxi and takeoff.
• Landings would be made AFTER the displaced threshold.
• A closed runway is marked with X’s painted on its surface at each end.
• BEACON: When an airport beacon is on during daylight hours, it means the weather is below VFR minimums, (CIG less than 1000’ and/or visibility is less than 3 Statute Miles
• A Civilian Beacon flashes one green and one white; while military airports alternate two quick white flashes and one green.
Visual Glideslope Indicators:
• Pilots should fly at or above the glide path when approaching an airport with a VASI installed.
• A slightly high indication on a PAPI shows three white lights and one red.
• Tri color VASI: Green=ON, Amber =High, Red=LOW.
• A pulsating approach slope indicator pulses RED when below the glide path, pulsating white when above the glide path, and steady white when ON the GP.
• A two-bar VASI: Red over white you are on, White over white and you’re High, and Red over Red = BELOW
TAXIWAY LIGHTS are BLUE
Pilot Controlled Lighting:
Usually it is a 3 step pilot control:
3 clicks = Low, 5 = Medium, 7 = High.
A slightly high glide slope indication from a precision approach path indicator is A) three white lights and one red light. B) two white lights and two red lights. C) four white lights.
A below glide slope indication from a pulsating approach slope indicator is a A) pulsating white light. B) steady white light. C) pulsating red light.
(Refer to figure 48.) Illustration A indicates that the aircraft is A) above the glide slope. B) on the glide slope. C) below the glide slope.
(Refer to figure 48.) VASI lights as shown by illustration C indicate that the airplane is A) above the glide slope. B) off course to the left. C) below the glide slope.
(Refer to figure 48.) While on final approach to a runway equipped with a standard 2-bar VASI, the lights appear as shown by illustration D. This means that the aircraft is A) above the glide slope. B) below the glide slope. C) on the glide slope.
To set the high intensity runway lights on medium intensity, the pilot should click the microphone seven times, then click it A) three times. B) five times. C) one time.
An airport's rotating beacon operated during daylight hours indicates A) the Air Traffic Control tower is not in operation. B) there are obstructions on the airport. C) that weather at the airport located in Class D airspace is below basic VFR weather minimums.
A lighted heliport may be identified by a A) blue lighted square landing area. B) green, yellow, and white rotating beacon. C) flashing yellow light.
A military air station can be identified by a rotating beacon that emits A) two quick, white flashes between green flashes. B) white and green alternating flashes. C) green, yellow, and white flashes.
How can a military airport be identified at night? A) Dual peaked (two quick) white flashes between green flashes. B) White flashing lights with steady green at the same location. C) Alternate white and green light flashes.
(Refer to figure 49.) That portion of the runway identified by the letter A may be used for A) taxiing and takeoff. B) landing. C) taxiing and landing.
(Refer to figure 49.) According to the airport diagram, which statement is true? A) Runway 30 is equipped at position E with emergency arresting gear to provide a means of stopping military aircraft. B) The takeoff and landing portion of Runway 12 begins at position B. C) Takeoffs may be started at position A on Runway 12, and the landing portion of this runway begins at position B.
(Refer to figure 49.) What is the difference between area A and area E on the airport depicted? A) "A'' may be used for all operations except heavy aircraft landings; "E'' may be used only as an overrun. B) "A'' may be used only for taxiing; "E'' may be used for all operations except landings. C) "A'' may be used for taxi and takeoff; "E'' may be used only as an overrun.
The numbers 9 and 27 on a runway indicate that the runway is oriented approximately A) 090° and 270° true. B) 009° and 027° true. C) 090° and 270° magnetic.
When the course deviation indicator (CDI) needle is centered during an omnireceiver check using a VOR test signal (VOT), the omnibearing selector (OBS) and the TO/FROM indicator should read A) 180° FROM, only if the pilot is due north of the VOT. B) 0° FROM or 180° TO, regardless of the pilot's position from the VOT. C) 0° TO or 180° FROM, regardless of the pilot's position from the VOT.