Flight Crew Recency Requirements

Self-Paced Study Program

Refer to paragraph421.05(2)(d) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

This questionnaire is for use from October1, 2005, to October31, 2006. Completion of this questionnaire satisfies the 24-month recurrent training program requirements of CAR401.05(2)(a). It is to be retained by the pilot.

Note: The answers may be found in the Transport Canada
Aeronautical Information Manual (TC AIM). References are at the end of
each question. Amendments to these publications may result in
changes to answers and/or references.

1. Aircraft accidents and reportable incidents are to be reported to the ____________ office.
2. When a section of a runway, or a helicopter take-off and landing area is closed, it will be marked with an __.
  (AGA3.3 and 5.6)
3. Do turnaround bays (runway turn pads) give sufficient clearance from the runway edge to allow for holding while other aircraft use the runway? ___
4. Flags, cones, or wing bar lights may be installed to indicate the position of a _________________ for a relatively short period of time. Further information will be given in a voice advisory or _______.
5. A ________________ sign is installed at all taxiway-to-runway intersections at certified aerodromes.
6. Runways greater than _____ ft in length will have a wind direction indicator for each end of the runway.
  (AGA 5.9)
7. A dry Transport Canada standard wind direction indicator will react to a wind speed of 10kt by blowing at an angle of __ degrees below horizontal.
8. When commencing their approach at an aerodrome with aircraft radio control of aerodrome lighting (ARCAL), pilots are advised to _____________________, even if the lighting is on, to ensure that the full 15-minute cycle is available.
9. VHF direction finding system (VDF) equipment gives the VDF operator a means of providing ________, _______, or ______ information to pilots requesting the service.
10. What should pilots do if they suspect GPS interference or other problems with GPS? _____________________________________.
11. What is the normal period of coverage of an aerodrome forecast (TAF)? ________
12. What coded group is used, in an upper level wind and temperature forecast (FD), when the wind speed is less than 5kt? ______
13. In a METAR, is the wind direction is given in degrees true or magnetic? ________
14. Automated weather observation system (AWOS) observations use the word ______ to indicate an automated weather observation.
15. METAR CYBC 211700Z 0912G20 5/8SM BLSN VV007 M03/M05 A2969 RMK SN8 VIS W2 SLP105
In the weather report above, the prevailing visibility is ________ and the ceiling is _________.
16. What classes of airspace require the use of a functioning transponder? _______________________________________________________
17. Low level airways are controlled low level airspace, extending upwards from _____ feet AGL, up to, but not including, 18000ft ASL.
18. In uncontrolled airspace below 1 000ft AGL, what is the minimum visibility for day VFR flight, and how far from clouds must you remain? __________________________________
  (RAC2.7.3, CAR602.115)
19. Except when operating within __ NM of the departure aerodrome, no pilot-in-command shall operate an aircraft in VFR flight unless a ______________________________________ has been filed.
20. If radio-equipped, what two radio transmissions are mandatory when departing from an uncontrolled aerodrome within an aerodrome traffic frequency (ATF) area? ____________________________________
21. Where possible, pilots are required to report at least ____ minutes prior to entering a MF or ATF area.
22. What type of altimeter must a power-driven aircraft be equipped with for day VFR flight in controlled airspace? ______________________________________________
  (RAC ANNEX page1-5, CAR605.14)
23. To activate a dial-up remote communications outlet (DRCO), the pilot is required to key the microphone button __ times in a row, with no more than __ second(s) between each keying.
24. The requirements for entry and departure of aircraft engaged in international flights, and the standard procedure for clearance of these aircraft at all international airports is contained in the _____ section of the AIM.
25. On flights from Canada to the U.S., at least _______ advance notice of your arrival must be provided to U.S. customs.
26. Any testing of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) must be conducted only during the first __ minutes of any ___ hour and for not more than __ seconds.
27. The schedule outlining the requirements to carry an ELT for all aircraft is contained in section _______ of the AIM.
28. How often is the list of current aeronautical charts on the Web updated? ________
29. Aeronautical information circulars (AIC) provide advance notice of major changes to legislation, regulations, and procedures where the text is not a part of the _____________.
CYND RSC 09/27 100 PERCENT LOOSE SNOW 1 INS 0512051400
CYND CRFI 09/27 -7.34 0512051415
In the above NOTAM, the Canadian runway friction index (CFRI) for Runway09/27 is ___ and the temperature is __ measured in degrees _______.
31. A CRFI reading will not be provided when there is loose snow on the runway surface exceeding _____ in depth.
32. The altimeter subscale is set.50in. Hg too high. The indicated altitude is 5500ft ASL, but the actual altitude of the aircraft will be _____ ft ASL.
33. Refer to the Cross Wind Limits for Canadian Runway Friction Index (CRFI) chart in TC AIM, AIR1.6.6, Table3, or in the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS) General section.
The wind is 30 degrees off the runway at 20kt. The minimum recommended CRFI is _____.
  (AIR1.6.6 Table3)
34. Cloudy or hazy aviation fuel is usually caused by _________________, but can also occur because of ____________________________.
35. The use of small plastic fuel containers, which cannot be properly bonded or grounded, increases the chance of _______________.
36. Approximately ___% of all aircraft accidents involving light aircraft in Canada are attributed to pilot failure to compensate for crosswind conditions on landing.
37. The presence of rain on the windscreen, in addition to causing poor visibility, introduces a ________________.
38. Three symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are __________________________, ___________ and __________.
39. The _________________ is more sensitive to hypoxia that any other part of the body.
40. Indiscriminately resetting popped circuit breakers should be _______.

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