Aviation Safety Letter 4-2003

Transport Canada

Flight Crew Recency Requirements,

Self-Paced Study Program

Refer to paragraph 421.05(2)(d) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

This self-paced study questionnaire is for use from October 2, 2003, to September 30, 2004. When completed, it satisfies the 24-month recurrent training requirements of CAR 401.05(2)(a). It is to be retained by the pilot.

Note: The answers may be found in the A.I.P. Canada; references are at the end of the questions. Amendments to this publication may result in changes to answers, references, or both.

  1. Convert 20 U.S. gallons into litres. _________________________(GEN 1.9.2)
  2. An aeroplane has a hard landing that severely damages the nose wheel and firewall. Would this be a Reportable Aviation Accident? __________ (GEN 3.2)
  3. LAHSO is the abbreviation for _________________________. (GEN 5.2)
  4. A wind speed of __________ KT will blow a dry Transport Canada standard wind direction indicator to an angle of 30 degrees below horizontal. (AGA 5.9)
  5. Control of ARCAL lights should be possible when an aircraft is within __________ NM of the aerodrome. (AGA 7.19)
  6. The removal of the audio identification from NDB's, VOR's, DME's or ILS's warns pilots that the facility may be _________________________ even though ______________________. (COM 3.2)
  7. Prior to using any NAVAID, pilots should check __________ for information on NAVAID outages. (COM 3.3)
  8. Pilots using GPS who are filing VFR flight plans are encouraged to use the letter __________ to convey their ability to follow direct routings. (COM
  9. On a GFA "Clouds and Weather Chart", an area of showers or intermittent precipitation is shown as _________________________. (MET 3.3.11)
  10. On a GFA "Clouds and Weather Chart", an area of obstruction to vision not associated with precipitation is enclosed by a dashed orange line where visibility is __________ SM or less. (MET 3.3.11)
  11. On a GFA "Clouds and Weather Chart", the abbreviation "PTCHY", describing non-convective clouds and precipitation, means "patchy" with spatial coverage of _________________________. (MET 3.3.11)

    TAF CYXU 011035Z 011123 27005KT 1SM BR OVC005 TEMPO 1113 1/2 SM FG VV003 FM1300Z 29005KT P6SM OVC030 TEMPO 1623 BKN030 RMK NXT FCST BY 17Z=

  12. In the TAF below, the visibility forecast for 1200Z is _________________________. (MET 3.9.3)
  13. In the TAF above, the wind forecast for 1700Z is _________________________. (MET 3.9.3)

    SPECI CYSJ 221650Z 08017G24 5/8SM R23/6000FT/N -SN DRSN VV006 M03/M05 A2952 RMK SN8 VSBY VRBL 3/4 11/2

  14. In the weather report above, the prevailing visibility is __________ and the Runway Visual Range for runway 23 is _________________________. The visibility is obscured by _________________________. (MET 3.15.3)
  15. In the Special Report above, VV006 is decoded as _________________________. (MET 3.15.3)
  16. AWOS may sporadically report _________________________ at temperatures above 0°C and below +10°C during periods of wet snow, rain, drizzle or fog. (MET 3.15.5 Table)
  17. Flight Information Service Enroute (FISE) consists of information on _________________________. (RAC 1.1.4)
  18. VFR flights may be provided with Radar Navigation Assistance:
    1. _________________________;
    2. _________________________; or
    3. _________________________.
      (RAC 1.5.4)
  19. Certain FSSs are equipped with radar displays to aid aircraft operating within, and in the vicinity of a mandatory frequency area. The Flight Service Specialists at these locations do not provide: _________________________. (RAC 1.5.8)
  20. A minimum fuel advisory does/does not imply an ATC priority. (RAC 1.8.2)
  21. The correct transponder code for VFR operation below 12 500 ft ASL is _________________________ unless otherwise assigned by ATS. (RAC 1.9.4)
  22. To emphasize the protection of active runways and prevent runway incursions, taxi instructions that contain the instructions to "hold" or "hold short", shall/need not be readback by the pilot. (RAC 4.2.5)
  23. Visual signals may be acknowledged in daylight by _________________________ or at night, by _________________________. (RAC 4.4.7)
  24. Radio procedures by pilots of aircraft departing uncontrolled aerodromes within an MF area or with an ATF include:
    1. _________________________;
    2. _________________________; and
    3. _________________________.
      (RAC 4.5.7)
  25. Dangerous Goods are articles or substances that _________________________
    (RAC Annex 1, para 3.0)
  26. On flights from Canada to the U.S., at least _________________________ advance notice of arrival must be provided to U.S. Customs. (FAL 2.3.2)
  27. On flights from the U.S. to Canada, pilots must land at _________________________. (FAL 2.3.2)
  28. Installation of an ELT as required by CAR __________ must comply with Chapter __________ of the Airworthiness Manual. (SAR 3.3)
  29. 030008 NOTAMR 030007 CYOW ILS 07 U/S TIL APR 0311191800.
    What is the significance of the letter "R" at the end of the word NOTAM above?
    _________________________(MAP 5.6.2)
  30. Certificates of airworthiness are issued for aircraft that fully comply with _________________________. (LRA 2.3.2)
  31. When refuelling, the aircraft and fuelling equipment all require _________________________.
    (AIR 1.3.2)
  32. The effect of a mountain wave often extends as far as __________ nautical miles downwind of the mountains. (AIR 1.5.6)
  33. If a pilot flies with the altimeter subscale set .50 inches Hg too high, the indicated altitude would be __________ feet too high/low. (AIR 1.5.3)
  34. Your aircraft has a Maximum Demonstrated Crosswind component of 20 knots. If the wind were 30 degrees off the runway at 30 knots, the cross wind component would be __________ knots and would be within/outside the Maximum Demonstrated Crosswind capability. (AIR 2.2)
  35. A pilot should avoid severe thunderstorms by at least __________ nautical miles.
    (AIR 2.7.2)
  36. The real hazard in whiteout is _________________________ because _________________________. (AIR 2.12.7)
  37. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include _________________________, _________________________, __________ and __________ . (AIR 3.2.3)
  38. The use of landing lights is recommended during take-off and landing phases and when flying below __________ feet AGL within terminal areas and aerodrome traffic zones. (AIR 4.5)
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