Aviation Safety Letter 4/2004

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 September 30, 2004, to September 29, 2005. 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. A runway incursion is any occurrence at an airport involving the unauthorized or unplanned presence of ____________________ on the protected area of a surface designated for aircraft landings and departures.  (GEN 5.1)

  2. How are temporarily displaced thresholds marked? ______________________________________________________.  (AGA 5.4.1, NOTE)

  3. On a VFR flight with a panel-mount or hand-held GPS, what letter should be entered in the Flight Plan under item 10: Equipment? _____  (COM 3.16.4.2.2)

  4. Why shouldn't a hand-held or panel-mount VFR GPS be used for IFR? ________________________________________.  (COM 3.16.9)

  5. How would you state that you are 20 miles north of Toronto if you were using GPS? ____________________;
    using DME? ____________________.  (COM 5.6)

  6. What aircraft information should be included on initial radio contact to identify a Canadian private aircraft? ______________________________________________________.  (COM 5.8.1)

  7. In the Canadian Southern Domestic Airspace (SDA) the correct frequency for air-to-air communication is _____ MHz.  (COM 5.13.3)

  8. A series of red flashes from the tower, directed at an aircraft on the ground means ____________________________.  (RAC 4.2.11)

  9. Aerodrome forecasts are generally prepared _____ times daily.  (MET 1.3.4)

  10. The international meteorological code for an aerodrome forecast is _____.  (MET 1.3.4 and 3.9.1)

  11. The IFR outlook in a GFA covers an additional _____ hour period.  (MET 3.3 2)

  12. The abbreviation for freezing rain is _____.  (MET 3.3.5 and 3.15.3)

    METAR CYXE 292000Z 30015G25KT 3/4SM R33/4000FT/D -SN BLSN BKN008 OVC040 M05/M08 A2985

  13. The above METAR for Saskatoon was issued on the _____ day at _____Z.  (MET 3.15.3)

  14. In the above METAR, the ceiling is _______________.  (MET 3.15.3)

  15. In the above METAR, the wind is ________________________.  (MET 3.15.3)

  16. In the above METAR, the weather phenomena are _______________.  (MET 3.15.3)

  17. A message that is intended to provide short-term warning of certain potentially hazardous weather phenomena is called a _____?  (MET 3.18)

  18. The purpose of ATIS is to improve controller and flight service specialist effectiveness and to relieve _________________________.  (RAC 1.3)

  19. "CAVOK" means the simultaneous occurrence of the following meteorological conditions at an airport:

    (a) _____________________________________________________;
    (b) ____________________________;
    (c) ____________________________________________________.  (RAC 1.4)

  20. The transponder code for a hijacked aircraft is _____.  (RAC 1.9.8)

  21. A pilot should file a CIRVIS report immediately upon a vital intelligence sighting of  _______________________________________________.  (RAC 1.12.2)

  22. Low Level airspace consists of all the airspace below _____ ft ASL.  (RAC 2.3)

  23. An aircraft, other than a helicopter, operating VFR flight at night shall carry an amount of fuel that is sufficient to fly to the destination and ______________________________. A helicopter must carry _____ minutes.  (RAC 3.13.1)

  24. Fur farms may be marked with ___________________________. Pilots should avoid overflying fur and poultry farms below _____ ft AGL.  (RAC 1.14.1)

  25. On flights from the U.S. to Canada, pilots must make their own customs arrangements by ____________________ at least _____ hours but not more than _____ hours before flying into Canada.  (FAL 2.3.2)

  26. Any testing of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) must be conducted only during the first ____ minutes of any UTC hour and restricted in duration to not more than _____ seconds.  (SAR 3.8)

  27. The three categories of Canadian domestic NOTAM files are __________, __________, and __________.  (MAP 5.6.8)

  28. Which types of extinguishers are acceptable for Class A, B, and C fires? ____________________  (AIR 1.4.3)

  29. An aircraft altimeter with the correct altimeter setting applied should not have an error of more than +/- ____ ft.  (AIR 1.5.1)

  30. CYQU CRFI 11/29 -20 .25 0412111030
    Decode this CRFI report for Grande Prairie.
    _______________________________________________________.  (AIR 1.6.4)

  31. A runway covered with packed and sanded snow has an equivalent CRFI value of _______.  (AIR 1.6.6, Table 4)

  32. When crossing over power lines at low altitude, the only way to be safe is to avoid the span portion of the line and _______________________, maintaining a safe altitude, with as much clearance as possible.  (AIR 2.4.1)

  33. Whenever possible, pilots should avoid any thunderstorm identified as severe by at least _____ NM.  (AIR 2.7.2)

  34. Wake turbulence is caused by wing tip vortices and is a by-product of _____.  (AIR 2.9)

  35. The greatest wing tip vortex strength occurs under conditions of ______weight, _____ configuration, and ____ speed.  (AIR 2.9)

  36. In "The Clean Aircraft Concept," it is imperative that takeoff not be attempted in any aircraft unless all critical components of the aircraft are ________________________________________.  (AIR 2.12.2)

  37. Whiteout is an atmospheric optical phenomenon in which _____________________________ is lost; only very dark, nearby objects can be seen.  (AIR 2.12.7)

  38. Simple remedies, such as antihistamines, cough and cold mixtures, laxatives, tranquilizers and appetite suppressants may _______________________________________________________.  (AIR 3.12)
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