Flight Crew Recency Requirements Self-Paced Study Program

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

This questionnaire is for use from November 1, 2008, to October 31, 2009. Completion of this questionnaire satisfies the 24-month recurrent training program requirements of CAR 401.05(2)(a). It is to be retained by the pilot.

All pilots are to answer questions 1 to 26. In addition, aeroplane and ultralight aeroplane pilots are to answer questions 27 and 28; helicopter pilots are to answer questions 29 and 30; gyroplane pilots are to answer questions 31 and 32; glider pilots are to answer questions 33 and 34; and balloon pilots are to answer questions 35 and 36.

Note: Many answers may be found in the Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual (TC AIM). TC AIM references are at the end of each question. Amendments to this publication may result in changes to answers and/or references. The TC AIM is available on-line at: www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp14371-menu-3092.htm

1. If the last digit displayed on your transceiver includes 2 or 7, is your radio equipment capable of 25 KHz operations? (COM 5.3)

2. Remote communications outlets (RCO) are intended only for ___________________________________ and _________________________________________communications. (COM 5.8.3)

3. All flight information centres (FIC) provide ___ hour service and can be reached by dialling ______________. (MET 1.3.2)

4. When trying to estimate the wind before takeoff, you notice leaves or small twigs in constant motion and a light flag is extended. You could estimate a wind speed of _______. (MET 2.6 Table 1)

5. On a graphic area forecast (GFA), areas of showery or intermittent precipitation are shown as ________________________________. [MET 3.3.11(e)]

6. On a GFA clouds and weather chart, the abbreviation “SCT,” describing convective clouds and showers, means “scattered” with spatial coverage of _______percent. [MET 3.3.11(e)]

7. Effective November 5, 2008, aerodrome forecasts (TAF) may be valid for up to ___ hours. (MET 1.3.4 or 3.2.1, or AIP Canada (ICAO) Aeronautical Information Circular 6/08)

TAF CYYZ 081140Z 0812/0918 13015KT P6SM BKN030 TEMPO 0818/0823 17025G40KT 1SM TSRA
OVC020CB BECMG 0823/0901 SCT015CB BKN020 FM091000Z 15015KT P6SM SCT030 PROB40
0912/0914 2SM BR

8. In the TAF above, the visibility at 1300Z on the 9th day is forecast to be ____________________. (MET 3.9.3)

9. In the TAF above, a rapid change in the weather will occur at _____Z on the __th day. [MET 3.9.3(k)]

10. When two aircraft are converging at approximately the same altitude, the aircraft that has the other on its right shall give way, except _______________________________________ shall give way to airships. (RAC 1.10)

11. What are the weather minimums for special VFR (SVFR) flight in a control zone? _________________________________________________. (RAC 2.7.3)

12. Airspace such as training areas, parachute areas, etc., may be classified as ________________ airspace. (RAC 2.8.6)

13. At uncontrolled aerodromes without a published mandatory frequency (MF) or aerodrome traffic frequency (ATF), the common frequency is _____ MHz. (RAC 4.5.1)

14. Updates to the current VFR navigational charts (VNC) are found in the ____ and ______. (MAP 2.4)

15. The flight crew recency requirements address three time periods. To act as pilot-in-command or co-pilot you must meet the ___ year and ___ year requirements. To carry passengers you must also meet the ___ month requirements. (LRA 3.9)

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16. From the NOTAM above, CYR 223 will be active until _____Z on (date) ___________. (MAP 5.6.1)

17. What NOTAM file category would contain NOTAMs of general interest to a flight information region (FIR) but not associated with a specific aerodrome? ___________. (MAP 5.6.8)

18. In order to avoid mistakes when vital action checks are required, it is strongly recommended that owners equip their aircraft with ______________________________ checklists. (AIR 1.2)

19. An altimeter setting that is too high results in an altimeter reading that is too ____. (AIR 1.5.3)

20. When is the only time that an altimeter will indicate the “true” altitude of the aircraft at all levels? __________________________________________ (AIR 1.5.4)

21. If the background landscape does not provide sufficient _________ you will not see a wire or cable while flying near power lines. (AIR 2.4.1)

22. When there is any doubt about their health, pilots should consult their physician or Civil Aviation Medical Examiner (CAME). While flying an aircraft, a pilot must have no condition which impairs alertness, _________________ or ________________________. (AIR 3.1)

23. What are the symptoms of hyperventilation? _____________________, _____________________, _____________________, and _____________________. (AIR 3.2.2)

24. A pilot should never fly while under the influence of alcohol. It has been shown, in simulators, that even a small amount of alcohol, as low as _____percent, reduced piloting skills. (AIR 3.11)

25. Unless cleared by a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner (CAME), a pilot should not take medicine in any form immediately before or while flying. It may seriously impair the _________ and _____________ needed
by the pilot. (AIR 3.12)

26. As per the survival advisory information, what is the suggested equipment for providing shelter in your geographic area in summer? __________________________________________. (AIR Annex 1.0)

Questions 27 and 28 are for aeroplane and ultralight aeroplane pilots.

27. At controlled airports, before leaving the taxiway holding position or before proceeding closer than ___ ft from the edge of the runway in use, an authorization is required. (RAC 4.2.6)

28. Name at least three factors affecting the stall speed of an aeroplane.__________________________________________(Use aeroplane references)

Questions 29 and 30 are for helicopter pilots.

29. In numerous whiteout accidents, pilots were confident that they could “see” the ground, unaware that they have been __________, the terrain being virtually devoid of ____________. (AIR 2.12.7)

30. Because the guard (or lightning protection) wires do not sag, they are difficult to see. For this reason, what should be done when crossing a power line? _________________________ (AIR 2.4.1)

Questions 31 and 32 are for gyroplane pilots.

31. A gyroplane may not be able to establish a level flight, even with a maximum ____________cyclic, if the aircraft took off with its center of gravity aft of the longitudinal limit. (Use gyroplane references)

32. The minimum reserve fuel for a gyroplane when operated day VFR is ___ min. (RAC 3.13.1)

Questions 33 and 34 are for glider pilots.

33. If the tow pilot releases the tow rope below 300 ft AGL, where should you normally plan to land? _____________________ (Use glider references)

34. If you lose sight of the tow-plane, or if you are diverging upwards rapidly above the normal tow position, you should ________________________________. (Use glider references)

Questions 35 and 36 are for balloon pilots.

35. What are the two items of “elementary work” that specifically mention balloons in CAR 605.85/625 Appendix A? __________________________________; and _____________________________________. (CAR 625 Appendix A, available on-line at: www.tc.gc.ca/civilaviation/regserv/Affairs/cars/menu.htm)

36. If you reach up to make a burn and discover that the pilot light is out, what should you do first?__________________________________________. (Use balloon references)

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