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, 2007, to October 31, 2008. 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.

Note: The 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.

1. What is the definition of "ceiling"? _______________________________.

(GEN 5.1)

2. What does the abbreviation LAHSO stand for? ______________________________.

(GEN 5.1 and 5.2)

3. What should you do to ensure that the full lighting cycle is available for your approach and landing at an aerodrome using aircraft radio control of aerodrome lighting (ARCAL)?

(AGA 7.19)

4. Removing the identification of a non-directional beacon (NDB), VHF omnidirectional range (VOR), distance measuring equipment (DME) or instrument landing system (ILS) warns pilots that the facility may be __________ even though __________.

(COM 3.2)

5. Before using any navigation aid (NAVAID), pilots should check __________ prior to flight for information on NAVAID outages.

(COM 3.3)

6. Subject to shadow effect, VOR reception at an altitude of 1 500 ft AGL is about _____ NM.

(COM 3.5)

7. Pilots using GPS who are filing VFR flight plans are encouraged to use the equipment suffix _____ to convey their ability to follow direct routings.

(COM 3.16.7)

8. What should pilots do if they suspect GPS interference or other problems with GPS? ____________________________________________.

(COM 3.16.15)

9. May VFR GPS receivers be used to replace current aeronautical charts? Yes/No

(COM 3.16.16)

10. How would you state to ATC that you are 20 miles north of Toronto if you were using GPS? ________________________. If you were using DME? _______________________.

(COM 5.6)

11. In communications checks, level 3 of the readability scale means ______________________.

(COM 5.10)

12. In the Canadian Southern Domestic Airspace (SDA), the correct frequency for two aircraft to use for air-to-air communication is ______ MHz.

(COM 5.13.3)

13. Before using a phone to contact air traffic services (ATS) in the event of an in-flight communications failure, you should ________________________________ and squawk code _____.

(COM 5.15)

14. The Pilot Briefing Service is provided by ________________________________.

(MET 1.1.3)

15. The presence of wind shear at Canadian aerodromes can normally be deduced only from _______________.

(MET 2.3)

16. What is the purpose of an AIRMET? _________________________________________.

(MET 3.4.1)

17. TAF CYJT 041136Z 041212 24010KT 1/2 SM -SHRA -DZ FG OVC002 TEMPO 1213 3SM BR OVC008 FM 1300Z 29012G22KT P6SM SCT006 BKN015 BECMG 2123 30010KT SCT020 RMK NXT FCST BY 18Z What is the lowest forecast ceiling for CYJT? __________.

(MET 3.9.3)

18. From the aerodrome forecast (TAF) above, when could you first expect to have VFR weather conditions at CYJT? (CYJT is in a controlled zone.) _______________.

(MET 3.9.3)

19. From the TAF above, what is the forecast visibility for CYJT after 2300Z? _____________.

(MET 3.9.3)

20. When will a prevailing visibility variation be reported in the remarks at the end of an aviation routine weather report (METAR)? _______________________________.

[MET 3.15.3(g)]

21. Flight information service en route (FISE) is the exchange of information pertinent to the __________ phase of flight. Aircraft traffic information is/is not provided.


22. Selecting a transponder to "STANDBY" while changing codesis/is not acceptable because _____________________.

(RAC 1.9.1)

23. A pilot taking off from an aerodrome in the standard pressure region shall set the aircraft altimeter to __________________________________________________ or ________________________________________________. Immediately prior to reaching the cruising flight level, the altimeter shall be set to ________________________________.

(RAC 2.11)

24. An aircraft, other than a helicopter, operating VFR at night shall carry sufficient fuel to fly to the destination and then fly for ___ minutes at _____________________. A helicopter operating VFR at night shall carry sufficient fuel to fly to the destination and then fly for ___ minutes at _____________________.

(RAC 3.13.1)

25. Normally after landing, pilots should continue to taxi forward across the taxi holding position lines or to a point at least _______ ft from the edge of the runway if no holding position line exists.

(RAC 4.4.4)

26. Pilots operating VFR en route are encouraged to make position reports on the appropriate _________ frequency to a flight information centre (FIC), where they are recorded and are immediately available in the event of _______________.

(RAC 5.1)

27. On flights from the U.S. to Canada, pilots must make their own customs arrangements by calling ______________ at least ___ hours, but not more than ___ hours, prior to arriving in Canada.

[FAL 2.3.2(b)]

28. Any testing of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) must be conducted only during the first ____ minutes of any ____ hour and for a duration of not more than _____ seconds.

(SAR 3.8)

29. If an ELT becomes unserviceable, the aircraft may be operated for up to ______ days, provided certain conditions are met.

(SAR 3.9)

30. A pilot wishing to alert air traffic control (ATC) of an emergency situation should adjust the transponder to reply on Mode A/3 Code _____.

(SAR 4.4)

31. What is the significance of the term "APRX" in a NOTAM termination time? _________________________________________.

(MAP 5.6.1)

32. Aeronautical information circulars (AIC) are available for viewing or downloading on the _____________ Web site and via hyperlink from the ________________ Web site.

(MAP 6.1)

33. CAR 605.86 prescribes, in part, that all Canadian aircraft, other than ultralight or hang gliders, shall be maintained in accordance with ___________________________, that meets the requirements of the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standard (CAR Standard 625).

(LRA 2.6.1)

34. Why should all fuelling equipment, including all funnels and filters, be bonded to the aircraft before the fuel cap is removed? _______________________________.

(AIR 1.3.2)

35. When flying near a mountain range, the combination of mountain waves and non-standard temperature may result in an altimeter overreading by as much as ________.

(AIR 1.5.8)

36. The presence of rain on the windscreen, in addition to poor visibility, introduces a ________________.

(AIR 2.5)

37. In order to avoid wake turbulence, a pilot on approach behind a larger, heavier aircraft should aim to stay ___________ the preceding aircraft’s flight path and land ______ the touchdown point of that aircraft if it is safe to do so.

(AIR 2.9.2)

38. What does section 6.5 of the Aeronautics Act require pilots to do prior to the commencement of any examination by a physician or optometrist?______________________________.

(AIR 3.1.1)

39. Hypoxia is a lack of sufficient oxygen for the body to operate normally and even mild hypoxia can result in impaired ____________ and slowed _____________.

(AIR 3.2.1)

40. A pilot should not fly for at least _____ after donating blood.

(AIR 3.14)

Answers to Self-Paced Study Program (tear-off)

  1. The lesser of the height above ground or water of the base of the lowest layer of cloud covering more than half the sky or the vertical visibility in a surface-based layer which completely obscures the whole sky.
  2. Land and Hold Short Operations
  3. Key the activating sequence when commencing your approach, even if the airport lighting is on.
  4. unreliable; it transmits
  5. NOTAM
  6. 50
  7. "G"
  8. Advise ATS, and, if necessary, revert to using traditional aids for navigation.
  9. No
  10. 20 miles north of Toronto; 20 DME north of Toronto.
  11. readable with difficulty
  12. 122.75
  13. follow normal communications failure procedures; 7600
  14. NAV CANADA flight information centres (FIC)
  15. PIREPs
  16. To notify pilots of potentially hazardous weather conditions not described in the current graphic area forecast (GFA).
  17. 200 ft overcast
  18. After 1300Z.
  19. Greater than 6 SM.
  20. When there are lower sector visibilities, which are half or less of the prevailing visibility.
  21. en-route; is not
  22. is not; the target will be lost on the ATC radar screen
  23. the current altimeter setting of that aerodrome; if the altimeter setting is not available, to the elevation of that aerodrome; standard pressure (29.92 inches of mercury or 1013.2 mbs)
  24. 45; normal cruising speed; 20; normal cruising speed
  25. 200
  26. FISE; SAR action
  27. 1-888-226-7277; 2; 48
  28. 5; UTC; 5
  29. 30
  30. 7700
  31. A replacing or a cancelling NOTAM must be issued.
  32. NAV CANADA; Transport Canada
  33. a maintenance schedule, approved by the Minister
  34. Bonding prevents sparks by equalizing or draining the electric potentials.
  35. 3 000 ft
  36. refraction error
  37. at or above; beyond
  38. Identify themselves as the holder of a pilot’s licence.
  39. night vision; reaction time
  40. 48 hr

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