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VFR Communications

Exam 2, 30 questions, 30 minutes 1. When conducting a standard overhead join at 2000 ft, at what point in the circuit pattern should the aircraft, on commencing descent, make the RTF Call: "G-ABCD descending"? (a) (b) (c) (d) 2. CROSSWIND DOWNWIND DEADSIDE FINAL

A Radar Information Service (RIS) provides: (a) (b) (c) (b) radar separation from all other traffic information for IFR traffic only the bearing, distance and if known, the altitude of conflicting traffic traffic information and avoiding action


When asked by ATC "are you able to maintain FL 80" the correct reply contains the word: (a) (b) (c) (d) ROGER WILCO AFFIRM or NEGATIVE CLEARED


The phrase "Take-off" is used by a pilot: (a) (b) (c) (d) only when cleared to Take-off when requesting permission to Take-off only when "Lined-up" on the runway never, departure is used instead


With the SSR transponder selected ON and" ALT" (Mode C) selected, an ATSU requests: "G-ABCD Verify your level," this is to: (a) (b) (c) (d) identify the aircraft position check your altimeter setting calibrate the radar equipment verify the accuracy of the Mode C level information displayed to the controller


In the event of a radio failure the SSR transponder should be set to: (a) (b) (c) (d) 7600 7700 7500. 7400

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VFR Communications Exam 2


If, when you are requesting a QDM from an airfield, you are offered a QGH, it means (a) (b) (c) (d) The VDF unit is prepared to give you assistance during an approach to the airfield, based on VDF bearings The VDF service will be handled by a different VDF unit, operating on the same frequency The bearing will only be accurate when the aircraft is flying above the QGH level The service will be limited to bearings, no positions will be given by the DF station


Which of the following is a conditional clearance? (a) (b) (c) (d) Fastair 345, after the landing 737, Line-Up Clifton 9, take-off at your discretion G-ND, report final, two ahead. G-ND, clear to land, wind 290, 15kts.


You are making a long straight in approach to land, at what range would you make the call "Long Final"? (a) (b) (c) (c) 2 nm 4nm between 8 and 4 nm 3 nm


The correct pronunciation of the frequency 118.3MHz when passed by RT is: (a) (b) (c) (d) ONE ONE EIGHT POINT THREE WUN WUN AIT DAYSEEMAL TREE ONE ONE EIGHT DECIMAL THREE WUN AIT DAYSEEMAL TREE


What does the abbreviation ATIS stand for? (a) (b) (c) (d) Air Traffic Information Service Aircraft Technical Information Service Automatic Terminal Information Service Aerodrome Terminal Information Service


In radio terms, frequency means: (a) (b) (c) (d) The number of complete waveforms passing a spot in one second. The length of a complete waveform in metres. The speed of radio waves in metres per second. The number of waveforms in one hour

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VFR Communications Exam 2


The classification of emission for VHF communications is. (a) (b) (c) (d) A3E A9W A8W J3E


The pilot of an aircraft may abbreviate the aircraft radio call-sign only: (a) (b) (c) (d) when there is no likelihood of confusion with another aircraft if it has first been abbreviated by the ground station and there is no likelihood of confusion on second and subsequent calls to an aeronautical ground station when the call-sign has been specifically approved by ICAO


What are the two classified states of Emergency Message? (a) (b) (c) (d) Emergency and PAN PAN Distress and Urgency MAYDAY and PAN PAN. Uncertainty and Alert


With reference to a VDF bearing, the true bearing of the aircraft from the ground station is a (a) (b) (c) (d) QDM QDR QUJ QTE


The time of 1300 UTC is transmitted as: (a) (b) (c) (d) one thousand three hundred one three zero zero thirteen hundred UTC one three zero zero uniform tango charlie


You receive the message "G-ABCD Squawk Ident", you should: (a) (b) (c) (d) select STAND-BY on the SSR transponder select the altitude reporting facility on the SSR transponder operate the special position identification on the SSR transponder. turn left 40 for identification


A Distress call shall be preceded by the pre-fix MAYDAY transmitted: (a) (b) (c) (d) Twice Three times Once One to three times after the aircraft callsign

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VFR Communications Exam 2


Distress is defined as a condition: (a) (b) (c) (d) of being threatened by serious and/or imminent danger, and of requiring immediate assistance concerning the safety of an aircraft or other vehicle, or some person on board or within sight, but does not require immediate assistance concerning the safety of any aircraft, ship or other vehicle. requiring the same priority as Urgency


Attenuation of radio waves means: (a) (b) (c) (d) the weakening of the radiated waves the atmospheric bending of the waves only the scattering of the waves by the tropopause only the absorbtion of radio energy by the sea


If a ground D/F controller passes a bearing thus: "your true bearing is 256, class alpha." This means:(a) (b) (c) (d) QTE accurate to 5 QUJ accurate to 3 QDR accurate to 2 QTE accurate to 2


The wavelength of a radio aid is 6.97 cm. The corresponding frequency and frequency band are: (a) (b) (c) (d) 4304 MHz 43 MHz 4304 MHz 43 GHz SHF VHF UHF EHF


A Flight Information Service located at an Aerodrome (AFIS) is a service that provides: (a) (b) (c) (d) information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights in the ATZ instructions to aircraft flying in the ATZ control of all aircraft in the ATZ and provide an information service for all other aircraft in the vicinity of the aerodrome. radar separation of VFR and IFR traffic


You obtain a clearance to descend to an ALTITUDE of 2500 feet, in the UK the clearance should also include the following pressure setting or settings: (a) (b) (c) (c) QFE QNE QFE or QNH QNH

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VFR Communications Exam 2


Whilst in receipt of a RIS you are asked to confirm your altitude, you have replied twice when you receive the message: "G-CD reply not received if you read BRISTOL turn left heading 040, I say again turn left heading 040" Which of the following conditions is likely to have occurred? (a) (b) (c) (d) You have experienced a transmitter failure You have experienced a receiver failure You have conflicting traffic and have been given avoiding action ATC have adopted no compass, no gyro procedures


The word WILCO means: (a) (b) (c) (d) Message received and understood I understand your message and will comply with it I have received all of your last message. ROGER


A VDF Bearing or heading may be passed using the appropriate phrase or "Q" code. The code QDR means: (a) (b) (c) (d) the true bearing of the aircraft from the ground station the magnetic bearing of the aircraft from the ground station . the magnetic heading to steered by the aircraft to reach the VDF station. the aircraft is instructed to turn onto the specified heading unless it is unable to comply in which case ATC must be immediately advised.


What is the lowest frequency where freedom from static interference is likely? (a) (b) (c) (d) 3 MHz 30MHz 300MHz 3 GHz


VHF communications sometimes experience extended ranges as a result of: (a) (b) (c) (d) ionospheric ducting reflections from aircraft surface wave propagation super refraction

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VFR Communications Exam 2

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VFR Communications Exam 2

VFR Communications
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VFR Communications Exam 2

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