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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER Name:

AERODROMES
RP-AD/2010
Duration: Unlimited

Answer ALL questions as fast as possible. Marks: Unlimited


ALL answers MUST be correct.
Wish you ALL the best! Warning: To be used for revision only.

Section A

I. Write the full forms of the following abbreviations.

1. VASIS =
2. PAPI =
3. APAPI =
4. ARP =
5. ARC =
6. VDGS =
7. TORA =
8. TODA =
9. ASDA =
10. LDA =
11. RESA =
12. GRS Pavement =
13. BIT Pavement =
14. CON Pavement =
15. ASP Pavement =
16. ICE Pavement =
17. ACN =
18. PCN =
19. LIH
20. LIM
21. LIL
II. The following table would consist of information and variables for aerodromes in the
Maldives. Fill it up. If no information is available shade the cell.

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Location Indicator and (ARC)
1.

Runway dimensions
2. - Length
- Width
3. Fire fighting category
4. Elevation
5. Magnetic variation
6. Clearway dimensions (Rwy/Length x width)
7. Stopway dimensions (Length x width)
8. VOR checkpoint (roughly)
9. Bearing Strength (PCN)
10. Pavement type (Runway only)
11. Surface type code (Runway only)
12. Glide path angle of PAPI/APAPI
13. Frequencies
- VORDME (include channel)
- Localizer
- Glide path indicator
- NDB
- Tower VHF

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Section B

Answer the following questions.

1. List the parameters of bearing strength.

2. When can an aircraft be approved to use the runway of an aerodrome when considering the
bearing strength?

3. What colour is?


a. The threshold lights
b. The runway light system (edge lights and end lights)
c. Cat I ALS
d. CAT II ALS
e. The Emergency and Security vehicle flashing lights
f. Follow me and other vehicle flashing lights
g. Aerobridges and slow mobile fixed lights

4. Describe PCN?

5. What are the two pavement types?

6. What are the different sub-grade categories? How are they categorized?

7. What are the different tyre pressure values? How are they valued?

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8. What are the two bearing strength evaluation methods? How are they evaluated in each method?

9. An aircraft is approaching a runway. Describe how a four light system PAPI would indicate
when the aircraft is in:
a. Correct height for a safe touch down

b. Below the correct height for a safe touch down

c. Above the correct height for a safe touch down

10. In which two ways the displaced threshold area may be indicated (marked)?

11. List three reasons for having a displaced threshold area?

12. For what movements of the aircraft a displaced threshold may be used and for what it should not be?

13. What is Apron Mass of an aircraft? How is it related to the ACN-PCN method of assessing bearing
strength?

14. What are the parts of the Aerodrome Design Manual (Doc 9157)?

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15. Runway incursion is the most serious runway safety issue at all aerodromes.
a. Define runway incursion.

b. Name two other safety issues related to runway. How do they differ?

c. State three possible reasons for a runway excursion.

16. CAT I ALS are common around the world. What is:
a. the distance between the extreme of the threshold to the CAT I ALS
b. the number of cross bars
c. the distance between two cross bars
d. the total length of the ALS
e. the colour of the lights in the CAT I ALS

Section C

I. Label the diagrams.

1. Colour indication of PAPI to the pilot. (Words= Correct/Below/Above)

PAPI light indication Accuracy of slope

R R R W
…………………

R R W W
…………………

R W W W
…………………
Key: R= Red / W= White

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2. Pavement layers

………………………………
………………………………
………………………………
………………………………

3. Aerodrome surface dimensions

E………
.
Landing and take-off F……….
in this direction G………
. H………
.

C……… B………
.
A. ………….…….. D…………
I……….
J……….
K……… Landing and take-off
. in this direction
L………
.

4. Runway markings

A . ………………………… B. ………………………… C. ……………………….

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II. Do the calculations in the blank cells (assume both ends have CWY and SWY).

Aerodrome: VRMM

Runways: 18 and 36

Runway dimensions: 3200 x 45 m

Clearway dimensions: 300 x 150 m

Stopway dimensions: 60 x 45

Runway TORA TODA ASDA LDA

III. Draw sketches for the following.

1. Asphalt pavement layers

2. Cement concrete pavement layers

3. CAT II ALS

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4. CAT I ALS

This is the end of this paper.

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