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Comms Feedback Supplement

Last Revised 24/01/02

1. What is the minimum spacing for VHF?

(a)

15MHz

(b)

25MHz

(c)

8.33MHz

(d)

12.5MHz

2. What is the prefix for Aerodrome Control?

(a)

Control

(b)

Tower

(c)

Ground

(d)

Radar

3. What is the prefix for Ground Movement Planning (Clearance Delivery)?

(a)

Clearance

(b)

Delivery

(c)

Despatch

(d)

Tower

4. The abbreviation for Fastair 1234 is:

(a)

Fastair 34

(b)

Fastair

(c)

1234

(d)

it cannot be abbreviated

5. You are Bloggs 23, when ATC clear you to Abbeville Tower on 118.7 what is your reply?

(a)

Wilco Bloggs 23

(b)

Tower 118.7 Bloggs 23

(c)

To Abbeville Tower Bloggs 23

(d)

To Tower Bloggs 23

6. You are requested to hold short of the runway what is your reply?

(a)

Wilco

(b)

Holding Short

(c)

Affirmative

(d)

Roger

7. Who has to reply to an all stations call?

(a)

Everyone in the circuit

(b)

No one

(c)

Only the first Aircraft to reply

(d)

Everyone who hears the transmission

8. Given the following examples of abbreviated callsigns which is most correct for Cherokee XY-ABC?

(a)

Cherokee XY-BC

(b)

XY-BC

(c)

Cherokee BC

(d)

X-BC

9. How do you address an ATC agency located at Bristol aerodrome that offers a procedural departure service with radar?

(a)

Bristol Control

(b)

Bristol Approach

(c)

Bristol Radar

(d)

Bristol Departure

10. How do you address an ATC agency located at Bristol aerodrome that offers a non-radar procedural service?

(a)

Bristol Control

(b)

Bristol Approach

(c)

Bristol Radar

(d)

Bristol Departures

11. When addressing a ground radio station, Filton Approach, the pilot

may

the location or callsign suffix

(a)

abbreviate

to ‘approach’ or ‘Filton’ when appropriate

(b)

omit

provided that no confusion will arise

(c)

abbreviate

to ‘approach’ when advised by ATC

(d)

omit

provided that no confusion will arise and that there has been a break of no more than 15 minutes since the last transmission.

12. The phrase PAN PAN MEDICAL is:

(a)

an urgency call relating to a passenger who has become ill in flight

(b)

an urgency call relating to a medical transport flight

(c)

an emergency call relating to a medical matter

(d)

a flight safety message prefix

13. ATC pass the instruction ‘F-CN climb to altitude 5000ft’ which you can not carry out. Your response should include the

word

or

phrase

(a)

Negative

Negative Comply

(b)

Unable

Unable to Comply

(c)

Wrong

Unable to climb to 5000ft

(d)

Roger

Negative Climb 5000ft

14. When used in weather reports using the word TEMPO means

(a)

Fluctuations of more than 30 minutes duration

(b)

Fluctuations of less than 60 minutes duration

(c)

Fluctuations of less than 90 minutes duration

(d)

Fluctuations of more than 90 minutes duration

15. With regard to the frequency 129.00 the figures after the decimal place should be

(a)

spoken as ‘point zero’

(b)

spoken as ‘decimal zero’

(c)

spoken as ‘decimal zero zero’

(d)

omitted

16. The expected radio range of an aircraft in flight at FL290 is:

(a)

158nm

(b)

170nm

(c)

213nm

(d)

236nm

17. Whilst complying with a radar vector which has turned the aircraft away from the IFR flight planned route a total radio failure is experienced. The pilot should

(a)

maintain the last heading for three minutes then turn back to the flight planned route and continue as planned

(b)

after 20 minutes flight on the radar heading turn back to the flight planned route and continue as planned

(c)

after 30 minutes flight on the radar heading turn back to the flight planned route and continue as planned

(d)

after 40 minutes flight on the radar heading turn back to the flight planned route and continue as planned

18. Which of the following is the correct radio call made from an aircraft when abandoning a take-off?

(a)

‘Swissair 390 abort abort’

(b)

‘Swissair 390 stop stop’

(c)

‘Stopping Swissair 390’

(d)

‘Aborting Swissair 390’

19. In an emergency radio silence may be imposed

(a)

by the aircraft in distress

(b)

by the station controlling the situation

(c)

by either the aircraft in distress or the controlling station

(d)

by any party

20. During an IFR flight an aircraft has, because of a radio failure, been

unable to make a position report. It should maintain its last assigned

speed and level for

then

(a)

20 minutes

return to the flight planned route

(b)

30 minutes

return to the flight planned route

(c)

20 minutes

land at the nearest suitable aerodrome

(d)

30 minutes

land at the nearest suitable aerodrome

21. In the event of a total communications failure in the open FIR in conditions of unlimited visibility with no cloud the correct course of action would be to:

(a)

Continue the flight under IFR

(b)

Continue to destination under VFR

(c)

Land at the nearest suitable aerodrome and inform the ATS unit.

(d)

Continue not below MSA and land at the nearest suitable aerodrome equipped to handle IFR traffic

22. A brake co-efficient of 0.45 indicates braking action

(a)

good

(b)

medium

(c)

medium to poor

(d)

poor

23. What is RNAV?

(a)

Radar Navigation

(b)

Area Navigation

(c)

Radar Navigation Auto Vectoring

(d)

Radio Navigation

24. What is the effect of the transmit button becoming stuck in the ON position?

(a)

Other parties will not be able to use the frequency

(b)

You can still receive radio messages

(c)

It only affects your aircraft

(d)

Other parties will hear a loud feedback whistle on the frequency

25. SELCAL may also be known as ‘selective calling’ and enables calling.

(a)

between ATC agencies

(b)

from ATC to the selected aircraft

(c)

from other aircraft to the selected aircraft

(d)

from the selected aircraft to ATC

26. You are in command of a wide-bodied aircraft over 137,000kg in weight. The initial call to ATC should be:

(a)

Speedbird 214 Wide-body

(b)

Heavy Speedbird 214

(c)

Speedbird 214 Heavy

(d)

Speedbird 214 Wide and Fat

27. Select the best answer to describe the message priority of the call ‘G- ABCD your QDM 340º’

(a)

The same as PAN PAN, PAN PAN, PAN PAN

(b)

Greater than ‘ Bristol G-BNKD ready for departure’

(c)

Less than ‘YORKAIR 02 request weather’

(d)

The same as ‘YORKAIR 02 request weather’

28. When asked to ‘SQUAWK 4742 MODE C’, if you have no transponder you should reply

(a)

No transponder

(b)

Negative transponder

(c)

Negative Squawk

(d)

No transponder available

29. The figures 13500 should be spoken as

(a)

one three thousand five hundred

(b)

thirteen thousand five hundred

(c)

one three five zero zero

(d)

one three five hundred

30. VHF Communications would have the ICAO designator

(a)

A3E

(b)

J3E

(c)

A8W

(d)

A9W

31. The phrase ‘BREAK’

(a)

indicates a separation between messages

(b)

is an instruction to break formation

(c)

is an instruction to stop

(d)

indicates the controller is coming off shift

32.

A message concerning the transporting of aircraft parts and other material urgently required is:

(a)

a flight safety message

 

(b)

a flight regularity message

(c)

a meteorological message

(d)

an urgency message

33.

An AIS is an

 

(a)

Aerodrome Information Service

 

(b)

Aeronautical Information Service

 

(c)

Aviation Information Service

 

(d)

Aerobatic Information Service

34.

A visual approach in IFR is

(a)

an approach executed after an IFR flight when cloudbase and RVR are equal to or better than IFR minima

(b)

an approach executed after an IFR flight when cloudbase and RVR are equal to or better than VFR minima

(c)

an approach executed after an IFR flight with visual reference to terrain

(d)

an approach executed after an IFR flight when cloudbase or RVR are below VFR minima but above IFR minima

1

c

11

b

21

c

31

a

2

b

12

b

22

a

32

b

3

b

13

b

23

b

33

b

4

d

14

b

24

a

34

c

5

b

15

b

25

b

6

b

16

c

26

c

7

b

17

a

27

b

8

c

18

c

28

b

9

d

19

c

29

a

10

b

20

a

30

a

Note:

In the UK and in most of Europe the instruction to climb to a Flight Level omits the word ‘to’. For example, ‘FASTAIR 1234 CLIMB FLIGHT LEVEL 280’. The syllabus, however, calls for ICAO standards and, as this is not an ICAO convention, you may find exam questions where all the answers use the word ‘to’. For example ‘FASTAIR 12134 CLIMB TO FLIGHT LEVEL 280’.