Flashcards in ATC Deck (45):
What are the wake turbulence requirements for intersecting runways
2 minutes if departure/arrival flight paths will cross or departure/arrival will fly through an arrivals/departures airborne path.
When must you give a gear check to an arriving A/C
Always, unless previously reported
What are the size classifications of A/C
Heavy - takeoff weights of more than 300,000 lbs
Large - 41,000-300,000
Small - less than 41,000
How many feet must military pilots maintain away from other aircraft.
What is the max airspeed pilots can fly below 10000'
What traffic pattern turns are standard
Which A/C do you change frequencies prior to departure
Fighters, attack aircraft, trainers, bombers, and formation flights
When does wake turbulence begin on an A/Cs flight path
From nose up to touchdown
What are the wake turbulence requirements for departures
2 min @ end of runway
3 min @ intersections
(Waiverable if A/C was not a heavy)
What is class D airspace
Airspace that extends upward to 2500' and extends 5 NM outward from geographical center of the airport
What is the minimum safe altitude A/Cs must fly over congested and non congested areas.
1000' over tallest obstacle (congested)
500' (non congested) - water
How much distance is required between runway center-lines for simultaneous opposite direction operations
1400 feet - day
2800 feet - night
What information do you need to collect when soliciting a PIREP
Time, type, altitude, and position
What is the prescribed altitude for a low approach
1000' ( if A/C is a heavy)
What are the different types of braking actions
Good, fair, poor, and nil
What information must you gather from pilots declaring an emergency
A/C ID and type
Nature of emergency
Wake turbulence applies to all parallel runways whose center-lines are separated by less than how many feet
What must you do when issuing spacing maneuvers to A/C
Inform the A/C of the reason for spacing maneuver
How are traffic advisories passed to A/C (Non-Radar)
Type A/C (Who)
Direction Proceeding (What)
What is the USAF requirement for VFR flights
3 mile visibility and 1500' ceiling
What is the wake turbulence requirement for opposite direction runway operations
What is the standard category separation for A/C
3000' if both are a CAT 1
3000' if CAT 1 is preceded by a CAT 2
4500' if succeeding or both are CAT 2
6000' if either is a CAT 3
Who can declare an emergency
Officials responsible for A/C
What are the IFR cruising altitudes for North/Eastbound A/C
What is the location and color of standard A/C position lights
Red on left
Green on right
White on tail
What are the categories of A/C
CAT 1 - 12,500 lbs or less single engine propeller drive A/C and helicopters
CAT 2 - 12,500 lbs or less twin engine propeller driven A/C
CAT 3 - all other A/C
If you do not have visual observation of an A/C, what must you inform the pilot
Inform the pilot that he is not in sight in conjunction with his landing clearance
As a Combat Controller, are you allowed to LUAW an A/C between sunset and sunrise
No. Also, do not simultaneously LUAW aircraft on the same runway between sunrise and sunset unless the local/assist position is manned.
What are the classes of airspace
Class A - 18,000' to FL 600
Class B - surface to 10,000'
Class C - surface to 4,000'
Class D - surface to 2,500'
Class E - 14,500' to 18'000'
Class G - surface to 1,200' (uncontrolled)
What are the IFR cruising altitudes for South/Westbound A/C
What must you always do prior to issuing any taxi instructions or takeoff clearances
Determine the position of the A/C
How often must you broadcast bird advisories
Every 15 min
How much distance is required between runway center-lines for simultaneous same direction operations.
CAT 1 - 300 feet
CAT 2 - 500 feet
CAT 3 - 700 feet
What is the VFR cruising altitude for South/Westbound A/C
Even thousand plus 500'
What color are taxiway lights
As a USAF controller, what must you inform LUAW A/C
The nearest traffic within 6 miles of final approach to the same runway
How is RVR reported
Feet / CONUS
meters / OCONUS
If you forget to change an A/C prior to departing, when are you allowed to change them to departure
When the A/C reaches 2500'
What are the types of cloud coverages
What are the cloud space clearance requirements for class D airspace.
What are the VFR cruising altitudes for North/Eastbound A/C
Odd thousands plus 500'
How many feet are required between landing area for simultaneous helicopter ooerations
What are the types of helicopter taxiing
Ground taxi: taxi on wheels on the ground
Hover taxi: 20 knots under 25'
Air taxi: remain below 100' and optimal airspeed
If the succeeding A/C departing is a helicopter, what may be applied