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1

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.

2

When must you give a gear check to an arriving A/C

Always, unless previously reported

3

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

4

How many feet must military pilots maintain away from other aircraft.

500 feet

5

What is the max airspeed pilots can fly below 10000'

250 knots

6

What traffic pattern turns are standard

Left

7

Which A/C do you change frequencies prior to departure

Fighters, attack aircraft, trainers, bombers, and formation flights

8

When does wake turbulence begin on an A/Cs flight path

From nose up to touchdown

9

What are the wake turbulence requirements for departures

2 min @ end of runway
3 min @ intersections
(Waiverable if A/C was not a heavy)

10

What is class D airspace

Airspace that extends upward to 2500' and extends 5 NM outward from geographical center of the airport

11

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

12

How much distance is required between runway center-lines for simultaneous opposite direction operations

1400 feet - day
2800 feet - night

13

What information do you need to collect when soliciting a PIREP

Time, type, altitude, and position

14

What is the prescribed altitude for a low approach

500'
1000' ( if A/C is a heavy)

15

What are the different types of braking actions

Good, fair, poor, and nil

16

What information must you gather from pilots declaring an emergency

A/C ID and type
Pilots desires
Nature of emergency

17

Wake turbulence applies to all parallel runways whose center-lines are separated by less than how many feet

2500'

18

What must you do when issuing spacing maneuvers to A/C

Inform the A/C of the reason for spacing maneuver

19

How are traffic advisories passed to A/C (Non-Radar)

Type A/C (Who)
Position (Where)
Direction Proceeding (What)

20

What is the USAF requirement for VFR flights

3 mile visibility and 1500' ceiling

21

What is the wake turbulence requirement for opposite direction runway operations

3 min

22

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

23

Who can declare an emergency

Pilot
Controller
Officials responsible for A/C

24

What are the IFR cruising altitudes for North/Eastbound A/C

Odd thousands

25

What is the location and color of standard A/C position lights

Red on left
Green on right
White on tail

26

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

27

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

28

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.

29

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)

30

What are the IFR cruising altitudes for South/Westbound A/C

Even thousands

31

What must you always do prior to issuing any taxi instructions or takeoff clearances

Determine the position of the A/C

32

How often must you broadcast bird advisories

Every 15 min

33

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

34

What is the VFR cruising altitude for South/Westbound A/C

Even thousand plus 500'

35

What color are taxiway lights

Blue

36

As a USAF controller, what must you inform LUAW A/C

The nearest traffic within 6 miles of final approach to the same runway

37

How is RVR reported

Feet / CONUS
meters / OCONUS

38

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'

39

What are the types of cloud coverages

Few 1/8-2/8
Scattered 3/8-4/8
Broken 5/8-7/8
Overcast 8/8

40

What are the cloud space clearance requirements for class D airspace.

1000' above
500' below
2000' horizontal

41

What are the VFR cruising altitudes for North/Eastbound A/C

Odd thousands plus 500'

42

How many feet are required between landing area for simultaneous helicopter ooerations

200'

43

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

44

If the succeeding A/C departing is a helicopter, what may be applied

Visual separation

45

When do you issue cautionRy wake turbulence advisories

A/C landing behind a heavy A/C departure
Small A/C landing behind large A/C