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1

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

2

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

3

Who can declare an emergency

Pilot
Controller
Officials responsible for A/C

4

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

Always, unless previously reported

5

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)

6

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

7

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

1400 feet - day
2800 feet - night

8

What traffic pattern turns are standard

Left

9

What color are taxiway lights

Blue

10

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

11

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

Even thousands

12

How is RVR reported

Feet / CONUS
meters / OCONUS

13

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

2500'

14

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

200'

15

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

Determine the position of the A/C

16

What is the prescribed altitude for a low approach

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

17

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.

18

What are the different types of braking actions

Good, fair, poor, and nil

19

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

500 feet

20

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

Red on left
Green on right
White on tail

21

What is the max airspeed pilots can fly below 10000'

250 knots

22

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

From nose up to touchdown

23

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

24

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

25

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

Odd thousands plus 500'

26

What is class D airspace

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

27

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

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

28

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

Inform the A/C of the reason for spacing maneuver

29

What is the wake turbulence requirement for opposite direction runway operations

3 min

30

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

1000' above
500' below
2000' horizontal

31

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.

32

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

Even thousand plus 500'

33

How often must you broadcast bird advisories

Every 15 min

34

What is the USAF requirement for VFR flights

3 mile visibility and 1500' ceiling

35

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

Odd thousands

36

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'

37

Which A/C do you change frequencies prior to departure

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

38

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

Visual separation

39

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

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

40

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

41

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

42

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

43

What information do you need to collect when soliciting a PIREP

Time, type, altitude, and position

44

What are the wake turbulence requirements for departures

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

45

What information must you gather from pilots declaring an emergency

A/C ID and type
Pilots desires
Nature of emergency