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You have just selected the APU MASTER SW pb to ON. You now select the APU START pb to ON. What 2 things will the ECB wait on before engaging the electric starter?

Th ECB will not engage the electric starter UNTIL
(1) The power-up self test is completed satisfactorily
(2) The air intake flap is fully open


The APU START pb has AVAIL illuminated, the STS page reads NW STRG DISC APU AVAIL and the APU page reads AVAIL These indications indicate that:

The APU has reached normal operating speed and is ready to provide electrical power and bleed air


What does the ECB provide? (4) It provides monitoring of, and sequencing of....

- APU N speed and EGT monitoring
- Start and shut down sequencing
- Bleed air output monitoring
- FAULT monitoring and reporting


Ambient air is routed to the APU compressor through an INTAKE FLAP. How is this mechanism driven/operated, and where is the flap located?

ELECTRICALLY operated intake flap (controlled by the ECB - not manually)
Located beneath the APU compartment


Fuel for APU operation is normally supplied from:

The LEFT wing tank INNER cell, through the ENGINE 1 feed line


What is true concerning the APU oil system, and when it will auto shutdown?

The ECB shuts down the APU automatically for low oil PRESSURE, but does NOT shut it down for low oil QUANTITY


Select the control that enables you to turn off the APU generator when the APU is operating

You would push the APU GEN pb so that “OFF” is illuminated in white on the ELEC control panel


APU bleed air output is used for:

Engine starting, engine conditioning


What is the APU fire detection and protection system equipped with?

The system is equipped with TWO HEAT DETECTION LOOPS and ONE Halon Bottle


When an APU fire occurs on the ground, what 3 things will occur?

- The ECB automatically shuts down the APU
- A red APU fire light illuminates on the External Power Panel near the nose gear and an external HORN, located at the nose gear, sounds
- The APU Halon fire bottle is DISCHARGED automatically


Radar malfunctions are displayed:

On the NDs


Intensity of the radar display is controlled by:

The outer ring of the ND brightness control knob


True or False: According to this ND, clear air turbulence is being detected along your flight path.

False!! You can not see CAT on you radar displays


With the GAIN selector in the AUTO position, you have selected a sensitivity level:

That is calibrated for optimum weather display


With the TILT selector knob set to 0, the radar beam is pointed:

At the horizon as defined by the IRU 1 (NOT along the horizontal axis of the a/c)


Areas of turbulence are only displayed up to __ NM

UP TO 40 miles


With this GPWS panel configured as shown, which statement below is true? (picture of the GPWS Panel with the SYS pb illuminating “OFF”)

All 5 of the GPWS Basic Mode warnings are inhibited (Terrain category is NOT affected)


True or False: You must make sure the loudspeakers are turned up loud enough so you can hear the aural GPWS warnings.

FALSE, GPWS warnings/indications are played at max volume always


You are flying at a low altitude. The GPWS is operating normally, and the TERR ON ND pb on your side of the flight deck is selected ON. You can determine from the ND that: (picture of the ND with all black radar return)

All terrain within the range selected on the ND is MORE THAN 2000’ BELOW your current altitude


Is the Terrain Clearance Floor predictive or non-predictive? What does this mean to us?

NOT Predictive - meaning the a/c must actually PENETRATE the TCF to trigger a warning!


You have the “TERR ON ND” pb selected to ON, and see red and amber solid radar returns of terrain on your ND, and hear “TERRAIN AHEAD, PULL UP.” this means that you are:

Within 30 seconds (vs 60 seconds) of hazardous terrain based upon your current flight path angle, track and speed relative to the terrain


According to this ND: (picture showing 3 traffic returns: 1 solid white diamond indicating -09 @ your 9, 1 solid yellow circle indicating -08 @ your 11, and one solid red square indicating -06 @ your 2)

You have proximate traffic at 9 o’clock, a TA (Traffic Advisory) at 11 o’clock, and an RA (Resolution Advisory) at 2 o’clock


What are the different traffic symbol depictions you can see on your ND?

Solid white diamond = proximate traffic

Solid yellow circle = traffic advisory

Solid red square = resolution advisory

PROXIMATE traffic:
Within 1,200’ vertically and 6nm laterally, not considered a threat and displayed on the ND as a solid white diamond


Which item causes a takeoff configuration warning when the thrust levers are placed to a takeoff thrust setting while on the ground but does not cause a warning when the T.O CONFIG key is pressed after engine start?

Parking brake set to ON (would not be external doors since engine has started)


What are 3 Exceptions (think a/c configuration) when testing the takeoff configuration warning:

1. All external doors closed (only PRIOR to engine start)
3. Parking brake NOT set


Windshear warnings (which are provided by the FACs) function when the a/c is:

- Below 1300' AGL
- At FLAPS 1 or greater


What is the correct alerting priority in order of importance? (think about the 4 types of alerts)



What is required for the TCAS system to detect and avoid conflict traffic? (think a/c equipment)

Mode C Transponder


What guidance is given during a TA verse an RA warning?

RA will provide vertical guidance!


What is the difference between Mode A and Mode C transponder?

- Mode C = altitude reporting based off pressure altitude
- Mode A is strictly transponder