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1

What is the VFR Minima in Class D for fixed-wing aircraft below FL100 operating to/from the aerodrome or within the ATZ?

Flight Visibility: 5km
Cloud Ceiling: 1500m

Applies day or night.

2

What is the VFR Minima in Class D for helicopters operating to/from the aerodrome or within the ATZ?

Flight Visibility: 5km
Cloud Ceiling: 1500m

Applies day or night.

3

Who is responsible for determining the meteorological conditions for flight in accordance with VFR?

In flight avoiding the ATZ the pilot is responsible.

For flights operating to/from the aerodrome or within the ATZ ATC are responsible thru the official met report. If the official met report is unavailable then the pilot assumes the responsibility.

4

What is the Special VFR minima within Class D airspace for aircraft operating to/from the aerodrome or within the ATZ?

Ground visibility 1500m, and/or cloud ceiling of 600ft.

Applies day or night.

5

What is the Special VFR minima within Class D airspace for helicopters operating to/from the aerodrome or within the ATZ?

Ground visibility 800m, and/or cloud ceiling of 600ft.

Applies day or night.

6

What are the pilot's responsibilities when operating under Special VFR conditions? (5 items)

--Must comply with ATC instructions.

--Responsible for ensuring that flight conditions enable him to remain clear of cloud, and determine his flight path with reference to the surface and remain clear of obstructions.

--Responsible for ensuring that he flies within the limitations of his licences.

--Responsible for complying with the relevant low-flying restrictions.

--Responsible for avoiding ATZs unless prior permission for penetration has been obtained from the relevant ATC unit.

7

Which callsigns are exempt from the SVFR criteria?

Helicopters using a POLICE, HELIMED, RESCUE, ELECTRICITY, GRID, POWERLINE, or PIPELINE.

8

If the aerodrome visibility is less than 1500m when can ATC issue an SVFR clearance for a flight crossing the control zone not intending to land or take-off?

If the pilot reports the visibility is not less than 1500m for fixed wing aircraft or not less than 800m for helicopters.

9

If the ground visibility consists of two values which value is used when determining if an SVFR clearance can be issued?

The lower of the two values.

10

In Class D airspace what are the separation requirements? (3 items)

--Separate IFR flights from other IFR flights.

--Pass traffic information to IFR and SVFR flights on VFR flights and give traffic avoidance advice when requested.

--Pass traffic information to VFR flights on all other flights and provide traffic avoidance assistance when requested.

11

What is the speed limit below FL100, and when does it not apply? (6 exemptions)

250kts IAS.

Doesn't apply to:
--flights in Class A and B airspace;
--exempted flights in Class D airspace when authorised by ATC in accordance with MATS Part 2;
--test flights in accordance with specified conditions;
--aircraft taking part in flying displays when authorised by the CAA;
--aircraft subject to a written permission granted by the CAA;
--State aircraft such as military aircraft.

12

What information is required when a pilot declares an intention to file an AIRPROX report? (7 items)

--The words "AIRPROX report;
--Position at time of incident;
--Time of incident;
--Altitude/FL (climbing, descending, level flight);
--Heading;
--Brief details of incident including first sighting and miss distance;
--Weather conditions.

13

What are the actions to be taking when there is a failure of navigation lights at night?

An aircraft shall not depart from an aerodrome at night if there is a failure of any light which the ANO requires to be displayed and the light cannot be immediately repaired or replaced.

If the aircraft is in flight it shall land as soon as it can safely do so, unless authorised by ATC to continue its flight. Authorisation should take into account the flight remaining in Class A-D airspace, if it intends to go outside the UK then permission should be sought from the adjacent controlling authority.

If the flight is outside CAS or within Class E then the pilot should land at the nearest suitable aerodrome. Selection of the aerodrome is the pilots responsibility, he may request information to assist in making his decision. The pilot may decide that the nearest suitable aerodrome is the original destination in certain circumstances.

14

What should an ATSU do when it receives information that a captive balloon has broken free?

Notify the appropriate ACC without delay stating:
--The type of balloon and whether carrying any person;
--Position of balloon site;
--Direction and speed of drift;
--Last observed height;
--Length of cable attached to balloon;
--Balloon operator's name and telephone number.