These study guide questions were submitted by real pilots who actually interviewed with Air Transport International
On an IFR flight in VFR who is responsible for separation, you or ATC? You.
When is a report to ATC required? FAR 91.183
Under IFR in control airspace, pilots MUST report
- time and altitude of passing each designated reporting point, or reporting point specified by ATC EXCEPT while that aircraft is under radar control, only the passing point specifically request by ATC need be reported
-Any unforecast weather condition encountered
-information relating to safety of flight
reports SHOULD be made to ATC without specific ATC request
- vacating any previously assigned altitude or newly assigned altitude
- altitude changes made when VFR-on-top
- unable to climb or descend at least a rate of 500 ft/min
- miss approach
- change in TRUS AIRSPEED by 5% or 10 knots which ever is greater
-time and altitude/flight level upon reaching a holding fix or point cleared to
- leaving any assigned holding fix point Leaving assigned altitude, Entering or leaving a holding, Missed approach, Any unforecast weather, Change of airspeed grater than 10 knots or 5 %. Any issue affecting the safety of flight.
What is an LDA? A non-precision approach offset from the runway that may have a glide slope
What are you looking for in an employer/airline? I want to be part of a team that functions like a family. This type of team would allow me to spend the last 15 years of my career there. I like that I can master and fly just 1 aircraft type for the rest of my flying career.
What is the correlation between temp and lighting strikes? The number of lighting strikes will increase with an increase in temperature.
What is the effect of aft cg on performance? Increased range rearward Cg gives better fuel efficiency
What is Mach Tuck?
What factors used in calculating performance? Temp., Humidity, Power Available, Runway condition and slope, Altitude.
What is critical mach? Critical Mach number or MCrit, is at the speed when airflow reaches the speed of sound over the aircraft (it could be any part of the aircraft not just the wing). When this occurs, shock waves starts occur and handling characteristics start to change. The lowest Mach number at which the airflow over some point of the aircraft reaches the speed of sound, but does not exceed it.
How did you get into flying? Started flying for fun.