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These study guide questions were submitted by real pilots who actually interviewed with Air Transport International

  1. On an IFR flight in VFR who is responsible for separation, you or ATC?
  2. When is a report to ATC required?
    M A R V E L O U S C V F R 500 Missed approach Airspeed ± max(10 kts, 5% change) of filed TAS Reaching a holding fix (time altitude) VFR on top: changing altitude ETA changed ± 2 min (3 min in the North Atlantic). Only in non-radar environments Leaving a holding fix/point Outer marker (or fix used in lieu of). Only in non-radar environments Un-forecasted weather. Safety of flight (emergencies and such) Vacating an altitude/FL Final approach fix. Only in non-radar environments Radio/navigation/approach equipment failure Compulsory reporting points. Only in non-radar environments 500 - unable to climb/descend 500 FPM
    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 AIM 5-3-3 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.
  3. What is an LDA?
    A non-precision approach offset from the runway that may have a glide slope
  4. What are you looking for in an employer/airline?
    Stability, great culture/working atmosphere, and somewhere where I can master a type rating for the rest of my career.
    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.
  5. What is the correlation between temp and lighting strikes?
    The number of lighting strikes will increase with an increase in temperature.
  6. What is the effect of aft cg on performance?
    The aft CG limit is the most rearward position at which the CG can be located for the most critical maneuver or operation. As the CG moves aft, a less stable condition occurs, which decreases the ability of the aircraft to right itself after maneuvering or turbulence.
    Increased range
    rearward Cg gives better fuel efficiency
  7. What is Mach Tuck?
    Is a nose down pitch tendency due to a change the position of the center of pressure.
  8. What factors used in calculating performance?
    Temp., Humidity, Power Available, Runway condition and slope, Altitude.
  9. 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.
  10. How did you get into flying?
    Started flying for fun.
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