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These study guide questions were submitted by real pilots who actually interviewed with Contour Airlines

  1. What is the difference between SIGMETs and AIRMETS?
  2. What is an MEL?
    An equipment list is a list of items that must be operational for a particular flight. For example, the landing lights in the Cessna 172 do not have to be operational for flights during the day but must be operational for flights at night.
    An equipment list is a list of items that must be operational for a particular flight.
  3. What is RVSM airspace?
    Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum. Significantly increases the number of Airplanes in a defined space (Double in theory) Plus it allows pilots to pick more efficient altitudes for turbulence avoidance.
  4. What are IFR minimums?
    123 rules. 1 hour before or after ETA, wx must be 2000-foot ceilings and 3SM visibility. If not, then alternate required. Alternate must have wx, 800/2 non precision approach, 600/2 precision approach.
  5. What is VMC on a multiengine airplane?
    minimum controllable airspeed
  6. What is the critical engine?
    left engine
  7. What does Vyse mean on the airspeed indicator?
  8. Broc Y

    Wouldn't have received an offer without it.

    Feb 20, 2024  

    James S

    Very helpful!

    Feb 20, 2024