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79 Cards in this Set

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The Air Traffic Organization (ATO) is manager by a (n) ___________. (11)

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

According to their location, ATO air traffic control facilities are assigned to one of ___________. (13)

three Service Areas

The primary Navigational Aids (NAVAIDs) for the nation's airways in the National Airspace System (NAS) are ___________. (59)


The primary mission of the Traffic Management (TM) System is to ___________. (50)

balance air traffic demand with system capacity

The operation of the TM is the responsibility of the ___________. (51)

Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC)

The primary function of the Traffic Management Unit (TMU) is to ___________. (51)

monitor and balance traffic flows within their area of responsibility in accordance with traffic management directives

The primary purpose of the Air Traffic Control System is to ___________. (20)

prevent a collision between aircraft operating in the system and to provide a safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of traffic, and to provide support for National Security and Homeland Defense

The air traffic facility that has no direct authority over Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) or Visual Flight Rules (VFR) traffic is the ___________. (26)

Flight Service Stations (FSSs)

The facility primarily responsible for conducting pilot briefings is the ___________. (26)

Flight Service Stations (FSSs)

Which position in the Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) records and disseminates Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) summaries? (27)


Which of the following duties is not the function of the Clearance Delivery position in the tower? (34)

A. Compile statistical data

B. Process and forward flight plan information

C. Issue clearances and ensure accuracy of pilot read back

D. Operate communications and tower equipment

The ___________ position in the ATC terminal option that is normally responsible for issuing control instructions to aircraft and vehicles operating on the airport movement area (other than active runways). (35)

Ground control

In a Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility, who has the responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of a sector?

The radar team

The ATC facility that provides air traffic control services to aircraft on IFR flight plans during the en route phase of flight is ___________. (42)

Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC)

The only en route sector team member whose duties do not include accepting handoffs is the ___________ position (44-45)

Radar Flight Data Position

When considering duty priority of an air traffic controller, first priority is given to ___________. (20)

separating aircraft and issuing safety alerts

Non-radar separation is used in preference to radar separation when ___________. (21)

an operational advantage will be gained

All of the following represent uses of a non-movement area EXCEPT: (3)

A. Loading and unloading passengers or cargo

B. Maintenance

C. Landing area

D. Parking

A runway with a magnetic heading of 003 degrees should be designated as Runway ___________. (5)


An airport with three parallel runways with a magnetic heading of 216 degrees would have runway designations of ___________. (6)

22L, 22C, 22R

What runway marking extends the full-length runway pavement area? (12)

Runway Edge Markings

A(n) ___________ consists of white arrows which point in the direction of landing, replacing the runway centerline, and beginning and the non-landing portion to the threshold bar. (13)

Displaced Threshold

A ___________ is identified by large chevrons pointing in the direction of the threshold. (16)

Blast pad or stopway

Runway ___________ provide alignment and guidance during takeoffs and landings, and consist of a line of uniformly spaced stripes and gaps. (7)

centerlines markings

What color are taxiway edge lights? (35)


Civil land airports have rotating beacons that ___________. (29)

Flash white and green

Touchdown Zone Lighting (TDZL) and Runway Centerline Lighting System (RCLS) are two types of ___________. (32)

in-runway lighting

Threshold lights are ___________. (31)

Red light toward the runway to indicate the end of the runway. Green light outward from the runway to indicate the landing threshold.

The basic means to transition from instrument flight to visual flight for landing is provided by the ___________. (34)

Approach Light Systems (ALSs)

Holding an aircraft is NOT used for ___________. (32)

A. Traffic en route

B. Position Relief

C. Weather at destination

D. Spacing

The minimum vertical separation required for aircraft above FL600 is ___________ feet. (7)


The minimum vertical separation for IFR flight at and below FL410 is ___________ feet. (7)


Aircraft that are not equipped with the required vertical navigation avionics must be separated by ___________ feet as they climb or descend through the RVSM altitudes. (8)


To clear aircraft to hold over different fixes at the same altitude, you must ensure that all ___________. (35)

Holding patterns do not overlap each other and other airspace to be protected

What type of separation is defined as the spacing of aircraft at the same altitude by a minimum distance expressed in unites of time or miles? (12)


Standard radar separation provided by an en route facility between two aircraft at FL270 is ___________ miles. (19)


Terminal radar separation minima require that when two aircraft are less than 40 miles from the antenna, ___________ separation is required; when two aircraft are 40 miles or more from the antenna, ___________ separation is required. (18)

3 miles; 5 miles

Controllers may use visual separation ___________. (25)

up to, but not including, FL180

Runway separation is applied by ___________ controllers. (27)


With suitable landmarks to determine distances, separate a Category I aircraft departing behind a Category III aircraft by ___________. (28)

6,000 feet

The two subsystems for disseminating aeronautical information are ___________. (3)

Airmen's Information System (AIS) and NOTAM System

Who is responsible for originating a NOTAM concerning a navigational aid? (8)

Technical Operations

A NOTAM that is widely disseminated and applies to civil components of the NAS is classified as a ___________. (13)


A NOTAM that consists of information that is regulatory in nature pertaining to flight, such as change to IFR charts, is classified as a/an: (15)


Responsibility for ensuring NOTAM formats and monitoring the United States NOTAM System (USNS) belongs to ___________. (10)

United States NOTAM Office (USNOF)

Who is responsible for observing and reporting the conditions of the landing area of an airport? (9)

Airport Management

Types of Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) are: (12)

NOTAM D, Flight Data Center (FDC) NOTAM, Pointer NOTAM, Military NOTAM

Which radar system uses both a ground-based interrogator and an aircraft-based transponder? (24,26)

Secondary Radar

What is a radio detection device which provides information on the range, azimuth, and/or elevation of objects? (3)


The primary radar display depicts the ___________ and ___________ of objects that reflect radio energy. (8)

position; movement

What are two types of radar jamming? (19)

Active and passive

Which is not a component of a primary radar system? (6)

A. Transponder

B. Antenna

C. Transmitter

D. Receiver

Which radar feature eliminates echoes from precipitation? (13)

Circular polarization (CP)

What causes Anomalous Propagation clutter on primary radar systems? (16)

Density or moisture

What causes temperature inversion clutter on primary radar systems? (17)

Warm air trapped on top of cooler air

Secondary radar interference caused by a transponder operating close to the interrogator site is called ___________. (29)

Ring around

Which of the following is an advantage of a secondary radar system? (30)

A. Longer range than primary

B. It does not provide weather information

C. It only displays aircraft with transponders

D. The location of the transponder

What does a controller need to do with information about an equipment failure on an aircraft that is being handed off to the next controller? (34)

Relay all pertinent details concerning the aircraft and any special handling required or being provided to other controllers or facilities who will subsequently handle the aircraft.

When a pilot reports an inflight equipment malfunction, the controller should: (34)

Relay all pertinent details concerning the aircraft and any special handling required or being provided to other controllers or facilities who will subsequently handle the aircraft.

The ___________ generates radio signals which are sent to the antenna for broadcast.


The ___________ broadcasts radio signals covering the same azimuth as the primary antenna.


The ___________ reply is received by the antenna, sent to the interrogator, and relayed to the decoder.


The ___________ processes transponder replied and sends them to the radar display.


What information is contained in the FAA Order JO 7110.65? (10)

Procedures and phraseology for use by air traffic control personnel providing air traffic control services

What information is contained in the FAA Order JO 7210.3? (11)

Instructions, standards, and guidance for operating and managing air traffic facilities

Revised, reprinted, or new pages in FAA Orders JO 7110.10, JO 7110.65, and JO 7210.3 are indicated by bold ___________. (6)

Vertical lines in the margin

What information is contained in the FAA Order JO 7340.2? (12)

The approved word and phrase contractions used by personnel of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and by other agencies that provide air traffic control, communications, weather, charting, and associated services.

When used in FAA Orders JO 7110.10, JO 7110.65, and JO 7210.3, the words "may" or "need not" means that the procedure is ___________. (15)


What information is contained in the FAA Order JO 7350.9? (13)

Location identifiers authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration and Transport Canada

In FAA Order 7110.65, the word or words used to specify that a procedure is mandatory is ___________. (15)

Must or shall

Which contraction is used to identify General Notices issued by Washington Headquarters? (7)


In FAA Order 7110.65, the word or words used to specify that a procedure is recommended is ___________. (16)


What are supplements? (4)

Issued by organizations other than the originator of the basic directive to provide additional internal guidance or instructions pertaining to the basic directive.

Which document prescribes air traffic control procedures and phraseology used by Flight Service Specialists? (9)

FAA Order JO 7110.10

Which document provides the aviation community with basic flight information and ATC procedures? (14)

Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)

When used in FAA Orders JO 7110.10, JO 7110.65, and JO 7210.3, the word "will" means ___________. (17)

not a requirement for application of a procedure

Many FAA orders are divided into chapters, sections, and ___________. (9-12)


The purpose of an LOA is to supplement established operational procedures for ___________ use. (2)


Which of the following is NOT an example of typical SOP content? (10)

A. Position/Sector descriptions

B. Radar Handoff Procedures

C. Internal coordination procedures between position

D. Position relief briefing