L1 Instructor Self Test Part 1 FRP.txt

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L1 Instructor Flight Rules and Procedures
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  1. What are the criteria for legal flight under VFR below 10,000 ft?
    Horizontal distance from cloud, 1500 metres. Vertical distance from cloud, 1000 ft above and 500 ft below. In-flight visibility 5 km
  2. What are the criteria for legal flight under VFR above 10,000 ft?
    Horizontal distance from cloud, 1500 metres. Vertical distance from cloud, 1000 ft above and 500 ft below. In-flight visibility 8 km (powered aircraft no speed restrictions)
  3. Who has right of way on a shared runway, a glider taking off or a powered aircraft landing?
    ANY aircraft landing has right of way over an aircraft taking off (GFA Op Reg 8.17)
  4. Is it legal for a glider not fitted with a radio to operate in a Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) area?
    Yes (MOSP Part 2, Section 24.1.3)
  5. If a glider is fitted with a serviceable radio and the pilot wishes to operate in a CTAF area, is it legal to switch off the radio and operate as a non-radio aircraft?
    No (MOSP Part 2, Section 24.1.3)
  6. What radio call would a glider pilot make on entry to a Mandatory Broadcast Zone (MBZ)?
    An "all stations" call - position (location, altitute) and intentions. Listen out and respond if necessary (MOSP Part 2, Section 24.1.3)
  7. Can a glider enter an MBZ if it does not carry a radio?
    No. The word "mandatory" means what it says
  8. Is it legal to carry out thermalling turns below 1,500 ft on the active ("live") side of the circuit at a licensed aerodrome?
    Yes, provided the glider is fitted with radio and the pilot is monitoring the MBZ/CTAF frequency (Appendix to MOSP, FOI 21-2, Section 3.5)
  9. What action is the glider pilot expected to take if on a cross-country flight he approaches within 5NM of an uncontrolled licensed aerodrome which is known to have RPT traffic?
    If radio-equipped, make an "all stations" call. If not radio-equipped, remain clear of the circuit area (GFA Op Reg 6.2.5)
  10. If two gliders are approaching each other head on, what action does each pilot take?
    Both turn right (GFA Op Reg 8.15)
  11. On which charts are gliding sites shown?
    "ERC Low" (En-route charts, low-level)
  12. How are gliding sites depicted on charts?
    A double red cross, accompanied by a red "W" symbol if wire-launching is used at that site
  13. What is the document in which the exemptions against certain Civil Aviation Regulations granted to glider pilots are listed?
    Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 95.4, a copy of which will be found in the GFA Operations Manual
  14. When joining the circuit, what is the minimum number of legs of a circuit which are required to be carried out to comply with the Civil Aviation Regulations and GFA Operational Regulations.
    Three (downwind, base, final). Refer GFA Op Reg 8.25, which amounts to the same thing
  15. What are "height", "altitude" and "flight level"?
    Height is indicated when QFE is set on the altimeter. Altitude is indicated when QNH is set. Flight level when standard pressure setting is set. (Airways and Radio Procedures for Glider Pilots)
  16. What setting should be on the altimeter sub-scale when a glider flies above 10,000 ft?
    Standard pressure setting, 1013.2 Hpa
  17. What is the international VHF distress frequency?
    121.5 Mhz
  18. What action is a Duty Instructor expected to take if one of the club's gliders has not returned from a cross-country flight and its whereabouts are unknown?
    Obtain flight details from ground-crew to determine intended track and most likely search area. Make radio call (send tug high to establish line-of-sight). If not found by 9pm, initiate SAR on 1800 815 257
  19. Is an instructor automatically allowed to act as pilot-in-command of a charter flight without holding a Charter Rating?
    No, a separate charter rating is required (GFA Op Reg 6.3.3 (a))
  20. Is there a lower height restriction for hill-soaring? If so, what is it?
    No, except when within 100 metres of any person, dwelling or public road, when minimum height is 100 feet. (GFA Op Reg 8.12)
  21. What is the minimum "badge" qualification for Independent Operator authorisation? Can this be waived?
    Silver C (MOSP Part 2, Section 18.1). A waiver may be granted by RTO/Ops in certain circumstances
  22. Define the terms "accident" and "incident".
    Accident: Death or serious injury, substantial damage or structural failure, aircraft missing or inaccessible. Incident: Occurrence (not accident) that affects or could affect safety (Airways and Radio Procedures for Glider Pilots).
  23. How soon after an accident or incident must it be reported to BASI?
    Accident: with minimum possible delay. Incident: within 48 hours
  24. In addition to BASI, who else needs to be notified of an accident or incident?
    The RTO/Ops (Airways and Radio Procedures for Glider Pilots)
  25. Who is the pilot-in-command of a glider/tug combination?
    The tug-pilot (MOSP Part 2, Section 22.2.4)
  26. What is the minimum height above ground for completing aerobatic manoeuvres (including spins)?
    1,000 feet AGL, unless within 2NM of the reference point of a licensed aerodrome when must be completed by 2,000 feet AGL (GFA Op Reg 8.8)
  27. Is a Level 1 Instructor authorised to take charge of a day's gliding operations?
    No (MOSP Part 2, Section 16.1.2.1)
  28. What are the biennial revalidation requirements to retain a Level 1 Instructor rating?
    40 hours or 150 launches in 2 year period, of which 20 hours or 60 launches must be instructing and at least 5 hours or 25 launches in the six months prior to revalidation (MOSP Part 2, Section 16.1.2.1)
  29. Who is authorised to carry out training and examining of pilots for a GFA Radio Operator's authorisation and to make the appropriate logbook endorsement?
    Any Level 1 or higher rated instructor who holds either a Flight Radiotelephone Operator's endorsement or a GFA logbook endorsement to operate a radio (MOSP Part 2, Section 24.3)
  30. Is it necessary to hold logbook radio endorsement for using the gliding frequencies?
    No (MOSP Part 2, section 24.2.1)
  31. What are the medical requirements for solo pilots?
    Must sign a medical declaration that they do not suffer from specified afflictions, this declaration remaining in force for as long as the medical status remains unchanged
  32. What are the medical requirements for instructors?
    Must sign a medical declaration that they do not suffer from specified afflictions, this declaration remaining in force for as long as the medical status remains unchanged
  33. What are the medical requirements for charter pilots?
    Medical declaration for a charter pilot is valid for two years in respect of a pilot aged over 40, and four years in respect of a pilot under the age of 40 (GFA Op Reg 5.2)
  34. What are the experience requirements (hours) for upgrading from Level 1 Instructor to Level 2 Instructor?
    100 hours total gliding, with credits for power flying of 10% of power flying hours after 10 hours gliding (or 50 launches) has been gained
  35. What are the experience requirements (badge) for upgrading from Level 1 Instructor to Level 2 Instructor?
    Silver C, but RTO/Ops may grant a waiver if the instructor comes from a club which cannot carry out cross-country flying (MOSP Part 2, 16.1.2.2)
  36. Which seat should be occupied by the command pilot on a mutual flight?
    Any seat, as agreed by the occupants and authorised by the Duty Instructor
  37. What does the expression "flight level" mean?
    Altimeter reading with 1013.2 Hpa on the sub-scale. Flight levels are reported in a particular way eg 15,000 ft is FL150 (Flight Level one-five-zero). (MOSP Part 2, Glossary of Terms)
  38. What rating or endorsement is required to operate a VHF radio in a glider on the specially allocated gliding frequencies?
    No specific rating or endorsement is required to operate a radio on the designated gliding frequencies
  39. What rating or endorsement is required to operate a VHF radio in a glider on non-gliding frequencies in the aeronautical band?
    Flight Radiotelephone Operator's licence or GFA Radio Operator logbook endorsement (MOSP Part 2, Section 24)
  40. What is the likely range of a VHF radio with a good battery from 5,000ft AGL?
    160 km (Airways and Radio Procedures, page 5)
  41. When broadcasting on the radio, which comes first, the station calling or the station being called?
    The station being called (Airways and Radio Procedures, page 6)
  42. What does "affirm" mean when used on the radio?
    Short for "affirmative". Do not use the word "yes".
  43. What does "Roger" mean when used on the radio?
    Message received and understood.
  44. What does "Acknowledge" mean when used on the radio?
    Acknowledgment is definitely required
  45. What does "Break" mean when used on the radio?
    This is used when you want to call another station immediately following your present call without releasing the transmit button (Airways and Radio Procedures, page 7)
  46. Is it mandatory for a glider to carry and use VHF radio above 5,000ft QNH outside controlled airspace?
    No (GFA Op Reg 6.4.9)
  47. Are gliders permitted to fly in Prohibited areas?
    No, not under any circumstances.
  48. Are gliders permitted to fly in Restricted areas?
    Yes. Outside hours of activation of the area no clearance required. If activated, clearance is required
  49. Are gliders permitted to fly in Danger areas?
    Yes, no clearance required, but higher than normal risk is implied. (Airways and Radio Procedures for Glider Pilots, page 3)

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