Card Set Information
What does a black oval with a white "L" in the center mean on an approach plate in the airport diagram?
Pilot controlled lighting
Runways with touchdown/centerline lighting contain what phrase?
TDZ/CL RWY _____ (runway number)
How is approach lighting identified on an approach plate?
In the airport diagram, circle with an "A" and a number subscript
Where can detailed diagram of the lighting systems layout that corresponds to the alphanumeric symbol be found?
Flight information handbook (FIM)
What does a black "dot" indicate at the top of the approach lighting identifier indicate?
Approach lighting system includes sequenced flashing lights
An ALS symbol in negative symbology (white on black) means what?
The system may be activated or controlled by the pilot
Where would you find the weather minimums for an approach to an airport with in/op approach lights?
On the approach plate itself, or if not specified
In the front of the approach plate book
At some airports, HIRL lights turn yellow _____ feet from the departure end.
How are visual glideslope indicators identified on the airport sketch?
Circle with a "P" - PAPI
Circle with a "V" - VASI
Where can you find a description of the different types of visual glidepath indicators?
Flight information handbook (FIH)
What do black signs with white numbers next to the runway indicate?
Runway remaining in 1000s of feet
(T/F) The required visibility for the approach is based on seeing a minimum landing environment form the MAP, not the VDP.
At what rate do you transition from instrument to outside references on a instrument approach?
At a rate proportional to the rate at which these references become reliable
(T/F) Transitioning to landing from a non-precision approach, you should not attempt to capture the VASI/PAPI by increasing your descent if you are past the VDP and above glidepath.
Two reasons why you would need to do a circling maneuver:
The runway served by the approach is unsuitable for landing
The instrument approach requires a circling maneuver
What minimums do you use when flying a nonprecision radar approach to a circle?
Us the radar circling minimums for the intended runway
Height above the airport (HAA)
Height of the MDA above the airport elevation
What defines an aircrafts final approach speed?
1.3 times its stall speed in the landing configuration at max gross landing weight
What is obstruction turn radius?
Turn radius for the highest airspeed in a particular category
Flying at the circling MDA ensures _____ -foot clearance above the highest obstacle within obstruction clearance area.
What are the two basic types of circling maneuvers?
(T/F) During a circling approach, maintain recommended airspeed until established on final, at which time you may slow to the appropriate speed for the flap setting.
Obstacle clearance on a missed approach procedure is based on what?
Aircraft maintaining a climb gradient of 200'/NM
What are the three plans resulting from an instrument approach:
Fly another approach
Enter the VFR pattern, weather permitting
Perform a full-stop landing