Table of Contents
- 1 Which type of radar service is provided to VFR aircraft?
- 2 What facility is primarily responsible for issuing IFR clearances and for monitoring each IFR flight during the enroute phase?
- 3 Who can request special VFR?
- 4 Which is appropriate for a helicopter approaching an airport for landing?
- 5 What is the purpose of ATC?
- 6 What are the limitations of ATC?
- 7 What’s the difference between VfR and IFR air traffic control?
- 8 Is the use of ATC radar required for VFR flights?
Which type of radar service is provided to VFR aircraft?
In addition to the use of radar for the control of IFR aircraft, all commissioned radar facilities provide the following basic radar services for VFR aircraft: Safety alerts. Traffic advisories. Limited radar vectoring (on a workload permitting basis)
What facility is primarily responsible for issuing IFR clearances and for monitoring each IFR flight during the enroute phase?
Air Route Traffic Control Centers Centers
4-1-1. Air Route Traffic Control Centers Centers are established primarily to provide air traffic service to aircraft operating on IFR flight plans within controlled airspace, and principally during the en route phase of flight.
What services ATC provide?
What ATC Can Do?
- Issue an IFR clearance.
- Forward and solicit pilot reports.
- Provide weather information as observed on radar.
- Issue a Special VFR (SVFR) clearance.
- Provide radar vectors to a nearby airport.
- Make decisions for you.
- Waive regulations.
- Initiate a SVFR clearance.
What is the name of the air traffic facility that is responsible for aircraft on the runway and within 5nm of the airport in visual conditions?
Flight Service Stations
Flight Service Stations (FSSs) are air traffic facilities that provide pilot briefings, flight plan processing, en route flight advisories, search and rescue services, and assistance to lost aircraft and aircraft in emergency situations.
Who can request special VFR?
Any private pilot flying below 10,000 feet can request a special VFR clearance from ATC and, if the clearance is granted, need only stay out of the clouds – no minimum distance is required.
Which is appropriate for a helicopter approaching an airport for landing?
If not otherwise authorized or directed by the tower, pilots of fixed-wing aircraft approaching to land must circle the airport to the left. Pilots approaching to land in a helicopter must avoid the flow of fixed-wing traffic.
Can you fly IFR without VOR?
The federal aviation regulations, specifically 14 CFR 91.205, detail the equipment needed for different flight conditions, such as day VFR, night VFR, IFR, etc. The answer is obviously no for the pilot flying IFR solely (from a legal perspective) in reliance on the VORs.
What information goes in block 3 of the flight progress strip?
Section 3. Flight Progress Strips
|1.||Verification symbol if required.|
|2.||Revision number. DSR-Not used.|
|4.||Number of aircraft if more than one, heavy aircraft indicator “H/” if appropriate, type of aircraft, and aircraft equipment suffix.|
What is the purpose of ATC?
The primary purpose of the ATC system is to prevent a collision involving aircraft operating in the system.
What are the limitations of ATC?
Separation between aircraft by A.T.C. is confined to certain areas and routes and there is sometimes resistance to extension of such areas by the military services. Outside these areas the collision danger is not catered for by A.T.C.
What ATC facility should the pilot contact to receive a special VFR departure?
What ATC facility should the pilot contact to receive a special VFR departure clearance in Class D airspace? Air Traffic Control Tower.
What is difference between CTAF and Unicom?
You call “Traffic” on the CTAF when you are self reporting your position. You are not soliciting of expecting a response. You are talking to other aircraft. You call “Unicom” when you are expecting a response from someone at a ground station.
What’s the difference between VfR and IFR air traffic control?
When making the transition from VFR to IFR, one of the big differences faced by pilots in training is the way they communicate with air traffic control. VFR to IFR means going from a relatively informal communication on the radio ( VFR) to more formal ( IFR) communication.
Is the use of ATC radar required for VFR flights?
Where available, use of this procedure will not hinder the operation of VFR flights by requiring excessive spacing between aircraft or devious routing. Compliance with this procedure is not mandatory but pilot participation is encouraged. Approach control services for VFR aircraft are normally dependent on ATC radar.
When do you need an IFR flight plan?
Above 18,000 feet an IFR flight plan is required. In the airlines, pilots will always fly IFR as required by the specific regulations that pertain to their operations, as well as their company’s operating procedures.
When to release IFR Communications at an airport?
Communications Release of IFR Aircraft Landing at an Airport Without an Operating Control Tower Aircraft operating on an IFR flight plan, landing at an airport without an operating control tower will be advised to change to the airport advisory frequency when direct communications with ATC are no longer required.