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Old 9th Mar 2017, 04:49
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I have a job interview next week and have been practising with Prepware FAA ATP 2017 question bank. Chances are the airline has not update theirs yet, so my question goes like this: "Are there many changes on the new bank so that I can know what to expect?"
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 07:55
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Anyone has an explanation in favor of the green answer ?
Yes:

"If the balanced value of V1 is found to be lower than Vmcg, the take-off is not permitted"

...is a correct statement.
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 21:13
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Sorry but I don't see the point.

V1 must be higher than Vmcg is a correct statement.

If the balanced value of V1 is lower than Vmcg, just increase V1 up to Vmcg !!
Then if the ASD is still within the limits of the runway (including required margins) then you can takeoff !
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 14:04
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Sorry but I don't see the point.

V1 must be higher than Vmcg is a correct statement.
"V1 must be higher than Vmcg" is not one of the 4 answers you have to choose from. "The take-off is not permitted" is.
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 14:25
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I think Kay Pam's point is that, if the field is 'artificially' balanced by assuming that ASDA = TODA and there is extra ASDA available, then a solution would be to discard the 'balanced' solution and work out a FLL TOM and V1 for the real field lengths. As the effect of increasing ASDA is to increase both the FLL TOM and V1 it may be possible to either (i) use the new V1 at a higher TOM without modification if it is naturally greater than VMCG or (ii) choose a high V1 within the acceptable range so that it is equal or greater than VMCG if the aircraft is intended to operate at the 'balanced' FLL TOM. If either of those were possible then A becomes the correct answer. As Keith says there is not enough information in the question to say whether there is additional ASDA or not, or what the intended TOM might be.
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 15:07
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And if the aircraft is not field limited, climb limited nor obstacle limited we could do a reduced thrust take-off, which might also make options B and C correct.
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 15:16
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Ah, not sure about C there Keith, but certainly B if a derate is used rather than flex. But who knows?
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 15:53
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Originally Posted by keith williams View Post
And if the aircraft is not field limited, climb limited nor obstacle limited we could do a reduced thrust take-off, which might also make options B and C correct.
B is certain, C depends on the wording I guess (ASDR before or after the new assumption of reducing thrust)
You sir are entirely right, all answers could be correct, depending on the situation.

Where is the LOL emoticon when you need it ?
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 15:59
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Yes Alex I understand take-off performance. My point is that it doesn't matter what alternative answers "may be possible" because one of the answers is correct anyway, based solely on the limited information provided.

KP asked "if anyone has an explanation in favour of the green answer". There is one and it is the only one that does not involve changing the question from "which of the following is correct" to "which of the following would be correct if V1 was no longer found to be less than Vmcg".

Maybe after studying performance people feel insulted by such a simple question that they have to change it around so as to try and show off. It seems to me that this question comes straight out of CAP698, where it says:

Compare V1 with VMCG. If V1 is less than VMCG, take-off is not permitted

My experience with these multi choice tests is that the questions are often based on literally regurgitating simple statements taken from approved study material. Sure, the answer may be less complete or less clever than you would give in an oral or practical test, but what matters in trying to pass the multi choice is simply to choose the answer that will get you the mark.

I don't wish to mire the atpl questions thread in a subjective debate about the merit of this question. But if anyone wishes to raise a thread about it in the Technical or Questions forums there is probably a lot more that could be said.
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 16:05
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"Maybe after studying performance people feel insulted by such a simple question that they have to change it around so as to try and show off. It seems to me that this question comes straight out of CAP698, where it says:

Compare V1 with VMCG. If V1 is less than VMCG, take-off is not permitted"

This is the best explanation to this particular choice of correct answer thanks.
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Old 14th Mar 2017, 21:34
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Originally Posted by KayPam View Post

I will be passing (not taking ) instruments, meteorology, performance and mass and balance next week.
My books were read and all AvExam questions are answered, so my method requirements are met

However, for the next subjects to come, I'm not so sure if I should still apply the same method...
Next set of exams will be flight planning, principles of flight, and aircraft general knowledge.
For AGK, i'm pretty sure it's best to read the entire books and to do all the questions.
But flight planning seems really easy - just time consuming
And POF is sort of in the middle I think.*

I am doing the flight planning questions right now, without having ever opened the books, and I find myself answering correctly to 90-100% of the available questions..
Overall there are just the same calculations to do over and over again with few variations and little specific knowledge to have (like what are the different fuel quantities required, how long before a flight should one file a flight plan and that's pretty much all..), and then careful thinking and calculations will guarantee the correct answer..

I calculated I would be spending like 15 hours just answering AviationExam questions on this topic...

Is it really necessary to see all avexam questions ? Could there be any surprise question like there could be in a subject like AGK, instruments or meteorology ?

Fellow ATPL students, does your method include answering all the questions on the question bank ?


Following subjects will be human factor, gen nav and radio nav.
Will it be beneficial to have seen all the questions on these subjects ? I believe it could very well be so.
Hello,
I passed 3 out of 4 subjects today.

Please be reassured, I haven't failed the fourth one, but there was no time to take it today, tomorrow then (as planned). Mass and balance so no worries.

The above questions are hot in my head right now.

Thanks
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 19:02
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I must be missing something here or...

One of the following statements about aircraft ground movement is correct:

A - a taxiing aircraft has priority over a vehicle towing an aircraft (marked correct)
B - a vehicle towing an aircraft has priority over a taxiing aircraft (my answer)
C - An aircraft overtaking another does so by passing on the right
D - Two airplanes approaching head-on will alter course to the left
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 19:23
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'A' is correct according to SERA.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 19:44
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To which SERA document should I refer to?
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 21:07
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Commision Implementing Regulation No 923/2012; SERA.3210 Right-of-way.
(d).(4).(iv).(A) vehicles and vehicles towing aircraft shall give way to aircraft which are landing, taking off, taxiing or being towed;
So a taxiing aircraft has priority over a vehicle towing an aircraft.

As an aside, it also says in effect that vehicles towing aircraft shall give way to aircraft being towed by vehicles. Now that really is
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 21:44
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Ok I found it. That question omitted to be referring to an EASA regulation instead of ICAO Annex 2.
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Old 27th Mar 2017, 18:49
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Has anyone come across the Met question "how many hurricanes are there east of Darwin?" and any idea how to answer it?
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Old 27th Mar 2017, 20:09
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Learn by heart the answer..
It will fly out as soon as the test is passed.

Or you could get an australian friend and call them regularly and see how many times per year they're really worried about their wooden house.
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Old 27th Mar 2017, 21:19
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I can't find it on the banks. I've heard CAA are asking it in recent exams though - no one seems to be sure of the answer
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Old 27th Mar 2017, 23:55
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The hurricane question.

If it is Darwin, Australia not sure there will ever have been one. Cyclone perhaps rather than a Hurricane.

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