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Old 8th Jan 2012, 05:27
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Some radio aids ques that I got asked:
- compass errors (accel/decel)
- fms and it's interfaces
- irs construction, working, limitations, relation b/w time to align vs latitude
That's all I could think of.
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 08:31
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q. How many satellites are required for RAIM?

q. What airspaces are there in India?

q. What is RVSM - what are the requirements for an aircraft to enter rvsm airspace?
2 X Altimetry Systems with Cross-coupled static ports + Icing protection
1 X SSR Transponder with auto-altitude reporting capability
1 X Automatic altitude Control System
1 X Automatic altitude alerting system
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 11:12
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RAIM FD - 5 satellites or 4 satellites + barometric altimeter (baro aiding)

FDE - 6 satellites or 5 + baro aiding
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 12:38
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1. What are ILS components
my answer was (a) glide slope (b) localiser (c) marker beacon and i explained the positioning, frequency band and few other details which they asked about these 3 components and then they asked about other components !!!! I have no idea what "other components" should have been told
As per AI ops manual : The components of ILS : Localiser, Glide Path, Outer Marker, Middle Marker and Approach Lighting System.
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 13:07
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It was a combined oral for Gen. Navigation & Radio Aids-Instruments.
1.Requirements for aircraft to enter a RVSM Airspace.
2.Class of Airspace in India.
3.GPWS and EGPWS, Reasons for EGPWS that it gives us the warnings and alerts for terrain ahead also?
4.Hard Iron & Soft iron Magnetism ; What kind of magnetism will an aircraft acquire if it is hammered for a long time? ; EGPWS Mode 6.
5. For Navigation, lots of Jeppesen Charts questions were asked.
Colours for GRID MORA, Scale on Jepp. Chart, Approach plates -LOC approach(GS out).
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 04:05
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Radio/General navigation combined oral(previous attempt):

-pitot static instruments
-explain static pressure
-TAT>OAT, why?
-explain density error
-mach meter errors
-INS setting/faliures
-Radio altimeter errors
-TCAS TA,RA range
-what is a VOLMET?
-night effect
-sidereal day
-VOR errors
-VOR tracking problem
-VOR-DME co-location criteria
-Glide Slope coverage range
-what is P RNAV
-speed to be maintained when in a DME arc
-grid mora (colours on the chart)
-RL on a Mercator
-Vref speed categories
-converting climb gradient to RoC (the examiner was looking for a rule of thumb formula)

any further inputs on general nav will be appreciated

good luck!
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 04:26
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what is a VOLMET?
That, during an ATPL Viva. Nice!
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 05:21
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That, during an ATPL Viva. Nice!
And you know what's better?
This was the 1st question to be asked
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 06:33
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Woah thats a lot of Questions

TCAS TA,RA range - Forward Range for TCAS 2 = 40 Nm
Speed to be maintained in a DME arc = 230 KIAS

And also, from the previous post..

Magnetism Induced due to hammering = hard Iron Mag

Please do correct if i am wrong.
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 15:17
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dgca atpl oral

Hi friends,

I gave the oral on the 9th.gave both navigation and radio aids.i was asked the following was quite basic.

1) what is cp
2)what is pnr
3)factors affecting cp and pnr
4)approach plates brief gaya airports approach and questins on the approach plate
5)what is coffins corner
8)what is canpa
9)what is derived decision altitude
10)what is ils and its components
11)give a brief description on mercator,polar stereographic and lamberts charts
12)what is navigation
13)what is RNP
14)diff between ins and irs
15)how will u align a ins
16)what input errors will the ins system will accept
17)what is rnav
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Old 16th Feb 2012, 17:09
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need help

simple problems but need an explanation for the following how to solve it..

1) aircraft requires headwind comp of at least 10knts and crosswind limit of 35knts. the angle between the wind direction is 60 deg. calculate maximum and min allowable wind speeds?

2) after take off you can accept upto 10knts of tail wind. the runway QDM is 047, the var is 17deg E and the atis gives wind direction 210 what is the max wind strength you can accept?

3) magnetic hdg 311 deg ,
drift 10deg left
relative bearing of NDB270
what is the magnetic bearing of NDB measured from the aircraft?
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Old 17th Feb 2012, 18:09
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DGCA ATPL Orals are easy if you have studied through the syllabus given on the website.
They ask Basic questions to test your knowledge and understanding. Nothing in depth.
So i'd advice brush up on everything given in the syllabus.
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 14:50
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atpl oral jan attempt

i request people who appeared for the atpl oral to please come up with the topics asked in the oral today......thanks in advance
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 16:47
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DGCA orals 2012

I have my orals on the 29th march. Guys please post the questions asked in orals for the ongoing session i.e 27 march to 04 april.
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 15:59
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ATPL viva 28th march mumbai

Here you go guys. hope it helps. Please do post up your questions after you are done too.

1) Jeppesson
(a) show on the approach plate the "symbol" for RVR transmissometer.
(b) how many RVR's are usually present along a runway?
(c) What is MEHT? (i believe it's Minimum Eye height over Threshold)
(d) what is OCA?

2) Radio Aids and Navigation
a) explain carrier wave? can a carrier wave carry information?
b) explain Side bands?. If carrier wave is 500 hz, what are the value of the side bands?
c) What do you know about NAT? (North Atlantic routes)
d) Explain how FMS plots it's position?
e) does FMS use great circle or rhumbline tracks?
f) ETOPS? What ETOPS req.s are 777's rated to? (ans they were looking for is 240)
g) difference between INS and IRS?
h) ACARS? , CPDLC? , FANS?, ADS-B? (Also the frequency bands they fall in)
i) What interface does crew use to use ACARS ? (fms etc)
j) difference between RNP and RNAV. What is ANP?
k) If an equipment fails, what do you do if you are flying an RNP route? (ans- advise atc to estabilish clearance)
l) What is Grivation? Where is grids used in navigation?
m) where are lambert's conformal charts used other than in aviation?
n) difference between doppler VOR and VOR?..why is doppler VOR better?
o) simple problems about deviation and variation and relative bearing
p) range of VHF- rx and tx height given
q) cp, pnr formulas
r) what is point of no continuance?
s) what is optical line of sight? (not sure about exact words- basically VHF line of sight)
t) some question regarding the position of a bear if he travels east south west north..what's his final position? This takes the cake

All I can remember...good luck guys...Please post up your questions after you are done..
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Old 30th Mar 2012, 19:08
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atpl radio aids oral 29th

topics asked were
Diff b/w ILS X & ILS Y
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Old 31st Mar 2012, 19:14
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DGCA orals 29 March 2012

Working of a Servo Altimeter.
ILS reference point
If the wavelength is 2 cm, what is the frequency?
Primary radar v/s secondary radar.
Working of weather radar.
How is cloud height calculated using weather radar?
Frequency band of SHF.
What is a BFO?
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 16:37
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2nd April 2012 General Nav

1. VEGT chart difference between ILS X and ILS Y?
2. Can you do ILS approach without Glideslope? Ans.-Yes
3. Jeppesen Enroute Chart -- asked me to find a place on the chart and asked some symbols on the chart
4. where are the standard paralles written on jeppesen enroute chart?
6. what is TODA and TORA?
7. What is the difference between Clearway and stopway?
8. what is variation and deviation?
9. RVSM weather obstruction criteria?
10. Difference between RNAV and RNP?
11. Grid Mora, MOCA, MORA?

Thats all i can recall Guys!
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Old 21st May 2012, 13:42
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GSP mentions for RAIM you need 6 or more satellites, so how come people have mentioned 5 here. please explain.
whats FDE?
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Old 21st May 2012, 16:00
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i believe when it is 5 satellites for raim it is just FD which is fault detection of a satellite, n when it is 6 satellites it is FDE which is basically fault detection and removal of the fault satellite from its constellation..
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