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Old 14th Jun 2012, 09:04
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DME Arc - How to calculate the approx distance to touchdown

If you are on a 15 DME arc on radial 300 and final approach course is 090 (along 270 radial) then approx distance to touchdown=length of DME arc + final approach distance = { [ 15 x (300-270) ] / 60 } + 15 = 22.5 nm

length of arc = (pi * r * theta ) / 180 = r * theta / 60 appox
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Old 14th Jun 2012, 09:15
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Airspace Classifications- what about SAR in these air spaces



CAR Section 9 Series E Part 1.


2.6 Classification of airspaces

2.6.1 ATS airspaces shall be classified and designated in accordance with the
following:

Class A. IFR flights only are permitted, all flights are provided with air traffic
control service and are separated from each other.

Class B . IFR and VFR flights are permitted, all flights are provided with air
traffic control service and are separated from each other.

Class C. IFR and VFR flights are permitted, all flights are provided with air
traffic control service and IFR flights are separated from other IFR flights and
from VFR flights. VFR flights are separated from IFR flights and receive traffic
information in respect of other VFR flights.

Class D. IFR and VFR flights are permitted and all flights are provided with air
traffic control service, IFR flights are separated from other IFR flights and
receive traffic information in respect of VFR flights, VFR flights receive traffic
information in respect of all other flights.

Class E. IFR and VFR flights are permitted, IFR flights are provided with air
traffic control service and are separated from other IFR flights. All flights
receive traffic information as far as is practical. Class E shall not be used for
control zones.

Class F. IFR and VFR flights are permitted, all participating IFR flights receive
an air traffic advisory service and all flights receive flight information service if
requested.

Class G . IFR and VFR flights are permitted and receive flight information
service if requested.

2.6.2 Airspace classes have been classified in AIP India ENR 1.4.


Search and Rescue

AIP India 6th Edition Gen 3.6


2. Area of responsibility

2.1.The Search & Rescue service is responsible for entire India territory including territorial waters as well as airspace over high-seas encompassed by Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai FIRs.
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Old 14th Jun 2012, 09:29
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RVSM reqmts - what are the figures for difference between the altimeters, Altitude hold / warning. DGCA CAR gives different figures on diff pages. Reqmt of TCAS-is it there or just recommended.



8 AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS:

8.1 The aircraft shall be equipped to meet the following minimum equipment
for RVSM operations:

8.1.1 Two independent altitude measurement systems shall be installed.
Each system shall be composed of the following elements:
a) Cross-coupled static source/system, with ice protection if
located in areas subject to ice accretion;
b) Equipment for measuring static pressure sensed by the static
source, converting it to pressure altitude and displaying the
pressure altitude to the flight crew;
c) Equipment for providing a digitally encoded signal
corresponding to the displayed pressure altitude, for automatic
altitude reporting purposes;
d) Static source error correction (SSEC)/Position Error Correction
(PEC), if needed to meet the performance criteria of paras 3.3,
3.4 or 3.6 of Annexure II attached, as appropriate; and
e) Signals referenced to a pilot selected altitude for automatic
control and alerting. These signals will need to be derived from
altitude measurement system meeting the criteria of this CAR,
and in all cases, enabling the criteria of paras 8.1.3 and 8.2.6 to
be met.

8.1.2 One secondary surveillance radar transponder (meeting TSO C112
standards) with an altitude reporting system that can be connected
to the altitude measurement system in use for altitude keeping.

8.1.3 Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS II) (meeting TSO
C119b standards) to improve the safety level of flights operating
within RVSM airspace.

8.1.4 An altitude alerting system that alerts the crew aurally and visually if
displayed altitude deviates from the selected altitude by more than
300 feet (for aircraft for which application for type certification was
made on or before April 9, 1997) or 200 feet (for aircraft for which
application for type certification is made after April 9, 1997).

8.1.5 An automatic altitude control system shall be required which shall
be capable of controlling altitude within tolerance band of 15
metres ( 50 feet) about commanded altitude, when operated in the
altitude hold mode in straight and level flight under non turbulent,
non gust conditions.


ACAS II is required.
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Old 14th Jun 2012, 09:34
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Given two longs on equator (Not diametrically opposite). What track to follow if they have to meet reciprocal at the poles. Anyone any idea on this.

Say given longitudes are 070 E and 050 E. If you fly due north or south you will reach the north or south pole respectively. And at the poles all the longitudes (meridians and anti meridians) meet. So if you fly due north or south along any longitude you will meet the reciprocal of any longitude at the poles.
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Old 14th Jun 2012, 10:00
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Meeting reciprocal at poles

Wont in the above case the tracks meet at an angle of 20 deg (convergency) How do we make them meet at 180 deg to eachother. That was the question.
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Old 14th Jun 2012, 10:03
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SAR Airspace

Question was what are the restrictions or considerations for SAR in these airspaces. I presume there should not be any restriction as when SAR is activated the entire airspace / traffic is adjusted to accommodate them Can anyone clarify this.
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Old 15th Jun 2012, 04:44
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Symbol on approach plate

Refer

I am still trying to figure out what does the symbol right on top of an Approach plate stands for... It basically has a small globe with two wings on it. It is also not found on all approach plates and is similar to the symbol found along with 'magnetic north' indicator on the approach chart....

Any help would be highly appreciated!!



was the symbol similar to

Google Image Result for http://www.dae.mi.th/aero-update/image/iata_logo.jpg

Pl look at the top centre where the chart no. is written. If it is bold [ on the left instead of oval then it means that the chart is meant for some specific operator. Maybe the small globe with wings is for some operator. If a M is written on the right it means Metric scale.

Can someone give link to various operators ensigns. this was asked to me even last time. I thought it was Air India then but couldnt find out whom it belonged to.

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Old 15th Jun 2012, 06:02
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Meeting reciprocal at poles

They have to follow any rhumb line track, in opposite directions: example, A is at 20E, B is at 50E, A should fly 330 and B should fly 030, if a is flying 300 then B should fly 060. they ll meet on reciprocal tracks at the pole.
Correct me if m wrong.

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Old 15th Jun 2012, 06:28
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Meeting reciprocal at poles

But if they are traveling Rhumbline tracks that are reciprocal then wont they end at the reciprocal poles instead of meeting at one pole (If at all the track reaches at the pole). Will any Rhumbline track ever reach a pole unless it is in a direction of 360 or 180 theoretically.
Aren't all directions to / from a pole either 360 or 180?

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Old 15th Jun 2012, 08:22
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they are not departing on the reciprocal tracks. They are departing on the equal and opposite angle from the 000 or 180 directions. and will meet up at poles, that too at reciprocal heading.
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Old 15th Jun 2012, 10:19
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@ greatdanemike, once the roll no is issued..then the attempt is counted no matter u give it or not...
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Old 15th Jun 2012, 13:33
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Hey guys gave my Radio Aids ATPL orals yesterday in Chennai.

First thing he did was pull out an IFR chart and asked me a few questions about symbols, etc. IFR plates, asked me lot of questions and then asked me how I would do a CANPA approach using the chart.

Questions asked were

AWR - principle and explain
Secondary Radar
Machmeter, why is it required, explain the functioning.
Compass errors
What is an ADC and how does it work ( inputs, outputs etc)
What is EPR and explain why it is used

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Old 15th Jun 2012, 15:58
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hey guys!
i had my oral today for radio as well as for nav......
its was pretty easy......quite general stuff.....in nav dey might ask u stuff frm projections, app plates, enroute charts......ETOPS for sure, min fuel reqired for jets, diff between alternate n suitable aerodrome, don't forget to do performance related topics sch as C.G position effects on range, wn shud u report ATC ( variation frm filed TAS, change in ETA at fix etc.).......effect of wt on glide .......a/s req for max glide), type of projection on enroute chart.....etc
Don't 4get to do performance n flt plannin que.

For radio...its pretty basics bt u shud be clear abt funda's......hw actually things work.......dey might ask u sumthin out of da box bt if u apply little logic u wud b able to ans dose! they won't cover mch abt auto systems, engine insruments n ol...!!

All da best to u guys!!
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Old 16th Jun 2012, 06:27
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for radio aids (in mumbai) they asked a few very basic things like the VHF communications range, ACRAS frequency, attenuation in the atmosphere, explain with diagram servo altimeter working, errors of altimeter, duct propagation and multi hop propagation.
@gamble thanks for your answers.

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Old 17th Jun 2012, 13:35
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hello guys
does anyone know about the jepp book which seems to be circulating which has stuff related to charts and plates etc.
where can we buy that or copy it or pdf
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Old 18th Jun 2012, 16:19
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Glossary Legends, this should help u fr the legend part
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Old 19th Jun 2012, 15:07
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ppl who gave their atpl orals on 18th and 19th, i have a request...please share the questions those were asked to u...i have my orals on 22nd...really appreciate if cud help me and others who are expecting like me...thnx
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Old 20th Jun 2012, 08:35
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@daniel after you clear your exam. the 1st oral attempt is mandatory and rest of the 2 attempts you can give in any session within 2 years.
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Old 20th Jun 2012, 08:38
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I am giving my 2rd attempt tomorrow at delhi center for gen nav.
any help regarding current questions what are examiners asking would be appreciated.
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Old 20th Jun 2012, 11:32
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Hi, I gave Radio Nav in oct 2011 attempt. But could not attend the 1st oral which is mandatory.
After that I did not apply for oral.
Now can I apply for oral or do I have to give exam again ?
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