Thursday, July 21, 2011

Six For Safety: Operating Rules & Regulations

This months Six for Safety quiz covers PFC Operating Rules and Federal Aviation Regulations.

 Answers follow at the end of the quiz.

1) To operate a club aircraft, all PFC pilots must have fulfilled the following requirements:


a) Completed a Flight Review as required by the FARs (including logged endorsement) before initiating any type of flight.
b) For daylight operations, completed three takeoffs and landings within the preceding 90 days logged as PIC.
c) For night operations, completed three night takeoffs and landings, as defined by FAR Sec. 61.57, within the preceding 90 days logged as PIC.
d) All of the above apply.

2) All members operating a PFC aircraft may land on and operate from which of the following surfaces:
a) Grass runways as long as they are adjacent and parallel to a paved runway.
b) A paved runway that is listed in the Airport/Facility Directory.
c) Unimproved airstrips.
d) All of the above.

3) True or False: While operating a PFC aircraft as PIC, it is okay to keep the engine running while embarking/disembarking passengers.

4) Not withstanding the requirements for completing a Flight Review, PFC also requires members to complete an annual check ride. To that end, which answer best describes the checkout procedure:
a) Completed and passed a checkout by a club approved CFI in the preceding 12 months using any available aircraft.
b) Completed and passed a checkout by a CFI in the preceding 12 months for either 182 which then also qualifies a member to fly any other aircraft model in the PFC fleet.
c) Completed and passed a checkout by a club approved CFI in the preceding 12 months for the aircraft to be operated.

5) Per FAR Section 91.7, no person may operate a civil aircraft unless it is in an airworthy condition. To that end, who is responsible for determining whether an aircraft is in an airworthy condition for safe flight?
a) PFC Plane Captain
b) A&P Mechanic during last 100 hour inspection
c) You as PIC
d) Your CFI

6) As PIC, under what conditions shall you discontinue a flight?
a) When declaring an emergency.
b) When an unairworthy mechanical, electrical or structural condition occurs.
c) The landing light becomes inoperative during a solo cross-country.
d) When both navigation radios go out during a VFR flight and outside class B airspace.

7) Which best represents the PIC's responsibilities and authority as codified in FAR Section 91.3:
a) The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the operation of that aircraft.
b) In an in-flight emergency requiring immediate action, the pilot in command may deviate from any rule of this part to the extent required to meet that emergency.
c) Each pilot in command who deviates from a rule under paragraph (b) of this section shall, upon the request of the Administrator, send a written report of that deviation to the Administrator.
d) All of the above.

8) For 182 SMA operations, PFC members must have meet, in addition to logged endorsements, which of the following minimum hourly requirements (assume the member was not previously checked out in a club 182 prior to the SMA conversion):
a) 100 hours as PIC; 2 hours in high performance airplanes; 2 hours dual instruction in a 182 SMA with a PFC approved CFI.
b) 100 hours as PIC; 5 hours in high performance airplanes; 2 hours dual instruction in a 182 SMA and 1 hour of ground instruction covering SMA engine operations with a PFC approved CFI.
c) 150 hours as PIC; 5 hours in high performance airplanes; 2 hours dual instruction in a 182 SMA and 1 hour of ground instruction covering SMA engine operations with a PFC approved CFI.
d) None of the above.

9) For 182 RG operations, PFC members must have meet, in addition to logged endorsements, which of the following minimum hourly requirements:
a) If less than 50 hours complex time: 150 hours as PIC; 10 hours in a 182 RG; 5 hours dual instruction in 736ZV with a PFC CFI.
b) 100 hours as PIC; 5 hours in complex airplanes; 2 hours dual instruction and 1 hour of ground instruction with a PFC approved CFI.
c) If more than 50 hours complex time: 150 hours as PIC; 5 hours in a 182 RG; 2 hours dual instruction in 736ZV with a PFC CFI.
d) Both a and c.

Answers and Discussion:
1) The best answer is d). All of the above apply

2) The best answer is b). A paved runway that is listed in the Airport/Facility Directory.

3) The best answer is False

4) The best answer is c). Completed and passed a checkout by a club approved CFI in the preceding 12 months for the aircraft to be operated.

Explanation: This is the best answer and describes, at a minimum and as implied by the club's rules, the most basic checkout requirement for any one particular aircraft. Even though Schedule 2 of the Operating Rules details additional (inherited) privileges upon members having completed checkouts in our high performance and complex aircraft, said checkouts do not automatically convey operating privileges of the club's C172+G1000-panel, i.e., 89Q, unless the member has completed the club's G1000 curriculum and checkout requirements.

5) The answer is c). You as PIC

6) The answer is b). When an unairworthy mechanical, electrical or structural condition occurs.

7) The answer is d). All of the above.

8) The answer is b). A)100 hours as PIC; 5 hours in high performance airplanes; 2 hours dual instruction in a 182 SMA and 1 hour of ground instruction covering SMA engine operations with a PFC approved CFI.

9) The answer is d). Both a and c.

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