1.) How often do FO’s require a PC &/or PT?
- 1.) A PC is required every 24 months
- 2.) A PC or PT is required within the last 12 months
- (FOM, 2-8)
2.) For recency of experience requirements, what is required for TO’s and Landings?
- - At least three (3) takeoffs and landings within the preceding 90 days in the aircraft to which he is assigned,
- - Only one of the three required landings can be an “autoland.”
- - These three (3) takeoffs and landings can be performed in a simulator approved under FAR 121.407.
- - (FOM, 3-6)
3.) Prior to a crew being dispatched to, or performing an autoland with weather conditions below Cat I minimums (Cat II/III), what is required?
- - AirTran requires that both of the crewmembers have performed an autoland in the actual aircraft within the last sixty (60) days.
- - (FOM, 3-6)
4.) Where can one find Metar/TAF codes?
- - Metar – FOM, 4-43
- - TAF – FOM, 4-48
5.) What are the Maximum holding speeds (domestic)?
- - MHA through 6,000' 200 kts
- - Above 6,000 through 14,000' 230 or 210 where published
- - Above 14,000' 265 kts
- - The initial outbound leg should be flown for 1 min. up to 14,000’ or 1 ½ min’s above 14,000’.
- - (FOM, 5-98)
6.) When is an approach required to be stabilized by?
- - On Precision approaches, the aircraft should be in landing configuration on glideslope, 1,500 feet above Touch Down Zone Elevation (TDZE). Engines should be spooled up by 1000 feet.
- - On Non-Precision approaches the aircraft should be in landing configuration no later than the final approach fix. Descent rates should never exceed 1200 FPM unless briefed; in no case should 1500 FPM be exceeded. Engines should be spooled up by 1000 feet.
- - On Visual approaches the aircraft should be in landing configuration with the engines spooled up by 1,000 feet above field elevation.
- - (FOM, 5-105)
7.) What is different on a visual approach at night from one during the daytime?
- - At night, when cleared for a visual approach, fly to and cross the FAF at the published altitude and perform a visual approach from that point.
- - (FOM, 5-106)
8.) What are the Standard Category I ILS Minimums?
- - Visibility – ¾ mile or RVR 4000
- - DA/DH not less than 200 feet.
- - (FOM, 5-111)
9.) If weather is below 300 feet and less than 3/4 of a mile (RVR less than 4000 feet), what is required to shoot an approach?
- - An autopilot coupled approach should be attempted (not necessarily an autoland.)
- - (FOM, 5-111)
10.) What are the off shore limits that we are authorized to operate to with and without rafts?
- - Extended over-water ops are authorized up to 162 NM from nearest shoreline without rafts.
- - Ops out to 405 NM from an adequate airport are authorized with rafts.
- - (FOM, 10-13, & OpSpec A013-2)
11.) Along with a visibility minimum, what do some international approaches also require?
- - A minimum ceiling requirement may also be required.
- - (FOM, 10-37)
12.) What are the lowest minimums we can use in Latin America?
- - ½ mile or 800 meters & 200’ ceiling, except for Aruba
- - Aruba has RVR, so you can use what is on the plate
- - (FOM, slide in CrewPlace review)
13.) What are the taxi visibility minimums?
- - Minimums required to conduct the takeoff or landing operation
- - (FOM, 5-38)
14.) What are Standard Take Off minimums?
- - 1 mile or 5000’
- - (FOM, OpSpec C056)
15.) When is the captain required to make the TO or Landing?
- - The Captain will always make the landing during Cat II/III operations
- - Any time the runway braking action is less than “good” the Captain will perform the takeoff or landing
- - When abnormal conditions exist, the Captain will exercise his/her prerogative to manipulate the controls if he feels the situation dictates
- - (FOM, 5-42)
16.) If a captain makes the TO, due to abnormal conditions, and then would like to transfer control to the FO, when may the transfer be made?
- - After the completion of the climb check
- - (FOM, 5-42)
17.) Normally, when will the first turn after takeoff be made?
- - After reaching an altitude of 1000’AGL unless one of the following conditions are met:
- • Turns may be initiated above 400 feet if:
- • The SID requires the turn or allows the turn, or
- • In VMC and the Capt. desires a turn (Obst. Avoid. is by visual), or
- • The TLR states “EARLY ALL ENG OPERATING TURN
- ABOVE 400 FT OK”
- - Turns may be initiated between 50 feet and 400 feet if:
- • Required by the single engine departure procedure in the TLR, or
- • In VMC conditions, and in extreme cases. The FARs allow turns
- to be initiated as low as 50’ AGL. (FAR 121.189)
- Any turns initiated below 400 feet are limited to 15° of bank.
- - (FOM, 5-73)
18,) When is a SELCAL Check required?
- - On the first flight every Monday, a SELCAL check will be accomplished
- - (FOM, 5-55)
19.) When should you use Wet Factored landing data?
- - 3/4 mile or RVR 4000’
- - (FOM, 5-100)
20.) If, in the Pilot’s opinion, the runway length is close to the table’s calculated landing distance, what Auto-brake setting should be used?
- - MAX, and transition to maximum manual braking as soon as possible after touchdown.
- - (FOM, 5-101)
21.) What is different about shooting an approach using IAN outside of the USA?
- - A “DERIVED DA” must be created and used.
- - If MDA minimums are published, add 50 feet to the published CAT C approach minimums (baro) and set that value in the BARO MINS selector on the MCP.
- - (FOM, Ops Spec C073, AOM, P/T - 22.15 International Ops)
How many miles should we avoid thunderstorm build-ups by?
- • 10,000' and below: 5 miles
- • 10,000' - 25,000: 10 miles
- • 25,000' and above: 20 miles
- (FOM, 32.1, pg. 5-82)