Ops Man Vol I

  1. GENERAL 15.1

    It is the ___ responsibility to open the cabin door.  ___ may only open the door only in the even of an emergency.

    It is the ___  responsibility to close the cabin door for departure.
    • Agent's
    • Flight Attendants
    • #1 Flight Attendant's
  2. GENERAL 25.1

    The heater blanket will be left off during falling or frozen precipitation events. As soon as the de-icing crew requests the aircraft be configured for de-icing, the flight crew will_______.
    ARM the overwing heater blankets
  3. GENERAL 30.1

    Takeoff with light coatings of frost up to_____ on the lower wing surface due to cold fuel is allowable.  However, all other wing surfaces must be free of snow, ice and frost.

    ____________ is acceptable on the upper surface of the fuselage (above cabin windows) provided all vents and ports are clear

    HOARFROST (fine crystalline texture frost)

    (FAA Advisory Circular AC 20-117 permits up to 1/8" of frost on the bottom of the wing under the fuel tanks.)
  4. GENERAL 30.2

    Having an operative overwing heater system (does / does not ) relieve the flight crew of the requirement to check the airplane surfaces of frost, snow and ice accumulation
  5. Cold Weather Operations         30-2

    If operating with standing water/slush, the static port heaters must be on if

    temperature is _______ or below. (AFM)
    5°C (40°F)
  6. GENERAL 30.2

    If the heater blankets are inoperative and the temperature is less than ____ degrees and high humidity or visible moisture is present.
    10oC  ( 50oF  )
  7. GENERAL 30.3     COLD WX OPS

    After engine start, if the oil pressure remains above the normal range (40-55psi) after the oil temperature has stabilized within limits, what action will you take?
    Shut down the engine.
  8. 30.4   GENERAL...  COLD WX OPS

    Periodic engine runup, with engine anti ice system on, to as high a thrust setting as practical should be performed to minimize the possibility of ice buildup. use the following power settings:

    _____% N1 for 15 seconds
    _____% N1 for 40 seconds

    Such runups need not be made more frequently than at ____ minute intervals.

    • 70% N1 for 15 seconds
    • 60% N1 for 40 seconds

    No more frequently than 10 minute intervals.

    Single engine taxi WITHOUT an operating APU will cause the ____________ to shed.
    Overwing Heater Blanket  to shed...
  10. GENERAL 30.5  ( COLD Wx )

    Studies have shown anti-icing fluid loses its effectiveness on highly curved surfaces at a faster rate.  ( T or F )


    Because of this information, delay the extension of flaps until just prior to takeoff...
  11. GENERAL 30.5  ( COLD Wx )

    When operating flaps during low temperatures, closely monitor flap indicators for positive movement.  If flaps stop prior to reaching the desired position, what action should you take?
    IMMEDIATELY place the FLAP / SLAT handle to the indicated position.
  12. GENERAL 30.5  ( COLD Wx )


    If takeoff or landing is to be made on a runway contaminated by standing water, slush, snow or ice
    , what action should you take regarding the APU?
    The APU should be started  (bus switches on, and air switch off, obviously ).  This will serve as a backup power source should you lose an engine.
  13. GENERAL 30.6  ( COLD Wx )

    Takeoff Procedure.

    With a contaminated runway, a static takeoff should be performed. Advance the throttles
    to ____ EPR and _____N2
    • 1.4  EPR
    • 80% N2

    The throttles will be approximately vertical.
  14. GENERAL 30.7  ( COLD Wx )

    Engine Anti-Icing in flight During Severe Icing Conditions

    Maintaining ____ % N1 minimizes the possibility of fan blade icing which can cause engine vibration at low thrust settings.
    70% N1
  15. GENERAL  30.10

    Approach and Landing

    Fuel Heat should be turned on for one minute prior to approach whenever the fuel temperature is ___oC or below.
    0oC or below.
  16. GENERAL 30.11

    After Landing -Taxi Procedure

    To reduce the possibility of flap damage after making an approach in icing conditions, or landing on a runway covered with snow or slush, do not retract the flaps / slats to less than _____ until the flap area has been checked free of contaminants
    15o EXT
  17. GENERAL 30.12

    It is acceptable to have a thin coating of hoarfrost on the fuselage, provided all vents and ports are clear.  If the hoarfrost extends down to the area of the windows, what action must you take?
    The fuselage must be deiced.
  18. GENERAL 30.14

    Deicing / Anti-icing Fluid types

    There are four types of fluid AA uses for deicing / anti-icing.  Can you name them, and their associated color?
    • Type I      orange or colorless
    • Type II      yellow or colorless
    • Type IV      green or colorless

    and last but not least.... Hot water
  19. GENERAL 30.14

    Fluid Types

    Type III fluids are NOT authorized for use under AA's deicing program.  ( T or F )

  20. GENERAL   30.16

    De-icing fluids: 

    Anti-icing fluid that has failed must be flushed off.  Another coating of anti-icing fluid cannot be directly applied on top of a contaminated fluid.
    ( T or F )

  21. GENERAL 30.16

    De-icing Fluids:

    Hot water may be used to remove wing ice when the ambient temperature is ____oC    ( _____oF )
    or above and no active precipitation is present or forecast.  There is NO holdover time for hot water.
    5oC  or  40oF
  22. GENERAL 30.18

    De-icing Procedures:

    APU and Engine Bleed Air Switches must be OFF prior to start of de-icing and remain OFF until one minute after de-icing is completed.
    ( T or F )

  23. GENERAL 30.21

    Preparing for De-icing:

    Both engines will normally be _______ for de-icing / anti-icing.  Coordinate with the local de-icer
    Shut Down
  24. GENERAL  30.24


    This check is performed by the flight crew from inside the passenger cabin, and is required:
    ( three items )
    • Anytime the holdover time has expired during, snow, frost, etc
    • Within 5 minutes of takeoff anytime of a flight crew assessed change in intensity.
    • During conditions of heavy snow, provided TYPE IV fluid has been used.
  25. STARTING 15.8  Bulletin

    1. Engine Warm-up:  If the engines have been shut down for more than two hours, warm engines up for ____ minutes at low power settings.
    Five minutes
  26. STARTING 15.8  Bulletin

    When airplane is exposed to tailwinds in excess of ____ knots, reverse engine rotation may occur, increasing the probability of a hot start.
    20 knots
  27. STARTING 15.8  Bulletin    dated 5-29-12

    If starter capacity is limited, place fuel lever to ON at   ____ %  N1 but no less than   ____%   N2
    On at 5%  N1

    No less than 20%  N2
  28. STARTING 15.8 

    For starting EGT of  ___°C through  ____°C, create an Info toMaintenance entry in E6. No Maintenance action is required.
    If EGT limit of ____° is exceeded for any period of time, immediatelyshut down the engine. Record the peak EGT and duration of overtemp in E6.  Request maintenance to come out to the aircraft.
    465°C through 500°C

  29. STARTING    15.8  Post Start Overtemp

    If EGT is between ___ to___°C after stabilized idle, engine shutdown is not required. Make an INFO-ITEM entry in the AML.

    If EGT exceeds____°C, immediately shut down engine. Contact maintenance and make an AML entry
    480 to 590°C

  30. STARTING       15.8 

    For 94xx and 96xx (TWA) airplanes
    , engine data is displayed on an electronic Engine Display Panel (EDP).

    N1, N2, and EGT Indicator digits will _____when a hot start is imminent or maximumvalue is exceeded
  31. Single engine taxi is not authorized when:
    • Jet blast will be excessive.
    • Ramps and taxiways are slippery.
    • Icing conditions exist.
  32. Autobrakes, if operative, must be armed prior to landing when any of the following conditions exist:
    • Runway length less than 7000 feet
    • • RVR less than 4000 or visibility less than 3/4 mile
    • • Runway contaminated with standing water, snow, slush, or ice
    • • Braking conditions reported less than good.

    In addition, use of autobrakes is recommended when landing with gusty winds or crosswinds.
  33. Landing Flaps: Flaps 28 normally used:
    • On dry runways which are more than 7000 feet in length.
    • At airport elevations above 6000 feet, but may be required at other airports.
  34. Flaps 40 is required for landing when:
    Anti-skid system (all or part) is or may be inoperative.
  35. Flaps 40 is recommended for landing when:
    • Airplane is very light.
    • Approach is steeper than normal.
    • Airport elevations 6000 feet or less.
    • Landing with a tailwind, gusty winds or crosswinds.
    • Landing on wet / slippery runways,
    • Landing on runways 7000 feet or less in length,
    • Braking action is reported less than good,
    • Captain's judgment...
  36. Climb to cruise altitude at the following speeds:

    Below 10000'

    above 10000'
    • 250 KIAS, or clean MIN MAN whichever is greater, to 10,000'
    • 290 KIAS to flight plan cruise mach with aircraft weight 120,000 pounds or less.
    • 300 KIAS to flight plan cruise mach with aircraft weight greater than 120,000 pounds.
  37. TWA Intersection takeoffs (are / are not) authorized when performing RNAV SIDS on FMS aircraft unless coded and in the database.
  38. The GFMS may command up to _____ bank angle (FMS up to 25°) with
    NAV selected.

    When flying RNAV SIDS the pilot-flying must ensure the aircraft is properly configured for the airspeed being flown
  39. Day Visual Approach Briefing

    The approach briefing shall include:
    • Identify the landing runway (runway changes do not require a new briefing).
    • Identify the back-up instrument approach, if available (need not be briefed).
  40. Instrument Approach or Night Visual Approach Briefing
    The approach briefing shall include:
    • Airport and approach name
    • Page number and revision date
    • Briefing strip information
    • Weather minima - Visibility, RVR, and Ceiling, whichever is applicable.
  41. Approach Speed
    A minimum of ____knots is to be applied to VREF (1.3 VS) for all normal
    configuration approaches.
    5 knots
  42. Add to Vref the greater of _________of the steady state winds above 20 kts or ________ of the gust factor. Whichever is greater.
    1/2 the steady state wind above 20kts or ALL the gust
  43. Approach Speed
    The maximum wind correction should not exceed ____knots. Maintain resulting speed (VREF plus additive) until initiation of landing flare.
    20 knots
  44. Normal nosewheel tire inflation pressure:
    160-170 psi
  45. Normal main gear tire inflation pressure:
  46. Preflighting your fuel gauges, you press the test button. What numbers do you see?
    No Aux tanks: 3000 each tank, 9000 on totalizer

    WITH Aux tanks: 3000 each tank, 15000 total
  47. To preclude engine FOD, the manufacturer recommends a maximum taxi speed of ______.
    20 knots
  48. Power backs are no longer approved. T or F
  49. For RNAV SIDS, engage NAV at ___feet AFL
    400 feet AFL
  50. TAXI – TAKEOFF 20.3

    During an RNAV SID, the GFMS may command up to ___ bank angle (FMS up to ___)
    with NAV selected.
    • GFMS up to 27°
    • FMS up to 25°
    Captains and F/O baro altimeter ref:
    CAT III -
    CAT II -
    CAT I  -
    VFR -
    • CAT III -      TDZE or Threshold elevation
    • CAT II  -      TDZE or Threshold elevation
    • CAT I   -       DA  (decision altitude)
    • NON ILS MDA -  MDA rounded up to the next 100'
    • VFR   - Captains discretion
    Captain and F/O radio altimeter setting:
    CAT III -
    CAT II -
    CAT I  -
    VFR  -
    • CAT III -  50'
    • CAT II -   RA
    • CAT I  -   STOWED
    • VFR-    Captains discretion

    A stabilized approach must be established before descending below:
    • IMC _____ feet AFL.
    • VMC _____ feet AFL.
    • IMC 1000 feet AFL.
    • VMC 500 feet AFL.

    Callout “AIRSPEED” with landing flaps, anytime approach speed is:
    ____knots below app speed
    ____ knots above app speed.
    • -5 knots
    • +10 knots
  56. Rate of Descent:
    Callout –“SINK RATE”
    • When below: If descent rate exceeds:
    2000 ft: ____ fpm
    1000 ft: ____ fpm
    Inside FAF: ____ fpm
    • 2000 fpm
    • 1000 fpm
    • 1000 fpm
  57. Callout “COURSE” / “GLIDESLOPE”
    On final, when any crewmember observes during an ILS approach,
    > ____ dot deviation of localizer indication on the PFD.
    > ____ dot on the G/S.
    • > 1/3 dot deviation of localizer
    • > 1/2 dot on the G/S.

    (The other pilot will acknowledge the callout.)
  58. Callout “COURSE” / “GLIDESLOPE” On final,
    • Non-ILS / RNAV (GPS / GNSS):
    Lateral deviation:
    Vertical deviation:
    • Lateral: 1 dot deviation on the lateral course
    • Vertical: Half scale on VDI (1000 ft. AFL and below)
  59. Callout “COURSE”for the following approach deviations:

    VOR approach: ____
    NDB approach:_____
    LOC approach:_____
    • VOR approach: 2o
    • NDB approach: 5o
    • LOC approach: 1/3 dot
  60. With less than 4000 RVR (1200 m) or 3/4 mile
    • Landing weight based on ______ limits.
    wet runway limits.
  61. the pilot may not descend below
    100 feet above the touchdown zone elevation using the approach
    lights as a reference unless ________ or _________are also distinctly visible and identifiable to the pilot
    • the red terminating bars or
    • the red side row bars
  62. Conditions Requiring a Go-Around from a CAT II / III Approach:
    • Below 300 feet (RA), if satisfactory tracking performance is not maintained.
    • The following are conditions requiring a go-around from a CAT II / III approach that may not be dictated by crew coordination procedures:
    • Failure of required airplane or ground equipment prior to DH (CAT II) or prior to touchdown (CAT III).
    • Autothrottle disengages (autoland only).
    • Captain determines that a landing cannot be safely accomplished within the touchdown zone.
  63. Maximum Wind Limits – Landing

    Tailwind (AFM):
    10 knots
  64. Maximum Wind Limits – Landing

    Max Demonstrated _______
    Braking Action Fair _______
    Braking Action Poor_______

    < 4000RVR 3/4 mile vis _____
    • Max Demonstrated 30 knots
    • Braking Action Fair 20 knots
    • Braking Action Poor 10 knots

    < 4000RVR 3/4 mile vis 15knots
  65. Maximum Wind Limits: Autoland

    Tailwind ........
    Crosswind ......
    • Headwind.......25 kts
    • Tailwind ........10 kts
    • Crosswind ......15 kts
  66. _________ and __________ are required for all non-ILS approaches when the weather is less than 1000/3.  The DFGC switch must be positioned to the operative Flight director/autopilot system.
    • Autopilot
    • Flight director
  67. Non-ILS Approach Go-Around Requirements:
    A go-around is required if the following conditions occur and a visual approach and landing cannot be

    RNAV approach:
    • UNABLE RNP or UNABLE APPROACH message displayed, unless other means of navigation available at Captain’s discretion.
    • RNAV: 1 dot lateral
    • 1/2 scale vetical
  68. Non-ILS Approach Go-Around Requirements: A go-around is required if the following conditions occur and a visual approach and landing cannot be accomplished:

    • VOR: 5°.
    • NDB: 10°.
    • LOC: Full scale localizer deviation

    The pilot flying autopilot and flight director are required for all NON-ILS when the weather is less than:
    1000 / 3

    (added 9/3/14)
  70. Wing Landing Lights
    Wing landing light motors should be allowed to cool for _____ minutes after initial extension or retraction and _____ minutes after each subsequent extension or retraction.
    Lamps should not be operated in still, ambient air for periods of over _____minutes due to excessive heat build-up.
    • 1-1/2 minutes
    • 3-1/2 minutes;

    10 minutes
  71. Automatic Landings – General (AFM)
    Do not conduct an automatic landing if:

    Six items...
    • Align (ALN) mode is not displayed on FMA by 100 feet radio altitude.
    • Either engine becomes inoperative at an altitude greater than 50 feet above runway.
    • Automatic Ground Spoilers are not armed and operational.
    • Any unusual control position or other abnormal conditions exists in the manual flight control system.
    • RUDDER CONTROL MANUAL Light is illuminated.
    • Landing overweight
  72. Autothrottle (AFM) AD 1997-04-10

    Autothrottle must be __________ if engine stall (surge) is detected
  73. Automatic Landings – Requirements for Making...

    • Do not autoland on a runway that:
    (two items)
    • the localizer is unusable inside the runway threshold or
    • localizer is unusable for rollout guidance.
  74. Battery Limits:

    Fully charged batteries will supply Emergency Power for approximately _____minutes
    30 minutes
  75. Battery Limits

    Normal Voltage ......

    Minimum Voltage: Emer Pwr Selector ON (battery under load) .........
    25-33 Volts

    25 Volts
  76. DC Bus Limits
    Voltage .......
    22-30 Volts
  77. 35.2 SYSTEMS


    ______ reset(s) of the APU generator is permitted for each APU start.
    If an APU generator required resetting more than _________, a
    numbered “info to maintenance” entry in the E-6 logbook should be
    Only ONE reset of the APU generator is permitted for each APU start. If an APU generator required resetting more than ONCE PER DAY, a numbered “info to maintenance” entry in the E-6 logbook should be made.
  78. SYSTEMS    15.1

    Dispatch for Unpressurized Flight

    Maximum altitude when aircraft is dispatched for unpressurized flight is
    ________feet. Passenger unpressurized flight (is / is not) authorized.

    is not.
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