Quiz #2 - Airport Diagrams

13 Questions | Total Attempts: 74

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This quiz covers the fundamentals of airport diagrams. Using the airport diagram for DULLES-WASHINGTON INTL (IAD) Airport, answer the following questions. Enter your GMU ID number (e. G. , G00342659)Please check your email for the password.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the field Elevation at IAD?
    • A. 

      135

    • B. 

      293

    • C. 

      130

    • D. 

      312

  • 2. 
    What is the approximate latitude and longitude (in degs. mins) of the Runway Threshold for Runway 30?
    • A. 

      38˚56'N 77˚27'W

    • B. 

      77˚27'W 38˚56'N

    • C. 

      38˚56'N 77˚29'W

    • D. 

      77˚29'W 38˚57'N

  • 3. 
    Runway 1L has exit ramps U, U1, U2, U3.  What is (are) the physical difference(s) between exit ramps U/U1 and U2/U3?
    • A. 

      U/U1 improves Runway Occupancy Time (ROT)

    • B. 

      U/U1 are right-angled and U2/U3 are diagonal (ie. high speed exists)

    • C. 

      U/U1 are diagonal and U2/U3 are right-angled

    • D. 

      U2/U3 reduces Runway Occupancy Time (ROT)

  • 4. 
    Runway 1L has exit ramps U, U1, U2, U3. What operational advantage is achieved by exit ramps U2/U3?
    • A. 

      U2/U3 reduces Runway Occupancy Time (ROT)

    • B. 

      U2/U3 increases Runway Occupancy Time (ROT)

    • C. 

      U/U1 increases taxi-in

  • 5. 
    Runway 19R has two on-ramps: U and U1. What operational advantage is achieved by having two on-ramps?
    • A. 

      By-pass

    • B. 

      None

    • C. 

      Provides high-speed exits

    • D. 

      Reduce taxi-in time

  • 6. 
    Under what circumstances would two on-ramps be used?
    • A. 

      Flight in departure queue unable to depart (e.g. mechanical problems)

    • B. 

      Bad weather conditions

    • C. 

      Ground delay programs

    • D. 

      ATC has friend on flight back in departure queue

  • 7. 
    How does LAHSO improve operational efficiency for landing and takeoffs at airports?
    • A. 

      Minimize taxi-in time

    • B. 

      Avoid runway incursions

    • C. 

      Allow simultaneous use at intersecting runways

    • D. 

      Increase runway capacity

  • 8. 
    How many runways LAHSO designations exist at IAD?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      6

  • 9. 
    Middle/Upper left of airport diagram includes instructions "ASDE-X Surveillance System" in use.  Pilots should operate transponders with Mode C on all taxiways and runways. What does the ASDE-X Surveillance System do?
    • A. 

      ASDE-X provides flight position information

    • B. 

      ASDE-X allows voice communication with controllers

    • C. 

      ASDE-X allows radio communication with dispatchers

    • D. 

      ASDE-X transmits position to other aircraft

  • 10. 
    The information generated by ASDE-X Survaillance System is used for
    • A. 

      Avoid runway incursions and improve operational efficiency

    • B. 

      Sending fines to rule violators

    • C. 

      Checking on-time departure of flights

    • D. 

      Looking for lost baggage carts

  • 11. 
    Top middle of the airport diagram includes information "January 2005 Annual Rate of Change 0.0 degree east".  What natural phenomenon is this in reference to?
    • A. 

      Shift in magnetic north pole

    • B. 

      Shift in altitude

    • C. 

      Global climate change

    • D. 

      Shift in weather patterns (e.g. El Nino)

  • 12. 
    The airport diagrama shows the locations of a "Ramp Tower" and a "Control Tower".  What phases of the landing, taxi, gate, and takeoff cycle are the controllers in the Control Tower responsible for? [Select all that apply]
    • A. 

      Landing

    • B. 

      Taxi on taxiways

    • C. 

      Take off

    • D. 

      Ramp taxi

  • 13. 
    When IAD was originally constructed it had two runways 19C/1C and 19L/1R in a "parallel offset runway configuration".  What operational advantage is achieved with the runway offset (i.e one is more north than the other)?
    • A. 

      Shorter taxi-in and out

    • B. 

      Required less concrete for construction

    • C. 

      Increase runway capacity

    • D. 

      Reduce noise