Airfield Driving Pre-test & Runway Incursion Prevention Pre-test

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• 1.

When  operating a vehicle within 10ft of an aircraft what actions must be accomplished?

• A.

Pre-position chock to stop vehicle

• B.

Reduced speed to 5kph/3mph

• C.

Use a spotter when backing

• D.

Pre-position chocks & use a spotter when backing

Correct Answer
D. Pre-position chocks & use a spotter when backing
Explanation
When operating a vehicle within 10ft of an aircraft, it is important to pre-position chocks to stop the vehicle and use a spotter when backing. This is necessary to ensure the safety of both the vehicle and the aircraft. Pre-positioning chocks helps to prevent the vehicle from accidentally moving towards the aircraft, while using a spotter when backing helps to avoid any potential collisions or accidents. These actions help to maintain a safe distance and minimize the risk of damage to the aircraft.

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• 2.

Vehicles should be driven on the right side of a taxiway, within  ________ ft of the centerline.

• A.

50ft

• B.

10ft

• C.

25ft

• D.

15ft

Correct Answer
B. 10ft
Explanation
Vehicles should be driven on the right side of a taxiway, within 10ft of the centerline. This means that vehicles should maintain a distance of 10ft from the centerline of the taxiway while driving on the right side. This is important to ensure safe and organized movement of vehicles on the taxiway, avoiding any potential collisions or obstructions.

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• 3.

Runway lights and taxiway lights are what colors?

• A.

Runway lights white/taxiway lights blue

• B.

Runway lights red/taxiway lights blue

• C.

Runway lights blue/taxiway lights white

• D.

Runway lights blue/taxiway lights red

Correct Answer
A. Runway lights white/taxiway lights blue
Explanation
Runway lights are typically white in color, while taxiway lights are usually blue. This color coding helps pilots differentiate between the two types of lights and navigate the airport safely. The white runway lights provide guidance for takeoff and landing, while the blue taxiway lights indicate the designated paths for aircraft to taxi or move on the ground.

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• 4.

Emergency vehicles may assume the right of way over aircraft during an emergency or exercise.

• A.

True

• B.

False

Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
Emergency vehicles do not have the right of way over aircraft during an emergency or exercise. Aircraft have their own designated emergency procedures and protocols in place, which take precedence over ground-based emergency vehicles. These procedures ensure the safety and efficient handling of emergencies in the aviation industry. Therefore, the statement is false.

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• 5.

Vehicles should remain clear of aircraft running engines to a distance of:

• A.

50' to the front, 150' to the rear

• B.

25' to the front, 200' to the rear

• C.

50' to the front, 250' to the rear

• D.

25' to the front, 250' to the rear

Correct Answer
B. 25' to the front, 200' to the rear
• 6.

The following agencies may exceed the airfield speed limits during emergencies:

• A.

Fire/Rescue/SFS

• B.

Airfield Mgmt/Wing Safety

• C.

Runway Sweepers

• D.

All

Correct Answer
D. All
Explanation
All of the mentioned agencies may exceed the airfield speed limits during emergencies. This means that Fire/Rescue/SFS, Airfield Mgmt/Wing Safety, and Runway Sweepers are all authorized to exceed the speed limits on the airfield when there is an emergency situation. This is likely due to the fact that during emergencies, time is of the essence and these agencies need to be able to quickly respond and take necessary actions to ensure the safety and security of the airfield and its occupants.

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• 7.

What is this line?

• A.

Wingtip Clearance Line

• B.

VFR Runway Hold Line

• C.

Runway Edge Line

• D.

ILS Hold Line

Correct Answer
B. VFR Runway Hold Line
Explanation
The correct answer is VFR Runway Hold Line. The VFR Runway Hold Line is a marking on the pavement that indicates where pilots should stop when instructed to hold short of the runway. It is used in visual flight rules (VFR) operations to ensure that aircraft do not cross or enter the runway without proper clearance. This line is typically located at the entrance to the runway and helps maintain separation between aircraft on the ground and those taking off or landing.

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• 8.

The speed limits (kph/mph) for vehicles operating on the airfield is:

• A.

General Purpose - 24/15, Special Purpose - 16/10, towing aircraft - 8/5

• B.

General Purpose - 24/15, Special Purpose - 24/15, towing aircraft - 8/5

• C.

General Purpose - 32/20, Special Purpose - 24/15, towing aircraft - 8/5

• D.

General Purpose - 32/20, Special Purpose - 10, towing aircraft - 5

Correct Answer
A. General Purpose - 24/15, Special Purpose - 16/10, towing aircraft - 8/5
Explanation
The correct answer is General Purpose - 24/15, Special Purpose - 16/10, towing aircraft - 8/5. This means that the speed limit for general purpose vehicles is 24 kph or 15 mph, for special purpose vehicles is 16 kph or 10 mph, and for towing aircraft is 8 kph or 5 mph.

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• 9.

Wingtip clearance lines ensure the vehicle will be out of the way of taxiing aircraft, they are best described as:

• A.

Yellow double dash lines that separate aircraft parking ramps from taxiways/taxi lanes

• B.

White double dash lines that separate aircraft parkig ramps from taxiways/taxi lanes

• C.

4 yellow lines, 2 dashed, 2 solid that separate aircraft parking ramps from taxiways/taxi lanes

Correct Answer
A. Yellow double dash lines that separate aircraft parking ramps from taxiways/taxi lanes
Explanation
Wingtip clearance lines are yellow double dash lines that separate aircraft parking ramps from taxiways/taxi lanes. These lines ensure that the parked vehicles are positioned in a way that they will not obstruct the movement of taxiing aircraft. The yellow color and double dash pattern make them easily distinguishable from other markings on the airport surface.

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• 10.

_____ is not a CMA; however it is a restricted area. It requires radio permission from ATCT before entering.

• A.

Helicopter parking (not compass rose)

• B.

Taxiway 16

• C.

Whiskey ramp

• D.

Papa Loop

Correct Answer
A. Helicopter parking (not compass rose)
Explanation
Helicopter parking is not a CMA (Compass Mandatory Area), but it is a restricted area that requires radio permission from ATCT (Air Traffic Control Tower) before entering. This means that while helicopters are allowed to park in this area, they need to obtain permission from the ATCT before doing so. The phrase "not compass rose" is included in the answer to emphasize that the restriction is not related to the compass rose, which is a different type of restricted area.

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• 11.

During hours of darkness, or inclement weather, _______ and/or _______ will be used while operating or parked on any part of the aircraft parking ramp. Does not apply if vehicles are parked in a designated parking area.

• A.

Interior dome, high beam

• B.

Emergency flashers, chocks

• C.

Emergency flashers, parking lights

• D.

Emergency flashers; high beam

Correct Answer
C. Emergency flashers, parking lights
Explanation
During hours of darkness, or inclement weather, it is necessary to use emergency flashers and parking lights while operating or parked on any part of the aircraft parking ramp. This is important for visibility and safety purposes, ensuring that the vehicle is easily seen by other aircraft, ground personnel, or vehicles in the area. The emergency flashers provide a high-intensity flashing light that alerts others to the presence of the vehicle, while the parking lights provide a steady, low-intensity light that helps in identifying the position and boundaries of the vehicle.

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• 12.

What must all vehicles operating on the airfield have?

• A.

Sunglasses

• B.

Radio

• C.

Airfield diagram

• D.

Reflective belt

Correct Answer
C. Airfield diagram
Explanation
All vehicles operating on the airfield must have an airfield diagram. This is because the airfield diagram provides crucial information about the layout and markings of the airfield, including taxiways, runways, and parking areas. It helps the drivers navigate safely and follow the designated routes. Without an airfield diagram, there is a higher risk of accidents, confusion, and potential damage to the aircraft or infrastructure.

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• 13.

What kind of sign is this?

• A.

Directional Sign

• B.

Informative Sign

• C.

Runway Hold Sign

• D.

Mandatory Sign

Correct Answer
D. Mandatory Sign
Explanation
This sign is a mandatory sign because it indicates a specific action that drivers must take. Mandatory signs are usually circular in shape with a white symbol or word on a blue background. They are used to enforce traffic laws and regulations, such as speed limits, no entry, or compulsory actions.

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• 14.

Taxiways _______, __________, __________, and __________ are restrictd to Kuwaiti personnel only. Do not enter without permission from the Tower controller.

• A.

Echo, Foxtrot, Tango, X-ray

• B.

16, Foxtrot, X-ray

• C.

Echo, Foxtrot, Charlie, X-ray

• D.

Echo, 2, Tango, X-ray

Correct Answer
A. Echo, Foxtrot, Tango, X-ray
Explanation
The correct answer is "Echo, Foxtrot, Tango, X-ray" because these are the specific taxiways that are restricted to Kuwaiti personnel only. The other options either include incorrect taxiway names or do not mention the restriction to Kuwaiti personnel.

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• 15.

What kind of sign is this?

• A.

Directional sign

• B.

Hold sign

• C.

Location sign

• D.

Mandatory sign

Correct Answer
C. Location sign
Explanation
This sign is a location sign because it provides information about the specific location or destination. It typically includes names or symbols indicating nearby places, landmarks, or facilities. This type of sign helps people navigate and find their way to a particular location.

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• 16.

In the event a vehicle becomes disabled on the airfield what actions are required?

• A.

Turn flashers on

• B.

Remain with the vehicle and contact AM

• C.

Move the vehicle out of aircraft movement area

• D.

ALL

Correct Answer
D. ALL
Explanation
If a vehicle becomes disabled on the airfield, all of the listed actions are required. Turning on the flashers is important for alerting other vehicles and aircraft of the disabled vehicle. Remaining with the vehicle and contacting AM (Airfield Management) is necessary to report the situation and receive further instructions. Moving the vehicle out of the aircraft movement area is crucial to ensure the safety and smooth operation of the airfield. Therefore, all of these actions need to be taken in the event of a disabled vehicle on the airfield.

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• 17.

Vehicle operators will not park vehicles or leave equipment/AGE within how many feet of a taxiway centerline?

• A.

100ft

• B.

125ft

• C.

150ft

• D.

250ft

Correct Answer
C. 150ft
Explanation
Vehicle operators are not allowed to park vehicles or leave equipment/AGE within 150 feet of a taxiway centerline. This distance is necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft operations on the taxiway. Parking or leaving equipment too close to the centerline can obstruct the taxiway, potentially causing accidents or hindering the movement of aircraft.

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• 18.

When visibility is less than ____ feet, refueling and explosive laden vehicles will not be operated unless directed by AEW/CC?

• A.

500

• B.

300

• C.

100

• D.

50

Correct Answer
B. 300
Explanation
When visibility is less than 300 feet, refueling and explosive laden vehicles will not be operated unless directed by AEW/CC. This policy is in place to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment, as operating these vehicles in low visibility conditions can increase the risk of accidents and mishaps. By requiring authorization from the AEW/CC, who has a broader situational awareness and can assess the potential risks, the decision to operate in such conditions is made with a higher level of scrutiny and caution.

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• 19.

What Control Tower Light Gun Signal means "clear the taxiway/runway"?

• A.

Flashing red light

• B.

Red and green light

• C.

Flashing white light

• D.

Steady red light

Correct Answer
A. Flashing red light
Explanation
A flashing red light signal from the control tower light gun means "clear the taxiway/runway". This signal is used to indicate that the taxiway or runway is not safe for aircraft movement. Pilots should not enter or cross the runway or taxiway when they see a flashing red light signal. It is important to wait until the signal changes or contact the control tower for further instructions.

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• 20.

In the event of a vehicle breakdown while in the CMA the vehicle operator will do the following?

• A.

Contact ATCT and abandon vehicle

• B.

Attempt to move vehicle 100ft out of CMA

• C.

Notify ATCT and AM to advise of situation

• D.

Attempt to move vehicle 100ft out of CMA & notify ATCT/AM to advise of situation

Correct Answer
D. Attempt to move vehicle 100ft out of CMA & notify ATCT/AM to advise of situation
Explanation
If a vehicle breaks down while in the CMA (Controlled Movement Area), the vehicle operator will attempt to move the vehicle 100ft out of the CMA and also notify the Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Airport Management (AM) to advise them of the situation. This ensures that the vehicle is moved out of the way of other aircraft and vehicles in the CMA, reducing the risk of accidents or disruptions to airport operations. Additionally, notifying ATCT and AM allows them to take appropriate action and coordinate any necessary assistance for the vehicle operator.

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• 21.

Vehicles/personnel that lose radio contact while in the CMA will:

• A.

Immediately exit the CMA while trying to re-establish contact. Permission to re-enter the CMA may be granted via cell

• B.

Immediately inform the tower with your cell phone. You can remain in the CMA area

• C.

Immediately exit the CMA while trying to re-establish contact. Permission to re-enter the CMA will only be given by ATCT after radio contact is establised

Correct Answer
C. Immediately exit the CMA while trying to re-establish contact. Permission to re-enter the CMA will only be given by ATCT after radio contact is establised
Explanation
If a vehicle or personnel lose radio contact while in the CMA (Controlled Movement Area), they should immediately exit the CMA while attempting to re-establish contact. They should not remain in the CMA area without radio contact. In order to re-enter the CMA, permission can only be granted by the ATCT (Air Traffic Control Tower) after radio contact has been established again. This ensures that proper communication and coordination can be maintained for the safety and efficiency of operations in the CMA.

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• 22.

Which of the following  require permission from ATCT to enter?

• A.

Runway 12L/30R, Compass Rose

• B.

Maltese Cross, Runway 12R/30L, South Ramp

• C.

Runway 12R/30L, Taxiway16, Maltese Cross

• D.

Runway 12L/30R Runway 12R/30L, Maltese Cross

Correct Answer
D. Runway 12L/30R Runway 12R/30L, Maltese Cross
Explanation
The correct answer is Runway 12L/30R Runway 12R/30L, Maltese Cross. This is because entering a runway requires permission from the Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) due to the potential safety hazards involved. The Compass Rose, Maltese Cross, and Taxiway 16 do not require permission from ATCT to enter.

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• 23.

Assume and anticipate ATCT instructions; this helps expedite vehicle movements on the airfield

• A.

False, be prepared for any ATCT instructions

• B.

True, it is standard procedure

Correct Answer
A. False, be prepared for any ATCT instructions
Explanation
This answer is correct because it emphasizes the importance of being prepared for any instructions given by the Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT). While it is important to anticipate and assume instructions to expedite vehicle movements on the airfield, it is equally important to be prepared for any unexpected instructions that may be given by the ATCT. This ensures that individuals are ready to adapt and respond appropriately to any situation that may arise.

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• 24.

To ensure you understand all instructions received from ATCT, you must

• A.

Assume everything is correct

• B.

Listen carefully

• C.

Read-back all instructions

Correct Answer
C. Read-back all instructions
Explanation
To ensure you understand all instructions received from ATCT, it is important to read-back all instructions. This helps to confirm that you have correctly heard and understood the instructions given to you. By repeating the instructions back, you can catch any misunderstandings or miscommunications before acting on the instructions. This ensures safety and accuracy in following the given instructions.

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• 25.

Which would indicate the entrance into a CMA?

• A.

Wingtip clearance lines and taxiway end lights

• B.

Rollover FOD checkpoint

• C.

ESFS Entry Control Point, informational sign and warning beacon

• D.

Runway guard lights, VRF hold line and mandatory sign

Correct Answer
D. Runway guard lights, VRF hold line and mandatory sign
Explanation
The correct answer is Runway guard lights, VRF hold line, and mandatory sign. These are all indicators of the entrance into a CMA. Runway guard lights are used to mark the entrance to a runway, VRF hold line is a visual reference point for pilots to hold short of the runway, and the mandatory sign indicates that certain procedures or requirements must be followed when entering the CMA.

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