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Come Fly With Me

written by: skyblu1
 
Commercial airlines transport thousands of passengers to their destinations each day. Just what does it take to do so on-time and safely? Take this 'behind the scenes' quiz and find out!

Question 1:


In the airline industry, a child travelling without an adult, is referred to as this.
CHD/UN
UM or UNAM
1CHD
UNCHD

Question 2:


A 'spinner' in the airline industry refers to this.
A last-minute passenger, unable to locate their seat once aboard the aircraft
A wet runway, which requires additional 'braking room
The baggage conveyor belt
A late arriving aircraft, which is reassigned a gate position

Question 3:


In the airline industry, the term 'PAX', most commonly refers to which of the following?
The baggage compartment on an aircraft
An express cargo package
A passenger
A popular cable channel available on certain flights

Question 4:


Your flight has been delayed due to bad weather. The airline representative at the gate gives prompt updates concerning the time your flight may depart. Behind the scenes, the technical term for the estimated time of departure is this one.
ETD
EDCT
ETCD
ECTD

Question 5:


The actual time an aircraft leaves the ground, is referred in the airline industry as this two-word term.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


Department of Transportation (DOT) on-time departure statistics are measured based on the time the aircraft actually leaves the ground.
False
True

Question 7:


The reading lamp in the Passenger Control Unit (PCU) above your seat has burned out. After the flight crew consults with local maintenance, they fill out a form, indicating that it is safe to let this aircraft fly under the aforementioned condition. What is the aircraft industry's technical term for this?
MEL PLACARD
PCU MODIFICATION FORM
THRU TRANSIT MAINTENANCE CLASSIFICATION FORM
TECHOPS FLT RELEASE

Question 8:


In modern aircraft, the flight crew will consist of 3 persons on the flight deck.
True
False

Question 9:


The Term 'FLIFO', in the airline industry refers to this.
Flight Forecasting
Flight Factors (contingents such as weather and other potential delay factors)
Flight Information
Flight Formation

Question 10:


The term 'flow control', in the airline industry, refers to which of the following?
The time it takes the fueler to put on a full complement of fuel for the particular flight segment.
The order in which aircraft are 'signed off' gates for departures.
Testing of all hydro systems on-board the aircraft prior to departure
Taxiing away from the gate, and holding in a possibly remote area of the airport, due to flow restrictions at the arrival airport.

Question 11:


What is an airline hub?
An interfaced, virtual aircraft tracking system, linked to the FAA's arrival /departure scopes, which monitors a given airport.
The cargo cities located around the perimeters of most major airports.
The central processing control data unit of a particular airline's computers.
A centrally located airport, which contains an airline's facilities, as well as systems operations for the entire system. The majority of airline's flights utilize the hub.

Question 12:


'AAR' in the airline industry, stands for what?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 13:


In the airline industry, what are 'in trails' restrictions?
Ground tracks which must be followed using VFR (Visual Flight Rules) on approach into a major airport.
Radar tracks (AKA 'Glides' or 'Trails'), which pilots will often utilize to establish their glide-slope on approach to a given runway.
A system of aircraft separation which is measured horizontally and vertically by air traffic control.
Amount of spacing, or separation utilized for arriving, departing, and particularly, 'en-route' aircraft.

Question 14:


On the flight deck, what does the 'FMS' refer to?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 15:


Can firearms be carried on passengers aboard an aircraft?
Yes
No

Question 16:


Dry ice may be carried aboard an aircraft in the baggage compartment in small amounts. However, the Captain of the flight must receive a DI-595 (Dry Ice) notification prior to departure.
True
False

Question 17:


'PIREPS' refers to what in the airline industry?
Pier reports.
Pilot reports.
A trade & lobbying group, representing airline pilots.
Representatives of an airline catering / confectionery group. Hence, 'Pie reports', or how many pies, pastries, etc. will be catered on any given flight.

Question 18:


In the US airline industry, 'TSA' stands for this.
Transportation Segmentation Authority
Transportation Security Administration
Trans-global Symmetry Authority
Thousands Standing Around

 


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