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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.
UM or UNAM
1CHD
CHD/UN
UNCHD

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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.
ECTD
ETD
EDCT
ETCD

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.
True
False

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?
THRU TRANSIT MAINTENANCE CLASSIFICATION FORM
MEL PLACARD
TECHOPS FLT RELEASE
PCU MODIFICATION FORM

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 Information
Flight Formation
Flight Factors (contingents such as weather and other potential delay factors)

Question 10:


The term 'flow control', in the airline industry, refers to which of the following?
The order in which aircraft are 'signed off' gates for departures.
Testing of all hydro systems on-board the aircraft prior to departure
The time it takes the fueler to put on a full complement of fuel for the particular flight segment.
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?
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.
The cargo cities located around the perimeters of most major airports.
The central processing control data unit of a particular airline's computers.
An interfaced, virtual aircraft tracking system, linked to the FAA's arrival /departure scopes, which monitors a given airport.

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

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?
No
Yes

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.
Representatives of an airline catering / confectionery group. Hence, 'Pie reports', or how many pies, pastries, etc. will be catered on any given flight.
A trade & lobbying group, representing airline pilots.

Question 18:


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

 


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