III. Airport Operations
A. Communications, Light signals and Runway lighting systems
References 14 CFR §91; FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-25B; AIM
Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with normal and emergency radio communications, ATC light Signals, and runway lighting systems to conduct safe airport operations
The applicant demonstrates understanding of:
K1 How to obtain proper radio frequencies
K2 Proper Radio communication procedures and ATC phraseology
K3 ATC light signal recognition
K4 Appropriate use of transponders
K5 Lost Communication Procedures
K6 Equipment issues that could cause loss of communication
K7 Radar Assistance
K8 National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Accident/incident Reporting
K9 Runway status lighting Systems
The Applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks encompassing:
R1 Poor Communication
R2 Failure to recognize and declare an emergency
R3 Confirmation or expectation bias
The applicant demonstrates the ability to:
S1 select appropriate frequencies
S2 Transmit using phraseology and procedures as specified in the AIM
S3 Acknowledge radio communications and comply with instructions