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1. What is the minimum flight crew for all company operations? 5-6
Two, Pilot in Command and Second In Command.
2. What is the minimum number of flight attendants required for revenue operations? 5-7
1 for the SAAB 340, and 2 for the Q400.
3. When is the Second in Command considered the Pilot in Command? 5-8
When the Pilot in Command becomes obviously ill during flight, incapable of conducting the flight, or is unable to delegate command.
4. What is the required personal equipment a flight deck crewmember must have when on duty? 5-8
• Company ID • Airport ID (if applicable) • FAA Certificate • FAA Medical • FCC Permit (not required while operating in the Continental United States) • Passport (not required while operating in the Continental United States) • FOM • CFM VOL I • Jeppesen Manuals • Aviation Headset • Flashlight
5. Can any of the required personal equipment be missing? 5-9
Yes, as long as the crew follows the listed exemption .
6. If a crewmember has a corrective lenses restriction to their medical, do they have to wear their corrective lenses while on duty? How many pairs must be readily available? 5-13
Yes. Two, one to wear and one backup
7. Does one of the pilot stations need to be manned during boarding? 5-14
Yes, 10 min prior to boarding
8. Does the company have a format for exchanging flight controls? 5-17
Yes. Example: PF: “Heading 360, 6000 feet, 170 kts”, and any abnormalities or navigational requirements. “Your controls” PM: “My controls, heading 360, 6000 feet, 170 kts”, and any abnormalities or navigational duties that were briefed
9. When is the aircraft in Sterile Cockpit? 5-17
During taxi (when the aircraft is moving under its own power), takeoff to 10,000ft, descending through 10,000ft, or within 1,000 ft of level off at a new assigned altitude
10. When must the flight deck door be closed and locked? 5-18
During flight operations
11. When should calls to stations to report Out/Off/On/In times be made? 5-18
• On Ground: When the aircraft is at a full stop with the parking brake set • In Air: Above 5,000ft unless a cruise altitude lower than 10,000 ft is planned, in which case, the calls must be made at that cruise altitude (Not applicable to the Q400 when ACARS is operational)
12. Who does the company delegate to authorize the use of the jumpseat? 5-19
Pilot in Command, Chief Pilot and Director of Flight Operations
13. What forms must an FAA Inspector present to travel on a Company Aircraft? 5-21
FAA Form 110A and FAA Form 8430-13 “Request for Access to Aircraft”
14. May a badge or shield be presented as a sole method of identification to allow an FAA Inspector access to an aircraft? 5-21
15. What are the items a Pilot In Command should brief to an ACM onboard the jumpseat? 5-29
• ACM briefing card • Use of seat belts • Location and use of emergency exits • Use of oxygen and emergency oxygen equipment • Traffic monitoring
16. Which of the following persons has the highest jumpseat priority: Secret Service Agent, Authorized representative of the Administrator or NTSB, company certified pilot? 5-28
Secret Service Agent
17. When is the aircraft considered to be in a critical phase of flight? 5-30
Taxi, Takeoff, Landing, within 1000ft of a newly assigned altitude, and all other operations below 10,000ft unless the aircraft is at cruise
18. Who is jointly responsible with the Pilot-In-Command for the safe conduct of each flight? 5-32
19. What documents are required for the Pilot-In-Command to carry in the aircraft to its destination? 5-34
• Completed load manifest • Dispatch release • Pilot Route Qualification (signature on release signifies qualification) • Flight Plan
20. What is ECAPS? 5-34
Enhanced Crew Awareness Procedures
21. What are examples of topics that are covered in the ECAPS program? 5-34
• Reducing Runway Incursions • Preventing Altitude Deviations • Use of Exterior Aircraft Lights
22. When must the CVR be operating? 5-42
Before running the checklists (i.e. before running the Before Start Checklist) to the termination of the flight
23. When must the FDR be operating? 5-43
It must be on from the instant the aircraft begins its takeoff roll until it has completed its landing roll at an airport
24. When must the navigation lights be illuminated? 5-41
Anytime the aircraft is powered
25. Name some electronic devices that may never be used onboard an aircraft? 5-52
• Two way transmitters such as walkie-talkies, two way pagers, or amateur radios • Portable radios or T.Vs • Remote control toys • Peripheral devices for computers such as printers and joysticks • All Bluetooth devices
26. When must personal cell phones be turned off when riding on the flight or jumpseat? 5-54
When the main cabin door has been closed
27. Can a cell phone be used while conducting a preflight walk around? 5-54
28. When is the use of personal cell phones prohibited, and are there exceptions? 5-54
Pre-departure and post-arrival operations and preflight. Exceptions: when operationally necessary, and with the parking brake set
29. Who may not occupy an emergency exit row? 5-60
• Under the age of 15 • Unable to read and understand the emergency instruction cards or FA instructions • Handicapped, blind or deaf • Someone with a lap child • Those who are unwilling
30. Is there any additional briefing required for passengers sitting in an exit row? 5-55
Yes, passengers MUST be briefed and understand the requirements of sitting in an exit row
31. Do passengers have to verbally respond that they understand the requirements to sit in an exit row? 5-61
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