Airborne Aviation Night VFR Quiz #1

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of operations under the Night VFR.

Question 1

The published method of actuating pilot-activated airport lighting via the CTAF (AFRU + PAL) is:

Refer to ERSA INTRO paragraph 23.

Question 2

The somatogravic illusion can result in fl ying into the ground on a night takeoff because:

Be sure to reference your instruments after take-off when visual ques are limited at night.

Question 3

When determining lowest safe altitude, unreported obstacles may exist in navigational tolerance areas up to a height of:

Refer to AIP GEN 3.2 paragraph 2.2.1

Question 4

An aircraft was flown under the VFR at night through an air distance of 150 nm since the last positive fix. During this time a failure of a normally available navaid occurred. In these circumstances, the pilot must ensure that the aircraft is not flown lower than 1000 ft above any terrain or obstacle within a circle, centred on the DR position, of:

20% of air distance + 5NM. Refer to AIP GEN 3.3 paragraph 3.7

Question 5

You are planning a private NVFR flight in G airspace of 110 minutes duration from YAAA to YBBB with a departure time of 0400Z. The aircraft has one VHF COM and no HF. First light at YBBB is 0605 and YBBB has no navigation aid but portable lighting with nobody in attendance. Your endurance from YAAA is 220 minutes and you have an alternate at YCCC with a navaid which is 45 minutes from YBBB and which has PAL lighting but no person in attendance. The flight can:

There is sufficient fuel to hold at YBBB until first light or proceed to the alternate and arrive after first light.
Refer to AIP ENR 1.2 paragraph 1.1.2

Question 6

The end of daylight is defined as the time when the centre of the sun is:

This is defined as the end of evening civil twilight.

Question 7

A figure 43 on a terminal area chart (TAC) means that the Lowest Safe Altitude (LSALT) is:

Refer to AIP GEN 3.3 paragraph 3.2

Question 8

What colour are taxiway edge lights?

Know your lights in the dark!

Question 9

An AFRU + PAL airport lighting system differs from a discrete frequency PAL system in that it:


Question 10

An illusion where, on a dark night without background lighting, a point source of light appears to be moving is termed:


Quiz ID:
NVFR01      Created: 22-April-2010      Updated: 17-April-2014

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