This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of Class D airspace procedures for VFR aircraft operating at Camden.
Note: Class D airspace procedures take effect from 3 June 2010.
You are inbound to Camden, which of the following statements is correct with regard to reporting inbound?
The inbound call can be made anywhere prior to entering Camden Class D airspace
Refer to AIP ERSA. The VFR approach points are selected because they are prominent landmarks, which help with visual navigation, and make it easier for ATC to segregate traffic.
What is the Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) criteria when operating in Class D airspace?
You must not conduct a VFR flight when VMC does not exist. At your request, ATC may allow you to request operation under Special VFR.
When operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) in Class D when will you be provided with separation?
Only traffic information will be provided. You are responsible for ensuring separation between your aircraft and others, this includes wake turbulence from heavier aircraft.
You are planning on conducting a flight to the training area, which of the following statements is correct?
A taxi clearance is required for all VFR and IFR aircraft at a Class D aerodrome.
When performing circuits in Class D when must you report your intentions? (ie. Touch-and-go or full-stop)
Unless otherwise requested by ATC you should report early downwind. If radio traffic prevents you from making the call early downwind you should report "mid-downwind" or "late-downwind" as appropriate.
What is the maximum speed permitted within a Class D control zone?
Unless ATC authorises otherwise, your indicated airspeed should not exceed 200kts. (Not a problem for most of us!)
The ATIS reports "cloud broken 1,400ft, visibility 5km in showers" - What flight rules would you be required to operate under if conducting circuits?
A clearance to operate under Special VFR would be required as 500ft vertical clearance from cloud is not available at circuit altitude.
How should you depart the Class D control zone?
° turn in the direction of the circuit
Depart on upwind, crosswind or downwind. Outside of the control zone (2NM) you may set course ensuring you track clear of VFR approach points.
You are flying in Class G airspace near a Class D control zone, you should:
The tower is only concerned with aircraft currently in or planning to occupy their airspace, a call is not required.
Weather conditions have deteriorated below Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC). Not permitted to conduct your flight under VFR, you are cleared to operate under "Special VFR" (SVFR). The minimum meteorological conditions for SVFR are:
Note that Special VFR is only available in the Class D control zone. Outside of Class D you must ensure that VMC exists.