Sarah Nilsson, JD, PhD, MAS
Sarah Nilsson, JD, PhD, MAS

III. Airport and Seaplane Base Operations 

Task

A. Communications, Light Signals, and Runway Lighting Systems

References

14 CFR part 91

FAA-H-8083-2

FAA-H-8083-25

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.

Knowledge

The applicant demonstrates understanding of:

PA.III.A.K1

How to obtain proper radio frequencies.

PA.III.A.K2

Proper radio communication procedures and ATC phraseology.

PA.III.A.K3

ATC light signal recognition.

PA.III.A.K4

Appropriate use of transponders.

PA.III.A.K5

Lost communication procedures.

PA.III.A.K6

Equipment issues that could cause loss of communication.

PA.III.A.K7

Radar assistance.

PA.III.A.K8

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident/incident reporting.

PA.III.A.K9 Runway Status Lighting Systems.

Risk Management

The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing:

PA.III.A.R1

Poor communication.

PA.III.A.R2

Failure to recognize and declare an emergency.

PA.III.A.R3

Confirmation or expectation bias.

Skills

The applicant demonstrates the ability to:

PA.III.A.S1

Select appropriate frequencies.

PA.III.A.S2

Transmit using phraseology and procedures as specified in the AIM.

PA.III.A.S3

Acknowledge radio communications and comply with instructions.

 

Task

B. Traffic Patterns

References

14 CFR part 91

FAA-H-8083-2

FAA-H-8083-25

AIM

Objective

To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with traffic patterns.

Knowledge

The applicant demonstrates understanding of:

PA.III.B.K1

Towered and non-towered airport operations.

PA.III.B.K2

Runway selection for the current conditions.

PA.III.B.K3

Right-of-way rules.

PA.III.B.K4

Use of automated weather and airport information.

Risk Management

The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing:

PA.III.B.R1

Collision hazards to include aircraft, terrain, obstacles, and wires.

PA.III.B.R2

Distractions, loss of situational awareness, and/or improper task management.

PA.III.B.R3

Wake turbulence and/or wind shear.

Skills

The applicant demonstrates the ability to:

PA.III.B.S1

Properly identify and interpret airport/seaplane base runways, taxiways, markings, signs, and lighting.

PA.III.B.S2

Comply with recommended traffic pattern procedures.

PA.III.B.S3

Correct for wind drift to maintain the proper ground track.

PA.III.B.S4

Maintain orientation with the runway/landing area in use.

PA.III.B.S5

Maintain traffic pattern altitude, ±100 feet, and the appropriate airspeed, ±10 knots.

PA.III.B.S6

Maintain situational awareness and proper spacing from other aircraft in the traffic pattern.

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