Communications (Questions) in Radiotelephony


1 What does the term “aeronautical station” mean ?
 A    Any station established to exchange radiotelephony communications

    B     A station in the aeronautical mobile service located on land or, in certain instances, on board of a ship or on a platform at sea.
C    An airborne station forming part of the aeronautical fixed telecommunication network (AFTN)
D    A station in the aeronautical telecommunication service located on land or on board of an aircraft to exchange radiotelephony communications

2 The order of priority of the following messages in the aeronautical mobile service is:
A    Flight safety message, meteorological message, flight regularity message.
B     Meteorological message, direction finding message, flight safety message.
C     Flight regularity message, distress message, meteorological message.
D    Flight safety message, direction finding message, urgency message.

3 How shall a pilot ask for a QFE ?
A     request Queen Fox Easy
B     request Quebec Foxtrot Echo
C     request Quebec Fox Echo
D    request Quebec Fox Easy

4 Which phrase shall be used if you want to say: “Pass me the following information…”:
A Report
B Request
C Say again
D Check

5 Which of the following abbreviated call signs of aircraft XY-ABC is correct:

6 Shall an ATC route clearance always be read back:
A Yes, unless authorized otherwise by ATS authority concerned
B No, if the ATC route clearance is transmitted in a published form (e.g. Standard Instrument Departure Route/SID)
C No, if the communication channel is overloaded
D No, if the content of the ATC clearance is clear and no confusion is likely to arise

7 RADAR informs aircraft X-BC: “X-BC identified”. What does this mean:
A X-BC should operate the IDENT-button
B X-BC should perform an identification turn
C X-BC is not visible on the radar screen
D Radar identification has been achieved

8 How is the visibility in an aviation routine weather report (METAR) expressed in plain language:
A In feet and nautical miles
B In nautical miles only
C Up to 5000 m in metres, above in kilometres
D Up to 1500 m in metres, above in kilometres

9 An aircraft is squawking 7600. This indicates:
A It is about to make a forced landing
B It is requesting immediate level change
C It is diverting to the alternate aerodrome
D It is unable to establish communication due to radio equipment failure

10 The frequency used for the first transmission of a “MAYDAY” call shall be:
A The frequency currently in use
B The distress frequency 121.5 MHz
C Any other international emergency frequency
D Any frequency at pilot’s discretion

11 Which is the maximum distance at which you might expect solid VHF contact over flat terrain at flight level 50:
A About 150 NM
B About 15 NM
C About 8 NM
D About 85 NM




1 What does the term “clearance limit” mean:
A The time of expiry of an air traffic control clearance
B The point to which an aircraft is granted an air traffic control clearance
C The time after which an air traffic control clearance will be automatically cancelled if the flight has not been commenced
D The time at which an aircraft is given an air traffic control clearance

2 What does the abbreviation “INS” mean:
A International NOTAM system
B International navigation service
C Inertial navigation system
D Instrument navigation system

3 What is the correct way of spelling out FRI-VOR in a radio message ?
A Fox Romeo Yankee – VOR
B Fox Romeo India – VOR
C Foxtrot Romeo India – VOR
D Foxtrot Romeo Juliett – VOR

4 What is the correct way of transmitting the number 118.1 to indicate a frequency ?
A one one eight decimal one
B one eighteen one
C one one eight one
D one one eight point one

5 What is the consequence of a microphone button stuck on transmit (switched “on”) ?
A The frequency can not be used by others.
B None.
C Other stations will have to use the “words twice” technique.
D Readability will improve for all stations.

6 What does the word “Monitor” mean:
A Listen out on (frequency).
B Wait and I will call you
C Establish radio contact with…
D Examine a system or procedure

7 What is the radiotelephony call sign for the aeronautical station indicating approach control radar arrivals:

8 Which of the following calls is a “general call” ?
A YX-DEF Stephenville CONTROL.
B YX-EFG, YX-FGH over.

9 An aircraft encountering radio communication failure on an IFR flight in IMC has to hold over
the designated navigation aid serving the destination aerodrome:
A Until the expected approach time last received and acknowledged
B Under no circumstances
C 5 minutes in any case
D 3 minutes, if an expected approach time is not acknowledged

10 When an aircraft station receives the call “ALL STATIONS Stephenville RADAR, stop
transmitting MAYDAY” it is requested:
A To continue normal communication on the frequency in use.
B Not to interfere with the distress communication.
C To leave the frequency in use.
D To assist Stephenville RADAR in handling the distress traffic.

11 Which of the following statements is correct ?
A There is no difference regarding priority between distress communications and urgency communications
B ATC clearances have the same priority as urgency communications
C The urgency communications have priority over all the other communications, except distress
D The urgency communications have priority over all the other communications


VFR Communications IFR Communications
1 b                                      1 b
2 a                                     2 c
3 b                                     3 c
4 a                                     4 a
5 a                                      5 a
6 a                                      6 a
7 d                                      7 a (ICAO apparently, seems odd)
8 c                                      8 c
9 d                                      9 a
10 a                                    10 b
11 d                                     11 c


Arunaksha Nandy


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