New Zealand Pilot License/Flight Radiotelephony
Basic Radio Wave Propagation[edit | edit source]
Describe the characteristics of High Frequency (HF) and Very High Frequency (VHF) in terms of:
- Surface Interference
- Clarity of Reception
Transceivers[edit | edit source]
Describe the purpose, correct manipulation and adjustment of the controls of commonly used aeronautical transcievers
Describ the correct operation of:
- the headset/boom microphone combination; and
- the handheld microphone
SSR Transponders[edit | edit source]
Describe the manipulation and adjustment of the controls of commonly used transponders.
Describe the function of the following terms, and explain the procedures to transmit
- Mode A information; and
- Mode C information.
State the emergency codes and explain when they should be used.
Demonstrate proficiency in transponder terminolofy and describe the actions and responses expected from a pilot, following ATC transponder instructions.
List the documents that identify transponder mandatory airspace then the aircraft transponder is inoperative.
Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT, aka ELBA or ELB)[edit | edit source]
State the frequeny(ies) on which the ELT transmits.
State the requirememnts for the carriage of an ELT
Explain how an ELT can be acticated:
- automatically in the event of an impact; and
Describe the management of the ELT following a forced landing.
Describe the requirements associated with ELT testing.
Explain the procedures to follow in the case of inadvertant ELT activation.
Practices and Rules[edit | edit source]
Demonstrate proficiency in transmitting and recieving spoken messages competently and in accordance with prescribed procedures, including
- language to be used;
- word spelling;
- transmission of numberals;
- procedure words and phrases;
- time system;
- establishment of communications;
- frequencies to be used;
- identification of service;
- radiotelephony aircraft callsigns;
- correction and repetition tests;
- listening out
- readibility scale
Demonstrate a good working knowledge of the following Civil Aviation Rules:
- Part 91.217 (5);
- Part 91.243;
- Part 91.245 (b), (c) and (d);
- Part 91.247
- Part 91.249 (a) and (b);
- Part 91.513;
- Part 91.545;
- Part 91.529
APINZ Volume 1, describe the radio procedures, requirements, and functions associated with:
AIPNZ demonstrate a good working knowledge of the phraseology used for, and by VFR aircraft.
AIPNZ demonstrate a good working knowledge of the AIPNZ and AC172-1 with regard to:
- Communication services;
- communication aspects in the Search and Rescue section
Phraseology and Procedures[edit | edit source]
Demonstrate proficiency in standard radiotelephony phraseologies and procedures for:
- all VFR operations in controlled and uncontrolled airspace;
- taxi, take-off, approach and landing at controlled aerodromes, Flight Service aerodromes, aerodromes served by UNICOM, and uncontrolled aerodromes; and
- read-back instructions
State the limitations on pilots with regard to:
- unauthorised transmissions;
- secrecy of communications.
Distress and Urgency Communications[edit | edit source]
Describe the degrees of emergency that warrant:
- a distress call (MAYDAY); and
- an urgency call (PANPAN).
Explain the procedures and phraseology involved in transmitting a MAYDAY and PAN call with emphasis on:
- radio frequencies
- station(s) to call;
- contents of the call;
- enforcing radio silence.
Describe the actions by stations not involved in the emergency with regard to:
- radio silence; and
- provisin of assistance.
Describe the procedure involved in terminating emergency communications.
Loss of Communications - Aircraft Equipment[edit | edit source]
Describe the checks that should be followed when becoming aware of an aircraft communication system failure, including a check of:
- radio power source;
- function settings (frequency, squelch and similar);
- microphone or headset.
Detail the actions to be taken when experiencing loss of communications in:
- controlled airspace;
- uncontrolled airspace;
- special use airspace.
Describe corrective actions that could be taken, including:
- change of frequency or station;
- transmitting blind;
- increase in altitude.
Detail the speechless technique using unmodulated transmissions.
State the meaning of light signals used by ATC.
Loss of communications - ATS Equipment Failure[edit | edit source]
State the occasions when TIBA (traffic infomation broadcasts by aircraft) might be introduced.
Detail TIBA procedures with respect to:
- VHF frequencies to be used;
- listening watch;
- times of broadcasts.