Quiz: Flying The Traffic Pattern

Sitting in the cockpit during the cruise portion of any flight may have a tendency to become monotonous. But as the destination traffic pattern approaches, workload can increase exponentially. A firm understanding of the proper aerial activity is essential for staying safe as you enter or depart the terminal area. Use this quiz to test your flying knowledge of airport traffic patterns, landing directions and appropriate techniques for operating around the airport.

The numbers 4 and 22 on the approach ends of the runway indicate that the runway is orientated approximately
The numbers 4 and 22 on the approach ends of the runway indicate that the runway is orientated approximately
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If the wind is as shown by the landing direction indicator, the pilot should land on
If the wind is as shown by the landing direction indicator, the pilot should land on
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The recommended entry position to an airport traffic pattern is
The recommended entry position to an airport traffic pattern is
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The segmented circle indicates that a landing on Runway 26 will be with a
The segmented circle indicates that a landing on Runway 26 will be with a
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Which approach and landing objective is assured when the pilot remains on the proper glidepath of the VASI?
Which approach and landing objective is assured when the pilot remains on the proper glidepath of the VASI?
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How can a military airport be identified at night?
How can a military airport be identified at night?
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To set pilot-controlled runway lights on medium intensity, the pilot should click the microphone
To set pilot-controlled runway lights on medium intensity, the pilot should click the microphone
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VFR approaches to land at night should be accomplished
VFR approaches to land at night should be accomplished
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Who has final authority to accept or decline any land and hold short (LAHSO) clearance?
Who has final authority to accept or decline any land and hold short (LAHSO) clearance?
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VASI lights as shown in this illustration indicate that the airplane is
VASI lights as shown in this illustration indicate that the airplane is
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