Quiz: Runway Safety

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Runway incursions can happen to pilots of any experience level and at any airport—staying “current” on ground operations is essential. Can you score 100% and prove your runway safety status is above par.

How does the FAA define runway incursions?
How does the FAA define runway incursions?
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In an effort to verify you are on the correct runway for takeoff, you should:
In an effort to verify you are on the correct runway for takeoff, you should:
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What is the purpose of a yellow demarcation bar?
What is the purpose of a yellow demarcation bar?
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Runway numbers are determined from:
Runway numbers are determined from:
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Which of the following can cause a runway incursion?
Which of the following can cause a runway incursion?
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How are temporarily closed runways handled?
How are temporarily closed runways handled?
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When receiving taxi instructions from ATC, you should always read back:
When receiving taxi instructions from ATC, you should always read back:
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When can you cross an active runway at a control towered field?
When can you cross an active runway at a control towered field?
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When should you enter a runway for takeoff at pilot-controlled fields?
When should you enter a runway for takeoff at pilot-controlled fields?
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ATC issues the clearance, “Piper 67BL, fly heading runway heading, climb and maintain 2,000 feet, cleared for takeoff runway 8.” Which way do you turn when entering the runway?
ATC issues the clearance, “Piper 67BL, fly heading runway heading, climb and maintain 2,000 feet, cleared for takeoff runway 8.” Which way do you turn when entering the runway?
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What is the significance of hotspots on taxiway diagrams?
What is the significance of hotspots on taxiway diagrams?
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When approaching a runway hold short marking (area D), which side of the double yellow lines is the aircraft permitted to cross without ATC approval?
When approaching a runway hold short marking (area D), which side of the double yellow lines is the aircraft permitted to cross without ATC approval?
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After contacting ground control you are instructed to taxi to, and hold short of Runway 22. Upon reaching the holding area, which sign will you see?
After contacting ground control you are instructed to taxi to, and hold short of Runway 22. Upon reaching the holding area, which sign will you see?
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