Question of the day || Answer to 5/16 Posted || Question 5/17 Posted

In light of recent events, I have decided to partner with @brandon_sandstrom and bring back the question of the day series. We will have a variety of questions, ranging in difficulty, but we hope to each everyone something. The answers will be given approximately twenty four hours after the question is posted. We hope you enjoy!

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You intend to fly from Los Angeles to JFK, using the flight plan below. Which of the following is the most correct takeoff request?

  • Departing East
  • Departing South
  • Remaining in the pattern
  • Remaining in the pattern, then when you reach an appropriate altitude, request departure to the east

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I have put South because you are heading south until you have left the airspace. You then turn east

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Great question. This is the kind of detail that’s easy to get wrong even by guys that are really trying to do things correctly.

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I said south… am I wrong? :)

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Answer will be revealed soon :)

I’m about ten hours to be exact ;)

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Well that’s a long wait XD

What time in zulu is the question supposed to be released daily?

I think it’s Departing South Because you take off then turn left for about 2 Mins before going east.

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Whoever answered remaining in the pattern should probably get some help in the #tutorials section

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The Answer:
Most of you got this one wrong, seems like it was a tricky start. The flight plan in the screenshot shows the departure of the airspace (rings around the airport) going southbound, so the correct answer was south.


And today’s question…

Which of the following is the most correct leg of the pattern based on the screenshot below?

  • Downwind
  • Base
  • Upwind
  • Crosswind

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I have voted East and I get the reason why this may be wrong but I still think that I am right about it and this why. Tyler Shelton said this a few months ago :

“It’s referencing your overall direction of your flight/route” not the place when you are leaving the ring. And we can see on the screenshot that your overall route is going to the East not South.

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I’m with you @A-FitzGerald. If this we’re my flight I would have called departing east. The point of unicom it to let the people around you know what your intentions are. I believe his answer is technically correct but I’m not going to change the way I use unicom. I love the question It’s tricky and makes you think.

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When you say departing “direction”, it is the direction that you are going to leave the airspace in, so in the reference for @BluePanda900, you have left the pattern by flying south, then you make your turn towards the east. As ATC, considering 90% call this incorrectly, if time permits i look at the flight plan that you have and see if i can coordinate with charts for where your turns will be to leave the pattern, that way i dont have someone on a R runway, turning into L, while trying to do parallel takeoffs or landings (in case of go around). obviously the busier the airport, the harder this is to accommodate and you just have to hope the pilot understands not to fly into traffic.

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That is where the “Straight Out Departures only” is very helpful, sir

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100% agree here. Now to educate what straight out departure means haha see tons of pilots not understand… future question

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Correct. Another acceptable answer for the question would have been west or straight out of you were using tower’s airspace of 5 nm at 5 thousand feet.

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Well, most you you got this one right. The answer was crosswind.


Next question:

You are on the ILS approach runway 27 when approach transfers you to tower. What is the most correct way for you to make initial contact with Tower?

  • Call inbound on the ILS runway 27
  • Call inbound for landing runway 27
  • Call inbound on the ILS runway 09
  • Call inbound on the visual runway 27

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really depends, if approach hands you over to tower after clearing you for the iILS, then you do say inbound on the ILS. Otherwise if there is no approach online, you really have to just call inbound for landing and await runway assignment by the tower

The question specifies that it is with approach and approach has cleared you for ILS RWY 27. @Emiliano_Padilla