Communications and Light Gun Signals 3
ATC light signal recognition (PA.III.A.K3)
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1. An alternating red and green light signal directed from the control tower to an aircraft in flight is a signal to
Answer (A) is correct. (14 CFR 91.125) A flashing red and green light given any time means exercise extreme caution.
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2. Which light signal from the control tower clears a pilot to taxi?
Answer (B) is correct. (14 CFR 91.125) A flashing green gives the pilot permission to taxi.
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3. If the control tower uses a light signal to direct a pilot to give way to other aircraft and continue circling, the light will be
Answer (A) is correct. (14 CFR 91.125) A steady red light signal given to an aircraft in the air means to give way to other aircraft and continue circling.
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4. A flashing white light signal from the control tower to a taxiing aircraft is an indication to
Answer (A) is correct. (14 CFR 91.125) A flashing white light given to an aircraft taxiing along the ground means to return to the aircraft’s starting point.
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5. A steady green light signal directed from the control tower to an aircraft in flight is a signal that the pilot
Answer (A) is correct. (14 CFR 91.125) A steady green light signal from the tower to an airplane in flight means cleared to land.
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6. If the aircraft’s radio fails, what is the recommended procedure when landing at a controlled airport?
Answer (C) is correct. (AIM Para 4-2-13) If your radio fails and you wish to land at a tower controlled airport, remain outside or above the airport’s traffic pattern until the direction and flow of traffic has been determined, then join the airport traffic pattern and maintain visual contact with the tower to receive light signals.
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7. While on final approach for landing, an alternating green and red light followed by a flashing red light is received from the control tower. Under these circumstances, the pilot should
Answer (C) is correct. (14 CFR 91.125) An alternating red and green light signaled from a control tower means “exercise extreme caution” whether to an airplane on the ground or in the air. The flashing red light received while in the air indicates the airport is not safe, and the pilot should not land.
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