Problem Solving

This page is being developed as a series of problems for pilots or budding pilots to get their teeth into.

It is a series of exam style questions that will be added to every few days. The problems will be styled along the lines of CASA ATPL and IREX exams. Problems will be posted on this web site and linked to the following Facebook page:

 http://www.facebook.com/ATVClassroom

You may want to post your answer and rationale there. The correct solution will be added as an attachment to each problem a few days after being put on line, and at the same time, a link back to the question will be posted on the Facebook page.

Post your answer and any rationale on the Facebook page if you wish. Feel free to start a discussion on each question.

If you want to keep getting challenged by these questions, make sure that you 'Like' the page to get the latest question when it is posted.

Problem 13: IREX Performance Based Navigation

An instrument approach specified as RNP APCH-LP    A   Uses GNSS for vertical guidance and the localiser for lateral... More...

Problem 12: IREX ADF Intercept

Your heading is currently 255°M and the ADF indicates 165R. You are required to make a 60° intercept of the 080 trac... More...

Problem 11: ATPL Flight Planning 1-INOP Critical point

If you do not have a B727 Manual, download the file below titled 'B727 Extract for Problem 11' for the relevant page... More...

Problem 10: ATPL Flight Planning 1 Engine Inoperative Altitude Capability

Refer to the 1 Engine-INOP Altitude Capability table in the B727 manual (or download the 'B727 Altitude Capability.p... More...

Problem 9: IREX and ATPL Navigation, True Altitude Calculation

Refer to the approach Alice Springs ILS-Y RWY 12:From the ATIS:        Temperature = 21°C       QNH = 1023Crossing t... More...

Problem 8: ATPL Flight Planning, Maximum Payload

You are planning a flight from Brisbane (YBBN) to Darwin (YPDN).Flight planning data:          Performance Limited B... More...

Problem 7: ATPL Nav, Actual wind

You have the following in-flight data:       Track made good.........330°M       True airspeed...............324 kts... More...

Problem 6: IREX Course, Approach minima

You are conducting the Runway 18 VOR approach into Mallacoota, Vic.Your aircraft is equipped with a VHF NAV, VHF COM... More...

Problem 5, IREX Course: Approach Minima

You have an ETA at Albury, NSW of 0030 UTC. You are planning to conduct the VOR approach to Runway 07 in your Catego... More...

Problem 4, ATPL course: Wind effect on the Critical Point

A flight is planned on a track of 270°M to a destination 400 nm from departure. The wind is from 200°M at 40 kts and... More...