Christmas Giveaway 2023
That's a wrap on our Christmas Giveaway 2023! 🎁🎄
Thank you to everyone who took part! We had so much fun putting this quiz together, and we hope you've enjoyed participating too!
We'll be contacting our lucky winners on Friday 15th December, via email. Keep your eyes peeled, and don't forget to check your inbox to see if you've won one of our twelve £20 EasyPPL Gift Vouchers.
For each question published in our Christmas Giveaway, we've prepared an answer page below, containing an explanation, recommended reading and additional resources to further your aviation knowledge and skills. Feel free to browse the articles below, we hope you find them useful.
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Congratulations to all of our Christmas Giveaway 2023 Winners below! Your £20 EasyPPL Gift Vouchers will be emailed out to you before Christmas!
Question 1 Winner: Chris Perrin
Question 2 Winner: James Ian Harris
Question 3 Winner: Carl Thomas
Question 5 Winner: Mackenzie James
Question 6 Winner: Jordan Payne
Question 7 Winner: Andy Pryke
Question 8 Winner: Peter Keatley
Question 10 Winner: Paul Sylva
Question 11 Winner: Jack Mills
Question 12 Winner: Robert Cannock
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Answers and Explanations
Explore answers, explanations and further resources for each of our Christmas Giveaway 2023 questions below.
Question 1: FREDA Checklist
FREDA is a helpful check for periodically monitoring the status of a flight and should be conducted at regular intervals. It can also be used at significant turning points, before climbing and descending and before commencing low-level operations. What does the A in FREDA stand for?FIND OUT MORE
Question 2: TAF AND METAR CODES
As students and pilots, we are always decoding the TAF and METAR to get the most up-to-date weather information. Here's a METAR from Cornwall Airport Newquay, but can you tell us what the 'PO' code stands for?
METAR EGHQ 121320Z 14006KT 080V190 9999 PO NSC 31/11 Q1017FIND OUT MORE
Question 3: SIGNAL SQUARES
The signal square is still used at many GA airfields to help a pilot ascertain important information like the direction of the runway. What does the following signal square symbol represent?FIND OUT MORE
Question 4: AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION CIRCULARS
Aeronautical Information Circulars are notices relating to safety, navigation, technical, administrative and legal matters not found in the permanent AIP. These are organised into five categories, grouped by colour. Which category is represented by the colour "Yellow"?FIND OUT MORE
Question 5: SURFACE PRESSURE CHARTS
Surface pressure charts are handy for helping pilots predict the weather a few days in advance. They indicate where fronts and their associated areas of high or low pressure are and where they are likely to move to. What does the following symbol on a surface pressure chart represent?FIND OUT MORE
Question 6: AERODROME CHARTS
Aerodrome charts (or plates) contain helpful information to enable pilots to manoeuvre around an airfield safely, including the location of runways, taxiways, holding points, and parking areas. What does the red circle on this aerodrome chart represent?FIND OUT MORE
Question 7: CARBURETTOR ICING
Using the carburettor risk graph below, if the air temperature is +22°C and the dewpoint is +5°C, what level of icing is a pilot likely to experience and under what power settings?FIND OUT MORE
Question 8: AIR TRAFFIC ZONES (ATZ)?
At Cornwall Airport Newquay our longest runway is 2744m long. Therefore, based on the standard dimensions of an Aerodrome Traffic Zone (ATZ), what is the radius of the Cornwall Airport Newquay ATZ, centred from the midpoint of the runway?FIND OUT MORE
Question 9: I'M SAFE CHECKLIST
The 'I'M SAFE' checklist is used by many pilots as part of their threat and error management to assess their own fitness, ensuring they are safe to fly and have the best chance of making good, safe decisions. What does the 'E' stand for in 'I'M SAFE'?FIND OUT MORE
Question 10: RADIO MANDATORY ZONE
Aeronautical charts contain vast amounts of information! As well as identifying the locations of airfields and airports, charts also show us airspace and potential hazards, allowing us to ensure our flights are safe and legal. What does the following symbol from an aeronautical chart depict?FIND OUT MORE
Question 11: MINIMUM FUEL RESERVES
Part-NCO (Non-Commercial Operations) defines the legal fuel reserves required for a Part-21 Aircraft flying in VFR conditions, but what is the minimum fuel reserve for a day VFR flight that remains in sight of the departure aerodrome and is returning to that aerodrome?FIND OUT MORE
Question 12: HASELL CHECKLIST
QUESTION Pilots should complete the 'HASELL' check before commencing any aerobatic or unusual manoeuvres. This check will ensure that your aircraft is configured correctly for the manoeuvre, that your cockpit and passengers are secure, that your intended manoeuvre area is suitable and clear of other aircraft and that you can safely recover. What does the 'A' in 'HASELL' stand for?FIND OUT MORE