Answers for “Air traffic control in the USA” with explanations

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Question 14-19:
14. ii (para A, first 3 lines: “An accident that occurred in the skies over the Grand Canyon in
1956 resulted in the establishment of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)”)

15. iii (para C, line 4-7: “remained rudimentary. It was only after the creation of the FAA that
full-scale regulation of America’s airspace took place, and this was fortuitous, for the
advent of the jet engine suddenly resulted in a large number of very fast planes”)

16. v (para D, first 4 lines: “Many people think that ATC consists of a row of controllers
sitting in front of their radar screens at the nation„s airports, telling arriving and departing
traffic what to do. This is a very incomplete part of the picture”)

17. iv (para E, line 3-7: “. In general, from 365m above the ground and higher, the entire
country is blanketed by controlled airspace. In certain areas, mainly near airports,
controlled airspace extends down to 215m above the ground, and, in the immediate
vicinity of an airport, all the way down to the surface”)

18. viii (para F, line 8-11: “fly safely. On a clear day, a pilot in controlled airspace can
choose a VFR or lFR flight plan, and the FAA regulations were devised in a way which
accommodates both VFR and IFR operations in the same airspace”)

19. vii (para G, first 2 lines: “Controlled airspace is divided into several different types,
designated by letters of the alphabet”)

Question 20-26:
20. FALSE (para A, first 3 lines: “An accident that occurred in the skies over the Grand
Canyon in 1956 resulted in the establishment of the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA)”)

21. FALSE (para B, first 2 lines: “Rudimentary air traffic control (ATC) existed well before
the Grand Canyon disaster”)

22. NOT GIVEN

23. TRUE (para C, first three lines: “In the 1940s, ATC centers could and did take advantage
of the newly developed radar and improved radio communication brought about by the
Second World War”)

24. TRUE (para E, line 12: “only to stay in uncontrolled airspace, below 365m”
Para G, line 2-3: “designated by letters of the alphabet. Uncontrolled airspace is
designated Class F”)

25. FALSE (para G, line 11-13: “engines operate more efficiently at higher altitudes. The
difference between Class E and A airspace is that in Class A, all operations are lFR, and
pilots must be instrument-rated”)

26. TRUE (para G, line 16-18: “airspace, Classes D, C and B, govern the vicinity of airports.
These correspond roughly to small municipal, medium-sized metropolitan and major
metropolitan airports respectively”)

 

Answers for “Air traffic control in the USA” with explanations

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