Quick Quiz

What use is an MEF (maximum elevation figure)?
  • It tells you the highest terrain in the map quadrant.
  • It is the minimum safe height you can fly at
  • It tells you the highest you can fly in that map quadrant without getting into controlled airspace
  • It is the highest a helicopter pilot can fly in that quadrant without getting a nose bleed.
  • It tells you the highest terrain in the map quadrant.
What does the acronym DECIDE stand for?
  • Dream Enormous Cakes Into Dreadful Existence
  • Do Evaluate Check Identify Detect Estimate
  • Don’t Ever Change In Descending Elevators
  • Detect Estimate Choose Identify Do Evaluate
  • Detect Estimate Choose Identify Do Evaluate
Is VA higher or lower when flying at less than MAUW (maximum all up weight)?
  • Higher
  • Lower
  • Lower

Invercargill

Above mean sea level

TCu

Towering Cumulus

agl

above ground level

Cb

Cumulonimbus

Flight Information Service communications

ATS

Air Traffic Service

Royal New Zealand Air Force

in vicinity of aerodrome Thunderstorm

ATC

Air Traffic Control

VC

in vicinity of aerodrome

Probabilityxx%

TIL

Until

FM

From

Becoming

Temporarily

Routine air report from aircraft in flight

FIR

Flight Information Region

Internet Flight Information Service

VFR

Visual flight rules

Automatic Terminal Information Service

BWR

Basic weather report

New Zealand Flight Information Region

Aerodrome special routine meteorological report

Automatic aerodrome routine meteorological report

Aerodrome routine meteorological report

TAF

Aerodrome forecast

Area forecast

Significant meteorological information