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Safety Quiz

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ASI Safety Quiz

Airport Lighting - VFR

Are you ready for your next night flight? The nighttime airport environment can be quite overwhelming for some pilots, as airports easily navigated during the day can become a bewildering array of lights of all types and colors. Take this Sporty's Safety Quiz to illuminate your airport lighting knowledge.

1. Taxiway edge lights are ____ in color.

2. While taxiing for takeoff at night you see two pairs of flashing yellow lights on each side of the taxiway. These are ____ lights.

3. Pilot-controlled lighting frequencies are listed on sectional charts.

4. When using pilot-controlled lighting, keying the microphone 7 times within 5 seconds activates ____ -intensity lighting.

5. The glide path provided by a Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI), assures obstacle clearance on a 6-mile final.

6. When using a 3-bar Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI), you see two red bars above one white bar, you are _____.

7. Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) lights are typically visible about 5 miles from the airport during the day and up to 20 miles at night.

8. Runway End Identifier Lights (REILs) are a pair of synchronized flashing lights located on each side of some runway thresholds for:

9. On a VFR Sectional Chart, what symbol indicates that an airport has a rotating beacon?

10. While on a night flight, you see a rotating beacon flashing green and white. This is a(n) ____.