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Private Pilot Airplane Airmen Certification Standards 6/16

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III. Airport and Seaplane Base Operations Task 16BTask A. Communications and Light Gun Signals References 14 CFR part 91; FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-25; AIM Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with normal and emergency radio communications and ATC light gun signals to conduct radio communications safely while operating the aircraft. Knowledge The applicant demonstrates understanding of: PA.III.A.K1 1. 367BHow to obtain proper radio frequencies. PA.III.A.K2 2. 368BCommunication procedures and ATC phraseology. PA.III.A.K3 3. 369BATC light gun signal recognition. PA.III.A.K4 4. 370BTransponders. PA.III.A.K5 5. 371BRadar assistance. PA.III.A.K6 6. 372BLost communication procedures. PA.III.A.K7 7. 373BUse of automated weather and airport information. Risk Management The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing: PA.III.A.R1 1. 374BHuman factors associated with communication. PA.III.A.R2 2. 375BHuman factors associated with declaring an emergency. PA.III.A.R3 3. 376BEquipment issues that could cause loss of communication. PA.III.A.R4 4. 377BImproper automation management. PA.III.A.R5 5. 378BSingle-pilot resource management (SRM) and/or crew resource management (CRM). Skills The applicant demonstrates the ability to: PA.III.A.S1 1. 379BSelect appropriate frequencies. PA.III.A.S2 2. 380BTransmit using phraseology and procedures as specified in the AIM. PA.III.A.S3 3. 381BAcknowledge radio communications and comply with instructions. 23

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