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SSR CODES

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Hiya All,

Failed Ops, Planning and Performance again :( this subject is causing me the most pain!!!
I have looked in all the usual places for this answer in regards to the question that was posed to me the other day in the exam. It was in regards to a flight notification form, which I have never seen in the exam or even study for it!!!!
It states that on the Flight Notification form in the SSR Section S is crossed out, what does it mean, i cannot find what any of the icons mean, anywhere, Any help in this is greatly appreciated, attached below is a copy of the form.
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John.Heddles replied the topic: SSR CODES

One needs to do some homework with the AIP ? Costs nothing and is pretty essential reading, I suggest, in addition to the directed information in Bob's various texts.

AIP download from ASA website at www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/aip/complete.pdf

Have a read through AIP ENR 1.10.

SSR references are at ENR 1.10-20.

It's worth a read of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secondary_surveillance_radar as well.

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fongad replied the topic: SSR CODES

Hiya John,

Thanks for this, however in the AFT notes there isn't anything to do with transponders in the subject of performance, also in the exam the AIP is not on the approved list of documentation allowed into the exam.

Thank you for pointing the area I need to look at, just in case they throw something like this into the mix.
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John.Heddles replied the topic: SSR CODES

.... in the AFT notes there isn't anything to do with transponders in the subject of performance

One would need to check the syllabus detail to see whether SSR stuff is covered explicitly. However, note the following comment ...

... the AIP is not on the approved list of documentation allowed into the exam.

You don't indicate the level of licence for which you are studying. If you are using Nathan's notes, I am presuming ATPL. For that licence, you are expected to know the AIP every which way. Even if the syllabus doesn't make a song and dance of it, that's the reality. The examiner wouldn't reasonably expect you to have intimate recall of regs and so on, but the operational rule books (AIP and operational CAOs) you are just expected to have in the memory cells (as well as in your pocket notebook on the line). I cannot imagine that Nathan doesn't exhort his students to spent a fair bit of time with their heads in the AIP and CAOs ...

Certainly, unless the airlines have watered their standards down a lot since I was last flying commercially, the typical recurrent check saw the checkee being quizzed in detail by the checker on these requirements .. get a few answers wrong and you were in for a somewhat torrid time the remainder of the check.

A slightly different matter for CPL and, certainly, an overkill for PPL, as they are building block licences in the overall scheme of things ..

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fongad replied the topic: SSR CODES

Thanks John, i am a cpl student.
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In that case, the expectations are toned down somewhat.

However, at this stage, one of the more useful suggestions for you is that reading several times through the AIP and operational CAOs (below the 100 series) in the comfort of your armchair will pay dividends. Not that you are looking to commit the lot to memory (although you will spot more important things for which you will do so) ... rather, you will end up with an overview knowledge of what is where .. and then you will have a much easier time finding things once you get out into the commercial flying world.

Best wishes for both your theory and practical flying training ...

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boeing777mark replied the topic: SSR CODES

Mate i feel you pain. Have attempted it twice and failed on both occasions by a few %. I remember getting the same questions and in both cases i had to guess and seen it re appear on my KDR report twice. Its my last CPL exam and can't seen to get a bloody pass.

Hang in there mate
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