Examination - Flying control - problems

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Examination - Flying control - problems

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Provides a scenario timeline for problem solving. What would you do?

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CENTRAL EXAMINATION BOARD, ROYAL AIR FORCE SCHOOL OF FLYING CONTROL EXAMINATION.
[underlined] FLYING CONTROL ─ 11 ─ PROBLEMS. [/underlined]

[italics][underlined] NOTE. [/underlined]

1. BEFORE STARTING TO ANSWER A QUESTION, READ THROUGH IT, TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOU HAVE GRASPED THE SITUATION THOROUGHLY.
2. ANSWER BRIEFLY AND TO THE POINT. GIVE REASONS WHERE NECESSARY, JUSTIFYING YOUR PARTICULAR COURSE OF ACTION.
3. IN DEALING WITH SITUATIONS WHERE THE TIME-FACTOR IS ALL-IMPORTANT, ENTER IN THE MARGIN THE TIME AT WHICH YOU ESTIMATE EACH PARTICULAR STEP WOULD BE TAKEN.
4. MARKS ALLOTTED TO EACH QUETSION ARE SHOWN IN BRACKETS.
5. PLEASE WRITE LEGIBLY.

TOTAL MARKS: 50. TIME ALLOWED: 1/2 hour [/italics]

1. You are F.C.O. at a bomber station in Lincolnshire.

[underlined] Hours [/underlined]

0100 Your Lancaster G, the only aircraft in Group not accounted for, comes up on base D/F and is given a doubtful QDM 180°, the D/F operator being unable to obtain sense, Lancaster G continues to obtain QDM’s all 180° or thereabouts, but signals are very weak and unreliable.

0115 Lancaster G is heard faintly by “snoop” watch, trying unsuccessfully to contact Bircham Newton for an MF Fix.
(i) Comment on the situation and state what action you would take.

0120 It is reported that there is no four-engines bomber in the air over this country.
(ii) From whom would you get this information?
(iii) What would you do then?

0130 Lancaster G, wherever he is, has only one hour’s endurance remaining. You learn that there is a friendly aircraft 90 miles out to sea from the Firth of Forth heading North.
(iv) What would you do?

(30 marks)

2. You are F.C.O. at a Fighter Station. The V/HF, D/F operator at the Main HOMER reports that the entire HOMER system has gone U/S and is likely to be so for half an hour at least. At the time (2230 hours) four aircraft are airborne, and one of them is calling for a homing on Channel A.
What would you do?

(20 Marks)

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Central examination board, RAF school of flying control, “Examination - Flying control - problems,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 4, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35292.

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