NOISE ABATEMENT ASSESSMENT FOR FIXED WING PERSONNEL
You will need a copy of the Fly Neighbourly Guide and the AIRCARE™ Noise Abatement Code at hand.
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1) The AIRCARE™ Noise Abatement Code of Practice (code) has been developed to formalise the Fly Neighbourly Guide. Whilst the Fly Neighbourly Program was developed for helicopters, the AIRCARE™ Program has adapted it for fixed wing aircraft too. *
1 point
2) The Fly Neighbourly Program addresses noise abatement and public acceptance objectives with guidelines in the following areas:• Pilot and operator awareness• Pilot training and education• Flight operations planning• Public acceptance and safety• Sensitivity to the concerns of the community *
1 point
3) The Fly Neighbourly Guide says to a avoid noise-sensitive areas altogether when possible *
1 point
4) The Fly Neighbourly Guide requires you to vary the route when possible since repetition contributes to annoyance *
1 point
5) The Fly Neighbourly Guide advises to when possible follow high ambient noise routes such as highways *
1 point
6) What is the minimum recommended flyover height in noise-sensitive areas for all aircraft? *
1 point
7) How does the AIRCARE™ Noise Abatement Code define a noise-sensitive area? *
1 point
8) How is a populous area defined in the Noise Abatement code? *
1 point
9) How is media support best engendered? *
1 point
10) How are public relations best improved *
1 point
11) You are setting up a new base. How can noise complaints be minimised? *
1 point
12) When a complaint is received, how should it be addressed? *
1 point
13) Under the Noise Abatement Code operators are required to formulate guidelines that will be used to assist flight crews and flight operations staff to formulate responsible mission profiles. They are also required to consult with local authorities on operational areas and transit routes. A number of other considerations take precedence over these noise abatement requirements. What are they? *
1 point
14) When low-level operations are to be carried out near populous areas what considerations shall be applied? *
1 point
15) An operator is required to have a procedure to ensure that relevant staff:Pass an assessment on noise abatement every three years, and Are assessed on their knowledge of those noise abatement procedures in the aircraft flight manual (where the flight manual details noise abatement procedures) at each annual competency check, andHave noise abatement procedures considered at each annual competency check *
1 point
16) Other Operator Responsibilities are:Educate customers about noise abatement procedures, in order to prevent or minimize conflicts between their expectations and company policy, andEnsure that in areas where a User Group has been established under CAA and Airways protocols, the operator maintains membership of that User Group and takes an active part in its activities, andEnsure that the procedures detailed in the Fly Neighbourly Guide result in continual improvement in respect to the operator’s noise footprint *
1 point
17) Other Operator ResponsibilitiesEnsure that any new aircraft purchased has a smaller noise footprint than existing types *
1 point
18) The Noise Abatement Code makes some recommendations to operators about best practice. Some are: Establish a practice of promoting both the safety record and the benefits of aircraft use to the public at large to improve public acceptance of aircraft, andWhere possible, when operations below 500ft AGL are anticipated, arrange notification to all affected parties near the proposed flight path *
1 point
19) The Noise Abatement Code also requires ALL low-level operations to be notified to affected parties *
1 point
20) The code details the following responsibilities for Land Owners and Administrators in noise-sensitive areas (e.g. DOC) All visitors to the DOC Estate should be advised that they might hear aircraft noise during their visit, and in National Parks, trampers should be advised that they might hear aircraft noise and that it will be particularly prevalent on the days that tracks are being maintained or huts resupplied or other aerial work is planned *
1 point
21) When an aircraft engine is being operated in the mid range (RPM) the effect of lowering the propeller RPM by 100 RPM is: *
1 point
22) When an aircraft engine is being operated in the 2600 – 2750 RPM range the propeller noise emitted is likely to be how much more than when the propeller is being operated in the normal operating range (2350 – 2450 RPM)? *
1 point
23) With respect to orbiting in noise sensitive areas, what procedures should be taken to minimise noise? *
1 point
24) Doppler-effect on aircraft noise is: *
1 point
25) Noise characteristics: *
1 point
26) Propellers: *
1 point
27) Orbiting. *
1 point
28) Propeller noise: *
1 point
29) Wind: *
1 point
30) Altitude: *
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