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  • N710622 - when life rafts are needed to be carried onboard

    Hello everybody,

    the wording of the question (first attached picture) appears to refer to the aircraft not capable to continue with the critical engine inoperative, so the maximum distance from a suitable airfield is 30 minutes or 100NM, whichever is less (second attached picture). However, 120 minutes and 400NM is quoted as the right answer.

    Any help with the interpretation of the question?
    Thanks a lot!
    Eric
    Question. Theory.

  • #2
    Historically, the questions on life-rafts always left out the wording .... in the case of aeroplanes
    capable of continuing the flight to an aerodrome with the critical engine(s) becoming inoperative
    ....
    but we always assumed that is what they were after. However, this question needs sorting out,
    the explanation is incorrect, and the wording needs to be clarified.

    I will adjust the question - that should show on the QB in the next few days!

    Tom

    CAT.IDE.A.285 Flight over water ......

    (d) Aeroplanes operated over water at a distance away from land suitable for making an emergency
    landing, greater than that corresponding to:
    (1) 120 minutes at cruising speed or 400 NM, whichever is the lesser, in the case of aeroplanes
    capable of continuing the flight to an aerodrome with the critical engine(s) becoming
    inoperative at any point along the route or planned diversions; or
    (2) for all other aeroplanes, 30 minutes at cruising speed or 100 NM, whichever is the lesser,
    shall be equipped with the equipment specified in (e).

    (e) Aeroplanes complying with (d) shall carry the following equipment:
    (1) life-rafts in sufficient numbers to carry all persons on board, stowed so as to facilitate their
    ready use in an emergency, and being of sufficient size to accommodate all the survivors in
    the event of a loss of one raft of the largest rated capacity;
    (2) a survivor locator light in each life-raft;
    (3) life-saving equipment to provide the means for sustaining life, as appropriate for the flight
    to be undertaken; and
    (4) at least two survival ELTs (ELT(S)).

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    • #3
      OK Tom, thank you!

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