Aircraft Recognition

rios

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So, I took Rossta's advice on the aircraft you ought to know for enroute (I'm terminal), and since I have nothing to do, I started making a PDF with short info on all planes. I only had time to do the single engine piston. If I have time, I'll do the others. The info is all taken from wikipedia so it may not be accurate. This was something I did for myself and thought to share it. Sorry i'ts not much!
 

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Rosstafari

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Looks great. Give me a few days and I'll try to send you the pertinent information that they want you to know, and you can replace the Wikipedia stuff on there with that, if you'd like.

Did the pictures come from the Wikipedia pages you quoted in the back?
 

rios

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Looks great. Give me a few days and I'll try to send you the pertinent information that they want you to know, and you can replace the Wikipedia stuff on there with that, if you'd like.

Did the pictures come from the Wikipedia pages you quoted in the back?
Thanks!, I'm supposed to cover aircraft recognition tomorrow so let me see what they'll give me and I'll put that in there as well. Your extra info is more than welcome.

The pictures did come from Wikipedia as well. BTW the PDF is also available in Keynote and PPT, so if anyone wants it, PM me.
 

gourgi18

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Terminal Basics
SINGLE - C172, P28A, C208, C210, PA38, BE35
HELICOPTERS - B206, B222
TWIN - BE58, PA34, C310, C421, PAY1, BE20
SMALL JETS - LJ35, FA20, BE40, C550, C750
LARGE JETS - GLF3, CL60, CRJ(1,2,7,9), MD80(1,2,3,7,8), B737(1-9), A320, B727(1,2,Q), C130(LARGE TURBOPROP), F15, F16, F18, F22

HEAVY - A300, (B757(2,3)LARGE WEIGHT CLASS, HEAVY FOR WAKE TURBULENCE) , B777(2,3), MD11, B747(1-4), C17, KC10

They ask you to learn the series numbers in basics but I honestly don't remember any questions being asked about them except in test reviews.

For the Terminal labs and sims you will deal with

SINGLE - C172, BE35, P28A
HELICOPTERS- B206, B222
TWIN - BE58, PA31, PA34, C310, C421, PAY1, AC68, BE20
SMALL JETS - C550, LJ35, BE40, FA20
LARGE JETS - CL60, GLF3, 737, MD80, CRJ, A320, C130
HEAVY - 757, A300, 777, 767, MD11, 747, KC10, L1011
 

rios

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Alright, I got to that part today (or yesterday), and here are the category I aircraft that will be on tests (or so I think). Note that there will be more on the tabletops and simulators. This new guide has fewer aircraft but has the descriptions from the book. It's also available in Keynote, PM me if ya want it.
 

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rios

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Alright, I got to that part today (or yesterday), and here are the category I aircraft that will be on tests (or so I think). Note that there will be more on the tabletops and simulators. This new guide has fewer aircraft but has the descriptions from the book. It's also available in Keynote, PM me if ya want it.
The power point is more fun since the pics appear before the description. So you can identify the aircraft and then click to see the name.
 

hammerco

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I am an off the street hire recently certified, and the one thing I have learned working at a level 7 VFR tower is if you are unsure what type the aircraft is, you can always ask the pilot. Hopefully they know...

As for at the academy, it's a test you'll have to pass. I don't get scolded for not knowing the difference between a GA Skylane and Skyhawk from the tower.
 

ATCracer

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knowing the performance of the types for en route is more important imo. If I need either a citation 500 or a hawker h25b to expedite their climb, I'm sure as hell not gonna ask the citation. Those shouldn't even be classified as jets.
 

mikefsfr

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knowing the performance of the types for en route is more important imo. If I need either a citation 500 or a hawker h25b to expedite their climb, I'm sure as hell not gonna ask the citation. Those shouldn't even be classified as jets.
Flying speed bumps.
 

zilan23

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In basics, they make you memorize 38 different aircraft.
C172 Skyhawk
P28A Warrior
C208 Carravan
C210 Centurion
PA38 Tomahawk
BE35 Bonanza
B06 Jet Ranger
B222 Bell222
BE58 Baron
PA34 Seneca
C310 Twin Cessna
C421 Golden Eagle
PAY1 Cheyenne
BE20 Super King Air
LJ35 Leerjet
FA20 Falcon
BE40 Beechjet
C550 Citation
C750 Citation X
GLF3 Gulfstream
CL60 Challenger
CRJ
MD80
B737
A320
A306
B757
B777
B727
MD11
B747
C130 Hercules
C17 Globemaster
F16 Flying Falcon
F15 Eagle
F18 Super Hornet
F22 Raptor
KC10 Extender
 

TimShady

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For the Terminal labs and sims you will deal with

SINGLE - C172, BE35, P28A
HELICOPTERS- B206, B222
TWIN - BE58, PA31, PA34, C310, C421, PAY1, AC68, BE20
SMALL JETS - C550, LJ35, BE40, FA20
LARGE JETS - CL60, GLF3, 737, MD80, CRJ, A320, C130
HEAVY - 757, A300, 777, 767, MD11, 747, KC10, L1011
This is the only post I've seen that pertains specifically to Initial Tower Cab Training. Can anyone tell me if these are basically the only ones you need to know for this class? Seems like a relatively small list.