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Pilot Radio Licence Review Questions

The following provides study questions that may be anticipated on RORC Examination for issue of the Radiotelephone Operator’s Restricted Certificate (Aeronautical). The study and reference material for this examination appears at the llink below:


Study Guide for the Restricted Operator Certificate with Aeronautical Qualification (ROC-A)


Note that in addition to the questions below, students preparing for examination must memorize the phonetic alphabet.

  1. What is the international VHF distress frequency?

  2. What forms of communication are not permitted over the radio?

  3. What is the order of priority for transmission?

  4. What is the difference between the following emergency conditions: Distress and Urgency?

  5. What frequency should be used to communicate an emergency condition?

  6. Who may initiate a distress message from an aircraft?

  7. What actions should a pilot take when a distress transmission is heard?

  8. What are the rules governing transmissions during distress traffic?

  9. What is the proper format for the initial broadcast of a distress message?

  10. What is the proper format for subsequent radio communications from the distressed aircraft?

  11. What is the correct format for reporting an aircraft’s altitude?

  12. What is the proper format for the request of a Signal (or Radio) Check?

  13. What are the meanings of the numeric code associated with a radio check?

  14. When must a Radiotelephone Operator’s Restricted Certificate be renewed?

  15. What communication should be made if you could not properly hear a transmission from ATC?

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