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1 In which countries do these GA aircraft manufacturers have their main (or sole) production facilities? a Europa b Pilatus Aircraft c Aeroprakt d III e Dynaero f Diamond Aircraft g Lambert h Tecnam 2 You have been asked to look after the BBQ at a fly-in at a farmstrip about sixty miles from your home airfield. You need matches to light it but are you permitted to carry these in a private GA aeroplane like your wood-and-fabric Jodel D120?
a any matches carried must be sealed inside a flameproof container
b only safety matches may be carried
c any matches carried (safety or other) must be kept inaccessible during flight e.g. in the baggage compartment
d under no circumstances may matches be carried in a wooden light aircraft 3 A Pitts Special with a smoke system flies at 140kt in a straight line through smooth air from the Channel Islands towards Berry Head VOR/DME. After passing overhead BHD the pilot continues due north for 20nm until overhead Exeter where he briefly engages smoke and the Pitts emits a dense cloud of red smoke. Maintaining 140kt on a 000°(M) course, he flies on for 15 minutes then turns to head south again, steering 180°(M). (To avoid the need for log tables, slide rules etc we'll assume this turn to be instantaneous.) Just as he passes abeam Berry Head he spots on his right the remains of the dissipating red smoke cloud, now directly overhead the VOR/DME. What windspeed has he been experiencing? a 20 knots b 28 knots c 40 knots d 51 knots 4 In Schedule 5 of the Air Navigation Order the term ‘flying machine’ is used. Which of these aircraft types does the UK CAA include in that term? a helicopter b gyroplane c aeroplane d sailplane or glider e self-launching motor glider f drone g hot-air balloon 5 For which of the following flights will the responsible Air Traffic Service Unit (ATSU) refuse to accept a full flight plan?
a VFR cross-country daylight flight between two aerodromes less than 25nm apart, in the same country
b an international flight between two EU states, both of which are Schengen signatories
c a flight which does not involve the penetration of any type of controlled or restricted airspace
d a flight where the destination airfield has no ATSU 6 You set airfield elevation (320ft amsl) on your alitmeter before leaving your aeroplane parked outside overnight. Next morning the altimeter reads 620ft. What is the most likely reason for this? a the aneroid capsule of the altimeter is leaking b barometric pressure has fallen overnight by 3hpa c barometric pressure has fallen overnight by 10hpa d barometric pressure has risen overnight by 10hpa 7 The Morayvia Science and Technology centre in Kinloss contains this unusual microlight biplane in addition to its collection of helicopter and military exhibits. What type is it? a Sherwood Ranger b Flitzer Z-1RA c Aviasud Mistral d MBA Tiger Cub 440 8 Of the various lightsensitive cells in the human eye that contribute to vision, which are the most important to a pilot flying at night? a fovial cells b cones c rods d conjunctiva 9 At the end of a steady climb to 5,500ft, the pilot of a piston engine light aircraft leans the mixture for the cruise. A few minutes into the cruise he notices that the CHT is rising rapidly. What action should he take?
a select hot air because ice is forming in the carburettor
b reduce power and make an emergency landing asap because the engine is starved of oil
c make a correction to the mixture setting, towards ‘rich’
d start to descend so the airspeed goes up and increases airflow across the cylinders to cool them