Air-brained Quiz

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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

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