Air-brained Quiz

Pilot - - CONTENTS - By James Allan

Test your fly­ing knowl­edge - and per­haps win an Air­box Aware 5 GPS or Run­wayhd nav­i­ga­tion app

When check­ing the op­er­a­tion of car­bu­ret­tor hot air be­fore take­off in a fixed-pitch pro­pel­ler aero­plane the pi­lot should see a slight re­duc­tion in RPM. What oc­curs in an aero­plane equipped with a con­stant-speed pro­pel­ler?

If you are fly­ing at FL85 with an out­side air tem­per­a­ture of +5°C and the QNH is 1025hpa, which is the fol­low­ing is clos­est to your true al­ti­tude?

In which of the fol­low­ing types of frontal sys­tem is a pi­lot li­able to en­counter thun­der­storms?

Sec­tion 15 of the ICAO Flight Plan Form 2012 calls for Cruis­ing Speed. Which of these is the cor­rect fig­ure to en­ter here?

While tax­ing to­wards the hold­ing point, fol­low­ing clear­ance by the Tower to do so, you see a ‘Fol­lowMe’ ve­hi­cle with its sign il­lu­mi­nated ap­proach­ing you from your right. What should you do? give pri­or­ity to the ve­hi­cle be­cause it is ap­proach­ing from your right give pri­or­ity to the ve­hi­cle be­cause it may have been sent out to guide you con­tinue tax­ing to the hold­ing point be­cause air­craft have pri­or­ity over ve­hi­cles call on Tower fre­quency and re­quest in­struc­tions

Fol­low­ing an en­gine fail­ure in a sin­gle-en­gine light air­craft over the North Sea it has be­come ob­vi­ous that a ditch­ing is in­evitable. All oc­cu­pants are al­ready wear­ing life jack­ets but at what stage of the ditch­ing should these life-jack­ets be in­flated? as soon as the cap­tain states that ditch­ing is un­avoid­able im­me­di­ately be­fore touch-down into the wa­ter, to en­sure the pi­lot’s move­ments are not im­peded while con­trol­ling the land­ing as soon as the air­craft has stopped for­ward move­ment fol­low­ing ditch­ing not un­til you have ex­ited the air­craft

Which of the fol­low­ing light air­craft types is il­lus­trated here?

One of the stan­dard items fit­ted to an air­craft in­stru­ment panel is a suc­tion gauge. What does it mea­sure? the pres­sure re­duc­tion pro­duced by the car­bu­ret­tor ven­turi tube the re­duced pres­sure in the en­gine cylin­ders dur­ing the in­duc­tion stroke the low pres­sure in the sys­tem con­nected to the static vents the low pres­sure pro­duced by a pump and used to drive the pneu­matic gyro in­stru­ments

Shortly af­ter de­par­ture a pi­lot re­ceives this mes­sage from the Tower: “Golf – Lima Tango, QNH is now 998, re­port leav­ing the CTR.” Which of the fol­low­ing is the cor­rect form of re­ply that the pi­lot should give? 998, Wilco QNH 998, Roger, Golf – Lima Tango Golf – Lima Tango, QNH 998, Wilco Golf – Lima Tango, Wilco Lima Tango, QNH copied, Will re­port the CTR bound­ary Lima Tango, 998, Wilco Golf – Lima Tango, Roger

The aero­foil sec­tion of the wing of your air­craft reaches its max­i­mum Co­ef­fi­cient of Lift (Cl­max ) at one spe­cific an­gle of at­tack. In or­der to ob­tain Cl­max, at what speed should you fly the air­craft? a stalling speed (VS ) b never ex­ceed speed (VNE ) c speed for max­i­mum rate of climb (VY ) d speed for max­i­mum an­gle of climb (VX ) e max­i­mum speed in level flight at max­i­mum power (VH )

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