Air-brained Quiz

Pilot - - CONTENTS - By James Al­lan

You might win a Run­wayhd app if you can an­swer the last ques­tion cor­rectly

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You are fly­ing VFR on a true track of 277º in an area where mag­netic vari­a­tion is 5º W. The wind of 020/20kt gives you a drift of 8º. Ac­cord­ing to the Stan­dard Euro­pean Rules of the Air, at what height should you be fly­ing? a even thou­sands of feet plus 500 feet b odd thou­sands of feet c even thou­sands of feet d odd thou­sands of feet plus 500 feet

2

The read­ing given by a cor­rectly-func­tion­ing air­speed in­di­ca­tor( AS I) is the re­sult of a mea­sure­ment of the dif­fer­ence be­tween which of these pres­sures? a cock­pit and pitot b pitot and static c pitot and baro­met­ric d baro­met­ric and static

3

When you fly through a frontal sys­tem you will be af­fected by a change in the wind di­rec­tion. If you are in the north­ern hemi­sphere in which di­rec­tion does it change? a to the right in a cold front and to the left in a warm front b al­ways to the left c to the left in a cold front and to the right in a warm front d al­ways to the right e it de­pends on whether you en­ter the front in or against the di­rec­tion in which the front is mov­ing

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Pi­lot­ing a light air­craft un­der VFR in UK airspace, you are un­likely to be con­cerned with which of these avi­a­tion ab­bre­vi­a­tions? a CVR b DAAIS c ATSOCAS d UACC e ADIZ

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Un­til its per­ma­nent clo­sure ear­lier this year, Unst (EGPW, 60°43’0”N) was the most northerly airfield in the Bri­tish Isles. If a pi­lot were to have flown from Unst to Lands End air­port (EGHC, 50°6’10”N ) along a straight line track, which, if any, of these places could the pi­lot then have reached from Lands End with­out fly­ing any far­ther than that same dis­tance again? a Mar­seilles b Mu­nich c Madrid d Mi­lan

6

You are un­for­tu­nate enough to be pi­lot­ing a typ­i­cal pis­ton en­gine light air­craft when the en­gine sud­denly fails. In­stinc­tively you go through the fol­low­ing checks: mag­ne­tos, mix­ture, throt­tle, flaps, un­der­car­riage, canopy, fuel pumps. Which im­por­tant checks have you for­got­ten?

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The pro­to­type of the tur­bo­jet en­gine in­side this cowl­ing made its first run in the spring of 1946. This jet en­gine has been used to power many

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types of both civil and mil­i­tary air­craft and also for in­dus­trial pur­poses. It re­mained in pro­duc­tion well into the 21st cen­tury. Which of these com­pa­nies de­signed and man­u­fac­tured it? a Pratt and Whit­ney b Snecma c Gen­eral Elec­tric d Rolls-royce

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You are fly­ing some­where over the North Sea when an RAF Ty­phoon ap­pears along­side you. Af­ter a few mo­ments it wag­gles its rud­der and then breaks over 90° away from you in a climb­ing turn with­out cross­ing ahead of you. What ac­tion should you take? a se­lect 119.700MHZ and lis­ten out for in­struc­tions b sim­ply pro­ceed with your flight c make an im­me­di­ate 180° turn to keep clear of re­stricted airspace ahead of you d do your best to fol­low the Ty­phoon

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When you con­tact the AFIS at your des­ti­na­tion aero­drome you are asked to re­port down­wind left-hand for Runway 16. When you make this call, where should you be in re­la­tion to the runway? a north-west of it b south-west of it c west of it d east of it As al­ti­tude in­creases within the tro­po­sphere, how do the baro­met­ric pres­sure and am­bi­ent tem­per­a­ture nor­mally change? a pres­sure drops, tem­per­a­ture rises b pres­sure drops, tem­per­a­ture re­mains steady c both the tem­per­a­ture and the pres­sure drop d pres­sure and tem­per­a­ture both

re­main steady

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