Air-brained Quiz

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1 A pi­lot fly­ing over a des­o­late location where an air­craft has re­cently made an emer­gency land­ing sees that sur­vivors have laid out ma­te­rial on the ground form­ing a cap­i­tal let­ter ‘F’. What does this mean?

a all on board are fit and well b fa­tal­i­ties have oc­curred c they need food and wa­ter d they need firearms

2 Which are the ap­pro­pri­ate words to re­place , and in the fol­low­ing sen­tence? ‘Your ASI read­ing

af­fected by air den­sity. At higher al­ti­tudes the air den­sity is lower so the ASI and the TAS is IAS.’

a is b is not c is d is not e can be over-reads reads cor­rectly un­der-reads over-reads un­der-reads lower than equal to higher than lower than lower than

3 Sev­eral aero­dromes in the UK such as Lands End (St Just) and York (Ruf­forth) have a sec­ondary name as well as their more widely used pri­mary name. What are the pri­mary names of those that have the fol­low­ing sec­ondary names?

a Sy­well b North Con­nel c Big­gleswade d St An­gelo e Wal­ney Is­land f Good­wood g Glen­rothes h Head­corn

4 If there is an in­ver­sion at 5,000 feet what does this mean?

a air tem­per­a­ture rises from ground level to 5,000 feet in­stead of fall­ing as nor­mal b a layer of tur­bu­lence at 5,000 feet is se­vere enough to turn an air­craft up­side-down c air­frame ic­ing is ex­pected at and above 5,000 feet d the bound­ary be­tween lay­ers of warm air above and colder air be­low is at 5,000 feet

5 On a colour-coded ASI where can you find the max­i­mum per­mit­ted air­speed for ex­ten­sion of the flaps?

a bot­tom of the green arc b top of the white arc c red line d top of the green arc

6 As­sum­ing tem­per­a­ture that with the height drop in is the same as in the ICAO Stan­dard At­mos­phere, how long will it take an air­craft climb­ing steadily at 500ft/min to reach freez­ing level if it starts from an al­ti­tude where the air tem­per­a­ture is +4°C?

a two min­utes b three min­utes c four min­utes d six min­utes

7 You prob­a­bly don’t want your light air­craft to be in­ter­cepted by air­craft like these but you should still be able to iden­tify what types these are, closer air­craft first?

a Eurofighte­r Tor­nado and Panavia Ty­phoon b Lock­heed Martin F-22 Rap­tor and

Mcdon­nell Dou­glas F-15 Ea­gle c Mikoyan MIG-31 Fox­hound and Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker d Boe­ing F/A-18 Su­per Hor­net and Northrop Grum­man F-14 Tom­cat

8 You have been cleared to fly a straight-in ap­proach to a ma­jor air­port and ATC first re­quests you to ‘Re­port long fi­nal’ and then to ‘Re­port fi­nal’. At which dis­tances from the run­way thresh­old should you make these reports? a 4nm and 2nm b 10km and 4km c 8nm and 4nm d 3nm and 1nm

9 What type of air­craft was the ‘In­flex­i­ble’?

a an ex­per­i­men­tal ver­sion of the Vick­ers Wellington WWII bomber with stiff­ened ge­o­detic wing struc­ture b one of the first mi­cro­light air­craft that wasn’t of flex-wing de­sign c a three-engine heavy trans­port air­craft, de­signed and built in Scotland d a Con­vair strate­gic bomber used in the 1960s by the US Air Force e one of the Akron class of rigid air­ships built in 1931 by Goodyear for the US Navy

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