New prize! Your choice of Pooleys flight guides
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