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1 While in level flight, as your airspeed decreases to a figure that is below the speed for maximum lift/drag ratio, what happens to the total drag of your aeroplane?
a it decreases because the parasite drag is reduced b it remains the same c it increases because of increased induced drag. d it increases because the parasite drag becomes higher
2 On final approach at your destination airfield you fly into a moderate shower of rain. This could lead to you flying...
a a lower than normal approach b an uncoordinated approach c a higher than normal approach d at a lower than normal IAS on the approach
3 When flying VFR at night what is the first indication you are likely to get that you are flying into restricted visibility conditions?
a gradual disappearance of lights on the ground b ground lights start to look as if they are surrounded by a halo or glow c cockpit lights begin to take on an appearance of a halo or glow around them d the horizon ahead of you starts to appear more sharply defined
4 Which now primarily aviation company, with a presence at over 230 airports worldwide, started life 185 years ago as a bookshop which published Charles Dickens’ first novel in monthly instalments?
a DHL b Menzies Aviation c Fedex d Cargolux
5 You are piloting a light aircraft and following a ‘Heavy’ class aircraft (not an Airbus A380-800) on final approach to land. What is the minimum wake turbulence separation distance recommended by the UK CAA?
a 4nm b 5nm c 6nm d 7nm
6 You have experienced a total failure of the aircraft’s VHF Com radios but the transponder appears still to be functioning. Which of these emergency codes should you squawk?
a 7000 b 7700 c 7500 d 7600
7 Electrically-powered light aircraft and hybrids (such as this electricpowered Extra 330LE) were prominent at AERO 2018 in Friedrichshafen. As well as electric, there are of course GA aircraft with avgas and diesel piston engines, jets and turbo-props, and engineless gliders and sailplanes, but has there ever been a steam-powered man-carrying aeroplane?
a no because steam engines are too heavy b only model steam-powered aircraft have been flown c a steam-powered opencockpit biplane flew in the 1930s d the only steam-powered manned aircraft ever to have flown were airships (dirigibles)
8 Which of the following is a Föhn (aka Foehn) wind?
a a turbulent wind rising against a mountain range and causing clouds to form b a cold dry northerly wind that blows down the Rhone valley c a warm southerly wind blowing across the Mediterranean from the Sahara d a warm dry wind blowing down the lee side of a mountain range
9 According to your flight guide, Air Traffic service is available in summer at Abbeville (LFOI) from 0900 to 1200 and 1400 to 1800 local time. The flight-planned time from your UK home airfield to LFOI is 1hr 40min. What is the latest takeoff time that would allow you to arrive at LFOI before ATC closes for lunch?
a 1020 local (BST) b 0920Z (GMT) c 1120Z (GMT) d 0920 local (BST)