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The difference between your Corrected Air Speed (CAS) and True Air Speed (TAS) is a dependent solely on air pressure b dependent solely on air temperature c dependent on air density d constant, regardless of ambient conditions
2 An older, more experienced pilot tells some others that, provided they maintain strict VMC, they will never have any need to worry about airframe icing. Is this piece of advice
a true b false and why?
In a four-stroke piston aero-engine, what is the stroke called that comes immediately before the compression stroke? a power b expansion c induction d exhaust
Two identical Diamond DA40 Diamond Star aircraft taxi out for takeoff. The first has full fuel tanks, a pilot and two passengers on board while the second has less than half-full tanks and only one person, a slightlybuilt pilot on board. Which aircraft will
a have the longer ground roll on takeoff?
b have the greater full-throttle rate of climb?
c stall in straight and level flight at the lower true airspeed?
d have the more forward centre of gravity? 5 Pilot training organisations known as Registered Training Facilities (RTF) ceased to be recognised in law on 8 April 2019. Under what status do those that wish to continue to offer pilot training recognised by the CAA now have to operate? a RFS (Registered Flying School) b DTO (Declared Training Organisation)
c ATO (Approved Training Organisation)
d APTS (Authorised Pilot Training School)
While listening out on an R/T frequency (e.g. London Information, Leeming MATZ or Luton Approach) you hear another aircraft contact the ground station and decide that you would like to pass a message to the pilot of this other aircraft. How best should you go about this?
a you are permitted to call the other aircraft directly, provided no other R/T communications are in progress at the time
b you must request and obtain prior permission from the ground station before transmitting any message to the other aircraft
c direct aircraft-to-aircraft messages are forbidden except in emergency situations
d you must never communicate directly aircraft-to-aircraft on such frequencies; all such messages must be relayed via the ground station involved
In latitudes around the British Isles and Western Europe, how does the wind at altitude compare with the surface wind?
a its strength is similar to that of the surface wind but it has veered to the right
b it is stronger and blows from a similar direction to the surface wind
c it is stronger and has veered to the right
d it is stronger and has backed to the left
If a pilot has been affected by factors such as unforecast strong headwinds and calculates that the usable fuel available when s/he lands at the nearest aerodrome where a safe landing can be made looks like being less than the planned final reserve fuel, what action should s/he take?
a call ATC and declare “G-**** minimum fuel” b make an urgency “Pan-panPan” call
c ask ATC to inform of any anticipated delay
d use a “Mayday-mayday-mayday” call to declare a fuel emergency
What aircraft are/were these? a WWII bomber and 1980s airliner both known as ‘Flying Pencil’
b 1930s airliner described as being ‘As safe as the Rock of Gibraltar although not quite as fast’
c two naval aircraft known as the ‘Stringbag’ and the ‘Shagbat’
d and finally three elderly ladies: ‘Jenny’, ‘Annie’ and ‘Lizzie’