Private Written Exam - Helicopter

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When may hazardous wind shear be expected?

In areas of low-level temperature inversion, frontal zones, and clear air turbulence.

(Refer to Figure 26, area 5.) The navigation facility at Dallas-Ft. Worth International (DFW) is a

VOR/DME.

With respect to the certification of aircraft, which is a class of aircraft?

Airplane, rotorcraft, glider, balloon.

(Refer to Figure 22.) What course should be selected on the omnibearing selector (OBS) to make a direct flight from Mercer County Regional Airport (area 3) to the Minot VORTAC (area 1) with a TO indication?
(Refer to Figure 22.) What course should be selected on the omnibearing selector (OBS) to make a direct flight from Mercer County Regional Airport (area 3) to the Minot VORTAC (area 1) with a TO indication?

359

(Refer to Figure 31, illustration 6.) On a magnetic heading of 120°, the magnetic bearing TO the station is
(Refer to Figure 31, illustration 6.) On a magnetic heading of 120°, the magnetic bearing TO the station is

165°.

(Refer to Figure 43.) What effect does adding a 185-pound passenger have on the CG, if prior to boarding the passenger, the helicopter weighed 1,380 pounds and the moment is 136,647.5 pound-inches?

The CG is moved forward
1.78 inches.

(Refer to Figure 61.) How should the 500-pound weight be shifted to balance the plank on the fulcrum?

1 inch to the left.

Susceptibility to carbon monoxide poisoning increases as

altitude increases.

(Refer to Figure 29, illustration 1.) The VOR receiver has the indications shown. What is the aircraft's position relative to the station?

South

What should be the indication on the magnetic compass as you roll into a standard rate turn to the right from a south heading in the Northern Hemisphere?
What should be the indication on the magnetic compass as you roll into a standard rate turn to the right from a south heading in the Northern Hemisphere?

The compass will indicate a turn to the right, but at a faster rate than is actually occurring.

What clouds have the greatest turbulence?

Cumulonimbus.

(Refer to Figure 25.) On what course should the VOR receiver (OBS) be set in order to navigate direct from Majors Airport (area 1) to Quitman VORTAC (area 2)?

101

Which technique should a pilot use to scan for traffic to the right and left during straight-and-level flight?

Systematically focus on different segments of the sky for short intervals.

Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) is the continuous broadcast of recorded information concerning

noncontrol information in selected high-activity terminal areas.

On a cross-country flight, point A is crossed at 1500 hours and the plan is to reach point B at 1530 hours. Use the following information to determine the indicated airspeed required to reach point B on schedule.
Distance between A and B 70 NM
Forecast wind 310° at 15 kts
Pressure altitude 8,000 ft
Ambient temperature -10 °C
True course 270°
The required indicated airspeed would be approximately

152 knots.

What does the outbound destination sign identify?

Identifies direction to take-off runways.

Clouds, fog, or dew will always form when

water vapor condenses.

Preflight action, as required for all flights away from the vicinity of an airport, shall include

an alternate course of action if the flight cannot be completed as planned.

The most frequent type of ground or surface-based temperature inversion is that which is produced by

terrestrial radiation on a clear, relatively still night.

While on final approach for landing, an alternating green and red light followed by a flashing red light is received from the control tower. Under these circumstances, the pilot should

exercise extreme caution and abandon the approach, realizing the airport is unsafe for landing.

Which incident requires an immediate notification to the nearest NTSB field office?
A.
A forced landing due to engine failure.
B.
Landing gear damage, due to a hard landing.
C.
Flight control system malfunction or failure.

Flight control system malfunction or failure.

What measurement can be used to determine the stability of the atmosphere?

Actual lapse rate.

When operating the transponder on the VFR code (1200), what is the minimum mode the transponder must be in?

Mode A.

(Refer to Figure 22.) On what frequency can a pilot receive Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) in the vicinity of area 1?

117.1 MHz.

At approximately what altitude above the surface would the pilot expect the base of cumuliform clouds if the surface air temperature is 82°F and the dewpoint is 38°F?

10,000 feet AGL.
1. 82°F surface temperature - 38°F dew point = 44°F
2. 44 ÷ 4.4 = 10
3. 10 x 1,000 = 10,000 feet AGL

If an altimeter setting is not available before flight, to which altitude should the pilot adjust the altimeter?

The elevation of the departure area.

(Refer to Figure 48.) While on final approach to a runway equipped with a standard 2-bar VASI, the lights appear as shown by illustration D. This means that the aircraft is

below the glide slope.

No person may use an ATC transponder unless it has been tested and inspected within at least the preceding

24 calendar months.

(Refer to Figure 43.) How is the CG of the helicopter affected when all of the auxiliary fuel is burned off?
Gross weight prior to fuel burn 1,660 lb
Moment 159,898.5 lb-in

CG moves forward 0.78 inch.

What are the processes (cycle) by which moisture is added to unsaturated air?

Evaporation and sublimation.

An above glide slope indication from a tri-color VASI is

an amber light signal.

If the temperature/dewpoint spread is small and decreasing, and the temperature is 62°F, what type weather is most likely to develop?

Fog or low clouds.

What would decrease the stability of an air mass?

Warming from below.

(Refer to Figure 26, area 3.) If Redbird Tower is not in operation, which frequency should be used as a Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) to monitor airport traffic?

120.3 MHz.

(Refer to Figure 44.) What action, if any, should be taken for lateral balance if the helicopter is loaded as follows?
Gross weight 1,800 lb
Pilot 140 lb, 13.5 in. left of '0' MOM arm
Copilot 180 lb, 13.5 in. right of '0' MOM arm

No action is required.

Which type of weather briefing should a pilot request to supplement mass disseminated data?

An abbreviated briefing.

The minimum flight visibility required for VFR flights above 10,000 feet MSL and more than 1,200 feet AGL in controlled airspace is

5 miles.

What is the minimum number of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites that are observable by a user anywhere on earth?

5

Absence of the sky condition and visibility on an ATIS broadcast indicates that

the ceiling is at least 5,000 feet and visibility is 5 miles or more.

(Refer to Figures 45 and 46.) What is the condition of the weight and balance of the gyroplane as loaded?
WEIGHT MOMENT
(LB) (1000)
Empty weight 1,074 85.6
Oil, 6 qt -- 1.0
Pilot and passenger 247 --
Fuel, 12 gal -- --
Baggage 95 --

Within limits.

Which weather conditions should be expected beneath a low-level temperature inversion layer when the relative humidity is high?

Smooth air, poor visibility, fog, haze, or low clouds.

Most midair collision accidents occur during

clear days.

Each person who holds a pilot certificate or a medical certificate shall present it for inspection upon the request of the Administrator, the National Transportation Safety Board, or any

federal, state, or local law enforcement officer.

Each recreational or private pilot is required to have a review when?

a biennial flight review.

Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, what is the minimum safe altitude required for a pilot to operate an aircraft over other than a congested area?

An altitude of 500 feet AGL, except over open water or a sparsely populated area, which requires 500 feet from any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure.

A chair-type parachute must have been packed by a certificated and appropriately rated parachute rigger within the preceding

120 days.

Which weather phenomenon is always associated with a thunderstorm?

Lightning

What information is provided by the Radar Summary Chart that is not shown on other weather charts?

Lines and cells of hazardous thunderstorms.

(Refer to figure 20.) What weather is forecast for the Florida area just ahead of the stationary front during the first 12 hours? Ceiling/vis/precip

Ceiling 1,000 to 3,000 feet and/or visibility 3 to 5 miles with continuous precipitation.

(Refer to figure 29, illustration 3.) The VOR receiver has the indications shown. What is the aircraft's position relative to the station?

Southeast

When the course deviation indicator (CDI) needle is centered during an omnireceiver check using a VOR test signal (VOT), the omnibearing selector (OBS) and the TO/FROM indicator should read

0° FROM or 180° TO, regardless of the pilot's position from the VOT.

(Refer to figure 23, area 2; and figure 32.) What is the correct UNICOM frequency to be used at Coeur D'Alene to request fuel?

122.8

Which technique should a pilot use to scan for traffic to the right and left during straight-and-level flight?

Systematically focus on different segments of the sky for short intervals.

An electrical system failure (battery and alternator) occurs during flight. In this situation, you would

experience avionics equipment failure.

Who may perform preventive maintenance on an aircraft and approve it for return to service?
1. Student or Recreational pilot.
2. Private or Commercial pilot.
3. None of the above.

2

Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, what is the minimum safe altitude for a pilot to operate an aircraft anywhere?

An altitude allowing, if a power unit fails, an emergency landing without undue hazard to persons or property on the surface.

(Refer to Figure 29, illustration 1.) The VOR receiver has the indications shown. What is the aircraft's position relative to the station?

South

What minimum visibility and clearance from clouds are required for a RECREATIONAL pilot in Class G airspace at 1,200 feet AGL or below during daylight hours?

3 miles visibility and clear of clouds.

(Refer to Figure 30, illustration 4.) What is the relative bearing TO the station?

340

If recency of experience requirements for night flight are not met and official sunset is 1830, the latest time passengers may be carried is

1929

If it is necessary to set the altimeter from 29.15 to 29.85, what change occurs?

700-foot increase in indicated altitude.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the magnetic compass will normally indicate a turn toward the south when

the aircraft is decelerated while on a west heading.
(Remember ANDS = Accelerate North Decelerate South).

How soon after the conviction for driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs shall it be reported to the FAA, Civil Aviation Security Division?

No later than 60 days after the motor vehicle action.

If an alteration or repair substantially affects an aircraft's operation in flight, that aircraft must be test flown by an appropriately-rated pilot and approved for return to service prior to being operated

with passengers aboard.

Each person operating an aircraft at a VFR cruising altitude shall maintain an odd-thousand plus 500-foot altitude while on a

magnetic course of 0° through 179°.

Refer to Figure 27, area 2.) The day VFR visibility and cloud clearance requirements to operate over the town of Cooperstown, after departing and climbing out of the Cooperstown Airport at or below 700 feet AGL are

1 mile and clear of clouds.

Unless each occupant is provided with supplemental oxygen, no person may operate a civil aircraft of U.S. registry above a maximum cabin pressure altitude of

15,000 feet MSL.

In which environment is aircraft structural ice most likely to have the highest accumulation rate?

freezing rain

(Refer to Figure 18.) The marginal weather in central Kentucky is due to low

ceiling

(Refer to Figure 22, area 3.) What type military flight operations should a pilot expect along IR 644?

IFR training flights above 1,500 feet AGL at speeds in excess of 250 knots.

(Refer to Figure 30, illustration 2.) What magnetic bearing should the pilot use to fly TO the station?

190°
The nose of the needle indicates the magnetic bearing TO the station which is 190°.

How many Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites are required to yield a three dimensional position (latitude, longitude, and altitude) and time solution?

4

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