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If your aircraft's fuel consumption rate is 5.6 g.p.h., how much fuel will it use on a flight of 230 n.m. with an average groundspeed of 93 knots?
a. 11.3 gallons
b. 12.5 gallons
c. 13.8 gallons
Determine the magnetic course from Breckheimer (Pvt) Airport (area 1) to Jamestown Airport
The time-speed-distance function of your flight computer can be used to solve for
a. groundspeed and fuel consumption
b. estimated time enroute and indicated airspeed
c. calibrated airspeed, groundspeed, and wind correction angle
Center of gravity is defined as the theoretical point
a. from which all horizontal measurements are made
b. where all of the aircraft's lift is considered to be concentrated
c. where all of the aircraft's weight is considered to be concentrated
What is the antidote when a pilot has a hazardous attitude, such as "Antiauthority"?
a. Follow the rules
b. Rules do not apply in this situation
c. I know what I am doing
To convert true heading to magnetic heading, you need to
a. add or subtract the appropriate deviation listed on the compass correction card
b. compute the wind correction angle and add it to or subtract it from the true heading
c. subtract easterly or add westerly variation, determined from the isogonic lines on the chart
Determine the magnetic heading for a flight from Mercer County Regional Airport (area 3) to Minot International (area 1). The wind is from 330° at 25 knots, the true airspeed is 100 knots, and
the magnetic variation is 10° east.
If you have several cruising altitudes selected for a flight, how are they entered in block 7?
a. Enter all altitudes
b. List only the last altitude
c. List only the first altitude
(Refer to stage 3 preston #10) Determine the approximate total distance required to land over a 50-foot obstacle.
Pressure altitude: 4,000 ft.
Weight: 2,800 lb.
Headwind component: 10 kt.
a. 1,775 feet
b. 1,525 feet
c. 1,950 feet
Which items are included in the empty weight of an aircraft?
a. Unusable fuel and undrainable oil
b. Only the airframe, powerplant, and optional equipment
c. Full fuel tanks and engine oil to capacity
What is the specific fuel requirement for flight under VFR at night in an airplane?
a. Enough to fly to the first point of intended landing and to fly after that for 45 minutes at normal cruising speed
b. Enough to complete the flight at normal cruising speed with adverse wind conditions
c. Enough to fly to the first point of intended landing and to fly after that for 30 minutes at normal cruising speed
What preparation should a pilot make to adapt the eyes for night flying?
a. Avoid bright white lights at least 30 minutes before the flight
b. Wear sunglasses after sunset until ready for flight
c. Avoid red lights at least 30 minutes before the flight
When flying a VFR approach at night there is a natural tendency to use a
a. lower-than-normal approach
b. higher-than-normal approach
c. lower-than-normal groundspeed
Determine the magnetic course from First Flight Airport (area 5) to Hampton Roads Airport
What combination of conditions is most detrimental to takeoff and climb performance?
a. Dry air and low density altitude
b. Low temperature, low humidity, and low altitude
c. High temperature, high humidity, and high altitude
To maximize your communication effectiveness, you should
a. stay ahead of the conversation by anticipating what is being said
b. mentally "fill in the blanks" when you receive incomplete communications
c. repeat complex communications back to the sender to verify that you have understood them correctly
Assume that you are flying outbound from a VOR station on the 120° radial and inbound to the next station on the 300° radial. If the course selector is set at 120°, what TO/FROM indication will be displayed when you change the frequency to the station ahead?
The key concepts of effective workload management are
a. planning and preparing for high workload periods during periods of lower workload, and assigning appropriate priority to tasks
b. working as fast as possible and postponing important tasks until the landing approach, when your concentration will be at its peak
c. listening only for your own call sign on the radio, delegating as many tasks as possible to others, and omitting low-priority tasks
Determine the total distance required for takeoff to clear a 50-foot obstacle.
Pressure altitude: Sea level
Takeoff weight: 2,700 lb.
Headwind component: Calm
a. 1,400 feet
b. 1,000 feet
c. 1,700 feet
What effect does a 35-gallon fuel burn (main tanks) have on the weight and balance if the
airplane weighed 2,890 pounds and the MOM/100 was 2,452 at takeoff?
a. Weight is reduced by 210 pounds and the CG is aft of limits
b. Weight is reduced by 210 pounds and the CG is unaffected
c. Weight is reduced to 2,680 pounds and the CG moves forward
How much fuel can be carried in the aircraft without exceeding a maximum takeoff weight of 2,700 pounds?
a. 11.7 gallons
b. 19.6 gallons
c. 27.5 gallons
What is the estimated time en route from Mercer County Regional Airport (area 3) to Minot International (area 1)? The wind is from 330° at 25 knots and the true airspeed is 100 knots. Add 3-1/2 minutes for departure and climb-out.
a. 48 minutes
b. 44 minutes
c. 52 minutes
Assuming a constant fuel consumption rate throughout the flight, how much fuel will remain after the pilot lands at the destination?
a. 11.0 gallons
b. 12.2 gallons
c. 13.1 gallons
(Refer to Stage 3 preston #25) How should a VFR flight plan be closed at the completion of the flight at a controlled airport?
a. The pilot must close the flight plan with the nearest FSS or other FAA facility upon landing
b. The tower will automatically close the flight plan when the aircraft turns off the runway
c. The tower will relay the instructions to the nearest FSS when the aircraft contacts the tower for landing
(Refer to Stage 3 preston #25) (Illustration 3) The VOR receiver has the indications shown. What is the aircraft's position relative to the station?
If airplane A has 090° set in the course selector, its VOR indications will correspond to those of instrument
Determine the density altitude for these conditions:
Altimeter setting: 30.35
Runway temperature: +25°F
Airport elevation: 3,894 ft. MSL
a. 2,000 feet MSL
b. 2,900 feet MSL
c. 3,500 feet MSL
What information should be entered in block 12 for a VFR day flight?
a. The amount of usable fuel on board expressed in time
b. The estimated time en route plus 30 minutes
c. The estimated time en route plus 45 minutes
Determine the magnetic course from Airpark East Airport (area 1) to Winnsboro Airport (area
2). Magnetic variation is 6°30'E.
Determine the total distance required to land over a 50-foot obstacle.
Pressure altitude: 7,500 ft.
Headwind: 8 kt.
Runway: Hard surface
a. 1,004 feet
b. 1,205 feet
c. 1,506 feet
Assume an aircraft has a total weight of 2,950 pounds and a total moment of 240,700 pound- inches. If the CG range is from 82.1 to 86.7 inches, what action, if any, should you take before you
fly the aircraft?
a. Move some load aft in the aircraft
b. Remove some load from the aft of the aircraft
c. Take no action, since the aircraft is properly loaded
En route to First Flight Airport (area 5), your flight passes over Hampton Roads Airport (area 2) at 1456 and then over Chesapeake Municipal at 1501. At what time should your flight arrive at First Flight?
What is the maximum amount of baggage that may be loaded aboard the airplane for the CG to remain within the moment envelope?.:
Empty weight: 1,350 lb.
Empty moment/1000: 51.5
Pilot and front passenger: 250 lb.
Rear passengers: 400 lb.
Fuel: 30 gal.
Oil: 8 qt.
a. 105 pounds
b. 110 pounds
c. 120 pounds
The most effective method of scanning for other aircraft for collision avoidance during nighttime hours is to use
a. peripheral vision by scanning small sectors and utilizing offcenter viewing
b. regularly spaced concentration on the 3-, 9-, and 12-o'clock positions
c. a series of short, regularly spaced eye movements to search each 30- degree sector
While you are tracking a VOR radial, what factor causes the most difference between the selected course and the magnetic heading?
According to the accompanying chart, a pressure altitude of 5,000 feet with a temperature of +40°C will result in a density altitude of approximately
a. 5,000 feet
b. 8,900 feet
c. 9,500 feet
(Area 3) The VOR is tuned to Elizabeth City VOR, and the aircraft is positioned over
Shawboro. Which VOR indication is correct?
If airplane B has 280° set in the course selector, the VOR indications will correspond to those of instrument
What information should be entered in block 9 for a VFR day flight?
a. The name of destination airport if no stopover for more than 1 hour is anticipated
b. The name of the airport of first intended landing
c. The name of the airport where the aircraft is based
(Refer to Stage 3 preston #41) Determine the true airspeed for the trip.
a. 113 knots
b. 118 knots
c. 122 knots
Who is responsible for determining whether a pilot is fit to fly for a particular flight, even though he or she holds a current medical certificate?
a. The pilot
b. The FAA
c. The medical examiner
If a true heading of 135° results in a ground track of 130° and a true airspeed of 135 knots results in a groundspeed of 140 knots, the wind would be from
a. 246° and 13 knots
b. 019° and 12 knots
c. 200° and 13 knots
Based on the following conditions, what is the total moment/1000 pound-inches?
Empty weight: 1,467 lb.
Empty moment/1000: 57.3 pound-inches
Pilot and front passenger: 300 lb.
Rear seat passenger: 100 lb.
Baggage area 1: 100 lb.
Fuel: 40 gal.
Assume you feel a tumbling or spinning sensation during climbout after a night departure. In this situation, you should
a. focus on the horizon and keep the wings level
b. use supplemental oxygen to help restore your equilibrium
c. rely on the flight instruments and believe what they tell you
Which statement best defines hypoxia?
a. A state of oxygen deficiency in the body
b. An abnormal increase in the volume of air breathed
c. A condition of gas bubble formation around the joints or muscles
The best way to view dim objects at night is to
a. scan around the object, then stare at it
b. stare directly at the object for a few moments, then scan around it
c. use off-center viewing and avoid staring at the object for too long
(Area 5) The VOR is tuned to the Dallas/Fort Worth VORTAC. The omnibearing selector
(OBS) is set on 253°, with a TO indication, and a right course deviation indicator (CDI) deflection.
What is the aircraft's position from the VORTAC?
With the heading indicator displaying 130° and the automatic direction finder pointing to 210°, what heading would you use with a fixed-card indicator to proceed to the NDB?
If fueling the airplane to the maximum takeoff weight of 2,700 pounds, the total moment is
a. 108,231.6 pound-inches
b. 113,876.4 pound-inches
c. 114,860.0 pound-inches
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