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A plane is in a nose-up attitude if _______________.



A. It's nose is above the horizon
B. It's nose is above cruise attitude
C. It's climbing
D. It's flying at a high angle of attack

This question is part of Ex. 5 - Attitudes and Movements
Asked by Flighttrainingmanual, Last updated: Mar 31, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Apr 26, 2017

Its nose is above cruise attitude

A. If the nose is above the horizon, the plane is indeed in a nose-up attitude, but even if the nose is below the horizon, the plane could still be in a nose-up attitude, so long as the nose is above the cruise attitude position. Hence, this is not the most accurate answer. B. Both pitch and bank attitudes are defined with respect to cruise attitude which acts as a reference. So raising the nose even slightly above this attitude means the plane is in a nose-up attitude. C. A plane thats in a nose-up attitude is not necessarily climbing. It could be flying straight-and-level or even descending, depending on the power setting. D. Angle of attack is defined as the angle at which the wings meet the relative airflow. Knowing pitch attitude tells you how the wings are aligned, but it does not tell you which way the plane is going (as we discussed, it could be climbing, descending, or flying straight and level). So, we know nothing about the direction of the relative airflow, hence cannot find out the angle of attack from pitch attitude.
 

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