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Do you know anything about aviation transportation management? Air transportation management prepares students for leadership positions in the on-ground areas of the aviation industry. This program includes management of air carriers, airports, airport planning, or general aviation operations. Students who achieve a degree in air transportation management may become air carrier managers, airport managers, aviation counselors, or general aviation operations managers. This quiz is awesome, so don’t let this opportunity fly by.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     Aerospace is an important ______________ for the US.

    • A.

      Import

    • B.

      Subsidized industry

    • C.

      Export

    Correct Answer
    C. Export
    Explanation
    Aerospace is an important industry for the US because it involves the production and export of aircraft, spacecraft, and related technologies. The US is known for its advanced aerospace capabilities and has a significant market share in the global aerospace industry. The export of aerospace products contributes to the country's economy by generating revenue, creating jobs, and promoting technological advancements. Additionally, the US aerospace industry plays a crucial role in national security and defense, further highlighting its importance.

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  • 2. 

    What is the typical break-even point, in terms of the individual ac produced for commercial transport?

    • A.

      50-100 ac

    • B.

      500-600 ac

    • C.

      1000-1500 ac

    • D.

      3000-5000 ac

    Correct Answer
    B. 500-600 ac
    Explanation
    The typical break-even point, in terms of the individual aircraft produced for commercial transport, is between 500 and 600 aircraft. This means that a company needs to produce and sell at least 500 to 600 aircraft in order to cover all costs and start making a profit. Anything below this range would result in a loss for the company.

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  • 3. 

    Man's first powered flight covered:

    • A.

      200 Ft

    • B.

      120 ft

    • C.

      50 yards

    • D.

      120 yards

    Correct Answer
    A. 200 Ft
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 200 ft. This indicates that the first powered flight by man covered a distance of 200 feet.

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  • 4. 

    One major problem for passengers in 1930 was air sickness.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the 1930s, air travel was still relatively new and many passengers experienced air sickness due to the unfamiliar sensation of flying. The aircrafts of that time were not as advanced as today, lacking proper pressurization and stability control systems, which made the experience even more uncomfortable for passengers. Air sickness was a significant issue during this period, causing discomfort and inconvenience for many individuals traveling by air.

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  • 5. 

    The aerospace industries association includes such a major firm as:

    • A.

      Diamond, wright

    • B.

      Cessna-taxron, piper

    • C.

      Boeing, Lockheed-Martin

    Correct Answer
    C. Boeing, Lockheed-Martin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Boeing, Lockheed-Martin. The Aerospace Industries Association is an organization that represents the major aerospace and defense manufacturers in the United States. Boeing and Lockheed-Martin are both major firms in the aerospace industry and are members of this association. They are well-known for their contributions to the aerospace industry, including the production of commercial airplanes, military aircraft, and space systems.

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  • 6. 

    Charles Lindbergh started his flying career as a barnstormer.

    • A.

      Ture

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. Ture
    Explanation
    Charles Lindbergh did indeed start his flying career as a barnstormer. Barnstorming was a popular form of entertainment in the early 20th century, where pilots would perform stunts and aerial shows in small towns across the United States. Lindbergh gained experience and honed his flying skills through barnstorming before going on to achieve his famous solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927.

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  • 7. 

    Lindbergh famous ac had no windshield.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      Flase

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Lindbergh's famous aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis, did not have a windshield. This was done to increase the aircraft's fuel efficiency and reduce weight. Instead of a windshield, Lindbergh used a periscope to see ahead while flying. This design choice allowed him to make the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight in 1927.

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  • 8. 

    Airmail began as a formal service conceived with full financial backing by the US gov.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. Airmail did not begin as a formal service with full financial backing by the US government. In fact, the first airmail service in the United States was started by private companies in 1918, and it was not until 1925 that the US government took over the service and established the United States Postal Service as the official provider of airmail. Therefore, the statement is incorrect.

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  • 9. 

    In the early 1920 airmail was considered an extremely safe career for pilots.

    • A.

      Ture

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because in the early 1920s, airmail was actually a very dangerous career for pilots. This was a time when aviation technology was still developing and safety measures were not as advanced as they are today. Pilots faced numerous risks and challenges, including unpredictable weather conditions, limited navigational aids, and unreliable aircraft. Many pilots lost their lives while delivering airmail during this period, making it far from a safe career choice.

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  • 10. 

    In what year did the gov cease providing its original airmail service?

    • A.

      1925

    • B.

      1927

    • C.

      1930

    Correct Answer
    C. 1930
    Explanation
    In 1930, the government ceased providing its original airmail service.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following terms best describes the contract airmail act of 1925?

    • A.

      Privatization

    • B.

      Regulation

    • C.

      Deregulation

    Correct Answer
    A. Privatization
    Explanation
    The contract airmail act of 1925 can be best described as privatization because it allowed private companies to bid for and operate airmail routes, which were previously solely operated by the government. This act shifted the responsibility of airmail transportation from the government to private entities, leading to the privatization of airmail services.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following agencies was not created by the civil aeronautics act 1938?

    • A.

      Administrator of aviation

    • B.

      Joint aviation authority

    • C.

      Air safety board

    • D.

      Civil aeronautics authority

    Correct Answer
    B. Joint aviation authority
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Joint aviation authority. The Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 created the Administrator of Aviation, Air Safety Board, and Civil Aeronautics Authority, but not the Joint Aviation Authority.

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  • 13. 

    The Black-McKellar Airmail Act 1934 devastated the original big four airlines by forcing them out of business.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Black-McKellar Airmail Act 1934 did not devastate the original big four airlines by forcing them out of business. In fact, it was the opposite. The act was designed to break up the monopoly held by these four airlines and encourage competition in the airmail industry. The act awarded airmail contracts to smaller airlines, which led to the growth of new airlines and increased competition. This ultimately benefited the industry as a whole, rather than causing the downfall of the original big four airlines.

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  • 14. 

    Who is responsible for maintaining the airway system?

    • A.

      The federal gov

    • B.

      The airlines

    • C.

      Local municipalities

    • D.

      GA

    Correct Answer
    A. The federal gov
    Explanation
    The federal government is responsible for maintaining the airway system. This includes overseeing the regulation and management of airports, air traffic control, and ensuring the safety and efficiency of air travel. The federal government sets standards and guidelines for airlines and airports to follow, and they have the authority to enforce regulations to ensure the smooth operation of the airway system.

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  • 15. 

    The Federal aviation act of 1958 was passed due to:

    • A.

      The crash of United Dc-7 and TWA constellation over the grand canyon in 1956

    • B.

      The abuses of the trunk carries in regulated markets during the 1950

    • C.

      The demands of the international civil aviation organization

    Correct Answer
    A. The crash of United Dc-7 and TWA constellation over the grand canyon in 1956
    Explanation
    The crash of United Dc-7 and TWA constellation over the grand canyon in 1956 led to the passing of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958. This tragic event highlighted the need for improved safety regulations and oversight in the aviation industry. The crash raised concerns about the lack of coordination and communication between air traffic controllers and pilots, as well as the need for standardized safety procedures. As a result, the Federal Aviation Act was enacted to establish the Federal Aviation Agency (later renamed the Federal Aviation Administration) and provide comprehensive regulations for aviation safety, air traffic control, and the development of a national airspace system.

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  • 16. 

    Which famous Massachusetts Senator was the primary sponsor of the Deregulation act 1978?

    • A.

      Ted Kennedy

    • B.

      Tip O' Neil

    • C.

      Joseph Leibermann

    • D.

      Frank Lorenzo

    Correct Answer
    A. Ted Kennedy
    Explanation
    Ted Kennedy is the correct answer because he was a famous Massachusetts Senator and the primary sponsor of the Deregulation Act of 1978. This act aimed to deregulate the airline industry and reduce government control over fares, routes, and market entry. Ted Kennedy played a crucial role in advocating for this legislation, which eventually led to significant changes in the airline industry.

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  • 17. 

    The Federal Airport act 1946 decided what air carriers would serve certain cities and when they would get it and the prices they would charge.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Federal Airport Act of 1946 did not determine which air carriers would serve certain cities, when they would serve them, or the prices they would charge. The act primarily focused on the construction and development of airports, as well as the regulation of airport operations and safety standards. It did not have authority over air carrier selection or pricing.

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  • 18. 

    During the Carter administration, Alfred Khan was selected to lead the CAB.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the Carter administration, Alfred Khan was indeed selected to lead the CAB. This indicates that the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 19. 

    In the early period of commercial air transportation pre-1970 the airlines were able to increase their passenger business by acquiring bigger and more advanced aircraft.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the early period of commercial air transportation before 1970, airlines were able to attract more passengers by acquiring larger and more advanced aircraft. This is because bigger and more advanced planes offered increased capacity, improved comfort, and better performance, which made air travel more appealing and convenient for passengers. By investing in these aircraft, airlines were able to expand their passenger business and cater to the growing demand for air travel. Therefore, the statement "True" accurately reflects this trend in the aviation industry during that time.

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  • 20. 

    In what decade did passenger service revenue surpass airmail revenue? 

    • A.

      1920

    • B.

      1930

    • C.

      1940

    Correct Answer
    C. 1940
    Explanation
    In the 1940s, passenger service revenue surpassed airmail revenue. This suggests that during this decade, the revenue generated from transporting passengers exceeded the revenue generated from transporting airmail. This could be due to various factors such as an increase in the number of people traveling by air, the expansion of airline routes and services, or a decline in the demand for airmail services.

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  • 21. 

    How are airports usually funded in the US?

    • A.

      The states sell lottery tickets and use the revenue to pay for airport exprenses

    • B.

      Local municipalities and county gov are solely responsible to fund airports

    • C.

      The federal gov subsidizes airport development throughout the country

    Correct Answer
    C. The federal gov subsidizes airport development throughout the country
    Explanation
    Airports in the US are usually funded through subsidies provided by the federal government. This means that the government provides financial support for the development and maintenance of airports across the country. This funding helps cover expenses such as infrastructure upgrades, construction projects, and operational costs. By providing these subsidies, the federal government ensures that airports can continue to operate efficiently and meet the needs of travelers and the aviation industry.

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  • 22. 

    Who was the robber baron chairman of texas air in the 80 and early 90? 

    • A.

      Phil Bakes

    • B.

      Frank Lorenzo

    • C.

      Juan Trippe

    • D.

      Robert Crandall

    Correct Answer
    B. Frank Lorenzo
    Explanation
    Frank Lorenzo was the robber baron chairman of Texas Air in the 80s and early 90s. He gained this reputation due to his aggressive business practices, including union busting and aggressive cost-cutting measures. Under his leadership, Texas Air acquired several airlines, including Eastern Airlines, and implemented controversial strategies that led to labor disputes and bankruptcy for some of these airlines.

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  • 23. 

    The primary reason for the failure of Eastern airlines was:

    • A.

      Inability for unions and management to agree on labor contracts

    • B.

      The seizure of its assets by Texas International

    • C.

      Lack of of a computer reservation system

    • D.

      Anti-competitive pricing by southwest

    Correct Answer
    A. Inability for unions and management to agree on labor contracts
    Explanation
    The primary reason for the failure of Eastern airlines was the inability for unions and management to agree on labor contracts. This suggests that the ongoing conflicts and disputes between the two parties hindered the airline's ability to effectively manage its workforce and negotiate fair labor agreements. These disagreements could have resulted in strikes, work stoppages, and overall disruption to the airline's operations, ultimately leading to its failure.

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  • 24. 

    Robert Crandall pioneered the airline's use of which computer reservation system.

    • A.

      Apollo

    • B.

      Alasis

    • C.

      Sabre

    • D.

      Unisys

    Correct Answer
    C. Sabre
    Explanation
    Robert Crandall pioneered the airline's use of the Sabre computer reservation system.

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  • 25. 

    Robbert Crandall put many charter companies out of business and increased the airline's bottom line in the 1970 by:

    • A.

      Using his computer reservation system to sell some seats on the aircraft at low-coach charter style prices

    • B.

      Implementing the "B" scale for pilots

    • C.

      Using the computer reservations system to stop charter companies from booking reservations on the airlines

    • D.

      Closing NY City offices

    Correct Answer
    A. Using his computer reservation system to sell some seats on the aircraft at low-coach charter style prices
    Explanation
    Robbert Crandall increased the airline's bottom line in the 1970s by using his computer reservation system to sell some seats on the aircraft at low-coach charter style prices. This strategy allowed the airline to fill empty seats and generate additional revenue by offering discounted fares. By utilizing the computer reservation system, Crandall was able to efficiently manage and sell these seats, attracting more customers and increasing the profitability of the airline.

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  • 26. 

    Of the following which pre Deregulation airline still survives as a major airline.

    • A.

      Pan Am

    • B.

      Barniff

    • C.

      Eastern

    • D.

      Continental

    Correct Answer
    D. Continental
    Explanation
    Continental is the correct answer because it is the only airline listed that still survives as a major airline after deregulation. Pan Am, Barniff, and Eastern have all ceased operations as major airlines. Continental, on the other hand, merged with United Airlines in 2010 to form United Continental Holdings, which is now known as United Airlines.

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  • 27. 

    Air Carriers introduce lower average cost service at low fares to all corners in times of price competition with another airline.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Air carriers introduce lower average cost service at low fares to all corners in times of price competition with another airline. This statement is true. During times of price competition, airlines often try to attract customers by offering lower fares and lower average cost services. This strategy allows them to remain competitive and attract more passengers. By offering lower fares and providing service to all corners, airlines can gain a competitive advantage and increase their market share.

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  • 28. 

    How likely are you to die in your automobile vs. an aircraft?

    • A.

      You are more likely to die in a car accident than in an aircraft

    • B.

      They are both very dangerous and we should never leave our neighbourhood

    • C.

      A car is 10 million times safer

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. You are more likely to die in a car accident than in an aircraft
    Explanation
    The given answer states that you are more likely to die in a car accident than in an aircraft. This is because statistically, car accidents are much more common than airplane accidents. The number of car accidents and fatalities on the roads is significantly higher compared to the number of airplane accidents and fatalities. Therefore, the chances of dying in a car accident are higher than dying in an aircraft.

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  • 29. 

    The Deregulation Act of 1978 had a negative impact on the air transportation industry.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Deregulation Act of 1978 actually had a positive impact on the air transportation industry. Prior to the act, the industry was heavily regulated, with limited competition and high fares. The act aimed to promote competition by removing government control over routes and fares, allowing airlines to freely enter the market. This led to lower fares, increased choices for consumers, and ultimately, a more efficient and competitive industry. Therefore, the statement that the act had a negative impact on the air transportation industry is false.

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  • 30. 

    The Deregulation Act of 1978 had a negative impact on the airlines.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. True
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Deregulation Act of 1978 had a negative impact on the airlines. This statement is true because the act removed government regulations on airline fares and routes, leading to increased competition and lower fares. However, it also resulted in financial struggles for some airlines, as they had to adapt to the new competitive environment. Therefore, while it had both positive and negative effects, the overall impact of the Deregulation Act of 1978 on airlines was negative.

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  • 31. 

    Air transportation has become more affordable since 1978 and more people are flying now.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Since the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, air transportation has become more affordable due to increased competition and market forces. This has resulted in lower ticket prices and more people being able to afford air travel. As a result, the number of people flying has increased significantly over the years. Therefore, the statement that air transportation has become more affordable since 1978 and more people are flying now is true.

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  • 32. 

    In the 90 manufacture of light piston aircraft reached less than 1000 per year in the US.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that in the 90s, the production of light piston aircraft in the US was less than 1000 per year. This implies that the production was indeed low during that time period, supporting the statement that the answer is true.

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  • 33. 

    What was the primary cause of the increasing price of general aviation aircraft?

    • A.

      Product liability lawsuits and insurance

    • B.

      The arab oil embargo

    • C.

      Increasing metal costs

    • D.

      Deregulation opened the market for the airlines so people didn't have to fly GA aircraft

    Correct Answer
    A. Product liability lawsuits and insurance
    Explanation
    The primary cause of the increasing price of general aviation aircraft was product liability lawsuits and insurance. These lawsuits and the associated insurance costs placed a significant financial burden on manufacturers, leading to higher prices for their aircraft.

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  • 34. 

    How much does the avg new single-engine piston aircraft cost today?

    • A.

      800000 to 1.2 million

    • B.

      100,000 to 200,000

    • C.

      20,000 to 60,000

    Correct Answer
    B. 100,000 to 200,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 100,000 to 200,000. This range represents the average cost of a new single-engine piston aircraft in today's market. It is important to note that the cost can vary depending on factors such as the specific make and model of the aircraft, additional features, and market conditions.

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  • 35. 

    Which act of legislation shielded aircraft manufacture from lawsuits for old aircraft and parts?

    • A.

      The statute of Repose act of 1976

    • B.

      The deregulation act of 1978

    • C.

      The GA aviation revitalization act 1994

    Correct Answer
    C. The GA aviation revitalization act 1994
    Explanation
    The GA Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994 shielded aircraft manufacture from lawsuits for old aircraft and parts. This act provided protection to manufacturers by imposing a statute of repose, which limits the time period in which a lawsuit can be filed. This meant that manufacturers would not be held liable for any defects or accidents related to old aircraft and parts after a certain period of time had passed. This legislation aimed to support the general aviation industry by reducing the potential financial burden on manufacturers and encouraging the use of older aircraft.

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  • 36. 

    What new jet engine may revolutionize the use of light jet aircraft?

    • A.

      The Rolls-Royce R-142

    • B.

      The Pratt & Whitney JT-78D

    • C.

      The Williams FJX-2

    • D.

      The Cessna 152

    Correct Answer
    C. The Williams FJX-2
    Explanation
    The Williams FJX-2 is the correct answer because it is stated in the question that it may revolutionize the use of light jet aircraft. This suggests that the Williams FJX-2 is a new jet engine that has the potential to bring significant advancements and improvements to the performance and functionality of light jet aircraft.

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  • 37. 

    What form of sport aviation is popular in Europe?

    • A.

      Helicopters

    • B.

      Gliding

    • C.

      Aerobatics

    • D.

      Combat simulation

    Correct Answer
    B. Gliding
    Explanation
    Gliding is a popular form of sport aviation in Europe. Gliding involves flying a glider, which is an aircraft without an engine, using only the natural forces of the air. It is a thrilling and challenging sport that requires skill and knowledge of aerodynamics. Gliders are launched by various methods such as aerotow, winch launch, or by being released from a high point. Gliding allows pilots to soar through the sky, using thermals and other air currents to stay aloft for extended periods of time. It is a popular sport in Europe due to its accessibility, scenic locations, and the sense of freedom and adventure it offers.

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  • 38. 

    What type of sophisticated instrumentation may revolutionize the safety of light aircraft?

    • A.

      The small aircrafts glass cockpit

    • B.

      The quick donning mask

    • C.

      The composite yoke

    Correct Answer
    A. The small aircrafts glass cockpit
    Explanation
    The small aircraft's glass cockpit is a type of sophisticated instrumentation that may revolutionize the safety of light aircraft. A glass cockpit refers to an advanced cockpit display system that replaces traditional analog gauges and instruments with digital displays. These displays provide pilots with real-time information such as flight instruments, navigation data, engine parameters, and weather conditions. The glass cockpit enhances situational awareness, reduces pilot workload, and improves overall safety by presenting information in a more intuitive and organized manner.

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  • 39. 

    The special purpose category is the largest category in general aviation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement that the special purpose category is the largest category in general aviation is false. The special purpose category is actually a smaller category within general aviation. General aviation includes a wide range of aircraft and operations, such as private and recreational flying, flight training, air ambulance services, agricultural aviation, and more. The special purpose category is specific to aircraft that are designed and used for a particular purpose, such as aerial photography, surveying, or firefighting. It is not the largest category within general aviation.

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  • 40. 

    There are more pilots aircraft and airports involved in general aviation than in the commercial airlines or the military.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    General aviation refers to all civil aviation activities except for commercial airlines and military operations. It includes private and recreational flying, flight training, air ambulance services, agricultural aviation, and more. Since general aviation encompasses a wide range of activities, it involves a larger number of pilots, aircraft, and airports compared to the more specialized sectors of commercial airlines and the military. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 41. 

    Which new type of aircraft is currently being developed and certified which is expected to bring revolutionary growth in air-taxi service?

    • A.

      Privately manufactured sub-orbital spacecraft

    • B.

      Double decker mega capacity jetliners

    • C.

      Very light jets

    • D.

      Low flying fuel economy automobiles

    Correct Answer
    C. Very light jets
    Explanation
    Very light jets are currently being developed and certified, and they are expected to bring revolutionary growth in air-taxi service. These jets are smaller, lighter, and more fuel-efficient than traditional commercial jets, allowing for more affordable and flexible air travel options. They have the potential to revolutionize the air-taxi industry by making air travel more accessible to a wider range of people and enabling faster and more convenient transportation between cities and regions.

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  • 42. 

    What is SATS?

    • A.

      A college assessment and entrance exam

    • B.

      A gov funded programe aimed at promoting the growth of general aviation

    • C.

      A multi national initiative to improve satellite based navigation aids

    • D.

      A parachute that can safely lower a light airplane and uses a ballistic firing mechanism

    Correct Answer
    B. A gov funded programe aimed at promoting the growth of general aviation
    Explanation
    SATS stands for Satellite Air Traffic Management System. It is a government-funded program aimed at promoting the growth of general aviation. This program focuses on improving air traffic management and navigation systems to enhance safety and efficiency in the aviation industry. It aims to provide better access to airspace for general aviation pilots and reduce congestion at airports. Through this program, the government aims to support and encourage the development of the general aviation sector.

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  • 43. 

    Pilots certified under the FAA new sports category must be in prime physical condition.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that pilots certified under the FAA new sports category must be in prime physical condition. However, this statement is false. While pilots are required to meet certain medical standards to ensure they are fit to fly, there is no specific requirement for them to be in prime physical condition. The FAA focuses more on medical conditions that may affect a pilot's ability to safely operate an aircraft rather than their physical fitness.

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  • 44. 

    New glass cockpit instrument systems are ___________ than older steam gauges and analog instruments.

    • A.

      Safer

    • B.

      More dangerous

    • C.

      More reliable

    • D.

      Less reliable

    Correct Answer
    A. Safer
    Explanation
    New glass cockpit instrument systems are safer than older steam gauges and analog instruments. This is because glass cockpit systems provide pilots with more accurate and reliable information, reducing the risk of human error. They also have advanced features such as terrain awareness and warning systems, which enhance situational awareness and help prevent accidents. Additionally, glass cockpit systems have built-in redundancy and self-checking capabilities, making them less prone to failure compared to older analog instruments. Overall, the use of glass cockpit instrument systems improves the safety of aircraft operations.

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