Basic Aviation Knowledge - For Virtual Airlines

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Basic Aviation Knowledge - For Virtual Airlines

This quiz is part of the enrollment procedure of our virtual airline. The candidates must pass this exam (80% minimum) in order to be invited for a personal (remote) interview to assess the suitability of the candidate. The candidates (audience) are sim pilots and as such, use Microsoft Flight Simulator. We want our virtual airline(s) to have quality applicants that are serious about their hobby (flight simulation). Our Virtual Airlines are non-profit organizations.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Feet

    • B. 

      Inches of Mercury (inHg)

    • C. 

      Meters

    • D. 

      Hecto Pascals (hPa)

    • E. 

      Pounds

    • F. 

      Both inHg and hPa

    • G. 

      InHg and Feet

    • H. 

      Meters and hPa

  • 2. 
    A hPa is a measurement unit indicating?
    • A. 

      Inches of mercury

    • B. 

      Millibars

    • C. 

      Hesitant Passengers

  • 3. 
    In civil aviation the altitude is usually given with reference to?
    • A. 

      The surface (ground level)

    • B. 

      Height of the control tower

    • C. 

      Sea level

  • 4. 
    When talking about height in altimeter settings we mean:
    • A. 

      The height of the aircraft

    • B. 

      The vertical positon of the aircraft above ground level

    • C. 

      The vertical position above sea level

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Barometric pressure setting that would indicate altitude above sea level

    • B. 

      A barometric pressure that would cause the altimeter to display 0 while on the A barometric pressure that would cause the altimeter to display 0 while on the ground

  • 6. 
    What are the standard altimeter settings (isobaric surface)?
    • A. 

      1013.25 hPa or 29.90 inHg

    • B. 

      29.92 inHg or 1013.25 hPa

    • C. 

      29.92 inHg or 1012.25 hPa

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      An altitude at which you are supposed to change flight levels

    • B. 

      The altitude at or below which pilots must use the local QNH altimeter setting

    • C. 

      Altitude at which you are transferred from air traffic controllers (ATC)

  • 8. 
    What is a Flight Level (FL)?
    • A. 

      An altitude given in thousands of feet above ground level

    • B. 

      Altitude in hundreds of feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL)

    • C. 

      Altitude in hundreds of feet above ground level

  • 9. 
    What is a Transition Level (TL)?
    • A. 

      N altitude below which pilots must use standard altimeter setting

    • B. 

      Altitude at which you have to contact ATC when descending

    • C. 

      Altitude above which the pilot must use standard altimeter setting

    • D. 

      Altitude below which you can use visual flight

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      TA is always greater than TL

    • B. 

      TL is greater than TA

    • C. 

      TL is either greater or equal to the TA

    • D. 

      TL is less than the TA

  • 11. 
    If the TL > TA and you are descending, when do you switch from Standard altimeter setting to QNH?
    • A. 

      When passing the transition altitude

    • B. 

      When passing the transition level (TL)

  • 12. 
    If the TL > TA and you are climbing, when do you switch from Standard altimeter setting to QNH?
    • A. 

      When passing the transition altitude (TA)

    • B. 

      When passing the transition level (TL)

  • 13. 
    When do you refer to an altitude and when to a flight level?
    • A. 

      Use flight level below transition level

    • B. 

      Use altitude above transition level

    • C. 

      Use altitude below transition level

    • D. 

      Use flight level above transition level

  • 14. 
    Upon which runway would you land if the wind is from the north?
    • A. 

      Runway 9

    • B. 

      Runway 27

    • C. 

      Runway 18

    • D. 

      Runway 36

    • E. 

      Runway 4

    • F. 

      Runway 22

  • 15. 
    On which runway would you land if your downwind heading is 220 degrees?
    • A. 

      Runway 9

    • B. 

      Runway 27

    • C. 

      Runway 18

    • D. 

      Runway 36

    • E. 

      Runway 4

    • F. 

      Runway 22

  • 16. 
    What is the meaning of this sign?
    • A. 

      Runway 4 and taxiways A, P, C and H intersect here

    • B. 

      Runway 27

    • C. 

      Hold short point for runway 4 approach area

    • D. 

      Holding point for Runway 4 and taxiways A, P, C and H

    • E. 

      Runway 4

  • 17. 
    What is the meaning of this airport sign?
    • A. 

      4 thousand feet to runway 22

    • B. 

      Intersection of two runways (4 and 22)

    • C. 

      Intersection of taxiway and Runway 4/22

  • 18. 
    A runway with heading 225 degrees (226°) has runway number
  • 19. 
    Which runway number would be the reciprocal of runway number 15?
    • A. 

      34

    • B. 

      26

    • C. 

      33

    • D. 

      30

  • 20. 
    A rate one turn is a turn at which the aircraft will...
    • A. 

      Turn one degree to the left or right

    • B. 

      Changes the pitch by one degree

    • C. 

      Changes course 360 degrees in one minute

    • D. 

      Changes course 180 degrees in one minute

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Cannot turn left or right because of the weight

    • B. 

      Does not have enough power to continue the climb

    • C. 

      Is descending too slow

    • D. 

      There isn't enough lift in the wings to sustain the aircraft

  • 22. 
    Flaps are control surfaces to...
    • A. 

      Make the plane turn left or right

    • B. 

      Increase the wing surface to increase the lift in low speed conditions

    • C. 

      Cause a yaw axis movement

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Climbing and descending (pitch control)

    • B. 

      Make the aircraft turn left or right when on the ground

    • C. 

      Cause more lift

    • D. 

      Cause the nose of the aircraft to turn (yaw) left or right while on the air

  • 24. 
    And NDB radio beacon is..
    • A. 

      A high frequency radio beacon

    • B. 

      Points you to the station and gives you the orientation of a runway

    • C. 

      Points you to a station but does not give you runway orientation

    • D. 

      Is also used for ILS middle/inner/outer markers

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Tuning the frequency into the ADF

    • B. 

      Tuning the frequency into the NAV radio

    • C. 

      Setting the heading bug to the desired radial

    • D. 

      Setting the OBS to the desired radial

    • E. 

      Setting its frequency into the COM radio

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Give you vertical navigation information

    • B. 

      Give you lateral navigation information

    • C. 

      Indicate you whether you are navigating to or from the station

  • 27. 
    A localizer is a device that will
    • A. 

      Help you find a missing aircraft

    • B. 

      Provide you with glideslope information

    • C. 

      Always used for helicopter approaches

    • D. 

      Provide you with lateral navigation information

    • E. 

      Is used for ILS approaches

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Tune the STG frequency into the ADF and follow the needle

    • B. 

      Tune the STG frequency into the NAV radio and fly in the direction pointed by the OBS

    • C. 

      Tune the STG frequency into the NAV radio and turn the OBS knob until the CDI is aligned with the rest of the needle, the fly perpendicular to it.

    • D. 

      Aligned with the rest of the needle, the fly in that direction

  • 29. 
    All the Localizers give you a three (3) degree glideslope information
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      Tune the frequency into the ADF

    • B. 

      Rotate the OBS knob until it is set to the desired radial (255)

    • C. 

      Roate the HDG knob until it is set to the desired radial (255)

    • D. 

      Tune the frequency into the NAV radio

    • E. 

      Maintain that heading (255) until you reach the VOR

    • F. 

      Adjust your course left or right until the CDI of that VOR indicator is aligned with the needle

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      Your altitude will be a multiple of 500 feet

    • B. 

      Your altitude will be a multiple of 1000 feet

    • C. 

      You can fly VFR at night

    • D. 

      You need to be able to establish a visual reference

  • 32. 
    In most countries if your leg is eastbound your altitude will be an even number?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    If you are flying heading 190 degrees under VFR conditions, which altitude would you fly?
    • A. 

      3500 feet

    • B. 

      4500 feet

    • C. 

      4000 feet

  • 34. 
    You are flying heading 150 degrees and have filed an IFR flight plan, which altitude would you fly?
    • A. 

      9000 feet

    • B. 

      12000 feet

    • C. 

      8500 feet