# Basic Aviation Knowledge - For Virtual Airlines

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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.

• 1.
Which are the measurement units used for altimeter settings?
• 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.
What is a QNH altimeter setting?
• 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.
What is a transition altitude (TA)?
• 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.
The relationship between Transition Level and Transition Altitude is:
• 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 stall is a condition in which the aircraft...
• 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.
The rudder control is used for
• 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.
• A.

• 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 VOR is normally set up in your instrument panel by
• A.

Tuning the frequency into the ADF

• B.

Tuning the frequency into the NAV radio

• C.