Cpl - Flight Performance And Planning

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Cpl - Flight Performance And Planning

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  • 1. 
    Frost covering the upper surface of an airplane wing usually will cause:
    • A. 

      The airplane to stall at an angle of attack that is higher than normal

    • B. 

      The airplane to stall at an angle of attack that is lower than normal

    • C. 

      Drag factors so large that sufficient speed cannot be obtained for takeoff

  • 2. 
    In a rapid recovery from a dive, the effects of load factor would cause the stall speed:
    • A. 

      Increase

    • B. 

      Decrease

    • C. 

      Not vary

  • 3. 
    To generate the same amount of lift as altitude is increased, an airplane must be flown at:
    • A. 

      The same true airspeed regardless of angle of attack

    • B. 

      A lower true airspeed and a greater angle of attack

    • C. 

      A higher true airspeed for any given angle of attack

  • 4. 
    As the angle of bank is increased, the vertical component of lift:
    • A. 

      Decreases and the horizontal component of lift increases

    • B. 

      Increases and the horizontal component of lift decreases

    • C. 

      Decreases and the horizontal component of lift remains constant

  • 5. 
    What changes in airplane longitudinal control must be made to maintain altitude while the airspeed is being decreased?
    • A. 

      Increase the angle of attack to produce more lift than drag

    • B. 

      Increase the angle of attack to compensate for the decreasing lift

    • C. 

      Decrease the angle of attack to compensate for the increasing drag

  • 6. 
    Longitudinal dynamic instability in an airplane can be identified by:
    • A. 

      Bank oscillations becoming progressively steeper

    • B. 

      Pitch oscillations becoming progressively steeper

    • C. 

      Trilatitudinal roll oscillations becoming steeper

  • 7. 
    If the airplane attitude remains in a new position after the elevator control is pressed forward and released, the airplane displays:
    • A. 

      Neutral longitudinal static stability

    • B. 

      Positive longitudinal static stability

    • C. 

      Neutral longitudinal dynamic stability

  • 8. 
    If the airplane attitude initially tends to return to its original position after the elevator control is pressed forward and released, the airplane displays:
    • A. 

      Positive dynamic stability

    • B. 

      Positive static stability

    • C. 

      Neutral dynamic stability

  • 9. 
    If an airplane is loaded to the rear of its CG range, it will tend to be unstable about its:
    • A. 

      Vertical axis

    • B. 

      Lateral axis

    • C. 

      Longitudinal axis

  • 10. 
    If a standard rate turn is maintained, how long would it take to turn 360°?
    • A. 

      1 minute

    • B. 

      2 minutes

    • C. 

      3 minutes

  • 11. 
    While holding the angle of bank constant in a level turn, if the rate of turn is varied the load factor would
    • A. 

      Remain constant regardless of air density and the resultant lift vector

    • B. 

      Vary depending upon speed and air density provided the resultant lift vector varies proportionately

    • C. 

      Vary depending upon the resultant lift vector

  • 12. 
    To increase the rate of turn and at the same time decrease the radius, a pilot should:
    • A. 

      Maintain the bank and decrease airspeed

    • B. 

      Increase the bank and increase airspeed

    • C. 

      Increase the bank and decrease airspeed

  • 13. 
    Which is correct with respect to rate and radius of turn for an airplane flown in a coordinated turn at a constant altitude?
    • A. 

      For a specific angle of bank and airspeed, the rate and radius of turn will not vary

    • B. 

      To maintain a steady rate of turn, the angle of bank must be increased as the airspeed is decreased

    • C. 

      The faster the true airspeed, the faster the rate and larger the radius of turn regardless of the angle of bank

  • 14. 
    While maintaining a constant angle of bank and altitude in a coordinated turn, an increase in airspeed will
    • A. 

      Decrease the rate of turn resulting in a decreased load factor

    • B. 

      Decrease the rate of turn resulting in no change in load factor

    • C. 

      Increase the rate of turn resulting in no change in load factor

  • 15. 
    If an aircraft with a gross weight of 2,000 pounds was subjected to a 60° constant altitude bank, the total load would be:
    • A. 

      3,000 pounds

    • B. 

      4,000 pounds

    • C. 

      12,000 pounds

  • 16. 
    If the airspeed is increased from 90 knots to 135 knots during a level 60° banked turn, the load factor will:
    • A. 

      Increase as well as the stall speed

    • B. 

      Decrease and the stall speed will increase

    • C. 

      Remain the same but the radius of turn will increase

  • 17. 
    Baggage weighing 90 pounds is placed in a normal category airplane’s baggage compartment which is placarded at 100 pounds. If this airplane is subjected to a positive load factor of 3.5 Gs, the total load of the baggage would be:
    • A. 

      315 pounds and would be excessive

    • B. 

      315 pounds and would not be excessive

    • C. 

      350 pounds and would not be excessive

  • 18. 
    At high altitudes, an excessively rich mixture will cause the
    • A. 

      Engine to overheat

    • B. 

      Fouling of spark plugs

    • C. 

      Engine to operate smoother even though fuel consumption is increasing

  • 19. 
    For take-off, the blade angle of a controllable-pitch propeller should be set at a:
    • A. 

      Small angle of attack and high RPM

    • B. 

      Large angle of attack and low RPM

    • C. 

      Large angle of attack and high RPM

  • 20. 
    To establish a climb after takeoff in an aircraft equipped with a constant-speed propeller, the output of the engine is reduced to climb power by decreasing manifold pressure and
    • A. 

      Increasing RPM by decreasing propeller blade angle

    • B. 

      Decreasing RPM by decreasing propeller blade angle

    • C. 

      Decreasing RPM by increasing propeller blade angle

  • 21. 
    To determine pressure altitude prior to takeoff, the altimeter should be set to:
    • A. 

      The current altimeter setting

    • B. 

      29.92” Hg and the altimeter indication noted

    • C. 

      The field elevation and the pressure reading in the altimeter setting window noted

  • 22. 
    Given: Pressure altitude ............................................ 5,000 ft True air temperature ....................................... +30°C From the conditions given, the approximate density altitude is:
    • A. 

      7,800 ft

    • B. 

      7,200 ft

    • C. 

      9,000 ft

  • 23. 
    If all index units are positive when computing weight and balance, the location of the datum would be at the:
    • A. 

      Centerline of the main wheels

    • B. 

      Nose, or out in front of the airplane

    • C. 

      Centerline of the nose or tailwheel, depending on the type of airplane

  • 24. 
    Given: Weight A – 155 pounds at 45 inches aft of datum Weight B – 165 pounds at 145 inches aft of datum Weight C – 95 pounds at 185 inches aft of datum Based on this information, where would the CG be located aft of datum?
    • A. 

      86.0 inches

    • B. 

      116.8 inches

    • C. 

      125.0 inches

  • 25. 
    Given: Weight A – 140 pounds at 17 inches aft of datum Weight B – 120 pounds at 110 inches aft of datum Weight C – 85 pounds at 210 inches aft of datum Based on this information, the CG would be located how far aft of datum?
    • A. 

      89.11 inches

    • B. 

      96.89 inches

    • C. 

      106.92 inches

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