Ex. 11 - Slow Flight

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  • 1. 
    What is slow flight?
    • A. 

      Flight below normal cruise speed.

    • B. 

      Flight at airspeeds between best endurance and best range

    • C. 

      Flight at airspeeds between best endurance and stall

    • D. 

      Flight below stall speed

  • 2. 
    Select the most correct statement about the relationship between airspeed and power (assume the plane is coordinated, not banking, not turning, and not climbing or descending).
    • A. 

      If flying faster than the speed for best endurance, an increase in airspeed is accomplished by increasing power. If flying slower than the speed for best endurance, a decrease in airspeed must be accomplished by an increase in power.

    • B. 

      Flight at a lower airspeed always requires less power than flight at a higher airspeed.

    • C. 

      If flying faster than the speed for best range, an increase in airspeed is accomplished by increasing power. If flying slower than the speed for best range, a decrease in airspeed must be accomplished by an increase in power.

    • D. 

      Flight at a lower airspeed always requires more power than flight at a higher airspeed.

  • 3. 
    In slow flight, why is more power required to maintain a lower airspeed?
    • A. 

      Lower airspeed requires a lower angle of attack, which results in more parasite drag.

    • B. 

      Lower airspeed requires a lower angle of attack, which results in more induced drag.

    • C. 

      Lower airspeed requires a higher angle of attack, which results in a higher parasite drag.

    • D. 

      Lower airspeed requires a higher angle of attack, which results in a higher induced drag.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following factors contribute to the left-yawing tendency of aircraft in slow flight? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Slipstream

    • B. 

      Gyroscopic precession

    • C. 

      Asymmetric thrust

    • D. 

      Torque

  • 5. 
    What is the minimum altitude at which you should practice slow flight?
    • A. 

      2000' above sea level

    • B. 

      2000' above ground level

    • C. 

      Altitude that allows recovery from inadvertent stall by 2000' above sea level

    • D. 

      Altitude that allows recovery from inadvertent stall by 2000' above ground level

  • 6. 
    Which of the following will ALWAYS occur during slow flight?
    • A. 

      Low airspeed

    • B. 

      Power setting close to normal cruise

    • C. 

      Stall horn warning

    • D. 

      Mushy, less effective controls

    • E. 

      Plane neither climbing, nor descending

    • F. 

      Extreme nose up attitude

  • 7. 
    The effectiveness of which control surface(s) will be most affected in slow flight
    • A. 

      Ailerons

    • B. 

      Elevators

    • C. 

      Rudder

  • 8. 
    Why do we limit practicing slow flight to a few minutes at a time? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      High engine rpm required for slow flight practice wears out the engine.

    • B. 

      Air-cooled engines may overheat in slow flight, since a relatively high power setting combined with low airspeed and high angle of attack result in poor engine cooling.

    • C. 

      Forward visibility is poor when flying straigh-and-level in slow flight.

    • D. 

      If slow flight is maintained for longer than a few minutes, it will lead to a stall.

  • 9. 
    Why do we raise the flaps in stages on recovery from slow flight?
    • A. 

      To avoid a drastic loss of lift.

    • B. 

      To avoid damaging the flap mechanism.

    • C. 

      To avoid overstressing the plane's electrical system.