Ex. 21 - Precautionary Landing

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Ex. 21 - Precautionary Landing

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    As a rule of thumb, how should you set up the plane for a field inspection during a precautionary landing?
    • A. 

      Normal cruise speed -- because you're most comfortable with that configuration and can concentrate on inspecting the field as opposed to flying the plane.

    • B. 

      Slow cruise (70 knots, 10 degrees of flaps in a Cessna) -- because the plane is stable and safe in that configuration, yet slow enough to allow enough time for a good inspection.

    • C. 

      Slow flight (below best endurance, 20 degrees of flaps in a Cessna) -- because it allows you the most time to conduct a detailed inspection.

  • 2. 
    What do you say on the radio to declare an urgency situaiton on board?
    • A. 

      PAN, PAN, PAN

    • B. 

      MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY

    • C. 

      URGENCY, URGENCY, URGENCY

    • D. 

      PAN PAN, PAN PAN, PAN PAN

  • 3. 
    You are about to put a plane down in a remote area due to a sputtering engine, as well as rising oil temperature and dropping oil pressure indications. Out of the things listed below which *three* are most critical to mention during your radio call? Obviously, there are other important things to state, depending on the circumstances; however, let's see if you can distinguish between three important and three not-as-important items below. (Yes, we know this was not in the PowerPoint presentation. Use your judgment! Judgment and decision-making is without doubt the most critical area for a pilot to develop!)
    • A. 

      Your location

    • B. 

      Your airspeed

    • C. 

      Your heading

    • D. 

      Number of people on board

    • E. 

      The colour of your plane

    • F. 

      Amount of fuel remaining on board

  • 4. 
    When flying at 70 knots (slow cruise) into an approximately 10 knot headwind what formula can you use to estimate the length of the field you're overflying?
    • A. 

      1 second in flight = 100 meters

    • B. 

      1 second in flight = 100 feet

    • C. 

      1 second in flight = 10 metres

    • D. 

      1 second in flight = 10 feet

  • 5. 
    Which check do you use during a field inspection when conducting a precautionary landing?
    • A. 

      HASEL

    • B. 

      COWLS

    • C. 

      GUMPS

    • D. 

      TICS

  • 6. 
    What does the COWLS check stand for? (To answer the question, type in the words below separated by spaces only, no punctuation, one word per letter!)
  • 7. 
    What is the lowest altitude you are allowed decend to when practicing solo precautionary landings over farmland?
    • A. 

      1000 feet above ground level

    • B. 

      500 feet above ground level

    • C. 

      1000 feet above sea level

    • D. 

      500 feet above sea level

  • 8. 
    Which landing technique would you use if landing on a 3000'-long farmer's field?
    • A. 

      Normal landing

    • B. 

      Short field landing

    • C. 

      Soft field landing

    • D. 

      Balked landing

  • 9. 
    What are some of the reasons to use partial flaps when inspecting the field in slow cruise (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Steeper descent angle

    • B. 

      Better forward visibility

    • C. 

      Greater buffer from stall