Ex. 7 - Climbing

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Climbing Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When would it be wise to climb at Vx (the speed for the best angle of climb)?
    • A. 

      Whenever changing cruise altitudes on a long cross-country flight

    • B. 

      When air traffic control asks you to "expedite" your climb

    • C. 

      Right after take-off from a short runway with an obstacle near the end.

    • D. 

      Whenever overheating the engine is a concern

  • 2. 
    What does climbing at Vy (best rate of climb) mean?
    • A. 

      You're gaining the maximum amount of altitude in a given time.

    • B. 

      You're gaining the maximum amount of altitude in a given distance over the ground.

    • C. 

      You're covering the least amount of ground distance per given altitude gain.

    • D. 

      You're gaining altitude at a leisurely rate, but are maximizing airspeed and forward visibility.

  • 3. 
    Two identical planes started a climb from two identical parallel runways at exactly the same time, under exactly the same conditions. Plane 1 was climbing at Vx. Plane 2 was climbing at Vy. 30 seconds later, which one will be at a higher altitude?
    • A. 

      Plane 1

    • B. 

      Plane 2

    • C. 

      They will be at the same altitude

    • D. 

      Not enough information

  • 4. 
    Two identical planes started a climb from two identical parallel runways at exactly the same time, under exactly the same conditions. Plane 1 was climbing at Vx. Plane 2 was climbing at Vy. At 3,000', which plane was closer to the runway it took off from?
    • A. 

      Plane 1

    • B. 

      Plane 2

    • C. 

      They were the same distance away from their respective runways

    • D. 

      Not enough information

  • 5. 
    Two identical aircraft, Plane 1 and Plane 2, are climbing under identical atmospheric conditions. We know that one of them is climbing at Vx and the other at Vy. We are also told, that Plane 1's Vertical Speed Indicator shows a climb at 700 feet per minute, while Plane 2's VSI is indicating a climb at 500 fpm. Which plane is climbing at Vy?
    • A. 

      Plane 1

    • B. 

      Plane 2

    • C. 

      There is not enough information to say with certainty

  • 6. 
    On a beautiful, zero-wind day, you take off from a short runway with some power lines close to the far end. You climb out at Vx because of that obstacle. You did the take-off performance calculations (will be covered in later lessons), and are assured that you can make it. As you're climbing, you notice that the power lines look awfully close, and you are tempted to raise the nose just a touch higher. What would happen if you did that?
    • A. 

      You will immediately stall the plane.

    • B. 

      You might not stall right away if you don't raise the nose too much, but since you'll decrease your airspeed below Vx, your climb angle will actually be shallower and you'll be more likely to hit the power lines.

    • C. 

      Your airspeed will decrease, but you will get a better climb angle, so you're more likely to go over the power lines.

    • D. 

      Your airspeed will increase, but your rate of climb will decrease, so you're more likely to hit the power lines.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following factors will decrease a plane's climb performance after take-off?
    • A. 

      High-altitude airport

    • B. 

      Low temperature

    • C. 

      Taking off with fuel tanks less than full

    • D. 

      Extra passengers

    • E. 

      Dry day

  • 8. 
    How do you keep the plane coordinated in a climb?
    • A. 

      Apply pressure to the left rudder pedal to bring and keep the turn coordinator ball in the far right corner

    • B. 

      Apply pressure to the left rudder pedal to bring and keep the turn coordinator ball in the centre

    • C. 

      Apply pressure to the right rudder pedal to bring and keep the turn coordinator ball in the far left corner

    • D. 

      Apply pressure to the right rudder pedal to bring and keep the turn coordinator ball in the centre

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