Introduction To Flight Pre-test

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Introduction To Flight Pre-test - Quiz

Acts as a pre-test that students can take to asses their understanding of the material that will be presented. The test covers a number of topics in a broad manner. The results will allow the facilitator to understand where to spend more time within the teaching material, or in what area the students lack the most knowledge and therefore need the most help.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What type of medical certification is required to obtain a private pilot's license?

    • A.

      Category 1 medical certificate

    • B.

      Category 3 medical certificate

    • C.

      Category 6 medical certificate

    • D.

      No medical certificate is required to obtain a private pilot's license

    Correct Answer
    B. Category 3 medical certificate
    Explanation
    A Category 3 medical certificate is required to obtain a private pilot's license. This type of medical certification ensures that the pilot meets the medical standards set by aviation authorities. It includes a thorough examination of the pilot's overall health, including vision, hearing, cardiovascular health, and mental fitness. This certification is necessary to ensure that pilots are physically and mentally capable of safely operating an aircraft.

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  • 2. 

    Who is the responsible aeronautical authority in Canada?

    • A.

      Civil Aviation Canada

    • B.

      Nav Canada

    • C.

      Transport Canada

    • D.

      Canadian Aviation Regulation Council

    Correct Answer
    C. Transport Canada
    Explanation
    Transport Canada is the responsible aeronautical authority in Canada. They are the government department responsible for the regulation and oversight of civil aviation in the country. They develop and enforce regulations, policies, and standards to ensure the safety and efficiency of the aviation industry. They also provide support and guidance to industry stakeholders and work to promote the growth and development of the sector.

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  • 3. 

    What does VFR stand for?

    • A.

      Vessel Frequency Reporting

    • B.

      Visual Flight Rules

    • C.

      Vertigo Fear Reoccurrence

    • D.

      Visual Flight Regulations

    Correct Answer
    B. Visual Flight Rules
    Explanation
    VFR stands for Visual Flight Rules. These rules are a set of regulations that govern the procedures for conducting flight under visual meteorological conditions. Pilots who operate under VFR must rely on their own visual observations to navigate and avoid other aircraft. VFR allows pilots to fly without relying solely on instruments, as long as certain visibility and cloud clearance requirements are met. This is in contrast to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), which require pilots to rely on instruments for navigation and control.

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  • 4. 

    According to the diagram, which of the control surfaces stated below corresponds with the letter A?

    Correct Answer
    Flap
  • 5. 

    According to the diagram, which of the control surfaces stated below corresponds with the letter B?

    Correct Answer
  • 6. 

    According to the diagram, which of the control surfaces stated below corresponds with the letter C?

    Correct Answer
  • 7. 

    According to the diagram, which of the control surfaces stated below corresponds with the letter D?

    Correct Answer
    Aileron
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided, the diagram is not available. Therefore, an explanation cannot be generated.

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  • 8. 

    What are the four forces acting on an aircraft in flight?

    • A.

      Propeller, Wings, Tail, Instruments

    • B.

      Lift, Propulsion, Drag, Structure

    • C.

      Lift, Thrust, Drag, Control Surfaces

    • D.

      Lift, Thrust, Drag, Weight

    Correct Answer
    D. Lift, Thrust, Drag, Weight
    Explanation
    The four forces acting on an aircraft in flight are lift, thrust, drag, and weight. Lift is the upward force generated by the wings that opposes the aircraft's weight. Thrust is the forward force produced by the engines that propels the aircraft through the air. Drag is the resistance encountered by the aircraft as it moves through the air. Weight is the downward force exerted on the aircraft due to gravity.

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  • 9. 

    What is an Airfoil?

    • A.

      A rudder

    • B.

      Another name for Airplane or Aircraft

    • C.

      A wing

    • D.

      A material commonly used to cover aircraft

    Correct Answer
    C. A wing
    Explanation
    An airfoil is a term used to describe the shape of a wing. It refers to the curved shape of the wing that helps generate lift when an aircraft is in motion. The shape of the airfoil is designed to create a pressure difference between the upper and lower surfaces of the wing, allowing the aircraft to stay airborne. Therefore, the correct answer is "A wing."

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  • 10. 

    What is the main function of an Airfoil?

    • A.

      To generate lift

    • B.

      To provide a smooth surface for air to pass over

    • C.

      To transport people and/or cargo

    • D.

      The control the Yaw of an aircraft

    Correct Answer
    A. To generate lift
    Explanation
    The main function of an airfoil is to generate lift. Lift is the upward force that allows an aircraft to overcome gravity and stay in the air. The shape of the airfoil, with its curved upper surface and flatter lower surface, creates a pressure difference between the top and bottom surfaces. This pressure difference generates lift as air flows over the airfoil. The other options mentioned, such as providing a smooth surface for air to pass over or controlling the yaw of an aircraft, are not the primary functions of an airfoil.

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  • 11. 

    What happens to an aircraft when the control yoke is pushed forward while in flight?

    • A.

      The nose of the aircraft moves up

    • B.

      The nose of the aircraft moves down

    • C.

      The nose of the aircraft moves left

    • D.

      The nose of the aircraft does nothing

    Correct Answer
    B. The nose of the aircraft moves down
    Explanation
    When the control yoke of an aircraft is pushed forward while in flight, the nose of the aircraft moves down. This is because the control yoke is connected to the elevator control surfaces on the tail of the aircraft, which control the pitch motion. Pushing the control yoke forward causes the elevator to move downward, creating a downward force on the tail. This downward force causes the nose of the aircraft to pitch downward, resulting in the nose of the aircraft moving down.

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  • 12. 

    What happens to an aircraft when the control yoke is pulled back while in flight?

    • A.

      The nose of the aircraft moves up

    • B.

      The nose of the aircraft moves down

    • C.

      The nose of the aircraft moves right

    • D.

      The nose of the aircraft does nothing

    Correct Answer
    A. The nose of the aircraft moves up
    Explanation
    When the control yoke of an aircraft is pulled back while in flight, it causes the elevator to deflect upwards. This change in the elevator's position creates an increase in the lift force on the tail of the aircraft, causing the nose of the aircraft to move up. This upward movement of the nose is known as a pitch-up motion.

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  • 13. 

    What movement does Pitch refer to?

    • A.

      Up and down movement of the nose

    • B.

      The bank or turn of the aircrafts wings

    • C.

      Left and right movement of the nose

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Up and down movement of the nose
    Explanation
    Pitch refers to the up and down movement of the nose of an aircraft. It is the rotation of the aircraft's longitudinal axis, where the nose either points upward or downward. This movement is controlled by the elevators, which are located on the horizontal stabilizer at the tail of the aircraft. By adjusting the elevators, the pilot can control the pitch of the aircraft, allowing it to climb or descend. The other options mentioned, such as the bank or turn of the wings and the left and right movement of the nose, refer to different movements of the aircraft, not specifically pitch.

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  • 14. 

    What movement does Yaw refer to?

    • A.

      Up and down movement of the nose

    • B.

      The bank or turn of the aircrafts wings

    • C.

      Left and right movement of the nose

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Left and right movement of the nose
    Explanation
    Yaw refers to the left and right movement of the nose of an aircraft. This movement is controlled by the rudder, which is located on the vertical stabilizer at the tail of the aircraft. By deflecting the rudder, the pilot can cause the nose of the aircraft to move left or right, allowing for directional control during flight.

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  • 15. 

    What movement does Roll refer to?

    • A.

      Up and down movement of the nose

    • B.

      The bank or turn of the aircrafts wings

    • C.

      Left and right movement of the nose

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. The bank or turn of the aircrafts wings
    Explanation
    Roll refers to the bank or turn of the aircraft's wings. When an aircraft rolls, it tilts its wings to one side or the other, causing it to turn or change direction. This movement is controlled by ailerons, which are located on the trailing edge of the wings. By raising one aileron and lowering the other, the pilot can create more lift on one wing, causing the aircraft to roll in that direction. This allows the aircraft to make turns and change its heading.

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  • 16. 

    What is the corresponding phonetic alphabet word for the letter A?

    Correct Answer
    Alpha
    Explanation
    The corresponding phonetic alphabet word for the letter A is "Alpha". In the NATO phonetic alphabet, each letter of the alphabet is represented by a specific word to ensure clear communication, especially in situations where letters may be easily misunderstood or misheard. "Alpha" is the word assigned to the letter A in this phonetic alphabet system.

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  • 17. 

    What is the corresponding phonetic alphabet word for the letter F?

    Correct Answer
    Foxtrot
    Explanation
    The corresponding phonetic alphabet word for the letter F is "Foxtrot". In the NATO phonetic alphabet, each letter is represented by a specific word to ensure clear and accurate communication, especially in situations where letters may be easily confused or misunderstood. "Foxtrot" is the designated word for the letter F, and it is commonly used in military, aviation, and other contexts where precise communication is essential.

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  • 18. 

    What is the corresponding phonetic alphabet word for the letter T?

    Correct Answer
    Tango
    Explanation
    The corresponding phonetic alphabet word for the letter T is "Tango". In the NATO phonetic alphabet, each letter of the alphabet is assigned a specific word to aid in clear communication, especially in situations where letters may be easily confused or misunderstood. "Tango" is the assigned word for the letter T in this phonetic alphabet system.

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  • 19. 

    What is the corresponding phonetic alphabet word for the letter V?

    Correct Answer
    Victor
    Explanation
    The corresponding phonetic alphabet word for the letter V is Victor. Phonetic alphabet words are used to represent letters in order to avoid confusion and ensure clear communication, especially in situations like military operations or aviation. Victor is the standard word used to represent the letter V in the phonetic alphabet.

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  • 20. 

    What is the corresponding phonetic alphabet word for the letter Z?

    Correct Answer
    Zulu
    Explanation
    The corresponding phonetic alphabet word for the letter Z is Zulu. Phonetic alphabet words are used to represent letters in order to avoid confusion and ensure clear communication, especially in situations like military operations or aviation. Zulu is the word assigned to the letter Z in the NATO phonetic alphabet, which is widely used internationally.

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  • 21. 

    Which of the following is a distress call used by pilots?

    • A.

      Pan, Pan, Pan

    • B.

      Emergency, Emergency, Emergency

    • C.

      Distress, Distress, Distress

    • D.

      Help, Help, Help

    Correct Answer
    A. Pan, Pan, Pan
    Explanation
    The correct distress call used by pilots is "Pan, Pan, Pan." This phrase is used to indicate an urgent situation that is not immediately life-threatening, such as a mechanical issue or a medical emergency on board. It is a signal for other pilots and air traffic control to be aware of the situation and provide assistance if necessary.

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