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Which of the following flight instruments are designed to operate in conjunction with ground-based radio frequency nav aids?
• A.

GPS

• B.

Magnetic Compass

• C.

VOR

• D.

Flux-gate Compass

• 2.
With respect to the magnetic compass, deviation is defined as:
• A.

The difference between true course and magnetic course

• B.

Error introduced by magnetic fields local to the instrument

• C.

Error introduced because of very high latitudes

• D.

Compass tendency to "lead" turns in a southerly heading

• 3.
Course lines derived from an aeronautical chart through the use of a plotter yield what type of direction?
• A.

True

• B.

Magnetic

• C.

Mercator

• D.

Great circle

• 4.
On a chart with a scale of 1:500,000 approximately how many nautical miles are represented by 3 inches
• A.

10

• B.

23.7

• C.

16

• D.

20.5

• 5.
An isogonic line with a value of 20(degrees) E would suggest a heading of what value in order to fly a course of 045 (Degrees) true? (assume no wind)
• A.

025 true

• B.

065 magnetic

• C.

045 magnetic

• D.

025 magnetic

• 6.
What is the approximate difference between the Earth's circumference at the Prime Meridian and its circumference at the equator?
• A.

14 statute miles

• B.

23 nautical miles

• C.

30 statute miles

• D.

72 nautical miles

• 7.
What is the approximate distance between two points on the Earth's surface located at 42 n/104 W, respectively?
• A.

120 nm

• B.

300 nm

• C.

104 nm

• D.

200 nm

• 8.
How many degrees of longitude represent the distance between Greenwich, England and the International date line?
• A.

90

• B.

360

• C.

270

• D.

180

• 9.
A course line that crosses all meridians at a constant angle is known as a:
• A.

Rhumb line course

• B.

Loxodrome

• C.

Straight line on a Mercator Map

• D.

All the above

• 10.
Which choice of navigational chart would be most INAPPROPRIATE for use at the South Pole?
• A.

Mercator Map

• B.

Lambert Conformal Chart

• C.

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection

• D.

Transverse Cylindrical Projection

• 11.
What minimum instruments would be necessary to navigate via "dead Reckoning"?
• A.

Compass, watch , airspeed indicator

• B.

Compass, directional gyro, DME

• C.

GPS, heading indicator, altimeter

• D.

Sextant, chronometer, bowditch

• 12.
The major error affecting the gyroscopic heading indicator and its use in navigating is:
• A.

Magnetic variation

• B.

Apparent precession

• C.

Rigidity in space

• D.

Instrument error

• 13.
If using a sectional chart with standard parallels equal to 33 20' N and 38 40' N, which of the following course lines would exhibit the highest conformality?
• A.

Origin: 39 N/104 W Destination: 35 N/77 W

• B.

Origin: 30 N/105 W Destination: 29 N/70 W

• C.

Origin: 49 N/ Destination: 48 N/ 35 W

• D.

Origin: 50 N/104 W Destination: 45 N/87 W

• 14.
A DME/DME fix is less accurate than a VOR/DME fix
• A.

True

• B.

False

• C.

There is no difference between the two

• D.

Option 4

• 15.
Which of the following methods of navigation would result in a great circle track?
• A.

Follow the course given by a "direct to" from a GPS

• B.

Track a single radial to a VOR

• C.

Maintain a bearing to an NDB

• D.

All the above

• 16.
A VOR fix, without DME yields which information?
• A.

Distance to the station

• B.

Time to the station

• C.

• D.

A "line of position"

• 17.
What is the approximate distance between point A (68 35' N / 44 40' W) and point B (75 50'N / 135 20'E) hint: you need no formulae!
• A.

3700 nm

• B.

2135nm

• C.

4800nm

• D.

6315 nm

• 18.
What is the approximate course and distance between points A (25 N/90 W) and B (23 N/87 W)?
• A.

Course = 126; Distance = 204 nm

• B.

Course = 147; Distance = 336 nm

• C.

Course = 310; Distance = 187nm

• D.

Course = 275; Distance = 415nm

• 19.
What is the approximate course and distance between points A (22 30'S/ 43 W) and B (20 40'S/45W)?
• A.

Course=314;distance=157nm

• B.

Course=213;distance=653nm

• C.

Course=033;distance=314nm

• D.

Course=258;distance =423nm

• 20.
What is the great circle distance and beginning course between points A (42 N/104 W) and B(50 N/116 W)?
• A.

Distance = 448nm;beginning course = 318

• B.

Distance = 892nm;beginning course = 137

• C.

Distance = 692nm;beginning course = 318

• D.

Distance = 765nm; beginning course = 220

• 21.
What is the great circle distance and beginning course between points A (75 N/2 E) and B (30 S/2 E)? Hint visualize route
• A.

Distance = 6400 nm; beginning course = 280

• B.

Distance = 2900 nm; beginning course = 130

• C.

Distance 3500nm; beginning course = 000

• D.

Distance 6300nm: beginning course = 180

• 22.
What is your begging magnetic heading on a flight from the magnetic south pole (65 S/139 E) to Christchurch, New Zealand (44 33'S/172 40'E)? visualize the course
• A.

Need the magnetic variation

• B.

318 magnetic

• C.

138 true

• D.

000 magnetic

• 23.
IF, at your present position, the sun is at its highst point in the sky (high noon), and the time is exactly 1800Z (UTC), what is your longitude?
• A.

90 W

• B.

180 W

• C.

90 E

• D.

60 E

• 24.
A Rhumb line on an aeronautical sectional chart would appear as a curved line on a Mercator projection
• A.

True

• B.

False

• C.

True, if drawn near equator

• D.

None of the above

• 25.
If you were to navigate (as was done in the time of Colombus) by sailing in a cardinal direction (east or west) along a single latitude, and planned to sail from Dakhala, Morocco (16 degrees West) to Watling Island, in the Bahamas (75 degrees west) at an average speed of 5 knots, How long would the voyage take? Both places are located on the tropic of cancer?
• A.

10 days

• B.

27 days

• C.

30 days

• D.

157 days

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