# What Do You About Aircraft Braking System And Towing? Trivia Quiz

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What do you know about the aircraft braking system and towing? The earlier plane models had different ways of stopping a plane while it was on the ground and there have been a lot of advancements to this day that helps achieve that easier. Take up this quiz and get to see the mechanisms put in place to ensure that the system is functioning as should be.

• 1.

### When should MLG towing be used over NLG towing?

• A.

In sand

• B.

Aircraft slides off runway

• C.

Slopes grater than 5 degrees

• D.

All of the abov

D. All of the abov
Explanation
MLG towing should be used over NLG towing in various situations. Firstly, in sand, MLG towing is preferred as it provides better traction and stability compared to NLG towing. Secondly, when an aircraft slides off the runway, MLG towing is more suitable as it can handle the weight and maneuver the aircraft effectively. Lastly, on slopes greater than 5 degrees, MLG towing is recommended as it can handle the incline more efficiently. Therefore, all of the above scenarios indicate that MLG towing should be used over NLG towing.

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• 2.

### The final rotation of the aircraft wheels/tire during an aircraft tow should be in a straight line to align the MLG and relive twisting stress?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
During an aircraft tow, it is important for the final rotation of the aircraft wheels/tire to be in a straight line. This helps align the Main Landing Gear (MLG) and relieve any twisting stress that may be present. By ensuring that the wheels/tire rotate in a straight line, the aircraft's weight is distributed evenly, reducing the risk of damage to the landing gear and other components. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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• 3.

### What AF Form is required to be signed off prior to using a tow vehicle?

• A.

AF Form 244

• B.

AF Form 249

• C.

AF Form 1099

• D.

AF Form 1800

D. AF Form 1800
Explanation
The correct answer is AF Form 1800. This form is required to be signed off prior to using a tow vehicle.

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• 4.

### Wing walkers are required any time there are towing operations in a restricted area where clearance is less than 25 feet?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Wing walkers are required during towing operations in restricted areas with clearance less than 25 feet to ensure the safety of the aircraft and prevent any potential collisions or accidents. Wing walkers help guide the aircraft and ensure that there is enough clearance for the wings during the towing process. Therefore, the statement is true.

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• 5.

### During an aircraft tow who is authorized to give an emergency stop command?

• A.

Tow team supervisor

• B.

Brake operator

• C.

Tail walker

• D.

All the above

D. All the above
Explanation
During an aircraft tow, all of the mentioned individuals are authorized to give an emergency stop command. The tow team supervisor is responsible for overseeing the entire towing operation and has the authority to issue emergency stop commands if necessary. The brake operator is specifically in charge of operating the brakes during the tow and is also authorized to give an emergency stop command. The tail walker, who walks behind the aircraft during the tow, is also authorized to give an emergency stop command if they observe any potential danger or need to halt the operation immediately.

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• 6.

### How many feet must a tow vehicle be stopped from the aircraft before the tow supervisor has to give backing instructions?

• A.

10 feet

• B.

25 feet

• C.

50 feet

• D.

55 feet

C. 50 feet
Explanation
The tow supervisor must give backing instructions when the tow vehicle is within 50 feet of the aircraft. This distance ensures a safe clearance between the tow vehicle and the aircraft during the backing maneuver. It allows the supervisor to have clear visibility and control over the towing operation, reducing the risk of any potential accidents or damage to the aircraft.

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• 7.

### Towing a C-17A aircraft is permissible with one or more engines removed?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Towing a C-17A aircraft with one or more engines removed is permissible.

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• 8.

### Before the tow bar is hooked to the aircraft, the tow team supervisor will inspect the tow vehicle for defects or extraneous material that may interfere with safe operation.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because before the tow bar is connected to the aircraft, it is necessary for the tow team supervisor to inspect the tow vehicle for any defects or extraneous material that could potentially cause problems during the operation. This inspection ensures that the tow vehicle is in proper working condition and free from any obstructions that could compromise the safety of the operation.

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• 9.

### How many people are required for power-off NLG tow to include the tail walker?

• A.

3

• B.

4

• C.

7

• D.

8

C. 7
Explanation
To include the tail walker in a power-off NLG tow, a total of 7 people are required. This suggests that there are specific roles assigned to each person during the tow operation, with one person designated as the tail walker. This individual's responsibility is likely to ensure the safe movement of the aircraft's tail during the towing process.

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• 10.

### Do not tow an aircraft with winds in excess of how many knots?

• A.

26

• B.

41

• C.

50

• D.

70

D. 70
Explanation
It is not safe to tow an aircraft with winds in excess of 70 knots. Strong winds can cause the aircraft to lose control or become unstable during towing, posing a risk to both the aircraft and the personnel involved. Therefore, it is important to avoid towing in high winds to ensure the safety of the operation.

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• 11.

### Normal NLG towing cannot be accomplished on surfaces with a slope grater than?

• A.

2.5 degrees

• B.

3 degrees

• C.

3.5 degrees

• D.

5 degrees

D. 5 degrees
Explanation
Towing refers to the act of pulling or dragging something behind a vehicle. In the context of this question, normal NLG towing refers to towing on surfaces using natural language generation technology. The correct answer is 5 degrees because it suggests that towing using NLG is not possible on surfaces with a slope greater than 5 degrees. This implies that NLG towing is limited to relatively flat surfaces and cannot effectively operate on steeper slopes.

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• 12.

### What must the nitrogen pre-charge for the brake accumulators read after the brake pressure has been depleted to 0 psi?

• A.

250-350 psi

• B.

350-450 psi

• C.

650-850 psi

• D.

950-1050 psi

D. 950-1050 psi
Explanation
After the brake pressure has been depleted to 0 psi, the nitrogen pre-charge for the brake accumulators must read between 950-1050 psi. This is because the nitrogen pre-charge helps to maintain pressure in the brake accumulators when the brake pressure drops to zero. By having a pre-charge within this range, there is enough stored energy to quickly rebuild brake pressure when needed, ensuring efficient braking performance.

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• 13.

### What is the minimum strut extention for the MLG shock strut?

• A.

1 inch

• B.

1.4 inches

• C.

1.5 inches

• D.

2 inches

B. 1.4 inches
Explanation
The minimum strut extension for the MLG shock strut is 1.4 inches. This means that the shock strut needs to extend at least 1.4 inches in order to function properly.

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• 14.

### Who is the only person authorized to give the "all clear to move" order during an aircraft tow?

• A.

Pro -super

• B.

Expediter

• C.

Tow supervisor

• D.

None of the above

C. Tow supervisor
Explanation
The tow supervisor is the only person authorized to give the "all clear to move" order during an aircraft tow. This is because the tow supervisor is responsible for overseeing the entire towing operation and ensuring the safety of the aircraft and personnel involved. They have the necessary knowledge and experience to assess the situation and determine when it is safe to move the aircraft. The other options, Pro-super and Expediter, may have important roles in the towing process, but they do not have the authority to give the final clearance to move the aircraft. Therefore, the correct answer is Tow supervisor.

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• 15.

### Who determines the rate and speed in which the aircraft is towed?

• A.

Tow team supervisor

• B.

Both slowest team member and AFOSH Standers

• C.

AFOSH Standards

• D.

Slowest team member

B. Both slowest team member and AFOSH Standers
Explanation
The rate and speed at which an aircraft is towed are determined by both the slowest team member and AFOSH Standards. The slowest team member plays a role in setting the pace of the tow, ensuring that it is done safely and without any mishaps. AFOSH Standards, on the other hand, provide guidelines and regulations that must be followed during the towing process to ensure the safety of both the aircraft and the personnel involved. Therefore, both the slowest team member and AFOSH Standards contribute to determining the rate and speed of aircraft towing.

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• 16.

### Who is required to maintain communications throughout the towing procedure?

• A.

Tow team supervisor, tow vehical operator and brake operator

• B.

Wing walker, brake operator and tow vehical operator

• C.

Tail walker, wing walker, and tow team supervisor

• D.

All of the above

D. All of the above
Explanation
All of the above are required to maintain communications throughout the towing procedure. The tow team supervisor is responsible for overseeing the entire operation and ensuring effective communication between all team members. The tow vehicle operator needs to communicate with the team members to ensure a safe and controlled towing process. The brake operator is responsible for applying and releasing the brakes as instructed by the team supervisor. Therefore, all three positions need to maintain communications to ensure a coordinated and safe towing procedure.

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• 17.

### What is the maximum tow speed for a C-17A aircraft?

• A.

2 mph

• B.

5 mph

• C.

8 mph

• D.

11 mph

B. 5 mph
Explanation
The maximum tow speed for a C-17A aircraft is 5 mph. This means that when the aircraft is being towed on the ground, it should not exceed a speed of 5 mph. Going faster than this speed could potentially cause damage to the aircraft or compromise safety. It is important to adhere to this maximum tow speed to ensure the proper handling and transportation of the C-17A aircraft.

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• 18.

### Prior to connecting the tow vehicle to the aircraft, who is responsible for inspecting the tow vehicle and tow bar for proper serviceability?

• A.

Tow Team Supervisor

• B.

• C.

Tow Vehicle Operator

• D.

None of the above

Explanation
Both the Tow Team Supervisor and the Tow Vehicle Operator are responsible for inspecting the tow vehicle and tow bar for proper serviceability. This is because the Tow Team Supervisor is in charge of overseeing the entire towing operation and ensuring that all safety protocols are followed, including the inspection of the equipment. On the other hand, the Tow Vehicle Operator is directly responsible for operating the tow vehicle and must also inspect the vehicle and tow bar before connecting it to the aircraft.

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• 19.

### What is the maximum aircraft weight that the MB-2 tow vehicle can tow with a 2.0 % grade?

• A.

400,000 lbs

• B.

450,00 lbs

• C.

500,000lbs

• D.

550,000 lbs

B. 450,00 lbs
Explanation
The maximum aircraft weight that the MB-2 tow vehicle can tow with a 2.0% grade is 450,000 lbs.

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• 20.

### The towing vehicle distance behind another aircraft or vehicle will not be less than how many feet?

• A.

10

• B.

15

• C.

25

• D.

50

D. 50
Explanation
The towing vehicle distance behind another aircraft or vehicle should not be less than 50 feet. This distance ensures that there is enough space between the two vehicles to avoid any potential collisions or accidents. It allows the towing vehicle to have enough room to maneuver safely and gives the driver enough time to react to any sudden changes in the front vehicle's movement. Keeping a sufficient distance also helps to prevent any damage to the towed aircraft or vehicle in case of sudden stops or turns.

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• 21.

### What position must the cargo ramp/door be in prior to towing an aircraft?

• A.

Aerial delivery position

• B.

UP / CLOSED

• C.

• D.

None of the above

A. Aerial delivery position
Explanation
The cargo ramp/door must be in the aerial delivery position prior to towing an aircraft. This position ensures that the ramp/door is securely closed and in the correct position for towing. By being in the aerial delivery position, the ramp/door is less likely to open or be damaged during the towing process.

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• 22.

### Tow team supervisor will brief the team on which of the following?

• A.

Brief tow team on all critical phases of the tow

• B.

The speed of travel

• C.

The route of travel

• D.

All the above

D. All the above
Explanation
The team supervisor will brief the tow team on all critical phases of the tow, including the speed and route of travel. This means that the supervisor will provide information and instructions regarding the important stages of the towing process, as well as the necessary details about how fast the team should be traveling and the specific path they should take. By briefing the team on all of these aspects, the supervisor ensures that everyone is well-informed and prepared for a successful tow operation.

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• 23.

### Who approves a Tow Team Supervisor applicant?

• A.

AMU OIC ? NCOIC or Flight Chief

• B.

MXG / CC

• C.

Operations officer / Maintenance Superintendent

• D.

C. Operations officer / Maintenance Superintendent
Explanation
The correct answer is Operations officer / Maintenance Superintendent. The Operations officer and Maintenance Superintendent are responsible for approving a Tow Team Supervisor applicant. They have the authority to review the qualifications and skills of the applicant and determine if they are suitable for the position. The approval process ensures that only qualified individuals are selected for this role, which is crucial for maintaining the efficiency and safety of the operations.

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• 24.

### What are the requirements to qualify as a Tow Team Supervisor?

• A.

Minimum of SrA at least a 5 skill level

• B.

An MXG ? CC appointed individual

• C.

TSgt or higher, a minimum 7 level

• D.

SSgt or higher ( or an MXG / CC appointed SrA as an FCC) be at least a 7-level and must have at least 6 months system experiance

D. SSgt or higher ( or an MXG / CC appointed SrA as an FCC) be at least a 7-level and must have at least 6 months system experiance
Explanation
To qualify as a Tow Team Supervisor, the individual must be a SSgt or higher, or an MXG/CC appointed SrA as an FCC. They must also have a minimum 7-level skill and at least 6 months of system experience.

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• 25.

### What is the maximum aircraft gross weight on level ground for the MB-2?

• A.

400,000 lbs

• B.

500,000 lbs

• C.

600,000 lbs

• D.

700,000 lbs

B. 500,000 lbs
Explanation
The maximum aircraft gross weight on level ground for the MB-2 is 500,000 lbs. This means that the aircraft, when fully loaded with fuel, passengers, and cargo, can weigh up to 500,000 lbs without exceeding its weight limit.

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• 26.

### Ensure the landing gear struts are extended; 3 inches minimum, 14 inches maximum for Nose landing gear (NLG) and 1.4 for Main Landing Gear (MLG)?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because it states that the landing gear struts should be extended between 3 inches minimum and 14 inches maximum for the Nose Landing Gear (NLG) and 1.4 inches for the Main Landing Gear (MLG). This ensures that the landing gear is properly extended and provides the necessary support for the aircraft during landing and takeoff.

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• 27.

### Ensure Cargo Ramp is closed or in the Aerial position?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The correct answer is true because it is important to ensure that the cargo ramp is closed or in the aerial position before any aircraft takes off or lands. This is crucial for the safety of the aircraft, passengers, and crew. If the cargo ramp is not properly secured, it can lead to damage to the aircraft or loss of cargo during flight. Therefore, it is necessary to double-check and confirm that the cargo ramp is closed or in the aerial position before proceeding with any flight operations.

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• 28.

### Aircraft towing is not allowed with a lateral fuel imbalance between wings that exceeds__________ lbs of fuel ?

• A.

7000

• B.

8000

• C.

9000

• D.

10.000

B. 8000
Explanation
Aircraft towing is not allowed with a lateral fuel imbalance between wings that exceeds 8000 lbs of fuel. This means that if there is a difference of more than 8000 lbs of fuel between the wings, the aircraft cannot be towed. This is because a significant fuel imbalance can affect the stability and control of the aircraft during towing operations. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the fuel is distributed evenly between the wings before towing the aircraft.

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• 29.

### Prior to towing aircraft into hanger equiped with CRROSIVE fire retardant foam systems, ensure engine inlet covers and exhaust plugs are installed?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Before towing an aircraft into a hangar equipped with corrosive fire retardant foam systems, it is important to ensure that engine inlet covers and exhaust plugs are installed. This is because the foam used in these systems can be corrosive and may cause damage to the aircraft's engine if it enters through the inlet or exhaust. By installing the covers and plugs, the aircraft's engine is protected from the corrosive foam and potential damage is prevented.

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• 30.

### The tow vehicle will be connected in a manner which will allow the vehicle driver to face the direction of travel while seated ?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement suggests that the tow vehicle will be connected in a way that enables the driver to face the direction of travel while seated. This implies that the tow vehicle will be connected in such a way that the driver can easily see and control the direction of the vehicle being towed. Therefore, the answer "True" indicates that the statement is correct and the tow vehicle will indeed be connected in a manner that allows the driver to face the direction of travel.

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• 31.

### Set ANTI-COLLISION switch LIGHTS panel to FSLG?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Setting the ANTI-COLLISION switch LIGHTS panel to FSLG means turning on the anti-collision lights. This is a safety measure used in aviation to make the aircraft more visible to other pilots and ground personnel, especially during low visibility conditions or when operating on the ground. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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