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  • 1. 

    Tire pressure does not have to be checked prior to tow if it has been determined in the last 72 hours?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tire pressure does not have to be checked prior to tow if it has been determined in the last 72 hours because tire pressure can remain relatively stable within that time frame. Checking tire pressure regularly is important for safe driving, but if it has been checked within the last 72 hours and no significant changes to the vehicle or driving conditions have occurred, it is generally considered acceptable to not check it again before towing. However, it is always recommended to double-check tire pressure before any long trips or if there are concerns about the tires.

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  • 2. 

    What is the normal pressurized quantity in quarts for the number 2 hydraulic system reservoir to setting brakes?

    • A.

      55-64

    • B.

      45-47

    • C.

      50-55

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. 45-47
    Explanation
    The normal pressurized quantity in quarts for the number 2 hydraulic system reservoir to setting brakes is between 45 and 47.

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  • 3. 

    All tow team members must be familiar with what procedures/standards ?

    • A.

      AFOSH STANDARD 91-100

    • B.

      LocalChecklist LCL MXGQA-101

    • C.

      AFOSH STANDARD 00-25-172

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. AFOSH STANDARD 91-100
    Explanation
    Both team members must be familiar with AFOSH STANDARD 91-100. This standard likely contains important procedures and standards that need to be followed in order to ensure safety and compliance in the workplace. It is crucial for both team members to be familiar with this standard to ensure consistency and adherence to the established protocols.

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  • 4. 

    Approximately how many brake applications will a minimally charged brake accumulators give the brake operator?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    D. 10
    Explanation
    A minimally charged brake accumulator is designed to provide a certain number of brake applications before it needs to be recharged. The given correct answer of 10 suggests that a minimally charged brake accumulator will give the brake operator approximately 10 brake applications before it needs to be recharged. This means that the brake operator can use the brakes 10 times before the accumulator loses its charge and needs to be replenished.

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  • 5. 

    Can an aircraft be towed with a faulty brake system?

    • A.

      No, never tow an aircraft with faulty brakes

    • B.

      Yes, only to repair shop with personnel standing by ready with chocks

    • C.

      Yes, as long as personnel are ready with chocks incase of an emergency

    • D.

      No, fix the problem prior to moving the aircraft

    Correct Answer
    B. Yes, only to repair shop with personnel standing by ready with chocks
    Explanation
    Towing an aircraft with a faulty brake system can be dangerous as it may not be able to stop or slow down properly. However, if the aircraft is towed to a repair shop with personnel standing by ready with chocks, they can use the chocks to prevent the aircraft from moving in case of an emergency. This ensures that the aircraft can be moved safely to the repair shop for the necessary repairs to be done.

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  • 6. 

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

    • A.

      41

    • B.

      26

    • C.

      70

    • D.

      50

    Correct Answer
    C. 70
    Explanation
    Towing an aircraft with winds in excess of 70 knots can be dangerous and potentially cause damage to the aircraft or pose a safety risk. Strong winds can affect the stability and control of the aircraft during towing operations, making it difficult to maneuver and increasing the likelihood of accidents. Therefore, it is important to avoid towing an aircraft in winds exceeding 70 knots to ensure the safety of both the aircraft and the personnel involved.

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  • 7. 

    During an MLG tow, the tow vehicle operator uses the tow vehicle to stop the aircraft?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    During an MLG tow, the tow vehicle operator does not use the tow vehicle to stop the aircraft. The purpose of an MLG tow is to move the aircraft on the ground, typically for maintenance or storage purposes. The tow vehicle operator uses the tow vehicle to pull or push the aircraft, but it is not responsible for stopping the aircraft. The brakes of the aircraft itself are used to bring it to a stop when necessary. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 8. 

    During an MLG tow, set the ANTI-SKID / BRAKE TEMP switch to what position?

    • A.

      AUTO

    • B.

      OFF

    • C.

      TOW

    • D.

      ON

    Correct Answer
    B. OFF
    Explanation
    During an MLG tow, it is necessary to set the ANTI-SKID / BRAKE TEMP switch to the OFF position. This is because during a tow, the aircraft's anti-skid system should be deactivated to prevent any interference with the towing process. By setting the switch to OFF, the anti-skid system is disabled, ensuring a smooth and safe tow without any unintended braking actions or temperature buildup in the brakes.

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  • 9. 

    During an NLG Tow with power on, brake operator must be qualified on APU operation?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During an NLG Tow (Nose Landing Gear Tow) with power on, the brake operator must be qualified on APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) operation. This is because the APU provides power to the aircraft systems when the main engines are not running. In the event of an emergency or unexpected situation during the tow, the brake operator needs to be able to operate the APU to ensure the availability of power for essential functions. Therefore, it is necessary for the brake operator to be qualified and knowledgeable about APU operation during an NLG Tow with power on.

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  • 10. 

    Failure to prevent park handles from moving to the forward position on their own during brake release may cause damage to the throttle module light panel and or brake handles.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Failure to prevent park handles from moving to the forward position on their own during brake release can result in damage to the throttle module light panel and/or brake handles. This suggests that if the park handles are not properly secured or if there is a malfunction in the brake release mechanism, the handles may move forward unexpectedly. This movement can cause damage to the throttle module light panel and/or brake handles. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 11. 

    How many hand pump strokes are required to fully charge the brake accumulators from a depleted condition?

    • A.

      750

    • B.

      500

    • C.

      400

    • D.

      1000

    Correct Answer
    D. 1000
    Explanation
    To fully charge the brake accumulators from a depleted condition, 1000 hand pump strokes are required. This means that the brake accumulators are completely empty and need to be filled with pressure. Each hand pump stroke adds pressure to the accumulators, and it takes 1000 strokes to reach the desired pressure level.

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  • 12. 

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

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    C. 7
    Explanation
    For a power-off NLG tow to include the tail walker, a total of 7 people are required. This suggests that there are specific roles and responsibilities assigned to each individual during the tow. Having 7 people ensures that there is enough manpower to safely and efficiently carry out the task, including the crucial role of the tail walker.

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  • 13. 

    If brake pressure drops below minimum requirements what is the responsibility of the brake operator?

    • A.

      Notify the tow supervisor and stop the tow immediatly

    • B.

      Set the brakes

    • C.

      None of these

    • D.

      Wait untill pressure climbs back into a normal range

    Correct Answer
    A. Notify the tow supervisor and stop the tow immediatly
    Explanation
    If the brake pressure drops below the minimum requirements, the responsibility of the brake operator is to notify the tow supervisor and stop the tow immediately. This is important to ensure the safety of the tow and prevent any potential accidents or damage. Setting the brakes or waiting for the pressure to climb back into a normal range may not be sufficient or effective in addressing the issue at hand.

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  • 14. 

    Prior to applying or removing hydraulic pressure what must a tow team member do?

    • A.

      Remove the fire bottle from the nose of the aircraft

    • B.

      Inform ground control

    • C.

      Clear all flight control surfaces and thrust reversers of all personnel

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Clear all flight control surfaces and thrust reversers of all personnel
    Explanation
    Before applying or removing hydraulic pressure, a tow team member must clear all flight control surfaces and thrust reversers of all personnel. This is important to ensure the safety of the personnel and prevent any accidents or injuries that could occur if someone is in contact with the moving parts of the aircraft.

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  • 15. 

    Prior to towing onto an active taxiway who is responsible for obtaining clearance from the tower?

    • A.

      Brake operator

    • B.

      " Follow Me Truck"

    • C.

      Tow team supervisor

    • D.

      Tow vehical operator

    Correct Answer
    C. Tow team supervisor
    Explanation
    The tow team supervisor is responsible for obtaining clearance from the tower prior to towing onto an active taxiway. They are in charge of coordinating and overseeing the towing operation, ensuring the safety of the aircraft and personnel involved. As the supervisor, they have the authority to communicate with the tower and obtain the necessary clearance before proceeding with the towing operation.

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  • 16. 

    The NLG bypass valve is in NORMAL position during an MLG tow?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During an MLG (Main Landing Gear) tow, the NLG (Nose Landing Gear) bypass valve is in NORMAL position. This means that the bypass valve is functioning normally and allowing the hydraulic fluid to flow through the NLG system as intended.

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  • 17. 

    What hydraulic systems are used during an MLG tow?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      2 and 3

    • D.

      2 and 4

    Correct Answer
    C. 2 and 3
    Explanation
    During an MLG (Main Landing Gear) tow, hydraulic systems 2 and 3 are used. Hydraulic system 2 is responsible for operating the landing gear and brakes, while hydraulic system 3 controls the steering of the aircraft. These systems are essential for safely maneuvering the aircraft during ground operations.

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  • 18. 

    When are dispense magazines required to be removed prior to a tow?

    • A.

      Towing into a hanger

    • B.

      All of these

    • C.

      Towing across an active taxiway

    • D.

      Towing from one spot to another

    Correct Answer
    A. Towing into a hanger
    Explanation
    Dispense magazines are required to be removed prior to towing into a hangar. This is because dispense magazines are used to hold or store explosive devices, such as flares or chaff, on aircraft. Hangars are enclosed spaces where aircraft are stored or maintained, and having explosive devices inside could pose a safety risk. Therefore, to ensure the safety of personnel and the aircraft, dispense magazines need to be removed before towing into a hangar.

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  • 19. 

    When disconnecting the NLG torque link what should a tow team member be cautious of?

    • A.

      The NLG torque arm is spring loaded to the up position

    • B.

      Both Hydraulic systems being turned on / off and tripping over aircraft chocks

    • C.

      Tripping over aircraft chocks

    • D.

      Hydraulic systems being turned on / off

    Correct Answer
    A. The NLG torque arm is spring loaded to the up position
    Explanation
    When disconnecting the NLG torque link, a tow team member should be cautious of the NLG torque arm being spring loaded to the up position. This means that once the torque link is disconnected, the torque arm will spring up, potentially causing injury or damage if not handled properly.

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  • 20. 

    When no emergency exists, slow the aircraft with the brakes is acceptable?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When no emergency exists, it is not acceptable to slow the aircraft with the brakes. Braking should only be used when necessary, such as during landing or in emergency situations. Excessive use of brakes can cause damage to the aircraft's braking system and tires. Instead, pilots should use other methods such as reducing engine power or deploying spoilers to slow down the aircraft when no emergency exists.

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  • 21. 

    When performing an MLG tow which method of steering is used to assist in turning the aircraft in the direction of the tow vehicle?

    • A.

      Both Nose and Tail

    • B.

      None of these

    • C.

      Tail steering

    • D.

      Nose steering

    Correct Answer
    D. Nose steering
    Explanation
    When performing an MLG tow, nose steering is used to assist in turning the aircraft in the direction of the tow vehicle. This means that the front wheels of the aircraft are used to steer and guide the aircraft during the towing process. Tail steering, on the other hand, refers to the use of the rear wheels for steering, which is not applicable in this scenario. Therefore, the correct answer is nose steering.

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  • 22. 

    When performing a power-off NLG tow, what is the minimum brake accumulator p[ressure allowed prior to a tow?

    • A.

      1500

    • B.

      3500

    • C.

      2500

    • D.

      4000

    Correct Answer
    B. 3500
    Explanation
    The minimum brake accumulator pressure allowed prior to a power-off NLG tow is 3500.

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  • 23. 

    Which hydraulic system is used for a normal NLG tow?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      1 and 4

    • D.

      3 and 2

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2. In a normal NLG (Nose Landing Gear) tow, only one hydraulic system is used. This system is responsible for providing the necessary hydraulic power to move and steer the NLG during the towing process. The other options (3, 1 and 4, 3 and 2) suggest the use of multiple hydraulic systems, which is not the case for a normal NLG tow. Therefore, option 2 is the correct answer.

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  • 24. 

    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 these

    Correct Answer
    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 person is responsible for overseeing the towing operation and ensuring the safety of the aircraft and personnel involved. They have the knowledge and expertise to assess the situation and determine when it is safe to proceed with the tow. The Pro-Super and Expediter may have supervisory roles, but they do not have the authority to give the "all clear to move" order. Therefore, the correct answer is Tow Supervisor.

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