Ppl - Aircraft General Knowledge

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Ppl - Aircraft General Knowledge

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  • 1. 
    An airplane said to be inherently stable will:
    • A. 

      Be difficult to stall.

    • B. 

      Require less effort to control.

    • C. 

      Not spin.

  • 2. 
    When activated, an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) transmits on;
    • A. 

      118.0 and 118.8 MHz.

    • B. 

      121.5 and 243.0 MHz.

    • C. 

      123.0 and 119.0 MHz.

  • 3. 
    When must the battery in an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) be replaced (or recharged if the battery is rechargeable):
    • A. 

      After one-half the battery's useful life.

    • B. 

      During each annual and 100-hour inspection.

    • C. 

      Every 24 calendar months.

  • 4. 
    When may an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) be tested;
    • A. 

      Anytime.

    • B. 

      At 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.

    • C. 

      During the first 5 minutes after the hour.

  • 5. 
    Which procedure is recommended to ensure that the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) has not been activated:
    • A. 

      Turn off the aircraft ELT after landing.

    • B. 

      Ask the airport tower if they are receiving an ELT signal.

    • C. 

      Monitor 121.5 before engine shutdown.

  • 6. 
    A precaution for the operation of an engine equipped with a constant- speed propeller is to:
    • A. 

      Avoid high RPM settings with high manifold pressure.

    • B. 

      Avoid high manifold pressure settings with low RPM.

    • C. 

      Always use a rich mixture with high RPM settings.

  • 7. 
    How is engine operation controlled on an engine equipped with a constant-speed propeller:
    • A. 

      The throttle controls power output as registered on the manifold pressure gauge and the propeller control regulates engine RPM.

    • B. 

      The throttle controls power output as registered on the manifold pressure gauge and the propeller control regulates a constant blade angle.

    • C. 

      The throttle controls engine RPM as registered on the tachometer and the mixture control regulates the power output.

  • 8. 
    Prior to starting each maneuver, pilots should:
    • A. 

      Check altitude, airspeed, and heading indications.

    • B. 

      Visually scan the entire area for collision avoidance.

    • C. 

      Announce their intentions on the nearest CTAF.

  • 9. 
    With respect to the certification of aircraft, which is a category of Aircraft:
    • A. 

      Normal, utility, acrobatic.

    • B. 

      Airplane, rotorcraft, glider.

    • C. 

      Landplane, seaplane.

  • 10. 
    What document(s) must be in your personal possession or readily accessible in the aircraft while operating as pilot in command of an aircraft:
    • A. 

      Certificates showing accomplishment of a checkout in the aircraft and a current biennial flight review.

    • B. 

      A pilot certificate with an endorsement showing accomplishment of an annual flight review and a pilot logbook showing recency of experience.

    • C. 

      An appropriate pilot certificate and an appropriate current medical certificate if required.

  • 11. 
    Which preflight action is specifically required of the pilot prior to each Flight:
    • A. 

      Check the aircraft logbooks for appropriate entries.

    • B. 

      Become familiar with all available information concerning the flight.

    • C. 

      Review wake turbulence avoidance procedures.

  • 12. 
    In addition to other preflight actions for a VFR flight away from the vicinity of the departure airport, regulations specifically require the pilot in command to:
    • A. 

      Review traffic control light signal procedures.

    • B. 

      Check the accuracy of the navigation equipment and the emergency locator transmitter (ELT).

    • C. 

      Determine runway lengths at airports of intended use and the aircraft's takeoff and landing distance data.

  • 13. 
    What is an advantage of a constant-speed propeller:
    • A. 

      Permits the pilot to select and maintain a desired cruising speed.

    • B. 

      Permits the pilot to select the blade angle for the most efficient performance.

    • C. 

      Provides a smoother operation with stable RPM and eliminates vibrations.

  • 14. 
    Preflight action, as required for all flights away from the vicinity of an airport, shall include:
    • A. 

      The designation of an alternate airport.

    • B. 

      A study of arrival procedures at airports/ heliports of intended use.

    • C. 

      An alternate course of action if the flight cannot be completed as planned.

  • 15. 
    Select the four flight fundamentals involved in maneuvering an aircraft.
    • A. 

      Aircraft power, pitch, bank, and trim.

    • B. 

      Starting, taxiing, takeoff, and landing.

    • C. 

      Straight-and-level flight, turns, climbs, and descents.

  • 16. 
    With respect to the certification of aircraft, which is a class of aircraft?
    • A. 

      Airplane, rotorcraft, glider, balloon.

    • B. 

      Normal, utility, acrobatic, limited.

    • C. 

      Transport, restricted, provisional.

  • 17. 
    Recovery from a stall in any airplane becomes more difficult when its:
    • A. 

      Center of gravity moves forward.

    • B. 

      Elevator trim is adjusted nosedown.

    • C. 

      Center of gravity moves aft.

  • 18. 
    Which is true regarding the use of flaps during level turns?
    • A. 

      The lowering of flaps increases the stall speed.

    • B. 

      The raising of flaps increases the stall speed.

    • C. 

      Raising flaps will require added forward pressure on the yoke or stick.

  • 19. 
    If an airplane is loaded to the rear of its CG range, it will tend to be unstable about its:
    • A. 

      Vertical axis.

    • B. 

      Lateral axis.

    • C. 

      Longitudinal axis.

  • 20. 
    What is one purpose of wing flaps?
    • A. 

      To enable the pilot to make steeper approaches to a landing without increasing the airspeed.

    • B. 

      To relieve the pilot of maintaining continuous pressure on the controls.

    • C. 

      To decrease wing area to vary the lift.

  • 21. 
    One of the main functions of flaps during approach and landing is to:
    • A. 

      Decrease the angle of descent without increasing the airspeed

    • B. 

      Permit a touchdown at a higher airspeed.

    • C. 

      Increase the angle of descent without increasing the airspeed.

  • 22. 
    What is the purpose of the rudder on an airplane?
    • A. 

      To control yaw.

    • B. 

      To control over banking tendency.

    • C. 

      To control roll.

  • 23. 
    When are the four forces that act on an airplane in equilibrium?
    • A. 

      During unaccelerated flight.

    • B. 

      When the aircraft is accelerating.

    • C. 

      When the aircraft is at rest on the ground.

  • 24. 
    The term “angle of attack” is defined as the angle?
    • A. 

      Between the wing chord line and the relative wind.

    • B. 

      Between the airplanes’ climb angle and the horizon.

    • C. 

      Formed by longitudinal axis of the airplane and the chord line of the wing.

  • 25. 
    The angle of attack at which an airplane wing stalls will?
    • A. 

      Increase if the CG is moved forward.

    • B. 

      Change with an increase in gross weight.

    • C. 

      Remain the same regardless of gross weight.

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