RCAC Flying Scholarship Exam 2

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RCAC Flying Scholarship Exam 2

Think you’ve got what it takes to take flight and earn a flying scholarship? Well, buckle up, because it’s time to put your money where your mouth is! Let’s see what you really know about flying!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A ______ is an adjustable tab either fixed or hinged to a control surface that helps the pilot by eliminating the need to exert excessive pressure on the flight controls during the various phases of flight.
    • A. 

      Hinge tab

    • B. 

      Cowl tab

    • C. 

      Trim tab

    • D. 

      Control tab

  • 2. 
    The _____ run from the leading to the trailing edge. They are cambered to form an airfoil section and their purpose is to give the wing its shape and to provide a framework to which the covering is fastened.
    • A. 

      Compression struts.

    • B. 

      Drag wires.

    • C. 

      Girders.

    • D. 

      Ribs.

  • 3. 
    Spoilers are devices fitted to the wing, which increase ______ is decrease______.
    • A. 

      Drag, lift.

    • B. 

      Lift, drag.

    • C. 

      Weight, lift.

    • D. 

      Speed, drag.

  • 4. 
    An aircraft will stall at any airspeed or attitude if the _________ is exceeded.
    • A. 

      Critical angle of attack.

    • B. 

      Center of gravity.

    • C. 

      Best lift / drag ratio.

    • D. 

      Best angle of climb.

  • 5. 
    Longitudinal stability is stability around the lateral axis of the airplane and is called pitch stability. The two principle factors which influence longitudinal stability are __________ and _______.
    • A. 

      Size and position of the horizontal stabilizer, the position of the C of G.

    • B. 

      Dihedral, the position of the C of G.

    • C. 

      Sweepback, the position of the C of R.

    • D. 

      Keel effect, the position of the fin.

  • 6. 
    The only pitot static instrument that requires both a pitot pressure source and a static pressure source is the ______.
    • A. 

      Vertical speed indicator.

    • B. 

      Airspeed indicator.

    • C. 

      Altimeter.

    • D. 

      Attitude indicator.

  • 7. 
    Induced drag _______ as the speed of an aircraft increases.
    • A. 

      Decreases

    • B. 

      Remains the same.

    • C. 

      Increases.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 8. 
    The tendency of an airplane in flight to remain in straight, level, upright flight and return to this attitude if displaced without the corrective action of the pilot is called _____.
    • A. 

      Balance.

    • B. 

      Equilibrium.

    • C. 

      Acceleration.

    • D. 

      Stability.

  • 9. 
    When thrust and drag are equal and opposite, the airplane is said to be in a state of _____.
    • A. 

      Balance.

    • B. 

      Equilibrium.

    • C. 

      Acceleration.

    • D. 

      Stability.

  • 10. 
    As air passes over the wing towards the trailing edge, the air moves not only rearward but downward as well. this downward flow is called _______.
    • A. 

      Drag.

    • B. 

      Assymetric thrust.

    • C. 

      Downwash.

    • D. 

      Down flow.

  • 11. 
    If an aircraft is rolling to the right, aileron drag will cause the aircraft to yaw to the _____.
    • A. 

      Left.

    • B. 

      Right.

    • C. 

      No adverse yaw will be present.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 12. 
    To relieve back stick pressure in a nose high attitude the trim tab must be in the _______ position.
    • A. 

      Up.

    • B. 

      Neutral.

    • C. 

      Retracted.

    • D. 

      Down.

  • 13. 
    As an aircraft climbs and altitude increases, the stalling speed (IAS) of an aircraft _______.
    • A. 

      Remains the same.

    • B. 

      Increases.

    • C. 

      Decreases.

    • D. 

      Depends on the indicated airspeed.

  • 14. 
    The propeller usually rotates clockwise as seen from the pilots seat. The reaction to the spinning propeller causes the aircraft to rotate counter clockwise to the left. This left turning tendency is refered to as ______.
    • A. 

      Asymmetric thrust.

    • B. 

      Slipstream.

    • C. 

      Torque.

    • D. 

      Precession.

  • 15. 
    _____ is movement about the vertical or normal axis and is controlled by _____.
    • A. 

      Yaw, rudder.

    • B. 

      Roll, aileron.

    • C. 

      Pitch, elevator.

    • D. 

      Sideslip, elevator.

  • 16. 
    The _____ is the angle that each wing makes with the horizontal. The purpose of this angle is to improve lateral stability.
    • A. 

      Angle of incidence.

    • B. 

      Dihedral angle.

    • C. 

      Sweepback angle.

    • D. 

      Dynamic angle.

  • 17. 
    _____ is movement about the longitudinal axis and is controlled by _________.
    • A. 

      Yaw, rudder.

    • B. 

      Roll, aileron.

    • C. 

      Pitch, elevator.

    • D. 

      Sideslip, elevator.

  • 18. 
    The _____ is the angle at which the wing is permanently inclined to the longitudinal axis of the airplane.
    • A. 

      Angle of incidence.

    • B. 

      Dihedral angle.

    • C. 

      Angle of attack.

    • D. 

      Deviation.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is not a method of classifying an airplane.
    • A. 

      Number and position of wings in relation to the fuselage.

    • B. 

      Passenger carrying capacity.

    • C. 

      Number of engines.

    • D. 

      Configuration of undercarriage.

  • 20. 
    In a turn the force which tends to pull the airplane to the outside of the turn is known as ________.
    • A. 

      Centripetal force.

    • B. 

      Turning force.

    • C. 

      Centrifugal force.

    • D. 

      Inertial force.

  • 21. 
    .An aerodrome forecast (TAF) is issued at least ______ times daily.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 22. 
    In the stratosphere the temperature remains constant at around ____ degrees C.
    • A. 

      -10

    • B. 

      +10

    • C. 

      -56

    • D. 

      +15

  • 23. 
    The top layer of the Tropsphere is known as the ____.
    • A. 

      Ionosphere.

    • B. 

      Mesosphere.

    • C. 

      Argnopause.

    • D. 

      Tropopause.

  • 24. 
    A property of the atmosphere is _______.
    • A. 

      Mobility.

    • B. 

      Expansion.

    • C. 

      Compression.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 25. 
    A very thin high sheet cloud through which the sun or moon is visible, producing a halo effect is what type of cloud?
    • A. 

      Cumlus.

    • B. 

      Stratus.

    • C. 

      Cirrostratus.

    • D. 

      Haze type cloud.

  • 26. 
    When flying from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure, the altimeter will read _____ than what the aircraft is actually flying.
    • A. 

      Higher.

    • B. 

      Lower.

    • C. 

      The same.

    • D. 

      Towards the front.

  • 27. 
    Buy Ballots law states that in the Northern Hemisphere with your back to the wind the center of the low is_____?
    • A. 

      To your left.

    • B. 

      To your right.

    • C. 

      Towards the rear.

    • D. 

      Towards the front.

  • 28. 
    The closer the isobars are on a weather map, the _________;
    • A. 

      Steeper the pressure gradient and weaker the winds.

    • B. 

      Steeper the pressure gradient and the stronger the winds.

    • C. 

      Shallower the pressure gradient and the weaker the winds.

    • D. 

      Shallower the pressure gradient and the stronger the winds.

  • 29. 
    What direction do the winds blow around a low pressure?
    • A. 

      Clockwise and outward.

    • B. 

      Clockwise and inward.

    • C. 

      Counterclockwise and outward.

    • D. 

      Counterclockwise and inward.

  • 30. 
    The temperature to which air must be cooled at a constant pressure in order for it to become saturated is referred to as;
    • A. 

      Saturation point

    • B. 

      Condensation point.

    • C. 

      Dew point.

    • D. 

      Freezing point.

  • 31. 
    An air mass is a large section of the Troposphere with uniform properties of ______ and _______ in the __________;
    • A. 

      Temperature, pressure, horizontal

    • B. 

      Pressure moisture, horizontal.

    • C. 

      Temperature, moisture, horizontal.

    • D. 

      Temperature, moisture, vertical.

  • 32. 
    The characteristics of a warm air mass include;
    • A. 

      Stability, smooth air, good visibility, strato-form cloud, steady type precipitation.

    • B. 

      Stability, smooth air, poor visibility, strato-form cloud, steady type precipitation.

    • C. 

      Stability, smooth air, poor visibility, strato-form cloud, shower type precipitation.

    • D. 

      Stability, turbulent air, poor visibility, srato-form cloud, shower type precipitation.

  • 33. 
    METAR CYQY 221600Z 12007KT 15SM BKN021 BKN030 08/01 A3012 RMK SC6SC2 SLP202TAF AMD CYQY 221509Z 221523 VRB03KT P6SM SCT015 BKN030 TEMPO 1521 5SM -SHRA BR BKN015 OVC030 BECMG 1618 10010KT RMK NXT FCST BY 17ZAt 1600Z the ceiling in Sidney (CYQY) was;
    • A. 

      Broken at 3,000'.

    • B. 

      Broken at 2,100'.

    • C. 

      Measured by aircraft by 3,012'.

    • D. 

      Strato cumulus clouds at 600'.

  • 34. 
    METAR CYQY 221600Z 12007KT 15SM BKN021 BKN030 08/01 A3012 RMK SC6SC2 SLP202TAF AMD CYQY 221509Z 221523 VRB03KT P6SM SCT015 BKN030 TEMPO 1521 5SM -SHRA BR BKN015 OVC030 BECMG 1618 10010KT RMK NXT FCST BY 17ZThe wind speed at 1600Z had a prevailing wind of ______ with a dew point of ________.
    • A. 

      120 deg true at 7 knots, 8 deg Celsius.

    • B. 

      120 deg magnetic at 7 knots, 8 deg Celsius.

    • C. 

      120 deg true at 7 knots, 1 deg Celsius.

    • D. 

      120 deg magnetic at 7 knots, 1 deg Celsius.

  • 35. 
    METAR CYQY 2210600Z 12007KT 15SM BKN021 BKN030 08/01 A3012 RMK SC6SC2 SLP202TAF AMD CYQY 221509Z 221523 VRB03KT P6SM SCT015 BKN030 TEMPO 1521 5SM -SHRA BR BKN015 OVC030 BECMG 1618 10010KT RMK NXT FCST BY 17ZThe above TAF is;
    • A. 

      Amended at 2215Z on the 9th day of the month and is valid from 2215Z to 2300z.

    • B. 

      Amended on the 22nd at 1509Z and is valid from 1500Z to 2300Z on the 22nd.

    • C. 

      Amended at 1509Z on the 22nd valid until 1700Z on the 22nd

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 36. 
    METAR CYQY 2210600Z 12007KT 15SM BKN021 BKN030 08/01 A3012 RMK SC6SC2 SLP202TAF AMD CYQY 221509Z 221523 VRB03KT P6SM SCT015 BKN030 TEMPO 1521 5SM -SHRA BR BKN015 OVC030 BECMG 1618 10010KT RMK NXT FCST BY 17ZUsing both the METAR and TAF the weather at 1600Z is;
    • A. 

      Better than forecast.

    • B. 

      Worse than forecast.

    • C. 

      The same as forecast.

    • D. 

      IFR.

  • 37. 
    Urgency signals are preceeded by the word _______ repeated ___ times;
    • A. 

      Mayday, 3

    • B. 

      Pan-pan, 3

    • C. 

      Mayday, 1

    • D. 

      Pan-pan, 1

  • 38. 
    A flashing green light from the tower as seen by the pilot in the air means;
    • A. 

      Cleared for landing.

    • B. 

      Your gear is down and locked.

    • C. 

      You are cleared to taxi.

    • D. 

      Return for landing.

  • 39. 
    A lack of sufficient oxygen in the blood cells or tissues is called _____;
    • A. 

      Hernia.

    • B. 

      Somatograbic.

    • C. 

      Decompression illness (DCI).

    • D. 

      Hypoxia.

  • 40. 
    The angle between true meridian and magnetic meridian is called_____.
    • A. 

      Compass heading.

    • B. 

      Deviation.

    • C. 

      Angle of Incidence.

    • D. 

      Variation.

  • 41. 
    A nautical mile is _____.
    • A. 

      Average length of one minute of latitude

    • B. 

      Average length of one minute of longitude.

    • C. 

      5280'

    • D. 

      Both A and C.

  • 42. 
    A compass heading is _______.
    • A. 

      Magnetic heading minus west deviation.

    • B. 

      Magnetic heading plus west deviation.

    • C. 

      True heading minus west deviation.

    • D. 

      True heading plus west deviation.

  • 43. 
    On turns from north, northerly turning error causes the compass to ______;
    • A. 

      Lead.

    • B. 

      Indicate correctly.

    • C. 

      Lag.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 44. 
    A great circle is ______;
    • A. 

      A straight line drawn on the Mercator Projection map.

    • B. 

      Same as a rhumb line.

    • C. 

      A straight line drawn on a Lambert Conformal Conic Projection map.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

  • 45. 
    Given a track of 060 deg true, with a variation of 23 deg West and a deviation of 3 deg East, then the compass heading is ______;
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      86

    • C. 

      34

    • D. 

      80

  • 46. 
    The volume in the cylinder above the piston when it is at the bottom of the compression stroke compared to the volume when it has moved up to the top of the stroke is known as the ______.
    • A. 

      Power stroke.

    • B. 

      Horse power.

    • C. 

      Compression ratio.

    • D. 

      Radial ratio.

  • 47. 
    Octane numbers go only as high as 100, Beyond this number the anti knock value of the fuel is expressed as a ___________.
    • A. 

      Octane rating.

    • B. 

      Viscosity level.

    • C. 

      Performance number.

    • D. 

      MOGAS indicator.

  • 48. 
    The distance in feet a propeller travels forward in one revolution is called ______.
    • A. 

      Pitch.

    • B. 

      Roll.

    • C. 

      Inclination.

    • D. 

      Rate.

  • 49. 
    In air cooled engines ______ are added to the cylinders to provide a greater area of metal to dissipate the heat.
    • A. 

      Fins.

    • B. 

      Trim tabs.

    • C. 

      Ribs.

    • D. 

      Hot plates.

  • 50. 
    If the exhaust valve were to close 20 degrees late on the exhaust stroke this would mean that both valves would be open at the same time. when this occurs the valves are said to be ______.
    • A. 

      In sync.

    • B. 

      Fitted.

    • C. 

      Overlapped.

    • D. 

      Congruent.