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.

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