RCAC Practice Exam (Airmanship, Engines, Radio) V1

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RCAC Quizzes & Trivia

Royal Canadian Air CadetsFlying scholarship practice examAirmanship, Radio Procedures, and Engines


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    EGT varies primarily as a function of:
    • A. 

      Octane rating of the fuel

    • B. 

      Fuel / air mixture

    • C. 

      Throttle angle

    • D. 

      Outside air temperature

  • 2. 
    The propeller:
    • A. 

      Converts torque to thrust.

    • B. 

      Moves a small mass of air backward at a relatively high speed.

    • C. 

      Moves a large mass of air backward at a relatively low speed.

    • D. 

      Both a and c

  • 3. 
    The advantage(s) of a wet sump lubrication system is (are):
    • A. 

      Simplicity.

    • B. 

      Good Sump capacity.

    • C. 

      Light weight.

    • D. 

      Both A and C.

  • 4. 
    Viscosity refers to:
    • A. 

      Resistance to flow.

    • B. 

      Resistance to vaporization.

    • C. 

      Resistance to ignition.

    • D. 

      Resistance to deteriorization

  • 5. 
    The word __________ means; OK I have received your message. (Fill in the blank)
    • A. 

      Acknowledged.

    • B. 

      Roger.

    • C. 

      Affirmative.

    • D. 

      Confirmed.

  • 6. 
    In Radiotelephone Procedures, 12 o'clock midday and 12 o'clock midnight respectively as:
    • A. 

      1200, 0000

    • B. 

      1200, 2400

    • C. 

      12AM, 12PM

    • D. 

      1200 AM, 1200 PM

  • 7. 
    An urgency signal is preceded by the word ________ and is repeated ________. (Fill in the blanks)
    • A. 

      SECURITY, three times

    • B. 

      DISTRESS, continuously for 10 seconds

    • C. 

      PAN-PAN, three times

    • D. 

      MAYDAY, continuously for 10 seconds

  • 8. 
    The primary reason for developing proficiency in slow flight is;
    • A. 

      Because this speed range is used to achieve maximum range.

    • B. 

      Because this speed range is used to achieve maximum endurance.

    • C. 

      Because this speed range is used in flight under all conditions of reduced visibility.

    • D. 

      To recognize the symptoms indicating the approach of a stall.

  • 9. 
    The maneuvering speed for an aeroplane is the maximum;
    • A. 

      Speed at which the aeroplane can be safely operated in smooth air.

    • B. 

      Speed at which the flight controls can be may be used without exceeding the design load factor.

    • C. 

      Speed at which the aeroplane may be flow with flaps lowered.

    • D. 

      Safe speed at which the aeroplane should be operated.

  • 10. 
    The use of low octane fuel in a high compression engine may result in;
    • A. 

      Too lean a mixture for best operation.

    • B. 

      Carburetor icing.

    • C. 

      Fouling of the spark plugs.

    • D. 

      Detonation.

  • 11. 
    If ice has accumulated on an airfoil in flight, the Stall speed will;
    • A. 

      Remain unchanged.

    • B. 

      Decrease in all flight conditions.

    • C. 

      Increase in level flight.

    • D. 

      Increase in all flight conditions.

  • 12. 
    The indicated Stall speed of an aeroplane;
    • A. 

      Is higher when flying downwind than upwind.

    • B. 

      Increases with altitude.

    • C. 

      Decreases with altitude.

    • D. 

      Does not change with a change of altitude

  • 13. 
    The stalling speed of an aeroplane;
    • A. 

      Is the same in a coordinated turn as in straight and level flight.

    • B. 

      Is less in a coordinated turn as in straight and level flight.

    • C. 

      Is greater in a coordinated turn as in straight and level flight.

    • D. 

      Increases in climbing turns, decreases in gliding turns.

  • 14. 
    If one magneto should fail on an engine equipped with a dual ignition;
    • A. 

      A slight loss of power would result.

    • B. 

      There would be no effect on the engine.

    • C. 

      The engine would stop.

    • D. 

      Half of the cylinders would not fire.

  • 15. 
    The use of carburetor heat while taxing should be kept to a minimum because the heated air entering the induction system will;
    • A. 

      Cause plug fouling.

    • B. 

      Cause pre-ignition.

    • C. 

      Cause overheating.

    • D. 

      Not be filtered.

  • 16. 
    The altimeter setting is 29.70 in. HG. If the pilot inadvertently sets 30.70 in HG. on the altimeter subscale the altimeter will read:
    • A. 

      1,000' high.

    • B. 

      1,000' low.

    • C. 

      100' high.

    • D. 

      100' low.

  • 17. 
    A major early symptom of Hypoxia (lack of sufficient oxygen) is;
    • A. 

      Drowsiness.

    • B. 

      Dizziness.

    • C. 

      Euphoria (increased sense of well being).

    • D. 

      Hyperventilation (over breathing).

  • 18. 
    The effects of one drink of alcohol at sea level will;
    • A. 

      Increase with an increase in altitude.

    • B. 

      Decrease with an increase in altitude.

    • C. 

      Remain the same with an increase in altitude.

    • D. 

      Remain constant to 6,000' ASL.

  • 19. 
    Wheebarrowing on landing may result from a;
    • A. 

      Low approach speed.

    • B. 

      Low approach angle.

    • C. 

      High approach speed.

    • D. 

      Strong cross-wind.

  • 20. 
    The upper limit of the white arc on an airspeed indicator is the maximum;
    • A. 

      Normal operating speed.

    • B. 

      Flap extension speed.

    • C. 

      Maneuvering speed.

    • D. 

      Range speed.

  • 21. 
    Deceleration errors in a magnetic compass would be most pronounced on a heading of;
    • A. 

      North and South.

    • B. 

      East and North.

    • C. 

      East and West.

    • D. 

      West and South.

  • 22. 
    Wake turbulence caused by a departing aeroplane is most severe immediately;
    • A. 

      Following full power application.

    • B. 

      Before rotation.

    • C. 

      Following rotation.

    • D. 

      Above its flight path.

  • 23. 
    The use of Carb heat will;
    • A. 

      Increase manifold pressure and enrich the mixture.

    • B. 

      Increase manifold pressure and lean out the mixture.

    • C. 

      Decrease manifold pressure and enrich the mixture.

    • D. 

      Decrease manifold pressure and lean out the mixture.

  • 24. 
    In gliding, an important use of wing spoilers is to;
    • A. 

      Increase the rate of descent at the same speed.

    • B. 

      Increase lift without increasing drag.

    • C. 

      Make safe approaches possible at slower air speeds.

    • D. 

      Improve the lift / drag ratio.

  • 25. 
    Air / Ground communication is primarily;
    • A. 

      UHF

    • B. 

      VHF

    • C. 

      HF

    • D. 

      L/MF

  • 26. 
    "Ground Control" at a controlled airport controls;
    • A. 

      Clearances for take-off and landing.

    • B. 

      Movements for passengers on the ground.

    • C. 

      Clearance to taxi.

    • D. 

      Clearance for pilots to exit their aircraft.

  • 27. 
    The phonetic spelling for "PILOTS" is;
    • A. 

      Papa, India, Lima, Oscar, Tango, Sierra

    • B. 

      Papa, Indian, Lima, October, Tango, Sierra

    • C. 

      Puppy, India, Lemon, Oyster, Tart, Sierra

    • D. 

      Papa, India, Tango, Lima, Oscar, Sierra

  • 28. 
    The Search and Rescue frequency is;
    • A. 

      118.00 MHz.

    • B. 

      126.70 MHz.

    • C. 

      123.20 MHz.

    • D. 

      121.60 MHz.