RCAC Flying Scholarship Exam 1

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RCAC Flying Scholarship Exam 1

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  • 1. 
    The main members in a wing which run the length or the wing, from wing root to wingtip, and carry most of the load are called_________;
    • A. 

      Ribs

    • B. 

      Longerons

    • C. 

      Stringers

    • D. 

      Spars

  • 2. 
    The complete tail section of an airplane is called the ________;
    • A. 

      Empennage

    • B. 

      Stabilator.

    • C. 

      Canard.

    • D. 

      Elevators.

  • 3. 
    As the angle of attack of an airfoil is increased up to the point of stall, the centre of pressure will move _______.
    • A. 

      Back

    • B. 

      Forward

    • C. 

      Up

    • D. 

      Will not move.

  • 4. 
    ________ drag is caused by those parts af an airplane that produce lift and therefore cannot be completely eliminated.
    • A. 

      Parasite.

    • B. 

      Form.

    • C. 

      Induced.

    • D. 

      Interference.

  • 5. 
    Spoilers are devices fitted to the wing which increase _________ and decrease ______.
    • A. 

      Drag, Lift.

    • B. 

      Lift, Drag.

    • C. 

      Weight, Lift.

    • D. 

      Speed, Drag.

  • 6. 
    Movement of the airplane around the vertical or normal axis is called ______, and is controlled by the movement of the ________.
    • A. 

      Roll, Rudder

    • B. 

      Yaw, Rudder.

    • C. 

      Pitch, Elevators.

    • D. 

      Yaw, Ailerons

  • 7. 
    When gliding into a fairly strong head wind, greater distance may be covered over ground if speed is kept _______ the best lift / drag ratio speed.
    • A. 

      Slightly slower than than.

    • B. 

      Much slower than.

    • C. 

      Slightly faster than.

    • D. 

      At.

  • 8. 
    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.

  • 9. 
    The maximum speed at which an airplane can be safely operated in smooth air is called _____.
    • A. 

      Maneuvering speed (Va)

    • B. 

      Normal operating limit speed (Vno)

    • C. 

      Max flap down speed (Vfe)

    • D. 

      The never exceed speed (Vne)

  • 10. 
    In some ways a spiral dive resembles a spin. However, in a spin the airspeed is ______. In a spiral the airspeed is ________.
    • A. 

      Constant and low, increases rapidly

    • B. 

      Increases rapidly, is constant and low.

    • C. 

      Constant and low, remains the same.

    • D. 

      Increasing, Decreases

  • 11. 
    The point at which the boundary layer changes from laminar to turbulent is called the ______.
    • A. 

      Center of pressure.

    • B. 

      Transition point.

    • C. 

      Center of gravity.

    • D. 

      Aileron drag.

  • 12. 
    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.

  • 13. 
    The steeper the angle of bank for any given airspeed _______;
    • A. 

      The larger the radius of the turn.

    • B. 

      The greater the rate of turn.

    • C. 

      The higher the Stall speed.

    • D. 

      Both B and C.

  • 14. 
    The only pilot 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

  • 15. 
    In straight and level flight an airplane has a load factor of 1 or IG. A 60% bank turn produces a load factor of
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      1.5

    • C. 

      3.86

    • D. 

      1.04

  • 16. 
    The aspect ratio of a wing is computed by dividing the span by the ______.
    • A. 

      Camber.

    • B. 

      Length.

    • C. 

      Average chord.

    • D. 

      Weight.

  • 17. 
    Induced drag ______ as the angle of attack of the airplane increases.
    • A. 

      Decreases.

    • B. 

      Remains the same at all time

    • C. 

      Increases.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 18. 
    The _____ of an airfoil is the curvature of the upper and lower surfaces.
    • A. 

      Chord.

    • B. 

      Camber.

    • C. 

      Pressure.

    • D. 

      Span.

  • 19. 
    The tendency of an airplane in flight to remain in straight, level, upright flight and to return to this attitude, if displaced, without corrective action of the pilot is called _____.
    • A. 

      Balance.

    • B. 

      Instability.

    • C. 

      Equilibrium.

    • D. 

      Stability.

  • 20. 
    Most of the weather occurs in the ______ because of the presence of water vapour and strong vertical currents.
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Tropopause

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere

  • 21. 
    In the ICAO standard atmosphere the rate of decrease of temperature with height is ______ per 1,000'.
    • A. 

      15 degrees c

    • B. 

      1.98 degrees c

    • C. 

      3 degrees c

    • D. 

      5 degrees c

  • 22. 
    Clouds from which precipitation falls are designated ______ clouds.
    • A. 

      Cirrus

    • B. 

      Cumulus

    • C. 

      Stratus

    • D. 

      Nimbus

  • 23. 
    In the new METAR weather reporting code the sky is divided in 8 segments called okras. The sky condition "FEW" means that ________ okras (8ths) or less of the sky is covered by clouds.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 24. 
    Lines on a weather map that join areas of equal barometric pressure are called _______.
    • A. 

      Contour Lines

    • B. 

      Pressure gradient..

    • C. 

      Isobars.

    • D. 

      Agonic lines.

  • 25. 
    Where the isobars are very close together, the pressure gradient is steep and the wind is ______.
    • A. 

      Strong

    • B. 

      Fight.

    • C. 

      Variable.

    • D. 

      Cold.