Ppl – Flight Performance And Planning

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  • 1. 
    The four forces acting on an airplane in-flight are:
    • A. 

      Lift, weight, thrust, and drag.

    • B. 

      Lift, weight, gravity, and thrust.

    • C. 

      Lift, weight, gravity, power, and friction

  • 2. 
    (Refer to figure 38.) Determine the approximate total distance required to land Over a 50-foot obstacle. OAT..................90°F Pressure ............. 4,000 Feet Weight ................2,800 pounds Headwind component ..10knots
    • A. 

      1,525 feet

    • B. 

      1,950 feet

    • C. 

      1,775 feet

  • 3. 
    To minimize the side loads placed on the landing gear during touchdown, the pilot should keep:
    • A. 

      Direction of motion of the aircraft parallel to the runway.

    • B. 

      Down wing lowered sufficiently to eliminate the tendency for the aircraft to drift.

    • C. 

      Longitudinal axis of the aircraft parallel to the direction of its motion.

  • 4. 
    (Refer to figure 41) Determine the total distance required for takeoff to clear a 50-foot obstacle. OAT...............................Std Pressure ............. ........4,000 Feet Takeoff Weight .............2,800 pounds Headwind component ....Calm
    • A. 

      1,500 feet

    • B. 

      2,000 feet

    • C. 

      1,750 feet

  • 5. 
    If an altimeter setting is not available before flight, to which altitude should the pilot adjust the altimeter?
    • A. 

      The elevation of the nearest airport corrected to mean sea level.

    • B. 

      The elevation of the departure area.

    • C. 

      Pressure altitude corrected for nonstandard.

  • 6. 
    Loading an airplane to the most aft CG will cause the airplane to be:
    • A. 

      Less stable at slow speeds, but more stable at high speeds.

    • B. 

      Less stable at high speeds, but more stable at low speeds.

    • C. 

      Less stable at all speed.

  • 7. 
    GIVEN:                  WEIGHT               MOMENT            ARM Empty Weight      1495                      151593            101.4 Pilot and pax        380                                                 64 (AVGAS) Fuel (30 gal Usable no reserve) 96 The CG is located how far to the aft of datum?
    • A. 

      CG 94.01

    • B. 

      CG 92.44

    • C. 

      CG 119.8

  • 8. 
    If it is necessary to set the altimeter from 29.15 to 29.85, what change occurs?
    • A. 

      700-foot increase in indicated altitude.

    • B. 

      70-foot increase in indicated altitude.

    • C. 

      70-foot increase in density altitude.

  • 9. 
    The angle of attack at which an airplane wing will stalls:
    • A. 

      Increase if the CG is moved forward

    • B. 

      Remain the same regardless of gross weight.

    • C. 

      Change with an increase in gross weight.

  • 10. 
    When computing weight and balance, the basic empty weight includes the weight of the airframe, engine(s), and all installed optional equipment. Basic empty weight also includes?
    • A. 

      The unusable fuel, full operating fluids, and full oil

    • B. 

      All usable fuel, full oil, hydraulic fluid, but does not include the weight of pilot, passengers, or baggage

    • C. 

      All usable fuel and oil, but does not include any radio equipment or instruments that were installed by someone other than the manufacturer

  • 11. 
    (Refer to figure 31) If the tower-reported surface wind is 010° at 18 knots, what is the crosswind component for a Rwy 08 landing?
    • A. 

      7 knots

    • B. 

      15 knots

    • C. 

      17 knots

  • 12. 
    (Refer to figure 11) If the cruise altitude is 7,500 feet, using 64 percent power at 2,500 RPM, what would be the range with 48 gallons of usable fuel?
    • A. 

      635 miles

    • B. 

      645 miles

    • C. 

      810 miles

  • 13. 
    (Refer to figure 11) What would be the endurance at an altitude of 7,500 feet, using 52 percent power? NOTE: with 48gallons of fuel – no reserve
    • A. 

      6.1 hours

    • B. 

      7.7 hours

    • C. 

      8.0 hours

  • 14. 
    (Refer to figure 11) What would be the approximate true airspeed and fuel consumption per hour at an altitude of 7,500 feet, using 52 percent power?
    • A. 

      103 MPH TAS, 6.3 GPH

    • B. 

      105 MPH TAS, 6.6 GPH

    • C. 

      105 MPH TAS, 6.2 GPH

  • 15. 
    The CG of an aircraft can be determine by which of the following method’s?
    • A. 

      Dividing total arms by total moments

    • B. 

      Multiplying total arms by total weight

    • C. 

      Dividing total moments by total weight

  • 16. 
    The CG of an aircraft may be determined by:
    • A. 

      Dividing total arms by total moments

    • B. 

      Dividing total moments by total weight

    • C. 

      Multiplying total weight by total moments

  • 17. 
    If all index units are positive when computing weight and balance, the location of the datum would be at the:
    • A. 

      Centerline of the main wheels

    • B. 

      Nose, or out in front of the airplane

    • C. 

      Centerline of the nose or tailwheel, depending on the type of airplane

  • 18. 
    (Refer to figure 9) Using a normal climb, how much fuel would be used from engine start to 12,000 feet pressure altitude? Aircraft weight.................................3,800 lb Airport pressure altitude.....................4,000 ft Temperature....................................26° C
    • A. 

      46 pounds

    • B. 

      51 pounds

    • C. 

      58 pounds

  • 19. 
    (Refer to figure 14) GIVEN: Aircraft weight..............................................3,700 lb Airport pressure altitude.................................4,000 ft Temperature at 4,000 ft..................................21° C Using a normal climb under the given conditions, how much fuel would be used from engine start to a pressure altitude of 12,000 ft.?
    • A. 

      30 pounds

    • B. 

      37 pounds

    • C. 

      46 pounds

  • 20. 
    What effect does an uphill runway slope have on takeoff performance?
    • A. 

      Increase takeoff speed

    • B. 

      Increase takeoff distance

    • C. 

      Decrease takeoff distance

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