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Aircraft Maintenance Quizzes & Trivia

How much do you know about aircraft maintenance – a practice which concerns itself with the overhaul, repair, inspection and modification of an aircraft or a component of an aircraft? Find out today in this aircraft-themed quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The estimated percent of accidents caused by nature is
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      2

  • 2. 
    The safety training phase described as an effective tool that creates a lasting impression for new airmen is
    • A. 

      General

    • B. 

      Initial

    • C. 

      Supervisor's

    • D. 

      Sustained job safety

  • 3. 
    The responsibility for initiating a lost tool report belongs to the
    • A. 

      Person issued the tool

    • B. 

      CTK support section

    • C. 

      Expediter or production supervisor

    • D. 

      Flight chief or flight commander

  • 4. 
    The lowest person authorized to clear a red X when a lost tool cannot be located is the
    • A. 

      Crew Chief

    • B. 

      Wing commander

    • C. 

      Maintenance superintendent

    • D. 

      Aircraft engineer

  • 5. 
    The optimum temperature to cool sealants mixed in an automatic mixing maching is
    • A. 

      75 F

    • B. 

      70 F

    • C. 

      85 F

    • D. 

      80 F

  • 6. 
    Temporary storage of hazardous materials at a central accumulation point cannot exceed
    • A. 

      120 days

    • B. 

      60 days

    • C. 

      30 days

    • D. 

      90 days

  • 7. 
    Hazardous Waste Management System rules are published by
    • A. 

      DOD

    • B. 

      MAJCOM

    • C. 

      US Air Force

    • D. 

      The EPA

  • 8. 
    Radiation hazards are affected by
    • A. 

      Strength of emission, time of exposure, and weather

    • B. 

      Input power, weather, and number of personnel in the area

    • C. 

      Time of exposure, amount of training, and number of operating units

    • D. 

      Strength of emission, time of day, and input power

  • 9. 
    Normally, the safe distance behind an operating jet engine exhaust is
    • A. 

      175 feet

    • B. 

      125 feet

    • C. 

      200 feet

    • D. 

      150 feet

  • 10. 
    The noise intensity of a jet engine is greatest toward the rear at a
    • A. 

      65 degree angle at either side

    • B. 

      15 degree angle at either side

    • C. 

      95 degree angle at either side

    • D. 

      45 degree angle at either side

  • 11. 
    The symptom that is not a sign of noise fatigue is
    • A. 

      Dizziness

    • B. 

      A feeling of emptiness

    • C. 

      Impairment of mental concentration

    • D. 

      Emotional irratibilty

  • 12. 
    A fire extinguisher's pressure is within a safe operating range when the gauge needle is within the
    • A. 

      Red markings

    • B. 

      Green markings

    • C. 

      Orange markings

    • D. 

      Black markings

  • 13. 
    Aircraft oxygen servicing or draining is prohibited within how many feet of hangars or structures?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      100

  • 14. 
    Individuals not directly involved in nitrogen servicing should be outside a
    • A. 

      25 foot radius

    • B. 

      15 foot radius

    • C. 

      20 foot radius

    • D. 

      50 foot radius

  • 15. 
    Under ideal conditions, an aircraft is said to be operationally ready when
    • A. 

      The required inspection and servicing are complete

    • B. 

      It is released by production scheduling

    • C. 

      All minor discrepancies are completely resolved

    • D. 

      The aircraft forms are checked

  • 16. 
    As fireguard, position yourself even with the
    • A. 

      Tail of the aircraft and at a 30 degree angle inboard of the engine being started

    • B. 

      Nose of the aircraft and at a 45 degree angle outboard of the engine being started

    • C. 

      Tail of the aircraft and at a 30 degree angle outboard of the engine being started

    • D. 

      Nose of the aircraft and at a 45 degree angle inboard of the engine being started

  • 17. 
    The condition most likely to cause aircraft damage is
    • A. 

      Predicted heavy storms

    • B. 

      Hurricanes

    • C. 

      Sudden local storms

    • D. 

      Tornadoes

  • 18. 
    If no maximum wind velocity is specified in the aircraft technical order, the maximum wind velocity, as prescribed by Air Force Ocuupational Safety and Health Standard 91-100, Aircraft Flight Line - Ground Operations and Activites, allowed during aircraft jacking is
    • A. 

      45 mph

    • B. 

      35 mph

    • C. 

      25 mph

    • D. 

      15 mph

  • 19. 
    During desert operations, lubrication should be done
    • A. 

      Only when necessary, and then sparingly

    • B. 

      After every aircraft recovery or prior to every flight

    • C. 

      As often as possible and as abundantly as possible

    • D. 

      At least weekly and as liberally as possible

  • 20. 
    The F-2 lifting bag is designed to lift
    • A. 

      22,000 lbs to a max height of 8'

    • B. 

      24,000 lbs to a max height of 6'

    • C. 

      22,000 lbs to a max height of 6'

    • D. 

      24,000 lbs to a max height of 8'

  • 21. 
    A major drawback of using pneumatic lifting bags is
    • A. 

      Time consumption

    • B. 

      Training requirements

    • C. 

      Manning requirements

    • D. 

      Instability

  • 22. 
    The method of aircraft hoisting confined to emergencies when no other method is available is
    • A. 

      Lifting bags

    • B. 

      Crane hoisting

    • C. 

      Cribbing

    • D. 

      Aircraft jacking

  • 23. 
    The type of technical order library that does not need to maintain its currency is
    • A. 

      Training

    • B. 

      Reference

    • C. 

      Operational

    • D. 

      Aircraft

  • 24. 
    In the second grouping of a TO number, the alpha character in parentheses means the
    • A. 

      Modified aircraft mission

    • B. 

      Basic aircraft mission

    • C. 

      Aircraft production series

    • D. 

      Type of TO, instruction, or procedure

  • 25. 
    The total number of Air Force TO catalogs is
    • A. 

      Four

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      One

  • 26. 
    The directional flow of the schematics in the troubleshooting manual is from the
    • A. 

      Resulting action to the system initiating the action

    • B. 

      Top of the diagram to the bottom of the diagram

    • C. 

      Left side of the diagram to the right side of the diagram

    • D. 

      Right side of the diagram to the left side of the diagram

  • 27. 
    Inspection workcards are known as
    • A. 

      Abbreviated TO

    • B. 

      Scheduled inspection and maintenance requirements manuals

    • C. 

      Technical manuals

    • D. 

      Methods and procedure technical orders

  • 28. 
    Due to their potential for harm, commanders are required to ensure immediate action TCTO are distrbuted to all affected personnel within
    • A. 

      72 hours after receipt

    • B. 

      24 hours after receipt

    • C. 

      2 hours after receipt

    • D. 

      4 hours after receipt

  • 29. 
    The type of TO improvement issued for all TCTO deficiencies is
    • A. 

      Emergency

    • B. 

      Urgent

    • C. 

      Routine

    • D. 

      Record

  • 30. 
    The nondirective publication that may cite forms and provide guidance on completing them but can't enfoce what's on the form is
    • A. 

      Directory

    • B. 

      Instruction

    • C. 

      Pamplet

    • D. 

      Supplement

  • 31. 
    In order of increasing capability, the Air Force's varying degrees of maintenance capabilities are
    • A. 

      Organizational, intermediate, or depot

    • B. 

      Departmental, organizational, or depot

    • C. 

      Organizational, field, or intermediate

    • D. 

      Departmental, intermediate, or field

  • 32. 
    The type of maintenance that ensures equipment is ready and available at the time of need is
    • A. 

      Corrective

    • B. 

      Unscheduled

    • C. 

      Preventive

    • D. 

      Protective

  • 33. 
    The most common excuse for taking short cuts is
    • A. 

      People shortage

    • B. 

      Parts availability

    • C. 

      Money shortage

    • D. 

      Time restraints

  • 34. 
    The prime contributors to dropped objects are
    • A. 

      Chaff/flare discharges

    • B. 

      Hung weapons

    • C. 

      Jettisoned fuel tanks

    • D. 

      Latches and fasteners

  • 35. 
    In most units, the responsibility for investigatin dropped objects rests with
    • A. 

      The operations commander

    • B. 

      The flight safety officer

    • C. 

      Quality assurance

    • D. 

      The FOD prevention office

  • 36. 
    The first step in developing an effective FOD prevention program is to
    • A. 

      Follow MAJCOM guidelines

    • B. 

      Identify all possible sources of FOD

    • C. 

      Educate all personnel

    • D. 

      Ensure the tool control program is functioning properly

  • 37. 
    The responsibility for FOD prevention belongs to
    • A. 

      Everyone

    • B. 

      The logistics and operations group commanders

    • C. 

      The immediate supervisor

    • D. 

      The wing commander

  • 38. 
    The method that cannot be used to search for lost tools is
    • A. 

      X-ray

    • B. 

      Magnetic particle

    • C. 

      Visual search

    • D. 

      Depaneling

  • 39. 
    The information that the configuration management subsystem ensures is loaded properly into the maintenance information system database is
    • A. 

      Recurring and repeat replacement items

    • B. 

      Damaged and spare items

    • C. 

      Expired and outdated items

    • D. 

      Select serially controlled and time change items

  • 40. 
    The IMDS is the production-oriented, automated maintenance management system at the
    • A. 

      Base level

    • B. 

      MAJCOM level

    • C. 

      Unit level

    • D. 

      Wing level

  • 41. 
    The IMDS subsystem that provides information about jobs performed by maintenance activities is the
    • A. 

      Reliability and maintainability system

    • B. 

      Maintenance Information System

    • C. 

      Job Data Documentation

    • D. 

      Maintenance data collection

  • 42. 
    The GAS is normally sent out
    • A. 

      Within 10 calendar days after graduation

    • B. 

      90 days after graduation

    • C. 

      Six months after graduation

    • D. 

      Within 10 work days after graduation

  • 43. 
    A list of training courses available for an AFSC can be found in the
    • A. 

      CFETP, Part II

    • B. 

      Command JQS

    • C. 

      CFETP, Part I

    • D. 

      AFJQS

  • 44. 
    Tasks that a person is expected to perform in a duty position or WC but are not included in the CFETP, Part II or AFJQS are listed
    • A. 

      In the AFJQS

    • B. 

      In the CFETP, Part I

    • C. 

      In the AF IMT 623A, On-th-job Training Record Continuation Sheet

    • D. 

      On an AF form 797, Job Qualification Standard Continuation/Command JQS

  • 45. 
    The first step taken when reviewing an Air Force Technical Order (AFTO) 244 is to
    • A. 

      Match the ID number on the form with the ID number on the unit

    • B. 

      Check the operational status of the unit

    • C. 

      Check the inspection status of the unit

    • D. 

      Ensure all TCTOs have been done

  • 46. 
    The two maintenance stands on which C-1 maintenance stand can be installed as an extension are the
    • A. 

      B-1 and B-4

    • B. 

      B-1 and B-2

    • C. 

      B-4 and B-5

    • D. 

      B-2 and B-4

  • 47. 
    The maintenance stand that has an adjustable height of 13'- 20' is the
    • A. 

      B-5

    • B. 

      B-2

    • C. 

      B-4

    • D. 

      B-1

  • 48. 
    The maintenance stand that is a scissor-type is the
    • A. 

      B-2

    • B. 

      C-1

    • C. 

      B-1

    • D. 

      B-4

  • 49. 
    The lifting of an aircraft jack is called a
    • A. 

      Hand pump

    • B. 

      Plunger

    • C. 

      Ram

    • D. 

      Release valve

  • 50. 
    The low and high pressure capabilites, in psig, of the NSU-L75 nitrogen servicing unit are
    • A. 

      05-350; 350-3,600

    • B. 

      05-350; 350-3,500

    • C. 

      0-300; 300-3,500

    • D. 

      0-300; 300-3,600

  • 51. 
    The usable pressure range, measured in psi, of the MC-1A air compressor is
    • A. 

      0-350 psi

    • B. 

      0-200 psi

    • C. 

      05-3500 psi

    • D. 

      0-3200 psi

  • 52. 
    The MC-2A air compressor is capale of delivering air at a maximum pressure, measure in psi, of
    • A. 

      3500

    • B. 

      200

    • C. 

      3600

    • D. 

      300

  • 53. 
    The maximum BTUs per hour output of the H-1 heater is
    • A. 

      350,000

    • B. 

      160,000

    • C. 

      400,000

    • D. 

      650,000

  • 54. 
    The new generation heater oil burner and combustion blower are powered by
    • A. 

      60-Hz alternator

    • B. 

      12-volt battery

    • C. 

      A diesel engine

    • D. 

      60-volt generator

  • 55. 
    The temperature range the C-10 air conditioner is capable of delivering condtioned air at is
    • A. 

      57 F to 200 F

    • B. 

      47 F to 200 F

    • C. 

      57 F to 150 F

    • D. 

      47 F to 150 F

  • 56. 
    The FL-1D floodlight consists of two
    • A. 

      100 watt lamp fixtures

    • B. 

      1,000 watt lamp fixtures

    • C. 

      110,000 watt lamp fixtures

    • D. 

      10,000 watt lamp fixtures

  • 57. 
    The unit capable of providing AC and DC electrical power, in addition to pneumatic power, for ground maintenance is the
    • A. 

      AF/M-32R-3

    • B. 

      A/M32A-95

    • C. 

      A/M32A-86

    • D. 

      A/M32A-60

  • 58. 
    The MK-3A-1 is driven by a(n)
    • A. 

      Gasoline engine

    • B. 

      Diesel engine

    • C. 

      Electric motor

    • D. 

      Hydraulic motor

  • 59. 
    The MB-4 tractor incorporates
    • A. 

      Four-wheel steering, four-wheel drive

    • B. 

      Two-wheel steering, two-wheel drive

    • C. 

      Two-wheel steering, four-wheel drive

    • D. 

      Four-wheel steering, two-wheel drive

  • 60. 
    Alluminum alloy washers are used with steel bolts on aluminum alloy parts in low-torque applications to
    • A. 

      Prevent vibration

    • B. 

      Prevent corrosion

    • C. 

      Reduce shimming

    • D. 

      Prevent vibration

  • 61. 
    Special bolts are identified by
    • A. 

      The bolt head marked with a triangle

    • B. 

      A zinc-plated nickel steel covering

    • C. 

      A galvanized-plated steel covering

    • D. 

      The bolt head marked with the letter S

  • 62. 
    The bolt used where heavy tension or lengthwise stress must be sustained is a(n)
    • A. 

      Clevis

    • B. 

      Stud

    • C. 

      Eyebolt

    • D. 

      Hexhead

  • 63. 
    The number of threads that must be showing through a self-locking nut for maximum locking effect is at least
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      One

    • D. 

      Two

  • 64. 
    Aircraft cable size is determined by its
    • A. 

      Length

    • B. 

      Diameter

    • C. 

      Radius

    • D. 

      Circumference

  • 65. 
    A 7 x 19 cable has
    • A. 

      7 strands with 19 wires per strand

    • B. 

      133 strands per wire

    • C. 

      133 wires per strand

    • D. 

      7 wires with 19 strands per wire

  • 66. 
     The correct way to detect broken wires on a cable is to
    • A. 

      Pass a cloth along the length of cable

    • B. 

      Carefully run your hand along the length of cable

    • C. 

      Pass a thin piece of paper along the length of the cable

    • D. 

      Use a strong light along the length of cable

  • 67. 
    A push-pull rod end engagement is checked
    • A. 

      Using inside caliper to check the rod end bearing

    • B. 

      By inserting safety wire in the hold in the end of the terminal

    • C. 

      Using a depth gauge to check end play

    • D. 

      By ensuring no lateral movement exists

  • 68. 
    A hose may bear a colored indicator stripe to show
    • A. 

      The type of material the hose is made of

    • B. 

      The contents of fluid passing through the hose

    • C. 

      Its direction of natural lay

    • D. 

      The direction of fluid flow

  • 69. 
    When using 0.032-gage safety wire, there should be how many turns per inch?
    • A. 

      10-13

    • B. 

      8-12

    • C. 

      8-10

    • D. 

      7-12

  • 70. 
    When securing widely spaced bolts by the double-twist safetying method, the maximum number of bolts that may be wired in a series is
    • A. 

      Five

    • B. 

      Six

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 71. 
    When is it permissible to reuse cotter pins?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      In emergencies

    • C. 

      When the mission dictates it

    • D. 

      When they are construced of pliable material

  • 72. 
    On a standard elecrical connector, the key and keyway are located
    • A. 

      At a 6 o'clock position on cannon plug halves

    • B. 

      Adjacent to the B or 2 pin

    • C. 

      Adjacent to the A or 1 pin

    • D. 

      At 12 o'clock position on cannon plug halves

  • 73. 
    To tighten cannon plugs, do not use
    • A. 

      Strap wrench

    • B. 

      Fingers

    • C. 

      Channel lock pliers

    • D. 

      Padded conduit pliers

  • 74. 
    The number of positons on the function switch of the AN/PSM-37 mulitmeter is
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Seven

  • 75. 
    To measure current flow, you connect an An/PSM-37 multimeter in
    • A. 

      Parallel in the circuit

    • B. 

      Series in the circuit

    • C. 

      Series with the component

    • D. 

      Parallel with the component

  • 76. 
    When the H symbol is shown on the Fluke mulitmeter display, the
    • A. 

      Meter is zeroing itself

    • B. 

      Manual range mode is indicated

    • C. 

      Touch-hold mode is in use

    • D. 

      Ohms function is selected

  • 77. 
    When measuring resistance on a Fluke multimeter, the letters OL indicate
    • A. 

      Overload

    • B. 

      Infinity

    • C. 

      Error

    • D. 

      Ohms low

  • 78. 
    Prior to using a torque wrench, cycle the torque wrench through the breakaway torque at the
    • A. 

      Maximum setting at least six times

    • B. 

      Maximum setting at least four times

    • C. 

      Lowest setting at least six times

    • D. 

      Lowest setting at least four times

  • 79. 
    The responsibility for ensuring good supply discipline is practiced resides with
    • A. 

      Squadron commanders

    • B. 

      Base commanders

    • C. 

      Squadron quality assurance (QA) section

    • D. 

      Supervisors at all levels

  • 80. 
    Shop stock should not normally exceed
    • A. 

      30 days usage or theunit of issue (u/I) or unit pack, whichever is greater

    • B. 

      120 days usage or the U/I or unit pack, whichever is greater

    • C. 

      90 days usage or the U/I or unit pack, whichever is greater

    • D. 

      60 days usage or the U/I or unit pack, whichever is greater

  • 81. 
    The expandabiltiy, recoverability, repirability code that designates a repair cyle asset is
    • A. 

      DX

    • B. 

      XF

    • C. 

      ND

    • D. 

      XB

  • 82. 
    Consumable items are identified by the expandability, recoverability, reparability code (ERRC)
    • A. 

      XF3

    • B. 

      XC3

    • C. 

      XB3

    • D. 

      XD3

  • 83. 
    The DD forms easily identified by their green margins and letters are the
    • A. 

      1576, Test Modification Tag - Materiel, and 1576 - 1, Test Modification Label, Materiel

    • B. 

      1577 - 2, Unserviceable (reparable) Tag - Materiel, and 1577 - 3, Unserviceable (reparable) Label- Materiel

    • C. 

      1575, Suspended Tag - Materiel, and 1575 - 1, Suspended label - Materiel

    • D. 

      1574, Serviceable Tag - Materiel, and 1574 - 1, Serviceable Label - Materiel

  • 84. 
    The deficiency report (DR) category that results in a work line stoppage is
    • A. 

      IV

    • B. 

      III

    • C. 

      II

    • D. 

      I

  • 85. 
    Engines overhauled by depot are covered against defects in workmanship for
    • A. 

      100 hours of operation or one year from the date of receipt

    • B. 

      200 hours of operation or one year from the date of receipt

    • C. 

      200 hours of operation or six months from the date of receipt

    • D. 

      100 hours of operation or six months from the date of receipt

  • 86. 
    The Air Force Technical Order Form 781 must be removed from the forms binder
    • A. 

      After each maintenance action with an assigned job control number

    • B. 

      Before each thruflight inspection

    • C. 

      After the event number is entered at the maintenance debriefing

    • D. 

      Before the first flight of the day

  • 87. 
    The Air Force Technical order Form 781K is used to document
    • A. 

      Daily flying time

    • B. 

      Engine data

    • C. 

      Replacement items

    • D. 

      Support general work

  • 88. 
    Responsibility for maintaining the Air Force Technical Order 781- series forms binder with the
    • A. 

      Crew chief

    • B. 

      Branch chief

    • C. 

      Section chief

    • D. 

      Flight chief

  • 89. 
    • A. 

      An authorized individual signs the INSPECTED BY block and initials over the symbol

    • B. 

      Place the statement "Symbol entered in error" in the DISCREPANCY block and sign the INSPECTED BY block

    • C. 

      Place this statement "Symbol entered in error" in the DISCREPANCY block and sign the CORRECTED BY block

    • D. 

      An authorized individual signs the CORRECTED BY block and initials over the symbol

  • 90. 
    The symbol entered on the forms if an aircraft exceeds the PDM cyle by 90 days and an extension is not granted is a
    • A. 

      Black signature

    • B. 

      Red diagonal

    • C. 

      Red dash

    • D. 

      Red X

  • 91. 
    The inspection usually performed just prior to takeoff and that may include operational checks of some systems is the
    • A. 

      End of runway

    • B. 

      Preflight

    • C. 

      Thruflight

    • D. 

      In progress

  • 92. 
    The BPO is performed to
    • A. 

      Determine the flight status of the aircraft

    • B. 

      Prepare the aircraft for another flight

    • C. 

      Prepare the aircraft for the first flight of the day

    • D. 

      Determined if the aircraft is suitable for another flight

  • 93. 
    If an aircraft is idle for more than 30 or 90 days, the inspection required is
    • A. 

      Phase

    • B. 

      Calendar

    • C. 

      Acceptance

    • D. 

      Special

  • 94. 
    The type of inspection that ensures the completeness of historical documents is
    • A. 

      Phase

    • B. 

      Special

    • C. 

      Acceptance

    • D. 

      Calendar

  • 95. 
    The AF IMT 2691 is used to
    • A. 

      Serve as a receipt document

    • B. 

      Account for aircraft -21 TO equipment

    • C. 

      Serve as a shipping document

    • D. 

      Transfer aircraft - 21 TO equipment

  • 96. 
    Corrosion or deterioration of a metal part continues until the part is
    • A. 

      Chemically treated

    • B. 

      Heat treated

    • C. 

      Painted

    • D. 

      Exhausted or salvaged

  • 97. 
    Galvanic corrosion occurs when
    • A. 

      There is a chemical difference between the boundary materials and core material of the metal grains

    • B. 

      Different metals are in contact with each other and an electrolyte

    • C. 

      Water and oxygen sets between two or more areas of a similar metal in contact with each other

    • D. 

      A combination of corrosion and tensile stress are present

  • 98. 
    The frequency of cleaning an aircraft exterior depends, for the most part, on
    • A. 

      The mission of the aircraft

    • B. 

      Structural design

    • C. 

      Environmental conditions

    • D. 

      Corrosion treatments available

  • 99. 
    The type of cleaners not very effective on grease, but excellect for interior lightly soiled areas, plastics, and instrument glass covers is
    • A. 

      Alkaline

    • B. 

      Detergent

    • C. 

      Solvent emulsion

    • D. 

      Solvents

  • 100. 
    The solution used to treat areas affected with electrolyte from a lead-acid battery is
    • A. 

      Boric acid

    • B. 

      Sodium bicarbonate

    • C. 

      Aluminum hydroxide

    • D. 

      Potassium hydroxide