This quiz is designed to test your knowledge prior to your pre-area solo written examination.
A number of factors affect the stalling IAS of an aircraft. Which is not a factor?
The quoted Vs of an aircraft assumes power off, straight and level flight (1g), aircraft weight at MTOW, and aircraft CG at the forward limit.
You are flying in the training area at 1,800ft. What is the minimum requirements to ensure you remain in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC)?
Refer to AIP ENR 1.2-4 2.6
Induced drag acting on an aircraft during straight and level flight is:
greatest when airspeed is low and the aircraft is light
Induced drag is at its maximum when the aircraft is at a high angle of attack. In level flight the angle of attack increases as the aircraft slows. A heavy aircraft requires more lift to oppose weight, so for a given airspeed the angle of attack will be greater for a heavier aircraft.
Detonation of an aircraft engine is most likely to occur when?
At full power settings the mixture control should remain fully rich.
If you are flying late in the afternoon. You must ensure you plan to land how long before the end of daylight?
Refer to AIP ENR 1.2-1 1.1.2[B]. Last light can be determined using NAIPS, pilot briefing online, or using the graphs in AIP. Be aware that if your location has hills to the west, or it is a particularly cloudy afternoon, it may become quite dark before official last light.
After take-off the altimeter fails to climb, what is the most likely cause?
The altimeter measures change in static pressure.
When would carburettor ice be most difficult to detect?
Carby ice is difficult to detect at low power settings, it is also at these settings when carby ice is most prone. Ensure you use carby heat to prevent ice from forming.
What is the legal minimum requirement with respect to performing a fuel system inspection?
Refer to CAO 20.2.5. Note that company policy mandates that fuel shall be checked before each flight.
You are carrying out a level turn of 60° angle of bank. Which of the following is correct?
Additional lift required is related directly to the load factor (g force) being experienced. A 60° angle of bank turn in level flight results in 2.0g.
Your aircraft has been filled with JET A1 (AVTUR) instead of AVGAS as specified in the flight manual. Which of the following statements is correct?
The performance of your aircraft would increase substantially when running on jet fuel
with your planned flight
You must only operate with fuels approved in the flight manual. Operating with other fuels risks damage to the engine and fuel system components, it also endangers the safety of aircraft occupants.