Airborne Aviation Area Solo Quiz #4

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge prior to your pre-area solo written examination.

Question 1

If an aeroplane is stalling and a wing drops at the moment of stall, then the pilot should do what to prevent the wing drop dropping further?

Use ailerons to level the wings

When wings are stalled use of ailerons will send the wing you are trying to lift in to a deeper stall. Prevent further yaw with rudder, and effect stall recovery immediate.

Question 2

You are climbing at your best rate of climb airspeed (Vy), if you start a turn your rate of climb will:

with increasing angle of bank

As angle of bank increases, your vertical component of lift decreases.

Question 3

If during engine start you suspect a fire in the engine compartment, the best course of action initially is to:

Refer to your aircraft flight manual for specific procedures. Generally in most aircraft you are encouraged to continue trying to start the engine to suck the fire back inside the engine (carburettor engine) or blow it out, before shutting down and seeking assistance/inspection.

Question 4

An area shown on a visual terminal chart (VTC) is marked "R580 - SFC-1500". This indicates that you may not over fly this area without a clearance:

The area is restricted from surface to an altitude of 1,500ft - a clearance from ATC may be available to enter this airspace. Refer to AIP ERSA for details on the restricted airspace and hours of operation.

Question 5

Indications of carburettor icing in an aeroplane with a fixed pitch propeller could be:

When applying carburettor heat initially the RPM will suffer a further drop and engine may run rougher with ice going through the system. After a short period, the engine will return to normal.

Question 6

Spot heights on a visual terminal chart (VTC) are:

The VTC chart legend explains all features of the chart.

Question 7

A centre-zero ammeter indicates zero in flight, this most likely indicates:

When the battery is being charged the ammeter will indicate a charge by showing above zero. In cases of alternator failure or high electrical load where the alternator cannot supply the required power a discharge will be indicated. Such a situation might include after landing when at idle and all external lights are on with electric flaps running.

Question 8

You have experienced a radio failure while operating in the circuit. ATC have realised this and display light signals to communicate with you. A steady red light while you are airborne indicates:

Refer to AIP ENR 1.5 para 14.1 & 14.2

Question 9

You should plan to land with how many minutes of fixed reserve fuel in your tank(s)?

While the regulations do not specify an exact minimum for a fuel reserves the advisory publication published recommends 45 minutes to be satisfactory to comply with the regulations.

Question 10

If you had a wake turbulence encounter having flown near the path of a heavy aircraft you would most likely experience:

A violent yaw

The vortices from an aircraft roll from the wingtips in a spiraling motion. An aircraft caught in one of these vortices will roll violently, often at a rate that means full opposite deflection of the ailerons will not overcome the rolling motion.

Quiz ID:
AREASOLO04      Created: 19-April-2010      Updated: 17-April-2014

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