Airborne Aviation Pre-Solo Quiz #2

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

Question 1

In what circumstance would it be most appropriate to transmit a PAN call?

A PAN call should be transmitted when there is an urgent situation but there is no threatening grave and imminent danger. Other examples might include a seriously ill passenger requiring medical attention. A PAN call may be a precursor to a MAYDAY call. (ie. Your rough running engine subsequently stops)

Question 2

Unless assigned a discrete code by ATC for your transponder you should squawk which code when flying VFR?

Note that when operations are contained within the Camden control zone while ATC is active your transponder should be set to "OFF"

Question 3

Which of the following is a VHF frequency?

The VHF frequency range is from 30 - 300 MHz. Aviation operates between 108 - 136 MHz in Australia.

Question 4

Which factor listed below has no impact on the stalling IAS of an aeroplane?

Wind speed has no bearing on stalling IAS as the aircraft operates in that parcel of air the same regardless of the speed.

Question 5

During a glide approach at the recommended IAS for your aeroplane type if you were to raise the nose and slow the aeroplane in nil wind your gliding range would:

The glide speed ensures the aircraft is flown at its best lift-to-drag (L/D) ratio. Flying any other speed will always reduce your range thus steepening your approach path in nil wind.. it's not possible to "stretch the glide".

Question 6

When climbing, if one magneto was unserviceable, the effect on climb performance would be:

Loss of performance from the failed magneto would reduce power and thrust.

Question 7

VNE (Velocity Never Exceed) is indicated on an airspeed indicator by:

Under no circumstances are your permitted to exceed VNE.

Question 8

When slowing down on downwind in the circuit to follow a slower aircraft flap may be applied. This is primarily to:

It is preferable to slow down in the circuit to follow an aircraft rather than flying wider circuits.

Question 9

You are in the circuit flying the base leg. You find yourself too close to an aircraft also on the base leg. The best course of action is to:

A go-around is the only permitted option in these circumstances. If on downwind you can extend the downwind leg to provide spacing if necessary.

Question 10

If an aircraft had a fuel consumption for planning purposes of 35 litres per hour what is the minimum flight fuel required for a flight of 1 hour and 15 minutes including the mandatory fuel reserve?.

A fixed reserve of 45 minutes fuel should be carried and planned not to be used.

Quiz ID:
PRESOLO02      Created: 16-April-2010      Updated: 17-April-2014

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