Airborne Aviation Pre-Solo Quiz #4

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

Question 1

In which of the following situations would you transmit a MAYDAY call?

A bird strikes your aircraft causing minor damage

A MAYDAY call must only be transmitted if the aircraft or its occupants are in grave and imminent danger.

Question 2

A pilot can establish that the elevator is correctly trimmed when:

The purpose of trim is to receive control pressures such that the aircraft will fly the desired attitude hands-off.

Question 3

Airspeed has been allowed to drop significantly such that the pilot suspects a stall may be imminent. The immediate actions to rectify this situation are:

Lowering the nose will reduce the angle of attack, adding power will allow the aircraft to accelerate without significant altitude loss.

Question 4

At the windsock of an aerodrome a double cross marker is displayed, this means:

in progress

Refer to AIP ENR 1.5-44 14.3

Question 5

The circuit height at an aerodrome for a light piston engine aircraft by convention is:

Refer to AIP ENR 1.1-68 54.3.1

Question 6

During take-off in no wind it is necessary to apply right rudder in most aircraft to maintain a straight path on the runway - why is this?

Slipstream and torque combine to produce a yaw to the left in a clockwise rotating (as viewed from the cockpit) propeller. Most single-engine aircraft have clockwise rotating propellers, the exceptions in our fleet are the Tiger Moth and Chipmunk.

Question 7

When setting QNH on the altimeter while parked on an aerodrome the altimeter will read:

When setting your altimeter with reported QNH you should ensure it reads within 100 feet of aerodrome elevation to be considered serviceable for VFR flight.

Question 8

You are heading for a night out at the pub on Friday. You have a flying lesson booked for 7am Saturday morning, when must you stop drinking alcohol?

Saturday and ensure you are not affected by alcohol at the time of your flight
and ensure you are not affected by alcohol at the time of your flight

Refer CAR 256 - "8 hours from bottle to throttle!"

Question 9

When taxiing you must always give way to aircraft

Refer to CAR 160 to 163

Question 10

The high speed end of the white arc on an airspeed indicator (ASI) shows:

the preferred speed for approach and landing

The white arc shows the flap operation range. In some aircraft it is permissible to take some stages of flap early, as an example a C172S has a white arc up to 85 KIAS however 10° of flap may be extended at up to 110 KIAS.

Quiz ID:
PRESOLO04      Created: 16-April-2010      Updated: 17-April-2014

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