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Commercial Pilot Quiz

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1. Meteorology (0504_263)
Weather Advisory Broadcasts, including Severe Weather Forecast Alerts (AWW), Convective SIGMETs, and SIGMETs, are provided by
A - ARTCCs on all frequencies, except emergency, when any part of the area described is within 150 miles of the airspace under their jurisdiction.
B - AFSSs on 122.2 MHz and adjacent VORs, when any part of the area described is within 200 miles of the airspace under their jurisdiction.
C - selected low-frequency and/or VOR navigational aids.
2. Propeller (5184)
In aircraft equipped with constant-speed propellers and normally-aspirated engines, which procedure should be used to avoid placing undue stress on the engine components? When power is being
A - increased or decreased, the RPM should be adjusted before the manifold pressure.
B - increased, increase the RPM before increasing the manifold pressure.
C - decreased, reduce the RPM before reducing the manifold pressure.
3. Flight Rules General (5116-1)
When approaching to land at an airport, without an operating control tower, in Class G airspace, the pilot should
A - fly a left-hand traffic pattern at 800 feet AGL.
B - make all turns to the left, unless otherwise indicated.
C - enter and fly a traffic pattern at 800 feet AGL.
4. Meteorology (0504_186)
To obtain a continuous transcribed weather briefing including winds aloft and route forecasts for a cross-country flight, a pilot could monitor
A - a TWEB on a low-frequency and/or VOR receiver.
B - the regularly scheduled weather broadcast on a VOR frequency.
C - a high-frequency radio receiver tuned to En Route Flight Advisory Service.
5. Air Masses and Fronts (5350)
Fog produced by frontal activity is a result of saturation due to
A - nocturnal cooling.
B - evaporation of precipitation.
C - adiabatic cooling.
6. Using the Navigation Instruments (5516)
The ADF indicates a wingtip bearing change of 10° in 2 minutes of elapsed time, and the TAS is 160 knots. What is the distance to the station?
A - 15 NM.
B - 36 NM.
C - 32 NM.
7. General (0504_89)
What flight time must be documented and recorded by a pilot exercising the privileges of a commercial certificate?
A - All flight time flown for compensation or hire.
B - Only flight time for compensation or hire with passengers aboard which is necessary to meet the recent flight experience requirements.
C - Flight time showing training and aeronautical experience to meet requirements for a certificate, rating or flight review.
8. Clouds (5339)
The presence of standing lenticular altocumulus clouds is a good indication of
A - heavy icing conditions.
B - lenticular ice formation in calm air.
C - very strong turbulence.
9. Abbreviations and Symbols (5605)
Maximum structural cruising speed is the maximum speed at which an airplane can be operated during
A - normal operations.
B - abrupt maneuvers.
C - flight in smooth air.
10. AC 60-22, Aeronautical Decision Making (5960)
A pilot and friends are going to fly to an out-of-town football game. When the passengers arrive, the pilot determines that they will be over the maximum gross weight for takeoff with the existing fuel load. Which of the following alternatives best illustrates the RESIGNATION reaction?
A - He can't wait around to de-fuel, they have to get there on time.
B - Well, nobody told him about the extra weight.
C - Weight and balance is a formality forced on pilots by the FAA.