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Commercial Pilot Quiz

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1. Airplane Performance (0504_786)
An airplane descends to an airport under the following conditions:
Cruising altitude 6,500 ft
Airport elevation 700 ft
Descends to 800 ft AGL
Rate of descent 500 ft/min
Average true airspeed 110 kts
True course 335°
Average wind velocity 060° at 15 kts
Variation 3°W
Deviation +2°
Average fuel consumption 8.5 gal/hr
Determine the approximate time, compass heading, distance, and fuel consumed during the descent.
A - 10 minutes, 348°, 18 NM, 1.4 gallons.
B - 10 minutes, 355°, 17 NM, 2.4 gallons.
C - 12 minutes, 346°, 18 NM, 1.6 gallons.
2. Abbreviations and Symbols (5014)
Which is the correct symbol for the stalling speed or the minimum steady flight speed at which the airplane is controllable?
A - VS1.
B - VSO.
C - VS.
3. Maintenance Preventive Maintenance and Alterations (0504_73)
A standard airworthiness certificate remains in effect as long as the aircraft receives
A - an annual inspection.
B - an annual inspection and a 100-hour inspection prior to their expiration dates.
C - required maintenance and inspections.
4. Airplane Performance (5621)
(Refer to Figure 32 .)GIVEN:Temperature 100 °FPressure altitude 4,000 ftWeight 3,200 lbWind CalmWhat is the ground roll required for takeoff over a 50-foot obstacle?
A - 1,180 feet.
B - 1,850 feet.
C - 1,350 feet.
5. Aviation Forecasts (0504_204)
What does the contraction VRB in the Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) mean?
A - Wind speed is variable throughout the period.
B - Cloud base is variable.
C - Wind direction is variable.
6. Flight Rules General (0504_370)
When operating an aircraft in the vicinity of an airport with an operating control tower, in Class E airspace, a pilot must establish communications prior to
A - 5 NM, and up to and including 3,000 feet AGL.
B - 8 NM, and up to and including 3,000 feet AGL.
C - 4 NM, and up to and including 2,500 feet AGL.
7. Loads and Load Factors (5211)
The stalling speed of an airplane is most affected by
A - variations in airplane loading.
B - changes in air density.
C - variations in flight altitude.
8. Common IFR Producers (5376)
A situation most conducive to the formation of advection fog is
A - an air mass moving inland from the coastline during the winter.
B - a light breeze moving colder air over a water surface.
C - a warm, moist air mass settling over a cool surface under no-wind conditions.
9. Forces Acting on the Airplane in Flight (5218)
Which is true regarding the forces acting on an aircraft in a steady-state descent? The sum of all
A - rearward forces is greater than the sum of all forward forces.
B - forward forces is equal to the sum of all rearward forces.
C - upward forces is less than the sum of all downward forces.
10. Engine Operation (5189)
Which statement is true concerning the effect of the application of carburetor heat?
A - It has no effect on the fuel/air mixture.
B - It enriches the fuel/air mixture.
C - It leans the fuel/air mixture.