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Sport Pilot Quiz

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1. Flight Rules General (1104_136)
Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, what is the minimum safe altitude for a pilot to operate an aircraft anywhere?
A - An altitude allowing, if a power unit fails, an emergency landing without undue hazard to persons or property on the surface.
B - An altitude of 500 feet above the surface and no closer than 500 feet to any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure.
C - An altitude of 500 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal radius of 1,000 feet.
2. Radio Communications (1104_6)
When outbound from an airport with a UNICOM station on the published common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF) and there is no tower or Flight Service Station (FSS), the pilot should contact UNICOM or use self-announce procedures on CTAF before
A - engine start.
B - taxiing and before taxiing on the runway.
C - the preflight inspection.
3. Turbulence (1104_161)
Which cloud types would indicate convective turbulence?
A - Cirrus clouds.
B - Nimbostratus clouds.
C - Towering cumulus clouds.
4. Wind (lsp_2309_0607)
What condition does a rising barometer indicate for balloon operations?
A - Decreasing clouds and wind.
B - Chances of thunderstorms
C - Approaching frontal activity.
5. Controlled Airspace (1104_46)
The normal radius of the outer area of Class C airspace is
A - 5 nautical miles.
B - 15 nautical miles.
C - 20 nautical miles.
6. Wind (1104_170)
Which is true with respect to a high- or low-pressure system?
A - A high-pressure area or ridge is an area of rising air.
B - A low-pressure area or trough is an area of descending air.
C - A high-pressure area or ridge is an area of descending air
7. Sources for Airport Data (1104_121)
Time-critical information on airports and changes that affect the national airspace system are provided by
A - Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS).
B - the Airport/Facilities Directory (A/FD).
C - Advisory Circulars (ACs).
8. 4 cycle and 2 cycle Engines (lsp_7139)
In order to improve engine efficiency, two-cycle engine exhaust systems are tuned to
A - close the exhast valve to stop the fuel mixture from exiting the cylinder.
B - stop the fuel mixture from exiting the cylinder before cumbustion.
C - use a reed valve to stop the fuel mixture from exiting the cylinder.
9. 4 cycle vs 2 cycle (lsp_2277)
Swapping wings from one brand or type of powered parachute to another is
A - permissible as long as the basic shape of the parachutes are similar
B - dangerous since every wing is designed for a specific aircraft
C - permissible if the overall area of the parachutes is the same
10. Clouds (1104_166)
The suffix 'nimbus,' used in naming clouds, means
A - a cloud with extensive vertical development.
B - a rain cloud.
C - a middle cloud containing ice pellets