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1. Aerodynamics of the Gyroplane (lsp_2327_0607)
The principal factor limiting the never-exceed speed (VNE) of a gyroplane is
A - turbulence and altitude.
B - blade-tip speed, which must remain below the speed of sound.
C - lack of sufficient cyclic stick control to compensate for dissymmetry of lift or retreating blade stall, depending on which occurs first.
2. Buoyancy (lsp_2316_0607)
An airship descending through a steep temperature inversion will
A - show no change in superheat as altitude is lost.
B - show a decrease in superheat as altitude is lost.
C - become progressively lighter, thus becoming increasingly more difficult to drive down.
3. Latitude and Longitude Meridians and Parallels (1104_102)
The course measured on a sectional chart by reference to a meridian is known as the
A - true course.
B - magnetic course.
C - true heading.
4. Turbulence (1104_163)
If a temperature inversion is encountered immediately after takeoff or during an approach to a landing, a potential hazard exists due to
A - wind shear.
B - strong surface winds.
C - strong convective currents
5. Retreating Blade Stall (lsp_2326_0607)
Why should gyroplane operations within the cross-hatched portion of a Height vs. Velocity chart be avoided?
A - The rotor RPM may build excessively high if it is necessary to flare at such low altitudes.
B - Sufficient airspeed may not be available to ensure a safe landing in case of an engine failure.
C - Turbulence near the surface can dephase the blade dampers causing geometric unbalanced conditions on the rotor system.
6. Airport Traffic Patterns and Operations (1104_1)
Inbound to an airport with no tower in operation but with a Flight Service Station (FSS) open, a pilot should communicate with the FSS on the common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF)
A - 20 miles out.
B - 10 miles out.
C - 5 miles out.
7. General (1104_142)
When must a pilot who deviates from a regulation during an emergency send a written report of that deviation to the Administrator?
A - Within 7 days.
B - Within 10 days.
C - Upon request
8. General (1104_132)
Which preflight action is specifically required of the pilot prior to each flight?
A - Check the aircraft logbooks for appropriate entries.
B - Become familiar with all available information concerning the flight.
C - Review wake turbulence avoidance procedures
9. Weight and Balance (LSP_0607_148)
(Refer to Figure 36 .)
Gyroplane basic weight1,315150.1 (oil included
Pilot weight140?
Passenger weight150?
27 gal fuel162?

The CG is located
A - outside the CG envelope; the maximum gross weight is exceeded.
B - outside the CG envelope; the maximum gross weight and the gross-weight moment are exceeded.
C - within the CG envelope; neither maximum gross weight nor gross-weight moment is exceeded.
10. Basic Calculations (1104_105)
To find the distance flown in a given time, multiply time by
A - groundspeed.
B - indicated airspeed.
C - equivalent airspeed.