Imagine having full control over an airplane. Would you be able to handle it? Of course, all of that would first be determined when you take the FAA pilot exam. You are now ready to get certified, but exams freak you out. Well, here is a perfect way to get some practice down and study up for that exam.
This quiz will not only test you on weather conditions you should look out for and how to handle them, but it's also going to test you on radar services and regulations for the Federal Aviation Administration. You'll need to know how humidity affects an aircraft's performance or who is responsible for putting entries into the maintenance record. Right now, you may be nervous about the exam and how you will do, but eventually, this will all be second nature to you. In the meantime, you need to get studying, as you want to make sure you will ace this exam and your pilot career will be taking off! To do so, make sure you answer all the questions in this quiz and see where you currently stand on things. Can you pass that FAA pilot exam the first time around?
What does FAA stand for?
Federal Aviation Administration
FAA stands for Federal Aviation Administration. In the United States, it is the national authority when it comes to the rules and regulations of civil aviation.
Which of the following is true for a controlled airspace?
Any plane can enter the area at any time.
Any pilot can enter the controlled airspace.
The aircraft must be equipped to national regulations.
A controlled airspace is controlled by ATC services and is a certain area of the sky. In this airspace, the controllers direct the planes to keep routes safe and the planes must get clearance before entering. The aircraft must be equipped to national regulations and the pilot must have proper qualifications.
When thinking of the freezing levels and probable icing areas aloft, pilots should reference what?
Sticking to the local forecast will tell the pilot the general weather expectation for that specific area. The weather is going to have an affect on your flight, and weather indications will report the conditions while the plane is aloft.
An autogyro is also known as a gyroplane, and it is very similar to a helicopter. While it is wingless, it does have unpowered rotary blades that do rotate because of air speed and this helps develop lift.
Who has the final authority when it comes to the operation of an aircraft?
Federal Aviation Administration
Pilot in Command
Since the pilot in command is operating that aircraft, they are directly responsible for the plane and have the final authority. When an emergency takes place, they can deviate from the rules to make sure the emergency is handled.
Aerobatic flights in airspace rules and regulations are stated in FAR's 91.303. While there are waivers for airshows, the main requirement to conduct aerobatic flights is to keep the flight higher than 1500 feet AGL.
If the ground speed is 147 knots, how far will an airplane travel in 8 minutes?
To figure this one out, you would divide the 147 knots by 60 to get the number of NM traveled in one minute, which is 2.45. From there, you multiply that by the number of minutes the plane will travel, which would be 8 times 2.45 NM and that equals 19.6 NM.
A RAPCON is a Radar Approach Control Facility and can be found at airport terminals that use both non-radar and radar service to planes. They are normally near civil and military airports and either the FAA, military or both control them.
How long are third class medical certificates good for?
If under 40 years old, a maximum of 60 months
Under new regulations, pilots under 40 years old getting a third class medical certificate will have it remain good for a maximum of 60 months, up from 36 previously. Any pilots over 40 years would have to renew every 24 months.
When it comes to an aircraft, the ailerons are used to help give it that rolling motion. They are located on the outboard portion of a wing, and as the right aileron is deflected upward, the left would be deflected downward.
If you have a weight of 800 pounds for the aerotow of a glider, at which weight would safety links be required at each end of the rope for the following towrope tensile strengths?
Safety links are required at both ends of the rope when the towrope tensile strength comes in at twice the weight of the glider. For this one, the glider weighs 800 pounds, so the rope at 1,750 pounds is over twice that weight and would need safety links on both ends.