Pilot Exam - Aerodynamics

  1. 3203. The acute angle A is the angle of:



    C. The angle of attack is the acute angle between the relative wind and the chord line of the wing.
  2. 3204. The term "angle of attack" is defined as the angle:



    A. The angle of attack is the acute angle between the relative wind and the chord line of the wing.
  3. 3204-1 The angle between the chord line of an airfoil and the relative wind is known as the angle of :



    B. The angle of attack
  4. 3317 Angle of attack is defined as the angle between the chord line of an airfoil and the:



    B. The angle of attack is the angle between the chord line of the airfoil and the direction of the relative wind.
  5. 3201-1 Which statement relates to Bernoulli's principle?



    C.
  6. 3201 The four forces acting on an airplane in flight are:



    C. Lift, weight, thrust, drag
  7. 3213 What is the purpose of the rudder on an airplane?



    C. To control yaw.
  8. 3205 What is the relationship of lift, drag, thrust, and weight when the airplane is in straight and level flight?



    C. Lift=Weight, and Thrust=Drag
  9. 3202 When are the four forces that act on an airplane in equilibrium?



    C. During unaccelerated flight.
  10. 3210 An airplane said to be inherently stable will:



    C. Requires less effort to control.
  11. 3211 What determines the longitudinal stability of an airplane?



    B. The location of the CG with respect to the center of lift.
  12. 3212 What causes an airplane, except a t-tail, to pitch nose-down when power is reduced and controls are not adjusted?



    B. The downwash on the elevators from the propeller slipstream is reduced and elevator effectiveness is reduced.
  13. 3287 An airplane has been loaded in such a manner that the CG is located aft of the aft CG limit. One undesirable flight characteristic a pilot might experience with this airplane would be:



    C. Difficulty in recovering from a stalled condition.
  14. 3288 Loading an airplane to the most aft CG will cause the airplane to be:



    C. Less stable at all speeds.
  15. 3211.1 Changes in the center of pressure of a wing affects the aircraft's:



    C. aerodynamic balance and controllability .
  16. 3214 (Refer to Figure 2) If an airplane weights 2,300 pounds, what approximate weight would the airplane structure be required to support during a 60 degree banked turn while maintaining altitude?

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    C. 4600 pounds
  17. 3215 (Refer to Figure 2) If an airplane weighs 3,300 pounds, what approximate weight would the airplane structure be required to support during a 30 degree banked turn while maintaining altitude?

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    A. 3960 pounds
  18. 3216 (Refer to Figure 2.) If an airplane weighs 4500 pounds, what approximate weight would the airplane structure be required to support during a 45 degree banked turn while maintaining altitude?

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    B. 6750 is the closest.
  19. 3217 The amount of excess load that can be imposed on the wing of an airplane depends upon the:



    B. speed of the airplane.
  20. 3218 Which basic flight maneuver increases the load factor on an airplane as compared to straight and level flight?



    C. Turns
  21. 3301 What force makes an airplane turn?



    B. The horizontal component of lift.
  22. 3316 During an approach to a stall, an increased load factor will cause the airplane to:



    A. stall at a higher airspeed.
  23. 3202-1 Select the four flight fundamentals involved in maneuvering an aircraft:



    A. Straight and level flight turns, climbs, and descents.
  24. 3202-2 (Refer to Figure 63) In flying the rectangular course, when would the aircraft be turned less than 90 degrees?

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    A. Corners 1 and 4
  25. 3202-3 (Refer to Figure 67) While practicing S turns a consistently smaller half circle is made on one side of the road than on the other, and this turn is not completed before crossing the road or reference line. This would most likely occur in turn:

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    A. 1-2-3 because the bank is decreased too rapidly during the latter part of the turn.
    B. 4-5-6 because the bank is increased too rapidly during the early part of the turn.
    C. 4-5-6 because the bank is increased too slowly during the latter part of the turn.
    B. 4-5-6 because the bank is increased too rapidly during the early part of the turn.
  26. 3202-4 If an emergency situation requires a downwind landing, pilots should expect a faster:



    A. ground speed at touchdown, a longer ground roll, and the likelihood of overshooting the desired touchdown point.
  27. 3263 As altitude increases, the indicated airspeed at which a given airplane stalls in a particular configuration will:



    B. remain the same regardless of altitude
  28. 3309 In what flight condition must an aircraft be placed in order to spin?



    A. Stalled
  29. 3310 During a spin to the left, which wing(s) is/are stalled?



    B. Both wings are stalled
  30. 3311 The angle of attack at which an airplane wing stalls will:



    C. remain the same regardless of gross weight
  31. 3219 One of the main functions of flaps during approach and landing is to:



    A. increase the angle of descent without increasing the airspeed
  32. 3220 What is one purpose of wing flaps?

    A To enable the pilot to make steeper approaches to a landing without increasing the airspeed
    B. To relieve the pilot of maintaining continuous pressure on the controls.
    C. To decrease wing area to vary the lift
    A To enable the pilot to make steeper approaches to a landing without increasing the airspeed
  33. 3315 Ground effect is most likely to result in which problem?



    C. Becoming airborne before reaching recommended takeoff speed
  34. 3312 What is ground effect?



    C. The result of the interference of the surface of the Earth with the airflow patterns about an airplane.
  35. 3313 Floating caused by the phenomenon of ground effect will be most realized during an approach to land when at:



    A. less than the length of the wingspan above the surface
  36. 3314 What must a pilot be aware of as a result of ground effect?



    C. Induced drag decreases; therefore, any excess speed a the point of flare may cause considerable floating.
  37. 3829-2 When landing behind a large aircraft, which procedure should be followed for vortex avoidance?



    A. Stay above its final approach flight path all the way to touchdown.
  38. 3829-3 How does the wake turbulence vortex circulate around each wingtip?



    B. Inward, upward, and around each tip.
  39. 3827 When taking off or landing at an airport when heavy aircraft are operating, one should be particularly alert to the hazards of wingtip vortices because this turbulence tends to:



    A. sink into the flight path of aircraft operating below the aircraft generating the turbulence.
  40. 3824 Wingtip vortices are created only when an aircraft is:



    B. developing lift
  41. 3825 The greatest vortex strength occurs when the generating aircraft is:



    C. heavy, clean and slow
  42. 3826 Wingtip vortices created by large aircraft tend to:



    A. sink below the aircraft generating turbulence.
  43. 3828 The wind condition that requires maximum caution when avoiding wake turbulence on landing is a:

    A light quartering headwind.
    B. light, quartering tailwind.
    C. strong headwind.
    B. light, quartering tailwind.
  44. 3829 When landing behind a large aircraft the pilot should avoid wake turbulence by staying:



    A. above the large aircraft's final approach path and landing beyond the large aircraft's touchdown point.
  45. 3830 When departing behind a heavy aircraft, the pilot should avoid wake turbulence by maneuvering the aircraft:



    B. above and upwind from the heavy aircraft.
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Pilot Exam - Aerodynamics
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2011 Private Pilot Exam Practice Questions on Aerodynamics
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