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Pilot Quiz - Before, During and After

As pilots there are many things to know and to think about before, during and after a flight. Take this quiz and see just how much you retain of what you know.

1. Hold short lines indicate where a taxiing aircraft must stop and hold if not cleared to enter or cross a runway. How far can these lines be from the runway?

a. 75 feet
b. 160 feet
c. 400 feet

2. Runway status lights are comprised of how many areas?

a. Runway entrance warning and takeoff and hold warning
b. Stop, do not enter or cross
c. Red stop, green go, yellow caution

3. Airworthiness Directives (ADs) are now available on line. Are they still available by postal mail?

a. No. E-mail only
b. Yes. But only emergency ADs are also sent by postal mail
c. Yes. All are available by postal mail by paying a subscription fee

4. The fatal accident rate per 100,000 flight hours continued to improve. What did the FAA estimate the fatal accident rate per 100,000 flight hours to be in 2013?

a. 2.14
b. 1.07
c. 0.85

5. What accounts for the most fatal accidents in general aviation?

a. VFR pilots entering IFR conditions
b. Loss of control
c. Stalls

6. On March 31, 2014 the FAA announced ASIAS. What do these letters stand for?

a. Aviation Safety Information Analysis And Sharing
b. Altitude Space Information And Significance
c. Airport Sequencing Information And Sharing

7. FAA has simplified design approval requirements to make an instrument more available and easier to install on light aircraft. What was that instrument?

a. True airspeed Indicator
b. Angle of Attack Indicator
c. Remaining fuel Indicator

8. One group in aviation has set themselves a goal to reduce the international accident rate by 80% by 2016. Name that group.

a. Gliders
b. Amateur built
c. Helicopters

9. What are the 3 most common causes of non-fatal accidents?

a. Gear up, loss of control and fuel exhaustion
b. Runway overrun, improper power, colliding with ground structures
c. Improper gear retraction, excessive taxiing speed, worn tires

10. In what year did the first aviation fatality occur?

a. 1910
b. 1906
c. 1908

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