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Pilot's Quiz - Bi-ennial Flight Review Part 2

Some things about flying are just fun to know, others are necessary when taking biennial flight reviews or other tests. On your next biennial, throw some of these questions at your instructor.

1. What is the origin of the term "dead reckoning?"

a. Straight navigation, so the compass is "dead"
b. Deduced reckoning
c. From term "Direction Estimates And Distance"

2. Cal Rogers was the first person to fly an airplane coast to coast. For what other first is he known?

a. First to use parachute
b. First to fly a float plane
c. First to die from bird strike

3. Runway edge lights are white except in certain areas. Where are they yellow?

a. 100 feet before runway intersections
b. Displaced threshold
c. Last 2,000 feet of half runway length on instrument runways

4. What does the "J" mean in Piper models like the J-3 Cub?

a. Designed by Walt Jamouneau
b. Progression from previous model H-2 (skipping I that could be seen as 1)
c. For Piper son "Jay."

5. May a person credit flight training towards requirements for a certificate or rating issued by the FAA if the instructor does not hold a certificate issued by the FAA?

a. No
b. Only if flight is supervised and signed off by FAA certificated instructor
c. Yes, if the instructor is an instructor in the military

6. How much more fuel is required in your aircraft for a night VFR flight than for the same route in day VFR?

a. None
b. 15 minutes more reserve
c. 5 gallons

7. What special equipment must a person have if making a parachute jump at night?

a. Reflective stripes on arms and legs
b. None
c. Light visible for at least three miles

8. If a pilot checks weather reports and finds barometric pressure along the route will exceed 31 inches of mercury, what should be done?

a. Cancel the flight unless an emergency or has waiver
b. Plan a longer takeoff roll
c. Adjust altimeter

9. What danger areas are not noted on aeronautical charts?

a. Military controlled firing areas
b. Space launch areas
c. Military operation areas

10. When approaching for landing, how far should a small aircraft be behind a heavy jet?

a. Three miles
b. Six miles
c. Depends on wind

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