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Pilot Quiz

Whether flying regularly or getting back in the air after an extended period, it is smart to bone up on essential legal and safety measures. These questions will test your memory and perhaps suggest some refresher study.

1. Hypoxia usually does not occur in a normally healthy person below what altitude?

a. 15,000 feet
b. 12,000 feet
c. 9,000 feet

2. The FAA defines a near mid-air collision as when two or more aircraft come closer than what distance?

a. One-half mile
b. 500 feet
c. One mile

3. The Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) contains safety information. How frequently are changes/additions published?

a. Twice yearly
b. Every 60 days
c. Annually

4. After several months of not using your airplane, you find the emergency locator transmitter is inoperative. You plan a flight to a repair facility. Can you take a friend along?

a. Yes
b. Yes, if flight is VFR
c. Only if the person is a required crew member

5. What is the meaning of "Step Taxi?"

a. Taxi a float plane at full power
b. Taxi an aircraft at periods of stepped-up speeds
c. Substituting a different airplane on an air taxi flight plan

6. If radio failure is experienced while on an IFR flight plan but VFR conditions exist, the pilot should:

a. Continue to destination
b. Squawk 7600 on transponder and continue
c. Continue VFR and land as soon as practical

7. You read a weather report that has these letters: TSRA VC IAD. It means:

a. Terminal Scan Radar Advisory Various Clouds Dulles Airport
b. Thunderstorm with Moderate Rain Vicinity Dulles
c. The Snow Rapidly Accumulating VOR Cleared Dulles

8. When operating as pilot in command, what must be in your possession besides your pilot license?

a. Nothing
b. Current medical certificate and acceptable photo ID
c. Current medical certificate

9. If piloting an unpressurized aircraft, you are required to have supplemental oxygen if flying between 12,500 feet and 15,000 feet for how long?

a. One hour
b. Always
c. 30 minutes

10. When air-checking two VORs, what is the maximum permissible variation between the two indicated bearings?

a. 6 degrees
b. 4 degrees
c. 8 degrees

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