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Pilot Quiz

1. When may a pilot place "DVRSN" in the remarks section of a flight plan?

a. When route will be Direct VOR System Navigation.
b. Only if requesting priority handling as result of diversion for reason beyond control of pilot.
c. When pilot wants ATC to divert route in event of weather problems.

2. When flying from low pressure to high pressure area, the altimeter will read:

a. Lower than actual altitude.
b. Actual altitude.
c. Higher than actual altitude.

3. On an ILS approach with a sidestep, you should begin the sidestep:

a. When told by ATC.
b. When runway environment is in sight.
c. At decision altitude.

4. Representatives of the FAA, federal, state, and local law officers, and the NTSB can require you to show your flight certificates. Who else?

a. Department of Transportation
b. State Aviation officials
c. Transportation Security Administration

5. What is ODP?

a. Obstacle Departure Procedure
b. Off-course Distance Plotter
c. Opposite Direction Procedure

6. How long may a pilot operate at cabin pressure altitudes between 12,500 and 14,000 ft. (MSL) without supplemental oxygen?

a. Never
b. 15 minutes
c. 30 minutes

7. What happened on November 1, 1973 affecting holders of free balloon certificates or holders of rotorcraft, lighter-than-air, helicopter, and autogiro ratings without associated class ratings?

a. They had to get new photo IDs.
b. Their certificates became obsolete and no longer valid.
c. They had to take written exams on new regulations.

8. If flight visibility is less than prescribed in standard instrument approach procedure, may a pilot continue to land?

a. Never
b. Only if ATC approves.
c. Yes, if a military aircraft.

9. What U.S. Army officer was court marshaled because of his actions supporting air power?

a. John Pershing
b. Billy Mitchell
c. Eddie Rickenbacker

10. Who made the first non-stop transpacific flight?

a. Clyde Pangborn
b. Amelia Earhart
c. Glenn Curtiss

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