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A Five-Minute Review - What do you remember?

by H. Dean Chamberlain

The following information is basic flight 101. Do you know the answers? References to Title 14 Code of Fed­eral Regulations (14 CFR) are noted. Answers are below.

1.      What is the number of days for a VOR operational check? Within:

A.      10 days
B.      20 days
C.      30 days
D.      40 days

[14 CFR section 91.171(a)(2)]

2.       Which of the following is the correct VFR cruising altitude when operating below 18,000 feet MSL and on a magnetic course of zero degrees through 179 degrees above 3,000 feet above the surface unless otherwise authorized by ATC?

A.      3,000 feet
B.      3,500 feet
C.      4,000 feet
D.      4,500 feet

[14 CFR section 91.159(a)(1)]

3.       What is the fuel requirement for an airplane in day VFR conditions after the first point of intended landing, assuming normal cruising speed?

A.      20 minutes
B.      30 minutes
C.      45 minutes
D.      60 minutes

[14 CFR section 91.151(a)(1)]

4.      What is the basic flight visibility for VFR weather minimums in Class E airspace less than 10,000 feet MSL?

A.      Not Applicable
B.      1 statute mile
C.      3 statute miles
D.      5 statute miles

[14 CFR section 91.155(a)

5.      What is the regulation dealing with flight restrictions regarding the President, Vice President or other public figures?

A.      91.133
B.      91.137
C.      91.141
D.      91.145

6.      What does a flashing red ATC light signal mean to an aircraft on the surface?

A.      Cleared to takeoff
B.      Stop
C.      Exercise extreme caution
D.      Taxi clear of runway in use

[14 CFR section 91.125]

7.      Rank the following aircraft according to right-of-way rules: airship; powered parachute; glider; and balloon

A.      Airship, powered parachute, glider, balloon
B.      Powered parachute, airship, balloon, glider
C.      Glider, balloon, airship, powered parachute
D.      Balloon, glider, airship, powered parachute

[14 CFR section 91.113(d)]

8.      How close may an aircraft be operated to a vessel over open water?

A.      100 feet
B.      500 feet
C.      1,000 feet
D.      1,500 feet

[14 CFR section 91.119(c)]

9.      May a pilot of an experimental aircraft carry persons or property for compensation or hire?

A.      Yes
B.      No
C.      Situational Dependent

[14 CFR section 91.319(a)(2)]

10.      Who is primarily responsible for maintaining an aircraft in an airworthy condition?

A.      Pilot
B.      Owner
C.      Operator
D.      Lessee

[14 CFR section 91.403(a)]

11.      What is the normal test and inspection period for a required ATC transponder?

A.      12 calendar months
B.      18 calendar months
C.      24 calendar months
D.      36 calendar months

[14 CFR section 91.413(a)]

12.      What is the minimum amount of flight time required for a flight review?

A.      1 hour
B.      2 hours
C.      3 hours
D.      As required

[14 CFR section 61.56(a)]

13.      How many takeoffs and landings must a pilot make in a tailwheel aircraft of the same category, class, and type, if a type rating is required, to be pilot in command carrying passengers in that aircraft?

A.      1 within 30 days
B.      1 within 60 days to a full stop
C.      3 within 90 days
D.      3 within 90 days to a full stop

[14 CFR section 61.57(a)(ii)]

14.      Can a private pilot act as pilot in command of an aircraft that is carrying passengers or property for compensation or hire?

A.      Yes
B.      No

[14 CFR section 61.113(a)]

15.      What percentage of the cost of fuel, oil, airport expenditures, or rental fees must a private pilot pay when sharing the cost of a flight with passengers?

A.      None
B.      Fair share
C.      Pro rata share
D.      Half

[14 CFR section 61.113(c)]

16.      When flying on the east coast of the United States in the mid-Atlantic area, what is the single most important document/s a pilot can read?

A.      The Washington DC ADIZ NOTAMS
B.      The Washington DC ADIZ NOTAMS
C.      The Washington DC ADIZ NOTAMS
D.      The Washington DC ADIZ NOTAMS

17.      What transponder code must never be used within the Washington ADIZ?

A.      1200
B.      1200
C.      1200
D.      1200

[Washington D.C./D.C. Metropoli­tan ADIZ and FRZ NOTAM Effective 0500 UTC August 30, 2007. Section 2., D.C. Metropolitan Air Defense Identification Zone (DC ADIZ) Section 2, Part I, Number 6]

18.      What is the approximate radius of the Washington DC ADIZ from the surface up to but not including Flight Level (FL) 180?

A.      20 NM of 385134N/0770211W of the DCA VOR/DME
B.      30 NM of 385134N/0770211W of the DCA VOR/DME
C.      40 NM of 385134N/0770211W of the DCA VOR/DME
D.      50 NM of 385134N/0770211W of the DCA VOR/DME

[Washington D.C./D.C. Metropoli­tan ADIZ and FRZ NOTAM Effective 0500 UTC August 30, 2007. Section 2., D.C. Metropolitan Air Defense Identification Zone (DC ADIZ) Section 2]

19.      What is the maximum indicated VFR outer speed restriction beyond the Washington ADIZ out to 60 NM, if capable?

A.      200 Knots
B.      220 Knots
C.      230 Knots
D.      250 Knots

[Washington D.C./D.C. Metropoli­tan ADIZ and FRZ NOTAM Effective 0500 UTC August 30, 2007. Section 2., D.C. Metropolitan Air Defense Identification Zone (DC ADIZ) Section 4]

20.      On a sectional chart Legend, what does “RP*” mean under Airport Data?

A.      Reporting Point
B.      Radar Point
C.      Recreational Pilots Prohibited
D.      Right Pattern with Special Conditions

[Sectional Chart Legend]

Answers to the Five-Minute Review

  1. C
  2. B
  3. B
  4. C
  5. C
  6. D
  7. D
  8. B
  9. B
  10. B&C
  11. C
  12. A
  13. D
  14. B
  15. C
  16. A-B-C-D
  17. A-B-C-D
  18. B
  19. C
  20. D