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  • sample questions of the written exam

  • Here are just a few questions out of the written exam for private pilots. This is just for fun, so don't worry if you can't answer them. But if you are already a pilot, you should know them all. Are you ready? Then here we go :

    1. The four forces acting on an airplane in flight are
       A-- lift, weight, thrust and drag
       B-- lift, weight, gravity and thrust
       C-- lift, gravity, power and friction
    2. One of the main functions of flaps during approach and landing is to
       A-- decrease the angle of descent without increasing
              the airspeed
       B-- permit a touchdown at higher indicated
       C-- increase the angle of descent without increasing
              the airspeed
    3. An ATC radar facility issues the following advisory to a pilot flying 
       north in a calm wind: "TRAFFIC 9 O'CLOCK, 2 MILES, SOUTHBOUND..."
       Where should the pilot look for this traffic?
       A-- South
       B-- North
       C-- West
    4. How does frost affect the lifting surfaces of an airplane on 
       A-- Frost may prevent the airplane from becoming
              airborne at normal takeoff speed.
       B-- Frost will change the camber of the wing,
              increasing lift during takeoff.
       C-- Frost may cause the airplane to become
              airborne with a lower angle of attack at a lower 
              indicated airspeed.

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