Q1. According to the Centers for Disease Control, if an airline passenger is in the coughing stage of influenza, the virus will be spread to what percentage of the other passengers and crew aboard that flight?
--> No idea, but I'll go with 25%
. A pilot approaches a small house while flying over an otherwise flat, featureless desert. It is legal for him to fly 400 feet abeam the house at an altitude of 400 feet agl?
--> hum..... No, think 500ft is the number.
. The most direct and adverse effect of humidity on aircraft performance is:
a. Reduced lift.
b. Reduced propeller thrust.
c. Reduced horsepower.
d. Increased drag.
--> well, I'll go with increased drag... Thinking air density!
. Why does it appear to the casual observer (standing to the side and at some distance) that a departing Boeing 747 climbs at a slower airspeed than a smaller jet departing at the same speed and climb angle?
--> because of it's size! Plane lengths or stationary object, it all comes down to size!
. A pilot flying a jet airplane at high altitude for long periods of time could be concerned about freezing:
b. Hydraulic fluid.
d. None of the above.
--> Fuel. Ever heard of Fuel/oil heat exchangers anyone? Water in fuel might freeze at altitude.
. What causes a reciprocating engine to backfire?
--> Lean fuel air mixture. Flame front is slower, continues through the exhaust manifold.
. Why is the abbreviation for coordinated universal time UTC
instead of CUT?
--> Because it's based on French abbreviation, not English. (had to look-up this one on the net...)
Q8. Why is the pilot's compartment of an airplane referred to as a cockpit?
--> I have no idea... GoBoeing's explanation makes sense, I guess...
. A pilot drains a sample from a wing tank containing an approximately equal mixture of 80/87 octane (red dye) and 100/130 octane (blue dye) fuel. The sample will have the appearance of:
b. Jet A fuel.
c. 80/87 octane fuel.
d. 100/130 octane fuel.
-->Isn't 100/130 green? Blue is for 100LL. Anyways, not to good in painting, have no idea what red and green/blue will make. I'll go with JET A, colorless.
Q10. True or False: The decision height for an ILS approach to Kennedy Airport is 13,510 feet.
Hope I pass