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21) In addition to a valid Airworthiness Certificate, what documents or records must be aboard an aircraft during flight?

a) Aircraft engine and airframe logbooks, and owner's manual.
b) Radio operator's permit, and repair and alteration forms.
c) Operating limitations and Registration Certificate.

C - You must have the registration certificate and operating limitations per FAR 91.203. You don't need to carry the logbooks. Repair and alteration forms are maintained with the logbooks. There is no requirement for a radio operator's permit. However, there is a requirement for a radio station license, if you fly internationally. 

22) A blue-segmented circle on a Sectional Chart depicts which class airspace?

a) Class B.
b) Class C.
c) Class D.

C - Take a look at the sectional. Class D airspace is controlled by a tower, and extends from the ground up to 2,500 AGL. Its lateral limits are depicted by line on the chart. A nearby Class D airspace is Montgomery, AL. Although there are no special pilot requirements, you must establish two way radio communications before entering the airspace.

23) Outside controlled airspace, the minimum flight visibility requirement for a pilot flying VFR above 1,200 feet AGL and below 10,000 feet MSL during daylight hours is:

a) 1 mile.
b) 3 miles.
c) 5 miles.

A - Airman's Information Manual (AIM) lists weather minimums in sections 3-1-4. The visibility is listed in statue miles. You may wish to watch that on a test. 

24) What minimum radio equipment is required for operation within Class C airspace?

a) Two-way radio communications equipment and a 4096-code transponder.
b) Two-way radio communications equipment, a 4096-code transponder, and DME.
c) Two-way radio communications equipment, a 4096-code transponder, and an encoding altimeter.

C - Before entering class C airspace you must establish two-way radio communications, and maintain it while in the airspace. You must also have a automatic altitude reporting transponder. The nearby Class C airspace is Chattanooga, TN. Could you enter the airspace in a glider without an encoding transponder? Yes. You need to establish communication with ATC and receive a clearance to operate in the airspace without a transponder. How is Class C airspace indicated on a chart? Reference AIM section 3-2-4, FAR 91.130, FAR 91.215. By the way, the SSA site shows the answer incorrectly as "A".

25) In which type of airspace are VFR flights prohibited?

a) Class A.
b) Class B.
c) Class C.
A - Aircraft operating in Class A airspace operate under Instrument Flight Rules. The airspace extends from 18,000 feet to Flight Level 600. If you can't go above 18,000 VFR, how can you complete the Diamond altitude task or do high altitude wave soaring? Like most other areas, the term "unless otherwise authorized" applies. ATC permission must be obtained before entering the airspace. Reference AIM section 3-2-2.

26) Who is responsible for determining if an aircraft is in condition for safe flight?

a) A certificated aircraft mechanic.
b) The pilot in command.
c) The owner or operator.

B - FAR 91.7 is specific that the pilot in command is responsible determining the aircraft condition. 

27) Two-way radio communication must be established with the Air Traffic Control facility having jurisdiction over the area prior to entering which class airspace?

a) Class C.
b) Class E.
c) Class G.

A - FAR 91.130 and AIM section 3-2-4 specify that you must establish communications before entering Class C airspace. Class G airspace is uncontrolled airspace. Class E is all controlled airspace outside Class A, B, C, or D. We can enter Class E airspace without communications while on a VFR flight. Class E airspace is where we do most of our soaring. Can you enter Class E airspace without a clearance on an IFR flight?

28) A steady green light signal directed from the control tower to an aircraft in flight is a signal that the pilot:

a) Is cleared to land.
b) Should give way to other aircraft and continue circling.
c) Should return for landing.

A - FAR 91.125 lists ATC light signals. A steady green light while airborne, means "cleared to land". A steady red means, "give way and continue to circle". A flashing green means "return to land and continue approach". It will be followed by a steady green when cleared to land. If you were on the ground, what would a steady green signal mean?

29) Unless otherwise specifically authorized, no person may operate an aircraft with an experimental certificate:

a) Beneath the floor of Class B airspace.
b) Over a densely populated area or in a congested airway.
c) From the primary airport within Class D airspace.

B -  FAR 91.319C

30) The responsibility for ensuring an aircraft is maintained in an airworthy condition is primarily that of the:

a) Pilot in command.
b) Owner or operator.
c) Mechanic who performs the work.

B -  FAR 91.403

31) Which preflight action is specifically required of the pilot prior to each flight?

a) Check the aircraft logbooks for appropriate entries.
b) Become familiar with all available information concerning the flight.
c) Review wake turbulence avoidance procedures.

B -  FAR 91.103

32) An aircraft's annual inspection was performed on July 12, this year. The next annual inspection will be due no later than:

a) July 1, next year.
b) July 13, next year.
c) July 31, next year.

C - The annual inspection is valid until the last day of the month, next year. This is also true for an annual condition inspection for aircraft in the experimental category. FAR 91.409

33) Where may an aircraft's operating limitations be found?

a) On the Airworthiness Certificate.
b) In the current, FAA-approved flight manual, approved manual material, markings, and placards, or any combination thereof.
c) In the aircraft airframe and engine logbooks.

34) If an in-flight emergency requires immediate action, the pilot in command may:

a) Deviate from the FAR~Rs to the extent required to meet the emergency, but must submit a written report to the Administrator within 24 hours.
b) Deviate from the FAR~Rs to the extent required to meet that emergency.
c) Not deviate from the FAR~Rs unless prior to the deviation the Administrator grants approval.

B - In an emergency, the pilot may take any action required to meet the emergency. A report is submitted only if requested.  FAR 91.3

35) The width of a Federal Airway from either side of the centerline is:

a) 4 nautical miles.
b) 6 nautical miles.
c) 8 nautical miles.

A - An airway is 4 NM each side of centerline. Reference a sectional chart

36) According to FARs, the minimum allowable strength of a towline used for an aero tow of a glider having a certificated gross weight of 700 pounds is:

a) 560 pounds.
b) 700 pounds.
c) 1,000 pounds.

A - The minimum allowable strength is 80% of the glider weight.  (.8 X 700) = 560 pounds. FAR 91.309

37) A chair-type parachute must have been packed by a certificated and appropriately rated parachute rigger within the preceding:

a) 90 days.
b) 120 days.
c) 180 days.

B - The primary parachute must be repacked every 120 days. This is one case that the date does not extend to the end of a month. FAR 91.307. 

38) Which aircraft has the right-of-way over all other air traffic?

a) A balloon.
b) An aircraft in distress.
c) An aircraft on final approach to land.

39) What document(s) must be in your personal possession or readily accessible in the aircraft while operating as pilot in command of an aircraft?

a) Certificates showing accomplishment of a checkout in the aircraft and a current biennial flight review.
b) A pilot certificate with an endorsement showing completion of an annual flight review and a pilot logbook showing recency of experience.
c) An appropriate pilot certificate and valid photo I.D.

40) Below FL180, en route weather advisories should be obtained from an FSS on:

a) 122.0 MHz.
b) 122.1 MHz.
c) 123.6 MHz.

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