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61) Prior to entering an Airport Advisory Area, a pilot should:

a) Monitor ATIS for weather and traffic advisories.
b) Contact approach control for vectors to the traffic pattern.
c) Contact the local FSS for airport and traffic advisories.

62) When operating under VFR below 18,000 feet MSL, unless otherwise authorized, what transponder code should be selected?

a) 1200.
b) 7600.
c) 7700.

63) The normal radius of the outer area of Class C airspace is:

a) 5 nautical miles.
b) 15 nautical miles.
c) 20 nautical miles.

64) Who is primarily responsible for maintaining an aircraft in airworthy condition?

a) Owner or operator.
b) Pilot-in-command.
c) Mechanic.

65) How many Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites are required to yield a three dimensional position (latitude, longitude, and altitude) and time solution?

a) 4.
b) 5.
c) 6.

66) The correct method of stating 4,500 feet MSL to ATC is:


67) What is the maximum altitude at which a constant flow oxygen system should be used?

a) 25,000 feet.
b) 32,000 feet.
c) 40,000 feet.

68) When two aircraft are approaching head on, each shall alter its course in which direction?

a) To the left.
b) Only the first to see the other need take avoiding action to the right.
c) To the right.

69) When two aircraft are converging at approximately the same height, which has the right of way?

a) The aircraft to the other's right, has right of way.
b) The aircraft on the left.
c) Neither. Both must take avoiding action.

70) You are unfortunate enough to require urgent medical assistance after a field landing accident. Your radio has remained serviceable. Which frequency should be used to make your Mayday call?

a) That of the nearest airfield.
b) 119.0 MHZ.
c) 121.5 MHZ but in the event of no reply, any other frequency.

71) Prior to starting each maneuver, pilots should:

a) Check altitude, airspeed, and heading indications.
b) Visually scan the entire area for collision avoidance.
c) Announce their intentions on the nearest CTAF.

72) Which V-speed represents maneuvering speed?

a) Va.
b) Vlo.
c) Vne.

73) What is one recommended method for locating thermals?

a) Fly an ever-increasing diameter circular path.
b) Maintain a straight track downwind.
c) Look for converging streamers of dust or smoke.

74) On which side of a large, plowed farm field, surrounded by vegetation, should a pilot find a thermal?

a) On the side facing the Sun.
b) On the downwind side.
c) Exactly over the center.

75) What is a recommended procedure for entering a dust devil for soaring?

a) Enter above 500 feet and circle the edge in the same direction as the rotation.
b) Enter below 500 feet and circle the edge opposite the direction of rotation.
c) Enter at or above 500 feet and circle the edge opposite the direction of rotation.

76) 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 a higher indicated airspeed.
c) Increase the angle of descent without increasing the airspeed.

77) A pilot unintentionally enters a steep diving spiral to the left. What is the proper way to recover from this attitude without overstressing the glider?

a) Apply up-elevator pressure to raise the nose.
b) Apply more up-elevator pressure and then use right aileron pressure to control the overbanking tendency.
c) Relax the back stick pressure and shallow the bank; then apply up-elevator pressure until the nose has been raised to the desired position.

78) The numbers 9 and 27 on a runway indicate that the runway is oriented approximately:

a) 009 and 027 true.
b) 090 and 270 true.
c) 090 and 270 magnetic.

79) How can you determine if another aircraft is on a collision course with your aircraft?

a) The other aircraft will always appear to get larger and closer at a rapid rate.
b) The nose of each aircraft is pointed at the same point in space.
c) There will be no apparent relative motion between your aircraft and the other aircraft.

80) What is the approximate proper airspeed to use when flying between thermals on a cross-country flight against a headwind?

a) The best lift/drag speed increased by one-half the estimated wind velocity.
b) The minimum sink speed increased by one-half the estimated wind velocity.
c) The best lift/drag speed with no regard to wind velocity.


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