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Pre Area Solo Exam


an aircraft fitted with a piston engine must be fuelled with:


what colour is AVGAS 100ll?

- blue

the carburettor heat can be used as:

- an anti-icing action (ice prevention), a deicing action (ice removal) and an alternate supply of air to the engine

should ice form in your carburettor and you have a small reduction in MP, rpm or airspeed, you should:

- apply carburettor heat, full on

ice that forms on the engine air filter is known as:

- impact ice

what common action should be taken if impact or throttle icing occurs?

- apply carburettor heat

after flying for some time, the centre-zero ammeter shows almost zero (just a small n positive indication). this would mean:

- that the battery is fully charged and the system is working normally

if the alternator fails, the electrical system will receive its power from:

- the battery

should the alternator fail and the battery power be consumed:

- most of the engine instruments would stop working

excessive priming of an engine for start can:

- increase the risk of a manifold fire during start

aircraft fuel tanks require a vent, the purpose of which is to:
- allow the pressure inside the tank to equalise with the outside pressure

aircraft spark plugs may become fouled with a build up of lead from the fuel, if the engine is operated for any length of time at a:
- low power setting with a rich mixture

if you set the altimeter to QNH, the instrument should read:
- vertical distance AMSL

the red radial line on the airspeed indicator  represents the:
- never exceed speed

rotation about the longitudinal axis is referred to as:
- rolling, effected by ailerons

the tendency of an aircraft to return to its original condition when disturbed from straight and level flight is
known as:
- stability

during a climbing turn you must be careful of:
- the tendency to over bank the aircraft as the horizon is not always obvious

how is the aircraft's performance affected by mud or minor damage on the surface of the wings?
- lift is decreased and drag is increased

a blockage of the static system would likely be corrected by applying:
- alternate static on

during your take off roll, the airspeed indicator remains at zero. you should:
- abort the take off

if after landing, you find one brake is not working, you should:

- allow your aircraft to slow using most of the runway, taxi clear of the landing area and radio for assistance on the ground frequency

for proper internal cooling the engine must have:

- circulating oil at a pressure within a permissible range

if you encounter gusting wind in the circuit, what speed would you try to maintain on the final approach?

- about 5 to 10 kt above normal approach speed depending upon the strength of the gusts

after start, engine oil pressure must reach normal operating pressure (the green sector) within:

- 30 seconds

while taxiing, you notice another aircraft is approaching you on the same taxiway from the opposite direction, you should:

- move to the right and stop if necessary

an aircraft will stall:

- at the same indicated airspeed as altitude increases

when considering the hazards of wake turbulence, the wing tip vortices trailing behind large aeroplanes in flight:

- are most severe when the large aeroplane is at low speed during climbs or approaches for landings

for proper cooling the engine must have:

- the correct mixture setting for that operation, correct quantity of oil in the engine and the correct amount of cooling airflow around the engine

denonation occurs in a reciprocating engine when:

- the charge explodes instead of just burning

although the master switch is off, before leaving an aircraft a pilot must also ensure that the magneto switch is off. the reason for this is:

- the magneto switch is independent of aircraft power and the engine could start if the propeller was turned