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Aeronautical Science for Management Midterm
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09/24/2011

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Which of the following is TRUE concerning the need for air traffic controllers in the next decade?
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The need for new controllers will be extremely high due to the large number of controllers eligible for retirement
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The Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) is a partnership between the major airlines and colleges and universities to provide qualified applicants for air traffic control specialists.
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False
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Who is the largest employer of air traffic controllers in the United States?
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
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Who of the following is an FAA employee who, among other jobs, investigates violations of safety regulations?
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Aviation Safety Inspector
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Which of the following is NOT a valid reason for refusing to hire a flight attendant?
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She is so tall that she must bend under overhead bins.
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Which of the following is TRUE about Transportation Security Officers (TSO)?
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They must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. National.
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Which of the following is TRUE concerning the need for pilots in the next 4-5 years?
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The need for new pilots will be extremely high - nearly doubling the number of pilots from today
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Which of the following is NOT a typical training topic for flight attendants?
Emergency procedures
Evacuating an airplane
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The airline reservations system
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Which of the following is TRUE concerning Air Traffic Control Towers in the United States?
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Some towers are operated by private air traffic control companies
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Which of the following is TRUE about the career path of an air traffic controller
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Certified professional controllers must pass a job performance examination twice each year
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Of the following pilots, which has the LOWEST qualifications and the MOST restrictions?
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Sport Pilot
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Which of the following is NOT TRUE about Flight Dispatchers?
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They get flight planning information from the captain and enter it into their system.
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Which of the following is TRUE about an Aircraft Powerplants Mechanic?
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They may work on engine accessories such as starters and generators.
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A private aircraft owner wants to hire a maintenance technician to perform scheduled maintenance and trouble-shooting on her personal aircraft. Which of the following is TRUE?
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The technician must be certified by the FAA for both airframes and powerplants.
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Which of the following is TRUE about Aviation Electronics Technicians (Avionics Technicians)?
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An Aviation Maintenance Technician can also be an Aviation Electronics Technician.
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In order to be pilot-in-command of a typical commercial airliner; a pilot must have, as a MINIMUM:
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an Air Transport Pilot Certificate and a Class I Medical certificate
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Which of the following requires a type rating?
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Only the Eclipse 500 and B-737-800
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In aviation, the majority of safety personnel (investigators, safety analyzers, etc.) are employed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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False
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Which of the following is NOT typical work of a certified A and P Aviation Maintenance Technician?
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modifying airplane radios
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Who of the following is responsible for all aspects of production, from development or selection of manufacturing methods to overseeing day-to-day operations on the factory floor?
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Manufacturing engineers
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The primary purpose of an Air Traffic Controller is
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to separate aircraft to prevent collisions
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Who of the following manages services (aircraft refueling, airframe, engine, and/or instrument repair, flight training, ground school, rentals and charter flights) and sells general aviation products at an airport?
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Fixed Base Operator
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Who of the following analyzes weather data and makes weather reports to the pilot and dispatcher and then works with the flight dispatcher to prepare flight plans?
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Scheduling Coordinator
Flight Dispatcher *
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Who of the following is in charge of all ground and flight operations for his/her airline?
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Station Manager
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Who of the following is an FAA employee who, among other jobs, investigates violations of safety regulations?
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Aviation Safety Inspector
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Which of the following is the primary job of a flight attendant?
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to ensure that safety regulations are followed
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Which of the following is TRUE about aircraft maintenance?
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There is a worldwide shortage of aviation maintenance technicians.
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According to the Pilot's Code of Ethics, which of the following is a pilot's first and greatest responsibility?
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your passengers; their safety, comfort, and well-being
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Which statement relates to Bernoulli's principle?
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Air traveling faster over the curved upper surface of an airfoil causes lower pressure on the top surface.
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An aircraft wing is designed to produce lift resulting from
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positive air pressure below the wing's surface and negative air pressure above the wing's surface.
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If severe turbulence is encountered, the aircraft's airspeed should be reduced to
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maneuvering speed.
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The direct cause of every stall is excessive
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angle of attack.
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Maximum gliding distance of an aircraft is obtained when
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induced drag and parasite drag are equal.
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What must a pilot be aware of as a result of ground effect?
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Induced drag decreases; therefore, any excess speed at the point of flare may cause considerable floating.
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What effect, if any, does high humidity have on aircraft performance?
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It decreases performance.
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The use of a slot in the leading edge of the wing enables an airplane to land at a slower speed because it
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delays the stall to a higher angle of attack.
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During an approach to a stall, an increased load factor will cause the airplane to
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stall at a higher airspeed.
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An airplane has a normal stalling speed of 60 knots but is forced into an accelerated stall at twice that speed. What maximum load factor will result from this maneuver?
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4 G
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What determines the longitudinal stability of an airplane?
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The location of the CG with respect to the center of lift.
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The angle of attack at which an airfoil stalls will
Definition
remain the same regardless of gross weight.
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While holding the angle of bank constant in a level turn, if the rate of turn is varied the load factor would
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remain constant regardless of air density and the resultant lift vector.
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The left turning tendency of an airplane caused by P-factor is the result of the
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propeller blade descending on the right, producing more thrust than the ascending blade on the left.
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As airspeed increases in level flight, total drag of an aircraft becomes greater than the total drag produced at the maximum lift/drag speed because of the
Definition
increase in parasite drag.
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Which basic flight maneuver increases the load factor on an airplane as compared to straight-and-level flight?
Definition
Turns
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Which is the best technique for minimizing the wing-load factor when flying in severe turbulence?
Definition
Set power and trim to obtain an airspeed at or below maneuvering speed, maintain wings level, and accept variations of airspeed and altitude.
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When does P-factor cause the airplane to yaw to the left?
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When at high angles of attack.
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What is the relationship of lift, drag, thrust, and weight when the airplane is in straight-and-level flight?
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Lift equals weight and thrust equals drag.
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In what flight condition is torque effect the greatest in a single-engine airplane?
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Low airspeed, high power, high angle of attack
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The four forces acting on an airplane in flight are
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lift, weight, thrust, and drag.
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What force makes an airplane turn?
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The horizontal component of lift.
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During a steady climb, the angle of climb depends on
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excess thrust.
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Propeller slip is the difference between the
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geometric pitch and the effective pitch of the propeller.
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Load factor is the lift generated by the wings of an aircraft at any given time
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divided by the total weight of the aircraft.
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Changes in the center of pressure of a wing affect the aircraft's
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aerodynamic balance and controllability.
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The capability of an aircraft to respond to a pilot's inputs, especially with regard to flight path and attitude, is
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controllability
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Which action will result in a stall?
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Exceeding the critical angle of attack.
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Lift produced by an airfoil is the net force developed perpendicular to the
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relative wind.
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As altitude increases, the indicated airspeed at which a given airplane stalls in a particular configuration will
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remain the same regardless of altitude.
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If an increase in power tends to make the nose of an airplane rise, this is the result of the
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line of thrust being below the center of gravity.
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During the transition from straight-and-level flight to a climb, the angle of attack is increased and lift
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Momentarily increases
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If the aircraft's nose remains in the new position after the elevator control is pressed forward and released, the aircraft displays
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neutral static stability.
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As a result of gyroscopic precession, it can be said that any
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yawing around the vertical axis results in a pitching moment.
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The angle of attack at which an airplane wing stalls will
Definition
remain the same regardless of gross weight.
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The reason for variations in geometric permits a relatively constant angle of attack along its length when in cruising flight.
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permits a relatively constant angle of attack along its length when in cruising flight.
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If the aircraft's nose initially tends to return to its original position after the elevator control is pressed forward and released, the aircraft displays
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positive static stability.
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The need to slow an aircraft below VA is brought about by the following weather phenomenon:
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Turbulence which causes an increase in stall speed.
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An airplane said to be inherently stable will
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require less effort to control.
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As airspeed decreases in level flight below that speed for maximum lift/drag ratio, total drag of an airplane
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increases because of increased induced drag.
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The tendency of an aircraft to develop forces that further remove the aircraft from its original position, when disturbed from a condition of steady flight, is known as
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static instability.
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What causes an airplane (except a T-tail) to pitch nose down when power is reduced and controls are not adjusted?
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The downwash on the elevators from the propeller slipstream is reduced and elevator effectiveness is reduced.
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What is the relationship of lift, drag, thrust, and weight when the airplane is in straight-and-level flight?
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Lift equals weight and thrust equals drag.
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When are the four forces that act on an airplane in equilibrium?
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During unaccelerated flight.
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The tendency of an aircraft to develop forces which restore it to its original condition, when disturbed from a condition of steady flight, is known as
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Stability
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Why does increasing speed also increase lift?
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The increased impact of the relative wind on an airfoil's lower surface creates a greater amount of air being deflected downward.
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The angle of attack of a wing directly controls the
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distribution of positive and negative pressure acting on the wing.
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An airplane would have a tendency to nose up and have an inherent tendency to enter a stalled condition when the center of pressure is
Definition
forward of the center of gravity.
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The purpose of aircraft wing dihedral angle is to
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increase lateral stability.
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The three axes of an aircraft intersect at the
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center of gravity.
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The resistance, or skin friction, due to the viscosity of the air as it passes along the surface of a wing is called
Definition
Profile drag
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The term 'angle of attack' is defined as the angle
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between the wing chord line and the relative wind.
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The angle between the chord line of an airfoil and the relative wind is known as the angle of
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attack
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A good safety management system should have
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A safety reporting culture where members are willing to contribute to the organization's knowledge base
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In a United States' airline, safety management is quality management shared by
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the airline management teams
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Safety Management Systems are most effective when
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they include business operations and government oversight
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Which of the following is TRUE about Advisory Circular 120-92, "Introduction to Safety Management Systems for Air Operators"?
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It is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation
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Which of the following is NOT TRUE about Advisory Circular 120-92, "Introduction to Safety Management Systems for Air Operators"?
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It covers the mandatory requirements for developing and implementing an SMS
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In a Systems Approach to safety management, safety outcomes are desired from:
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All of the above
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Which of the following is the BEST evidence of a good Safety Culture in a company?
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An effective employee safety reporting system
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A company should be willing to invest in an SMS that could
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provide a system to control risk in operations
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In an airline, responsibility and authority is maintained by
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Job descriptions
Term
Title: M6-LOB6-2CO
In an airline, safety is maintained by procedures which are contained in
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Operating manuals
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In the Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS), depicted below, which are considered management functions?
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Plan and Act
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An action to eliminate or mitigate the cause or reduce the effects of an undesirable situation is
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Preventive action
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A risk unintentionally created as a consequence of safety risk controls is
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substitute risk
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A scheduled, formal review conducted by the organization being reviewed is
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an internal audit
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A near miss episode with minor consequences that could have resulted in greater loss is a(n)
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incident
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An unplanned event that results in death, injury, or loss of equipment is a(n)
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accident
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If an organization is to remain financially viable while controlling safety risk, operations systems (Production) and safety systems (Protection) must be operated
Definition
in harmony by a coordinated management function
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Who is primarily responsible for safety management (Protection)?
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The aviation service provider
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Concerning production in aviation systems,
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the operator and the oversight organization must know both the operation and the safety hazards and risks
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Which of the following is used to ensure that safety control is happening?
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Supervisors monitor the accomplishment of tasks
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Which of the following is NOT an SMS safety assurance method?
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Training new personnel on system safety
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Standard risk analysis should have
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likelihood of occurrence and severity of the mishap
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In regard to a safety culture, a "learning culture" means
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information in reports, audits, and investigations is used to improve the system
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The primary purpose of the safety assurance process is to
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assess the continued effectiveness of risk controls
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In regard to a safety culture, a "reporting culture" means
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the willingness of employees to contribute to the organization's knowledge base
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The SMS Standard is written as a functional requirements document that stresses
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what functions the organization must accomplish
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In a lab, a toxic and effective solvent is used to clean grease from an aircraft component. Which of the following is the MOST effective way to control this hazard?
Definition
Switch to a non-toxic solvent, even if it is not as effective
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When risk is assessed as unacceptable,

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an intervention should be designed to eliminate the hazard
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Which of the following is the LEAST effective way to control a hazard?
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Change procedures to avoid the hazard or to reduce the risk.
Term
In regard to a safety culture, a "just culture" means
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employees have the confidence that the organization will treat them fairly
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In an aircraft manufacturing or maintenance operation, who is primarily responsible for safety management?
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The top management
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The primary function of FAA oversight is to
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control safety risks
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In a systems safety environment, how many safety management systems should exist?
Definition
Two - The FAA's and the Operators Safety Management Systems
Term
Which of the following is NOT a voluntary safety program?
Definition
Hazardous Material Reporting (HAZMAT)
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Which of the following is NOT an oversight responsibility of the FAA?
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Audit of operational budgets
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If an ATC transponder installed in an aircraft has not been tested, inspected, and found to comply with regulations within a specified period, what is the limitation on its use?
Definition
Its use is not permitted
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Which is correct concerning preventive maintenance, when accomplished by a pilot?
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A record of preventive maintenance must be entered in the maintenance records
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Which is true relating to Airworthiness Directives (ADs)?
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Noncompliance with ADs renders an aircraft un-airworthy.
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A new maintenance record being used for an aircraft engine rebuilt by the manufacturer must include previous
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changes as required by Airworthiness Directives.
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Aircraft maintenance records must include the current status of the
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life-limited parts of each airframe, engine, propeller, rotor, and appliance.
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Completion of an annual inspection and the return of an aircraft to service should always be indicated by
Definition
the appropriate entries in the aircraft maintenance records.
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If an instrument on a multiengine airplane is inoperative, which document dictates whether the flight may continue en route?
Definition
Certificate holder's manual
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Assuring compliance with airworthiness directives is the responsibility of the
Definition
owner or operator of the aircraft.
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If an aircraft's operation in flight was substantially affected by an alteration or repair, the aircraft documents must show that it was test flown and approved for return to service by an appropriately rated pilot prior to being flown
Definition
with passengers aboard.
Term
If the certification category of an airplane is listed as "utility," it means the airplane is intended for which maneuvers?
Definition
All non-acrobatic maneuvers plus limited acrobatics including spins
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Who is primarily responsible for maintaining an aircraft in an airworthy condition?
Definition
Owner or operator of the aircraft
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Assuring compliance with an Airworthiness Directive is the responsibility of the
Definition
owner or operator of that aircraft.
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With respect to the certification of aircraft, which is a category of aircraft?
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Airplane, rotorcraft, glider.
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May a pilot operate an aircraft that is not in compliance with an Airworthiness Directive (AD)?
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Yes, if allowed by the AD
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Under FAR Part 91, who is primarily responsible for maintaining an aircraft in airworthy condition?
Definition
Owner or operator
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What should an owner or operator know about Airworthiness Directives (AD's)?
Definition
They are mandatory.
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Regulations which refer to the "operational control" of a flight are in relation to
Definition
exercising authority over initiating, conducting, or terminating a flight.
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A standard airworthiness certificate remains in effect as long as the aircraft receives
Definition
required maintenance and inspections.
Term
Regulations which refer to "operate" relate to that person who
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causes the aircraft to be used or authorizes its use.
Term
With respect to the certification of aircraft, which is a class of aircraft?
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normal, utility, acrobatic
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Regulations which refer to "commercial operators" relate to that person who
Definition
for compensation or hire, engages in the carriage by aircraft in air commerce of persons or property, other than as an air carrier.
Term
An ATC transponder is not to be used unless it has been tested, inspected, and found to comply with regulations within the preceding
Definition
24 calendar months
Term
If an ATC transponder installed in an aircraft has not been tested, inspected, and found to comply with regulations within a specified period, what is the limitation on its use?
Definition
Its use is not permitted.
Term
Preventive maintenance has been performed on an aircraft. What paperwork is required?
Definition
The date the work was completed, and the name of the person who did the work must be entered in the airframe and engine logbook.
Term
An aircraft operated for hire with passengers aboard has a 100-hour inspection performed after 90 hours in service. The next 100-hour inspection would be due after
Definition
100 hours' time in service.
Term
Which operation would be described as preventive maintenance?
Definition
Servicing landing gear wheel bearings.
Term
If an aircraft's operation in flight was substantially affected by an alteration or repair, the aircraft documents must show that it was test flown and approved for return to service by an appropriately-rated pilot prior to being operated
Definition
with passengers aboard.
Term
What regulation allows a private pilot to perform preventive maintenance?
Definition
14 CFR Part 43.7.
Term
Who may perform preventive maintenance on an aircraft and approve it for return to service?
Definition
Private or Commercial pilot
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During the preflight inspection who is responsible for determining the aircraft is safe for flight?
Definition
The pilot in command.
Term
Which is true concerning required maintenance inspections?
Definition
An annual inspection may be substituted for a 100-hour inspection.
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An aircraft carrying passengers for hire has been on a schedule of inspection every 100 hours of time in service. Under which condition, if any, may that aircraft be operated beyond 100 hours without a new inspection?
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The 100-hour limitation may be exceeded by not more than 10 hours if necessary to reach a place at which the inspection can be done.
Term
Which operation would be described as preventive maintenance?
Definition
Replenishing hydraulic fluid.
Term
After an annual inspection has been completed and the aircraft has been returned to service, an appropriate notation should be made
Definition
in the aircraft maintenance records.
Term
Which is prohibited if the aircraft being used has not had a 100-hour inspection or annual inspection within the preceding 100 hours of time in service?
Definition
Giving flight instruction for hire
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How should an aircraft preflight inspection be accomplished for the first flight of the day?
Definition
Thorough and systematic means recommended by the manufacturer.
Term
What is the maximum time period during which a person may use an ATC transponder after it has been tested and inspected?
Definition
24 calendar months
Term
An aircraft's last annual inspection was performed on July 12, this year. The next annual inspection will be due no later than
Definition
July 31, next year.
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If an airplane category is listed as utility, it would mean that this airplane could be operated in which of the following maneuvers?
Definition
Limited acrobatics, including spins (if approved)