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Quiz: Can You Answer These 6 Private Pilot Checkride Questions?

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Let's get this checkride started...


  1. 1) You're flying a night cross country, and you're looking for the airport beacon at your destination (which is a civilian airport). What colors will the beacon be?

    A civilian airport beacon is alternating green/white.

    A civilian airport beacon is alternating green/white.

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  2. 2) You're flying into Northwest Florida airport in a Piper Cub. Do you need a transponder to land at the airport?

    You don't need a transponder to operate in Class D airspace. And when the airport flips over to Class E airspace at night, you don't need a transponder then, either.

    You don't need a transponder to operate in Class D airspace. And when the airport flips over to Class E airspace at night, you don't need a transponder then, either.

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  3. 3) The 4 lights on the side of the runway are called ______.
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    These are called PAPI, or Precision Approach Path Indicator lights.

    These are called PAPI, or Precision Approach Path Indicator lights.

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  4. 4) What happens to air temperature as it passes through the Venturi of a carburetor?

    It gets colder, because the air speeds up and pressure decreases. Because of this, there's a chance of moisture from the air freezing and causing carb ice.

    It gets colder, because the air speeds up and pressure decreases. Because of this, there's a chance of moisture from the air freezing and causing carb ice.

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  5. 5) What's the minimum weather a pilot needs for Special VFR?

    1SM visibility, and clear of clouds.

    1SM visibility, and clear of clouds.

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  6. 6) VFR cruising altitudes are based on:

    FAR 91.159 specifies altitudes by magnetic course.

    FAR 91.159 specifies altitudes by magnetic course.

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That was a tough checkride...

You scored %. Looks like you didn't pass today. Better luck next time.

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That checkride was a bit rocky, but you made it through...

You scored %. It wasn't pretty, but you passed. Nice work.

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Nice work, you flew through that checkride.

You scored %. Well done.

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Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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