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Quiz: Can You Pass A Private Pilot Checkride?

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It's not an easy one...

  1. 1) You are in a Cessna 172 departing out of West Palm Beach, FL (KPBI), which is 20' MSL. The current ATIS at KPBI is:

    KPBI 091853Z 26013G21 10 SM BKN030 OVC045 18/16 A2959

    What is the pressure altitude using the current ATIS?

    The determine pressure altitude, subtract the current altimeter setting from standard, multiply by 1,000' (each inch in barometric pressure equates to about 1,000') and add/subtract with field elevation. So, 29.92 - 29.59 = 0.33 x 1,000' = 330' + 20" = PA 350' MSL.

    The determine pressure altitude, subtract the current altimeter setting from standard, multiply by 1,000' (each inch in barometric pressure equates to about 1,000') and add/subtract with field elevation. So, 29.92 - 29.59 = 0.33 x 1,000' = 330' + 20" = PA 350' MSL.

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  2. 2) Your examiner points to a random Class D airport on a sectional chart and asks you what speed restrictions apply to this airport, you say...

    When approaching a Class D airport within 4 NM and at or below 2,500' AGL you can't exceed 200 knots.

    When approaching a Class D airport within 4 NM and at or below 2,500' AGL you can't exceed 200 knots.

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  3. 3) The FAA allows certificated pilots to perform certain preventative maintenance tasks. What would not be an example of preventative maintenance?

    Repairing a crack in a propeller is the only item listed that is not considered preventative maintenance. 

    Repairing a crack in a propeller is the only item listed that is not considered preventative maintenance. 

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  4. 4) Your examiner describes a scenario where you fly friends around downtown Chicago. During the flight, you must remain _______ and ________ from the highest obstacle.

    Downtown Chicago would be considered a congested area, so you must maintain 1,000' above the highest obstacle within a 2,000' horizontal radius.

    Downtown Chicago would be considered a congested area, so you must maintain 1,000' above the highest obstacle within a 2,000' horizontal radius.

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  5. 5) What happens after a cold front passes?

    There are a lot of meteorological changes that happen when a cold front passes. Typical changes include pressure changes, wind shift and a decrease in air temperature.

    There are a lot of meteorological changes that happen when a cold front passes. Typical changes include pressure changes, wind shift and a decrease in air temperature.

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  6. 6) What would you tell your examiner if they asked you what the purpose of flaps are?

    You would say that flaps increase lift, increase drag, decrease stalling speed and allows for a steeper approach.

    You would say that flaps increase lift, increase drag, decrease stalling speed and allows for a steeper approach.

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It wasn't your best flight...

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Corey Komarec

Corey is an Embraer 175 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota, and he's been flying since he was 16. You can reach him at corey@boldmethod.com.

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