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1

Select the correct statement:

A. Airlines and aviation flying institutions often have a drug and alcohol policy (alcohol is deemed a central nervous system depressant) that strictly prohibits recreational drug use of any kind—these drugs, whether the ‘hard’ type such as cocaine, methamphetamines, etc., or the so-called ‘soft’ kind, such as cannabis and anti-reflux tablets, all produce unwanted effects in a pilot.
B. Airlines and aviation flying institutions often have a drug and alcohol policy (alcohol is deemed a central nervous system depressant) that strictly prohibits recreational drug use of any kind—these drugs, whether the ‘hard’ type such as cocaine, methamphetamines, etc., or the so-called ‘soft’ kind, such as cannabis, all produce unwanted effects in a pilot.
C. Airlines and aviation flying institutions often have a drug and alcohol policy (alcohol is deemed a central nervous system depressant) that strictly prohibits recreational drug use of any kind—these drugs, whether the ‘hard’ type such as cocaine, methamphetamines, etc., or the so-called ‘soft’ kind, such as cannabis and decongestant-type nasal sprays, all produce unwanted effects in a pilot.
D. Airlines and aviation flying institutions often have a drug and alcohol policy (alcohol is deemed a central nervous system depressant) that allows recreational drug use—these drugs, whether the ‘hard’ type such as cocaine, methamphetamines, etc., or the so-called ‘soft’ kind, such as cannabis, all produce unwanted effects in a pilot.

B. Airlines and aviation flying institutions often have a drug and alcohol policy (alcohol is deemed a central nervous system depressant) that strictly prohibits recreational drug use of any kind—these drugs, whether the ‘hard’ type such as cocaine, methamphetamines, etc., or the so-called ‘soft’ kind, such as cannabis, all produce unwanted effects in a pilot

2

How does alcohol affect the body?

A. increased brain functions.
B. impaired judgement.
C. sharper vision.
D. increased speech rate.

B. impaired judgement

3

Alcohol and drugs are bad for pilots because they

A. are costly.
B. have adverse affects on a pilot’s body and mind.
C. may be stolen by crew or passengers.
D. can be illegal.

B. have adverse affects on a pilot’s body and mind

4

What should a pilot do when taking a new drug that he or she has never used before?

A. Take the recommended dose before flying and hope for the best.
B. Try the recommended dose while not flying in case of an unwanted side effect.
C. Take more than recommended to see if any side effects present.
D. Give them to a friend and see what happens.

B. Try the recommended dose while not flying in case of an unwanted side effect

5

Where is the best place to find information on aviation-approved drugs?

A. an aviation doctor.
B. other pilots.
C. your local pharmacy.
D. your workplace.

A. an aviation doctor

6

The aviation doctor has prescribed you with some medication. You are to take two 15 mg tablets with food. Eighteen hours later, you have 3.75 mg of the medication in your system. What is the biological half-life of this medication?

A. 10 hours.
B. 6 hours.
C. 9 hours.
D. 4 hours.

B. 6 hours

7

What is the ‘bottle to throttle’ rule?

A. 1-2 drinks 12 hours before flight.
B. 1-2 drinks 10 hours before flight.
C. 3-4 drinks 14 hours before flight.
D. 3-4 drinks 16 hours before flight.

A. 1-2 drinks 12 hours before flight

8

The drugs that are preferred for aviation use are

A. strong and fast-acting.
B. mild and predictable.
C. readily available.
D. inexpensive.

B. mild and predictable

9

You are suffering from a headache, and a friend offers you some medication to help cope with this. The medication has a biological half-life of 3 hours but has some detrimental side effects. You take the medication at 1400 Are you safe to operate an aircraft at 0400 the next day?

A. No, the medication will still be in your system for up to 15 hours.
B. It depends on how you feel the next day.
C. No, the medication will still be in your system for up to 24 hours.
D. Yes, the medication will be out of your system after 12 hours.
E. Yes, the medication will be out of your system after 6 hours.

A. No, the medication will still be in your system for up to 15 hours

10

Select the correct statement about alcohol from the following:

A. Alcohol has the ability to remain in various parts of the body for many hours after drinking has ceased. While the brain may be clear of alcohol, the bloodstream retains it for far longer.
B. The effects do not vary from person to person. Alcohol affects every person the same.
C. The effects vary from person to person, depending on the amount consumed. For example, a person with much larger body mass may require more alcohol for the effects to become pronounced, whereas a person who doesn’t drink very often will have a lower tolerance and will become intoxicated more quickly than a frequent drinker will.
D. The effects will vary from person to person, depending on the amount consumed. For example, a person with much smaller body mass may require more alcohol for the effects to become pronounced, whereas a person who doesn’t drink very often will have a higher tolerance and will become intoxicated more quickly than a frequent drinker will.

C. The effects vary from person to person, depending on the amount consumed. For example, a person with much larger body mass may require more alcohol for the effects to become pronounced, whereas a person who doesn’t drink very often will have a lower tolerance and will become intoxicated more quickly than a frequent drinker will

11

You take a 20 mg dosage of medication, and after 16 hours, you have 1.25 mg of the medication in your system. What is the biological half-life of this medication?

A. 10 hours.
B. 4 hours.
C. 5 hours.
D. 16 hours.

B. 4 hours

12

Which drugs are preferred for aviation use?

A. mild and predictable ones.
B. drugs that are low-cost.
C. ones that are strong and fast-acting.
D. those readily available.

A. mild and predictable ones

13

What is the recommended amount of drinks allowed before flying?

A. 3-4 drinks, 6 hours before.
B. 1-2 drinks, 12 hours before.
C. 3-4 drinks, 12 hours before.
D. 1-2 drinks, 6 hours before.

B. 1-2 drinks, 12 hours before.

14

What is the recommendation when taking drugs and flying?

A. 18 hours.
B. 12 hours.
C. There is no recommendation.
D. 24 hours.

C. There is no recommendation

15

How long can one alcoholic beverage be detected in the body?

A. 2 hours.
B. 6 hours.
C. 4 hours.
D. 8 hours or more.

D. 8 hours or more

16

You have just finished a long duty and are feeling unwell, so you decide to take some medication that has been approved by your aviation doctor. It’s 2100 on a Sunday night. Your next duty is scheduled to start at 1800 on Monday. The medication has a biological half-life of 4 hours, but the packet informs you that side effects include dizziness and nausea. Will you be safe to operate your next duty?

A. Yes, the medication will be out of your system after 20 hours.
B. You should not return to work until cleared to do so.
C. Yes, the medication will be out of your system after 12 hours.
D. No, the medication will still be in your system for up to 25 hours.

A. Yes, the medication will be out of your system after 20 hours

17

The best place to find information on aviation-approved drugs is

A. the Internet.
B. your workplace.
C. your local pharmacy.
D. your AME.

D. your AME

18

The legal limits for drunk driving are the same as those for flying.

A. True
B. False

B. False

19

Which of these is not affected by alcohol?

A. muscle strength.
B. motor skills.
C. coordination.
D. memory.

A. muscle strength

20

Why are alcohol and drugs bad for pilots?

A. They can be expensive.
B. They have adverse affects on a pilot’s body and mind.
C. Other pilots may get jealous that you have them.
D. They can be illegal.

B. They have adverse affects on a pilot’s body and mind

21

Which of these is NOT a prohibited drug?

A. ecstacy.
B. nurofen.
C. tranquilisers.
D. heroin.

B. nurofen

22

Which of these symptoms is a common side effect of over-the-counter medication?

A. muscle spasms.
B. headaches.
C. vomiting.
D. drowsiness.

D. drowsiness

23

You take a 300 mg dosage of medication, and after 12 hours, you have 18.75 mg of the medication in your system. The biological half-life of this medication is

A. 4 hours.
B. 3 hours.
C. 12 hours.
D. 6 hours.

B. 3 hours

24

If a pilot needs to take a new drug that he or she has never used before, the best thing to do is to

A. let a friend try the drug first to see if he or she has a reaction.
B. take a double dose to make sure there are no side effects.
C. try the recommended dose while not flying to check for side effects.
D. take the recommended dose before a flight and take off on ‘a wing and a prayer’.

C. try the recommended dose while not flying to check for side effects

25

A common side effect of over-the-counter medication is

A. vomiting.
B. drowsiness.
C. an allergic reaction.
D. dizziness.

B. drowsiness

26

Which drugs are not safe for pilots to use under ANY circumstances?

A. standard antibiotics.
B. aspirin and paracetamol.
C. steroid and/or decongestant nasal sprays.
D. cold medicines like Coldrex.

D. cold medicines like Coldrex

27

Your AME prescribes a new drug for you. You are to take two 10 mg tablets with food. Twenty-four hours later, you have 1.25 mg of the medication in your system. What is the biological half-life of this medication?

A. 8 hours.
B. 6 hours.
C. 4 hours.
D. 12 hours.

B. 6 hours