Flashcards in Aviation Deck (186)
What does the term yaw mean
directional turning from the tail section
The IFF on a military aircraft
indicates whether an aircraft is an enemy or ally
The line on an airspeed indicator to warn that operating above the indicated level is danderous is colored
When taking off into a headwind, the result will be
shorter takeoff distance and increased climb angle
If the elevator tabs on a plane are lowered, the plane will tend to
If one end of a rwy is number 27, what will the other end be
Flaps are generally used
during takeoff and landing
Air moving over the wing
moves faster than the air moving under the wing
What is the standard wight for gasoline in the acft
When in the down position, wing flaps provide
Increased lift and increased drag.
Municipal airports often provide at least one extended or unusually long runway to facilitate the take off of
Heavily loaded aircraft in calm conditions.
The small hinged section on the elevator of most airplanes is known as the
The rearward retarding force on the airplane known as drag is opposed by
At night, airport taxiways are identified by omnidirectional edge lights that are ______ in color
A runway with the Approach Lighting System (ALS) would show an incoming pilot
A series of lightbars and/or strobe lights extending outward from the runway approach end.
The thrust of a turbojet is developed by compressing air in the inlet and compressor, mixing the air with fuel and burning it in the combustor, and
Expanding the gas stream through the turbine and nozzle.
A ramjet engine consists of
An inlet, a combustion zone, and a nozzle.
The four forces that act on an aircraft in flight are
Lift, gravity, thrust, and drag.
For a fixed-wing aircraft, lift is generated _______ to the direction of flight.
The angle formed by the chord of an airfoil or wing and the direction of the relative wind is known as the
Angle of attack
Pitot tubes furnish data to an instrument that is used by aircraft pilots in about the same way that a(n) _____ is used by an automobile driver.
The part of an airplane that holds the cargo and/or passengers, as well as providing a base for the other aircraft parts, is known as the
On a conventional fixed-wing aircraft, the _____ maintain(s) pitch and the _____ maintain(s) yaw.
Horizontal stabilizers, vertical stabilizer
_____ are additional hinged rear sections mounted to the wing near the body that are deployed downward on takeoff and landing to increase the amount of force produced by the wing.
Which one of the following does not affect density altitude?
The degree of movement of an aircraft around its longitudinal axis is known as
The Venturi theory of lift says that faster airflow over the curved upper portion of a wing surface causes
Decreased pressure according to Bernoulli's equation.
The maneuver in which a rotary-wing aircraft is maintained in nearly motionless flight over a ground reference point at a constant altitude and heading is known as
The ratio of the speed of an aircraft to the speed of sound in the air around it is the aircraft's