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How many feet in a nautical mile?

6076ft

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Gallon of oil equals how many lbs?

7.5 lbs

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Gallon of water equals how many lbs?

8.35 lbs

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Gallon of gas equals how many lbs?

6.0 lbs

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RRRNEI

Red, right, returning, nun, even, increasing.

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Waterline to deck is called:

Freeboard.

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Fore-half of deck:

Forecastle.

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Aft-half of deck:

Fantail.

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Lights on port side:

Red.

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Lights on starboard side:

Green.

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Swept wings:

Reduced drag at high speeds.

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Extended wings:

1) increased lift at low speeds; 2) decreased ground speed during landing.

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Vertical axis:

Yawing.

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Wet-bulb depression and fog:

When wet-bulb depression is less than 4 degrees, fog is likely.

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Courseline

Line in which ship is heading.

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Front of boat:

Bow.

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Backside of boat:

Stern.

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Nautical mile vs statute mile:

8 NM = 7 statute miles

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Lubber's line:

The bow line.

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Longitudinal axis:

Banking.

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In front of:

Fore.

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Lateral axis:

Pitching.

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Waterline to deck:

Freeboard.

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Behind:

Aft.

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When is a plane most likely to stall?

1) high angle of attack; 2) when banking hard.

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Father of Navy

John Paul Jones.

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Camber

Curvature at the top of airfoil.

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Angle of attack

The angle formed by the chord line and the oncoming air.

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Dead reckoning

Navigation only by compass.

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Aspect ratio

Ratio of wingspan vs. average wing width