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1

Which of the following is an example of an invulnerable hazardous thought process?

A. ‘Whatever.’
B. ‘Check this out!’
C. ‘It doesn’t hurt much. I can still fly.’
D. ‘Don’t ask me.’

C. ‘It doesn’t hurt much. I can still fly.’

2

The statement, ‘It won’t happen to me’ is an example of which hazardous thought process?

A. impulsive.
B. macho.
C. invulnerable.
D. anti-authority.

C. invulnerable

3

Which of the following is a correct example of a hazardous thought process?

A. Macho thought process: ‘Watch this!’
B. Invulnerability thought process: ‘Hurry up!’
C. Impulsive thought process: ‘She’ll be right!’
D. All of the above.

A. Macho thought process: ‘Watch this!’

4

Which of the following is a key factor in effective decision-making?

A. taking everyone’s opinion into consideration.
B. agreeing with others to keep the peace and maximise safety.
C. letting people vote on a decision.
D. going on one’s feelings.

A. taking everyone’s opinion into consideration

5

Personality

A. is unchangeable.
B. is irrelevant in aviation as long as a pilot knows what he’s doing.
C. influences a pilot’s decision-making skills.
D. is crucial; pilots must be extroverted so they can deal with crew and passengers well.

C. influences a pilot’s decision-making skills

6

Your fiancée has just dropped you off at the airport and is waiting to watch you take off before she goes home. You board the jet, take off at full power, and bank hard to the right just after takeoff. Which behaviour have you displayed?

A. immature.
B. impulsive.
C. anti-authority.
D. macho.

D. macho

7

Which of the following BEST exemplifies the invulnerable hazardous thought process?

A. ‘I’ll be fine; it’s no big deal.’
B. ‘Get a load of this!’
C. ‘It doesn’t matter one way or the other.’
D. ‘That isn’t in my job description.’

A. ‘I’ll be fine; it’s no big deal.’

8

Which of these is an example of a systematic aviation decision-making process?

A. DODAR.
B. PROCESS.
C. ROTAR.
D. EFFECT.

A. DODAR

9

A pilot accidentally enters IMC and tries to correct by banking left very suddenly. Which hazardous thought process is this pilot displaying?

A. anti-authority.
B. macho.
C. invulnerable.
D. impulsive.

D. impulsive

10

Which of these examples is NOT deemed one of the six hazardous attitudes in aviation?

A. resignation.
B. conformism.
C. impulsiveness.
D. invulnerability.

B. conformism

11

A pilot’s personal limits should be

A. neither.
B. equal to or less restrictive than the legal limits.
C. equal to or more restrictive than the legal limits.

C. equal to or more restrictive than the legal limits

12

Which of the following statements about a pilot’s personality is TRUE?

A. Personality has no bearing on flying.
B. Personality influences the pilot’s decision-making skills.
C. A good pilot should be extroverted.
D. Personality is unchangeable.

B. Personality influences the pilot’s decision-making skills

13

In the last few years, what has happened to the number of crashes attributed to poor judgement?

A. They have decreased because of human factors training.
B. They have increased.
C. They have decreased due to better statistical reporting.
D. They have decreased, as there is now a higher number of experienced pilots flying.

A. They have decreased because of human factors training

14

You line up in Queenstown 25 minutes before ECT. The law states you cannot take off after 30 minutes prior to ECT. You decide to take-off anyway. What behaviour type are you displaying?

A. anti-authority.
B. impulsive.
C. dangerous.
D. macho.

A. anti-authority

15

Which of the following statements about pilot judgement is TRUE?

A. The pilot should never be swayed by others’ opinions.
B. It is a bigger issue for airline captains than it is for private aviators.
C. Most of today’s airline accidents are caused by bad judgement on the part of the pilot.
D. The pilot must always think and act as quickly as possible.

C. Most of today’s airline accidents are caused by bad judgement on the part of the pilot