4. Performance

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Performances Quiz on 4. Performance, created by Jose Antonio Vazquez on 11/06/2018.
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Question 1

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124) In unaccelerated climb
Answer
  • thrust equals drag plus the uphill component of the gross weight in the flight path direction.
  • thrust equals drag plus the downhill component of the gross weight in the flight path direction.
  • lift is greater than the gross weight.
  • lift equals weight plus the vertical component of the drag.

Question 2

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125) The optimum cruise altitude increases
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  • if the aeroplane mass is decreased.
  • if the temperature (OAT) is increased.
  • if the tailwind component is decreased.
  • if the aeroplane mass is increased.

Question 3

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126) Regarding the obstacle limited take-off mass, which of the following statements is correct?
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  • The obstacle limited mass can never be lower than the climb limited take-off mass.
  • The maximum bank angle which can be used is 10°.
  • A take-off in the direction of an obstacle is also permitted in tail wind condition.
  • Wind speed plays no role when calculating this particular mass.

Question 4

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127) A jet aeroplane is climbing at a constant IAS and maximum climb thrust, how will the climb angle / the pitch angle change?
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  • Remain constant / decrease.
  • Remain constant / become larger.
  • Reduce / decrease.
  • Reduce / remain constant.

Question 5

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128) Reduced take-off thrust should normally not be used when:
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  • the runway is wet.
  • the OAT is ISA +10°C
  • anti skid is not usable.
  • it is dark.

Question 6

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144) How is wind considered in the take-off performance data of the Aeroplane Operations Manuals ?
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  • Unfactored headwind and tailwind components are used.
  • Not more than 80% headwind and not less than 125% tailwind.
  • Since take-offs with tailwind are not permitted, only headwinds are considered.
  • Not more than 50% of a headwind and not less than 150% of the tailwind.

Question 7

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131) On a reciprocating engined aeroplane, with increasing altitude at constant gross mass, angle of attack and configuraton the drag
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  • remains unchanged but the TAS increases.
  • remains unchanged but the the CAS increases
  • increases at constant TAS.
  • decreases and the CAS decreases too because of the lower air density.

Question 8

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120) The drift down procedure specifies requirements concerning the:
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  • engine power at the altitude at which engine failure occurs
  • climb gradient during the descent to the net level-off altitude
  • weight during landing at the alternate
  • obstacle clearance during descent to the net level-off altitude

Question 9

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133) Which statement is correct for a descent without engine thrust at maximum lift to drag ratio speed?
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  • The mass of an aeroplane does not have any effect on the speed for descent.
  • The higher the gross mass the greater is the speed for descent.
  • The higher the gross mass the lower is the speed for descent.
  • The higher the average temperature (OAT) the lower is the speed for descent.

Question 10

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134) What will be the influence on the aeroplane performance if aerodrome pressure altitude is increased?
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  • It will increase the take-off distance.
  • It will decrease the take-off distance.
  • It will increase the take-off distance available.
  • It will increase the accelerate stop distance available.

Question 11

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135) An aeroplane is in a power off glide at best gliding speed. If the pilot increases pitch attitude the glide distance:
Answer
  • increases.
  • remains the same.
  • may increase or decrease depending on the aeroplane.
  • decreases.

Question 12

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136) Which statement concerning the inclusion of a clearway in take-off calculation is correct?
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  • The field length limited take-off mass will increase.
  • The usable length of the clearway is not limited.
  • V1 is increased.
  • V1 remains constant.

Question 13

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137) What affect has a tailwind on the maximum endurance speed?
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  • No affect
  • Tailwind only effects holding speed.
  • The IAS will be increased.
  • The IAS will be decreased.

Question 14

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138) Which of the equations below defines specific range (SR)?
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  • SR = Groundspeed/Total Fuel Flow
  • SR = True Airspeed/Total Fuel Flow
  • SR = Indicated Airspeed/Total Fuel Flow
  • SR = Mach Number/Total Fuel Flow

Question 15

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139) Take-off performance data, for the ambient conditions, show the following limitations with flap 10° selected: - runway limit: 5 270 kg - obstacle limit: 4 630 kg Estimated take-off mass is 5 000kg. Considering a take-off with flaps at:
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  • 20°, both limitations are increased
  • 5°, the obstacle limit is increased but the runway limit decreases
  • 5°, both limitations are increased
  • 20°, the obstacle limit is increased but the runway limit decreases

Question 16

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140) Is there any difference between the vertical speed versus forward speed curves for two identical aeroplanes having different masses ? (assume zero thrust and wind)
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  • Yes, the difference is that the lighter aeroplane will always glide a greater distance.
  • Yes, the difference is that for a given angle of attack both the vertical and forward speeds of the heavier aeroplane will be larger.
  • No difference.
  • Yes, the difference is that the heavier aeroplane will always glide a greater distance.

Question 17

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141) Which of the following statements with regard to the optimum cruise altitude (best fuel mileage) is correct?
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  • An aeroplane usually flies above the optimum cruise altitude, as this provides the largest specific range.
  • An aeroplane sometimes flies above the optimum cruise altitude, because ATC normally does not allow to fly continuously at the optimum cruise altitude.
  • An aeroplane always flies below the optimum cruise altitude, as otherwise Mach buffet can occur.
  • An aeroplane always flies on the optimum cruise altitude, because this is most attractive from an economy point of view.

Question 18

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130) A four jet-engined aeroplane (mass = 150 000 kg) is established on climb with all engines operating. The lift- to-drag ratio is 14. Each engine has a thrust of 75 000 Newtons. The gradient of climb is: (given: g= 10 m/s2)
Answer
  • 1.286%.
  • 27%.
  • 7.86%.
  • 12.86%.

Question 19

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18. How does the best angle of climb and best rate of climb vary with increasing altitude?
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  • Both decrease.
  • Both increase.
  • Best angle of climb increases while best rate of climb decreases.
  • Best angle of climb decreases while best rate of climb increases.

Question 20

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28. The optimum altitude
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  • is the altitude up to which cabin pressure of 8 000 ft can be maintained.
  • increases as mass decreases and is the altitude at which the specific range reaches its maximum.
  • decreases as mass decreases.
  • is the altitude at which the specific range reaches its minimum.

Question 21

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8) A lower airspeed at constant mass and altitude requires
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  • less thrust and a lower coefficient of lift.
  • more thrust and a lower coefficient of lift.
  • more thrust and a lower coefficient of drag.
  • a higher coefficient of lift.

Question 22

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9) At a constant Mach number the thrust and the fuel flow of a jet engine
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  • increase in proportion to the ambient pressure at constant temperature.
  • decrease in proportion to the ambient pressure at constant temperature.
  • increase with increasing altitude.
  • are independent of outside air temperature (OAT).

Question 23

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10) Following a take-off determined by the 50ft (15m) screen height, a light twin climbs on a 10% over-the-ground climb gradient. It will clear a 900 m high obstacle in relation to the runway (horizontally), situated at 10 000 m from the 50 ft clearing point with an obstacle clearance of
Answer
  • 85m
  • It will not clear the obstacle
  • 115 m
  • 100 m

Question 24

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11) Moving the center of gravity from the forward to the aft limit (gross mass, altitude and airspeed remain unchanged)
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  • increases the power required.
  • affects neither drag nor power required.
  • increases the induced drag.
  • decreases the induced drag and reduces the power required.

Question 25

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12) On a reciprocating engined aeroplane, with increasing altitude at constant gross mass, angle of attack and configuraton the power required
Answer
  • remains unchanged but the TAS increases.
  • increases and the TAS increases by the same percentage.
  • increases but TAS remains constant.
  • decreases slightly because of the lower air density.

Question 26

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13) During certification test flights for a turbojet aeroplane, the actual measured take-off runs from brake release to a point equidistant between the point at which VLOF is reached and the point at which the aeroplane is 35 feet above the take-off surface are: - 1747 m, all engines operating - 1950 m, with the critical engine failure recognized at V1, the other factors remaining unchanged. Considering both possibilities to determine the take-off run (TOR). What is the correct distance?
Answer
  • 1950 m.
  • 2009 m.
  • 2243 m.
  • 2096 m.
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