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					                                  Mountain Flying Quiz

                                    CAP Squadron 304

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1. Density altitude increases when: (MF 1-4)

     a.    Temperature increases
     b.    Altimeter setting decreases
     c.    both of the above
     d.    neither of the above

2. Using the density altitude chart on Mt. Fury p 1-3, find the density altitude
   for your search altitude of 9,000 ft MSL. (MF 1-3,1-4)
   Given: forecast temp at 9,000 ft is 60 F
          nearest altimeter setting is 28.50

     a.     9,000 ft
     b.    10,420 ft
     c.    12,900 ft
     d.    11,300 ft

3. You forgot your density altitude chart. What is the density altitude for
   your departure airport. Field elev 4,200 ft, OAT 90 F Use rule of
   thumb. (MF 1-4).

     a.    3000 ft
     b.    4200 ft
     c.    5400 ft
     d.    6000 ft

4. You are taking off from Prescott (PRC) in 9456X. You should:
   (POH 5-14)

      a.   Use full rich mixture
      b.   Lean the mixture to give max power in full throttle static runup.
      c.   Increase Vr for the density altitude
      d.   Use full flaps for takeoff.

5. At 45 degrees angle of bank, the stall speed of a C-182 is increased by:
   (POH 5-12)

      a.   1.3%
      b.   10%
      c.   20%
      d.   45%
6. Your approach speed at a sea level airport is 70 Kts. Approximately what
   should it be at an airport with a density altitude of 8000 ft? (MF A-15)
   and (POH 4-3)

      a.   1.3 x 70 kts = 91 kts
      b.   70 kts
      c.   80 kts
      d.   62 kts

7. Pilots and crewmembers should use supplemental oxygen when flying
   between _______ and _______ ft MSL for more than :30 min. (MF 1-16)

      a.   10,000 ft   and   12,000 ft
      b.   12,500 ft   and   14,500 ft
      c.   12,500 ft   and   14,000 ft
      d.   14,000 ft   and   15,000 ft

8. In moderate turbulence, it's always better to: (MF 2-9)

      a.   Slow to Vy (best rate of climb)
      b.   Slow to minimum speed possible
      c.   Slow to Va (maneuvering speed)
      d.   Increase to the bottom of the yellow arc to get through it sooner

9. In mountainous terrain, winds aloft greater than _____ kts at operating
   altitude indicates the flight should be cancelled. (MF 3-1)

      a.   10 kts
      b.   20 kts
      c.   30 kts
      d.   There are no winds aloft limits

10. Using the rule of thumb chart (MF 3-2), a wind speed of 21-24 kts would
    require you to:

      a.   Stay 2000 ft above the terrain
      b.   Cancel
      c.   Stay away from the lee side of severe slopes
      d.   Stay at least 5 nm away from steep mountains

11. You should cross ridges at a ________ degree angle when heading into the wind. It is
    dangerous to fly directly towards the lee side of a ridge when slightly above, level or
    below the ridge when the wind exceeds _____ kts. (MF 3-5)

      a.   45     5 kts
      b.   90    10 kts
      c.   45    10 kts
      d.   60     8 kts
12. Crossing ridges when flying downwind dictates a crossing angle of:

     a.   45
     b.   60
     c.   90
     d.   Never cross ridges flying downwind.

13. To exit a strong downdraft: (MF 3-5)

     a.   Apply full power (prop and throttle)
     b.   turn towards lower terrain
     c.   Attain maneuvering speed
     d.   All of the above

14. Why is it difficult to make a 180 turn in mountainous terrain? (MF         )

     a.   TAS increases at high density altitude and turn radius increases
     b.   TAS decreases at high density altitude and turn radius decreases
     c.   Turn radius is a function of ground speed not TAS
     d.   Increase in stall speed at high density altitude.

15. Regarding canyon flying, which of the following is NOT correct? (MF 3-8)

     a. Never enter a canyon if there is not room to turn around
     b. Fly along the windward side of a ridge to provide full canyon width to turn
        around
     c. Fly the centerline of the canyon to avoid downdrafts
     d. Never fly beyond the point of no return.

16. For a course reversal escape maneuver out of a narrow canyon, which of the
    following is NOT true? (MF 3-11 and POH 2-7)

     a.   Slow, then apply full power and start as steep a turn as possible.
     b.   Consider the use of partial flaps to reduce stall
     c.   The max load factor with flaps is 2.0g
     d.   Use maneuvering speed and as steep a turn as possible

17. Where do you find lenticular clouds? (MF 2-4)

     a.   Directly overhead mountain peaks.
     b.   Leeward (downwind) side of peaks
     c.   Windward side of mountain peaks.
     d.   Just below the height of the ridge

18. A standing lenticular cloud indicates: (MF 2-3, 2-4 2-5)

     a.   Smooth air (as indicated by the smooth lenticular cloud)
     b.   Strong winds and turbulence - a mountain wave
     c.   Lenticular clounds cannot fortell flight conditions
     d.   It is too dangerous to fly light aircraft at or below ridges.
19. Why is airframe icing more dangerous in mountainous terrain? (MF )

     a.   Mountain ice is thicker than lowland ice
     b.   Frost will form when a warm airframe moves into much colder air
     c.   Mountain ice is usually clear ice and hard to detect
     d.   The IFR MEA may be above the freezing level leaving no option to descend into
          warmer conditions.

20. The maximum safe operating altitude is the altitude at which the aircraft has a
    _____ ft/min rate of climb at full power. For a C-182, this occurs at approximately
    ____________ ft density altitude. (MF 1-1 and 1-13)

     a. 200 fpm      14,000 ft
     b. 300 fpm      13,000 ft
     c.    0 fpm      14,000 ft
     d. 500 fpm       10,000 ft

				
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