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Old 11-12-2012, 10:05 AM
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Pilot exam tests. How smart are you?

My first try I got 3 out of 10 lol.. Not good.

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:24 AM
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I got 3 out of 10 too. And all my right answers were not "directly" a pilot questions.

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Which aircraft has the right-of-way over all other air traffic?
Your answer:
A) An aircraft in distress.

(Doh!)

Filling the fuel tanks after the last flight of the day is considered a good operating procedure because this will
Your answer:
A) prevent moisture condensation by eliminating airspace in the tanks.

(Common sense)

Moist, stable air flowing upslope can be expected to
Your answer:
A) produce stratus type clouds.

(I learned that in 3rd grade or something. LOL)
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"How smart are you?" seems a bit unfitting here. Most of this is information a general person in the public doesn't have. Being smart has little to do with knowing these answers.

That being said, which test did you pick? I read the first few questions and decided this isn't worth my time, though I'm a little interested now what classification the air space over Fort Worth Meacham airport is.
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"How smart are you?" seems a bit unfitting here. Most of this is information a general person in the public doesn't have. Being smart has little to do with knowing these answers.

That being said, which test did you pick? I read the first few questions and decided this isn't worth my time, though I'm a little interested now what classification the air space over Fort Worth Meacham airport is.
The test is randomly chosen 10 questions out of thousands. Of course you wouldn't know a lot of that, but that what makes if fun to take. 2 of my 10 questions started with "in diagram xyz, what is the best .." and there was no diagram to look at.

They give you the right answers for all the 10 after you finish the exam. So you need to finish it if you want to know the classification of the air space over FWM...
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The test is randomly chosen 10 questions out of thousands. Of course you wouldn't know a lot of that, but that what makes if fun to take. 2 of my 10 questions started with "in diagram xyz, what is the best .." and there was no diagram to look at.

They give you the right answers for all the 10 after you finish the exam. So you need to finish it if you want to know the classification of the air space over FWM...
Ah dang it! What are the chances of that question to come up again.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:22 PM
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"How smart are you?" seems a bit unfitting here. Most of this is information a general person in the public doesn't have. Being smart has little to do with knowing these answers.

That being said, which test did you pick? I read the first few questions and decided this isn't worth my time, though I'm a little interested now what classification the air space over Fort Worth Meacham airport is.
My mistake, I should have mentioned it more clearly. I took the commercial Pilot airplane test and got 3 out of 10. A big "F" basically lol. A bit on the older side to become a pilot but I once wanted to become a commercial pilot because I loved flying so much.
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You guys are no fun. If you had cut & paste your right answers here it would have been a much more interesting thread.
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4 out of 10! That pretty much makes me a pilot..
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I got 3 out of 10 also. We all shouldn't fly a plane, have to pay to ride in one.
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Got 5 out of 10. But I think I got easier questions (what is the cause of most preventable accidents? A: human error, etc). Pretty interesting given that there is expected to be a shortage of pilots in the coming years. New FAA guidelines are going into effect next summer requiring a ton more experience for pilots on commercial airlines.
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4 out of 10! That pretty much makes me a pilot..
Take a shot of Whiskey and you're at 5 out of 10!
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I got 3 out of 10 also. We all shouldn't fly a plane, have to pay to ride in one.
My 3 out of 10 made me feel sad and stupid. 6 or more and I would have felt that there was hope which would have made me happy even though 60% is considered a "D" grade.
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Your Practice Exam Results for Private Pilot Airplane.
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You completed the practice in 7 minutes (on time).
The last PIC time I logged was in the '80s, so I don't feel too bad.
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During a spin to the left, which wing(s) is/are stalled?
Your answer:
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The correct answer was:
B) Both wings are stalled.
Dis-agree with this one. A spin by definition is an asymmetrical stall.
To get into one you mash a rudder peddle to the floor just before the airplane stalls, thus increasing the angle of attack on one wing and decreasing it on the other.
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I got 4. Almost all were guesses.
Same - 4.
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My first try I got 3 out of 10 lol.. Not good.

http://www.exams4pilots.org/faatest.cgi?m=2
I got 50% and finished in less than one minute by picking answer B for every question without reading any of them.
Pretty much the same technique I used in college.

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I got 8 out of ten. Mostly luck but about 50% of them were logical so only needed luck on the other 3. I didn't know there was a time limit but it didn't seem to take too long. Maybe 5 minutes? Not a pilot and never played one on TV either..LOL

Disclaimer - When I was a kid (10-14) I spent a LOT of time building and flying RC models so that probably had something to do with the better-than-average results.

PS - Took it again so that I could see the time and only got 4 right in 6 minutes... I feel more HUMAN now...LOL
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"How smart are you?" seems a bit unfitting here. Most of this is information a general person in the public doesn't have. Being smart has little to do with knowing these answers.
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I disagree.

Taking whatever knowledge you have and applying it to the process of a multiple choice exam is the key.

I did a private pilot test and got 5/10.

One question about altimeter calibration; one question about what to do if an engine overheats during climb; how to best view at night (neuro biology)..one question was technical- about approach glideslopes, but given the choices there was an obvious wrong answer.

But I'll agree that some of it is just regulations with nomenclature that makes no sense to someone not trained.... although I will admit that I have spent time at the airliners.net forums....
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Your Practice Exam Results for Private Pilot Airplane.
8 questions answered correctly.
10 questions asked.
Your score: 80%
You completed the practice in 7 minutes (on time).
The last PIC time I logged was in the '80s, so I don't feel too bad.

Dis-agree with this one. A spin by definition is an asymmetrical stall.
To get into one you mash a rudder peddle to the floor just before the airplane stalls, thus increasing the angle of attack on one wing and decreasing it on the other.
Yes, but if you have one wing in stall and one with lift you'll roll. Similar to landing in a crosswind with swept wings.
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