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Continuing Education Atmosphere
What kind of weather can we expect from a cold front moving through?
  1. rapid drop in temperature and severe weather
  2. rapid drop in temperature and clear skies
  3. rapid increase in temperature and severe weather
Continuing Education Atmosphere
An example of an AIRMET is                                           .
  1. Moderate Turbulence from SFC - 10,000 feet
  2. Severe Icing at FL270
  3. Severe Turbulence from SFC - 10,000 feet
Continuing Education Atmosphere
An example of a SIGMET is                           .
  1. Severe Turbulence at FL230
  2. Moderate Icing at F230
  3. Mountain Obscuration
Continuing Education Atmosphere
Continuing Education Atmosphere
Rotors on a helicopter are a lifting device and therefore create                                                                              .
  1. High pressure on top of the rotor and low pressure on the bottom of the rotor
  2. Low pressure on top of the rotor and high pressure on the bottom of the rotor
  3. Neither, the rotor blades do not make lift
Continuing Education Atmosphere
Continuing Education Atmosphere
An example of a NOTAM would be                        .
  1. Runway Closure
  2. Severe Turbulence
  3. Moderate Icing at FL230
Continuing Education Atmosphere
(Refer to Figure 15.) In the TAF for KMEM, what does "SHRA" stand for?
  1. Rain showers
  2. A shift in wind direction is expected
  3. A significant change in precipitation is possible
Continuing Education Atmosphere
(Refer to Figure 12.) Which of the reporting stations have VFR weather?
  1. All
  2. KINK, KBOI, and KJFK
  3. KINK, KBOI, and KLAX
Continuing Education Atmosphere
What is a NOTAM?
  1. Notice to Airman
  2. Notice to Air Medical programs
  3. Notice about mountain obscurations
Continuing Education Atmosphere
What instrument approach is considered a precision approach?
  1. VOR Approach
  2. LOC Approach
  3. ILS Approach
Continuing Education Atmosphere
When a wing is producing lift, due to Bernoulli's principle, where are the pressures located?
  1. High pressure on top of the wing and low pressure on the bottom of the wing
  2. High pressure on the bottom of the wing and low pressure on top of the wing
  3. Low pressure on top of the wing and low pressure on the bottom of the wing
Continuing Education Atmosphere
Density altitude is                                               .
  1. Pressure altitude corrected for temperature
  2. True altitude corrected for installation error
  3. Indicated altitude on the airplane's altimeter
Continuing Education Atmosphere
The 1, 2, 3 rule determines if                               .
  1. an alternate airport is needed
  2. we can land at our destination
  3. if we are fit to fly
Continuing Education Atmosphere
An stationary front is a weather front wherein                                                                        .
  1. a warm front and cold front of near equal force collide with each other
  2. 2 warm fronts collide with each other
  3. 2 cold fronts collide with each other
Continuing Education Atmosphere
Indicated altitude is                                                                    .
  1. altitude corrected for installation error
  2. The altitude the altimeter is indicating as it is read by the pilot
  3. Pressure altitude
Continuing Education Atmosphere
A low pressure system rotates                                                          .
  1. clockwise or anti-cyclonic
  2. counterclockwise or cyclonic
  3. in random directions depending where it is in the country
Continuing Education Atmosphere
Continuing Education Atmosphere
On a METAR, the temperature is indicating 13C and the dew point is -1C. What kind of visibility can we expect?
  1. Poor visibility
  2. Good Visibility
  3. Temperature and Dew point do not affect visibility
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