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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
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
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
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
Continuing Education Atmosphere
On a METAR, the temperature is indicating 20C and dew point is indicating 20C. What kind of visibility can we expect?
  1. Poor visibility
  2. good visibility
  3. temperature and dew point do not affect visibility
Continuing Education Atmosphere
(Refer to Figure 15.) What is the forecast wind for KMEM from 1600Z until the end of the forecast?
  1. Variable in direction at 4 knots
  2. No significant wind
  3. Variable in direction at 6 knots
Continuing Education Atmosphere
Continuing Education Atmosphere
What are the characteristics of unstable air?
  1. Turbulence and good surface visibility
  2. Turbulence and poor surface visibility
  3. Nimbostratus clouds and good surface visibility
Continuing Education Atmosphere
The four forces acting on an airplane in flight are                                   .
  1. lift, weight, thrust, and drag
  2. lift, weight, gravity, and thrust
  3. lift, gravity, power, and friction
Continuing Education Atmosphere
Continuing Education Atmosphere
Continuing Education Atmosphere
(Refer to Figure 260, area D.) The visibility in central New York just west of Circle D is mostly                                       .
  1. LIFR – visibility 0 to 1 statute mile
  2. IFR – visibility 0 to 1 statute mile
  3. MVFR – visibility 3 to 5 statute miles
Continuing Education Atmosphere
Continuing Education Atmosphere
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