Freeflight Pilot Exam Questions.

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: Towing without C.A.A max height is ? 60mtrs.

2: With C.A.A approved height is set by C.A.A

3: V.M.C below 3,00ft A.M.S.L is clear of cloud in sight of the ground and vis to 1500 mtrs.

4:What are V.M.C/ S.R.Z/ A.I.A.A/ M.A.T.Z

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: A.T.Z 2,000ft above it and 2n,mile radius from the mid point of the longest notified runway. If the runway is more than 1850 mtrs long, the radius is extended to 2.5n.mile. Is this correct ?

2: M.A.T.Z from the ground to 3,000ft a.g.l. Handle 1,000ft a.g.l to 3,000ft 4nm long by 5 nm wide.

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: What does D306/10 on a UK air map mean ?

2: The 500ft rule is any person, vessel, vehicle structure. Exemptions normal take off landings hill soaring.

3: Night is 30 min's after sunset, ends 30 before.

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: Use of a radio is it now legal ?

2: Notams are temporary restrictions of F.I.R

3: Red and green lights fired every 10 seconds, what does this mean?

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: Parasitic drag is all the lines etc that do not produce lift. The faster you go the more parasitic drag you produce.

2: Form drag is the pilot. Fly like a dustbin lid or fly like a bullet, pull in your arms and legs to reduce your form drag and speed up by 3km.

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: Induced drag is the air flow which comes off the back of your canopy. Like a car, fuel in and exhaust out you have a penalty for lift which is called induced drag.

2: You produce more induced drag the slower you fly and less the faster you fly.

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1:Profile drag is the leading edge of your wing. If the cells are very small you have a better cutting leading edge.

2: Center of pressure moves to the back the faster your glider fly's. Your center of pressure can be found above your head while flying.

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: Chord line is found by the line passing through the center of the leading and trailing edges of the wing parallel to the root.

2: The angle of attack is the relative air flow to your chord line.

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: Radiation fog occurs in ?

2: Katabatic wind is air flowing down the valley but what causes it ?

3: A halo around the moon tells us what ?

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1:Aspect ratio is the span squared divided by the area.

2: Altimeters work on barometers.

3: Millibars change with height what is it per 30 ft ? If you are at 1570ft a.m.s. level.

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: Q.N.H, Q.F.E stands for what ?

2: Q.N.H is 1009 mbs, launch site 1,350ft a.m.s.l, What is your Q.F.E ? Answer 964mbs.

3: Air temp 27oC dew point 12oC cloud base is what ? 27-12 =15c (3/1000ft d.a.l.rate = 5000ft)

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: A.T.Z 2,000ft above it and 2n,mile radius from the mid point of the longest notified runway. If the runway is more than 1850 mtrs long, the radius is extended to 2.5n.mile. Is this correct ?

2: M.A.T.Z from the ground to 3,000ft a.g.l. Handle 1,000ft a.g.l to 3,000ft 4nm long by 5 nm wide.

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: Occluded front is the final stages of a frontal depression. Occlusions are generally slow moving and represents the final stages.

2: Coriolis effect, rotation of the earth, air mass moving from place to another. Deflection right in the north and left in the south.

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: Use of a radio is it now legal ?

2: Notams are temporary restrictions of F.I.R

3: Red and green lights fired every 10 seconds, what does this mean?

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: High pressure turns which way ?

2: Low pressure has what ?

3: What height would you be above Brighton if you left the Dyke with 2,000ft Q.F.E ? Would it change if you flew into a low ?

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: What height is Steyning Bowl A.M.S.Level ?

2: Flat spin and lines are twisted 3 times glider facing into wind pilot facing opposite way. What should you try ? How can you change direction ?

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: Air maps, outer blue circle are civil. Government tinted blue.

2: Circle with X in the middle is discussed.

3: Square box with 2 crosses is gliders.

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: Chord line is found by the line passing through the center of the leading and trailing edges of the wing parallel to the root.

2: The angle of attack is the relative air flow to your chord line.

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: Warm front clouds Cirrus, cirrostratus, altostratus, nimbostratus. Lowering of cloud base fall in pressure and temp drop.

2: Cold front clouds Cuculiform, cumulus, cu-nimbus. Drop in temp, wind veer, fall in pressure to rise once front has past.

FREEFLIGHT PARAGLIDING

1: D.A.L. rate what is its rate per 100mtr ?

2: Explain tropical maritime and T.C P.M P.C and A.MARITINE

3: Northern hemisphere back to the wind and the low is on your left.