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Question Number: 467 Subject Code: PLT494

What corrective action should be taken if, while thermalling at minimum sink speed in turbulent air, the left wing drops while turning to the left?

A) Apply more opposite (right) aileron pressure than opposite (right) rudder pressure to counteract the overbanking tendency.
B) Apply opposite (right) rudder pressure to slow the rate of turn.
C) Lower the nose before applying opposite (right) aileron pressure.

Question Number: 579 Subject Code: PLT472

While in level cruising flight in a helicopter, a pilot experiences low-frequency vibrations (100 to 400 cycles per minute). These vibrations are normally associated with the

A) engine.
B) cooling fan.
C) main rotor.

Question Number: 378 Subject Code: PLT389

The minimum size a launch site should be is at least

A) twice the height of the balloon.
B) 100 feet for every 1 knot of wind.
C) 500 feet on the downwind side.

Question Number: 404 Subject Code: PLT250

Why should special precautions be taken when filling the propane bottles?

A) Propane is transferred from the storage tanks to the propane bottles under high pressure.
B) During transfer, propane reaches a high temperature and can cause severe burns.
C) Propane vapor is super-cold and may cause severe freeze burns.

Question Number: 443 Subject Code: PLT057

(Refer to figure 58.) Determine the maximum payload for a balloon flying at 2,500 feet at an ambient temperature of 91 F.

A) 420 pounds.
B) 465 pounds.
C) 505 pounds.

Question Number: 458 Subject Code: PLT304

Which is an advantage of using a CG hook for a winch tow rather than the nose hook?

A) A greater percent of the line length can be used to reach altitude.
B) Maximum release altitude is limited.
C) It is the safest method of launching.

Question Number: 368 Subject Code: PLT395

What is the definition of a high-performance airplane?

A) An airplane with an engine of more than 200 horsepower.
B) An airplane with 180 horsepower, or retractable landing gear, flaps, and a fixed-pitch propeller.
C) An airplane with a normal cruise speed in excess of 200 knots.

Question Number: 217 Subject Code: PLT161

When flying in a VFR corridor designated through Class B airspace, the maximum speed authorized is

A) 180 knots.
B) 200 knots.
C) 250 knots.

Question Number: 137 Subject Code: PLT334

The danger of spatial disorientation during flight in poor visual conditions may be reduced by

A) shifting the eyes quickly between the exterior visual field and the instrument panel.
B) having faith in the instruments rather than taking a chance on the sensory organs.
C) leaning the body in the opposite direction of the motion of the aircraft.

Question Number: 557 Subject Code: PLT161

When may a recreational pilot operate to or from an airport that lies within Class C airspace?

A) Anytime the control tower is in operation.
B) When the ceiling is at least 1,000 feet and the surface visibility is at least 2 miles.
C) After receiving training and a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor.