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Question Number: 60 Subject Code: PLT115

If a pilot suspects that the engine (with a fixed-pitch propeller) is detonating during climb-out after takeoff, the initial corrective action to take would be to

A) lean the mixture.
B) lower the nose slightly to increase airspeed.
C) apply carburetor heat.

Question Number: 538 Subject Code: PLT268

With calm wind conditions, which flight operation would require the most power?

A) A right-hovering turn.
B) A left-hovering turn.
C) Hovering out of ground effect.

Question Number: 484 Subject Code: PLT514

In addition to the standard briefing, what additional information should be asked of the weather briefer in order to evaluate soaring conditions?

A) The upper soundings to determine the thermal index at all soaring levels.
B) Dry adiabatic rate of cooling to determine the height of cloud bases.
C) Moist adiabatic rate of cooling to determine the height of cloud tops.

Question Number: 211 Subject Code: PLT369

No person may operate an aircraft in acrobatic flight when the flight visibility is less than

A) 3 miles.
B) 5 miles.
C) 7 miles.

Question Number: 254 Subject Code: PLT414

What action is required when two aircraft of the same category converge, but not head-on?

A) The faster aircraft shall give way.
B) The aircraft on the left shall give way.
C) Each aircraft shall give way to the right.

Question Number: 534 Subject Code: PLT371

With respect to the certification of aircraft, which is a class of aircraft?

A) Airplane, rotorcraft, glider, balloon.
B) Normal, utility, acrobatic, limited.
C) Transport, restricted, provisional.

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: 542 Subject Code: PLT112

During surface taxiing, the collective pitch is used to control

A) drift during a crosswind.
B) rate of speed.
C) ground track.

Question Number: 510 Subject Code: PLT153

Below pressure height, each 5 F of positive superheat amounts to approximately

A) 1 percent of gross lift.
B) 2 percent of net lift.
C) 2 percent of total lift.

Question Number: 306 Subject Code: PLT512

If the temperature/dewpoint spread is small and decreasing, and the temperature is 62 F, what type weather is most likely to develop?

A) Freezing precipitation.
B) Thunderstorms.
C) Fog or low clouds.