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Safety Quiz

AOPA Air Safety Foundation

ASI Safety Quiz

Aircraft Preflight

You've checked the weather and notams, calculated your weight and balance and performance, but how much thought have you given to the aircraft preflight? It's worth the effort; a thorough aircraft preflight will help you reach your destination safely. Take this quiz to see how the preflight inspection can save the day.

For a list of preflight information resources and important tips, see the Spring Preflight and Winter Preflight Safety Hot Spots.

1. When inspecting the propeller, you find a nick slightly larger than the tip of a pencil. Should it be inspected by a maintenance professional?

2. What is the best way to determine that there is enough fuel in the aircraft to complete a flight?

3. According to FAR 91.205, a(n) ________ is required for VFR flight.

4. It is acceptable to do an abbreviated preflight after an aircraft comes out of maintenance.

5. A Radio Station License issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is required for ___ operations.

6. It is important to check the flight controls during preflight. When the yoke is turned to the left, the left aileron should move ___ and the right aileron should move ___.

7. An Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) must be inspected ___ for the aircraft to be airworthy.

8. The FARs require that snow and ice be completely removed from light general aviation aircraft prior to departure.

9. If you find an object obstructing the pitot tube, you should:

10. To facilitate effective scanning, the aircraft's windshield should be clean. If the windshield is dirty, it should be cleaned with a _______.