1. Spatial disorientation is the ____.
Inability to determine your location on a sectional chart
Mistaken perception of your location due to inaccurate preflight calculations
Mistaken perception of your position and motion relative to the earth
2. According to the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), illusions such as those that lead to spatial disorientation are among the most common contributing factors in fatal aircraft accidents.
3. Humans use three sensory systems for spatial orientation. They are the ____.
Visual, skeletal, and somatosensory systems
Visual, vestibular, and somatosensory systems
Visual, muscular, and vestibular systems
4. Our visual system accounts for ____ percent of the information we use to orient ourselves to our surroundings.
5. An abrupt change from a climb attitude to straight-and-level flight can create the illusion of ____.
A shallow turn
A nose-down attitude
6. Which of the following is defined as a high-speed, tight descending turn caused by the failure to recognize a rolling motion?
7. Spatial disorientation accidents are the result of ____.
VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions
VFR flight in visual meteorological conditions
IFR flight in instrument meteorological conditions
All of the above
8. On average, approximately what percentage of spatial disorientation accidents result in fatalities?
9. On average, noninstrument-rated pilots are responsible for ____ percent of VFR-into-IMC accidents.
10. How can a pilot best overcome spatial disorientation?
Rely on kinesthetic sense, piloting ability, and good luck
Use a very rapid cross-check to obtain as much information as possible
Read and correctly interpret the flight instruments and make appropriate control inputs