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Have you ever noticed that pilots love to be challenged? This month, as you plan for your flying club safety meeting (you do hold safety meetings on a regular basis, right?) consider turning it into a quiz night. The best part is that the Air Safety Institute has already done the work for you…did you know we have more than 70 quizzes on our website? And they’re all FREE!

If you have a large flying club, consider breaking into groups of pilots who have the same experience level or do similar types of flying. The important part is that each small group shares what they learned with the entire flying club. Maybe you could even come up with prizes as an added incentive for participation!

Here are some examples of the many quizzes available online:

  • Into a Black Hole – It's often easy for our eyes to play tricks on us when we fly. Flying an approach after dark onto a runway built to land B-52 bombers at Rome, New York gives you the opportunity to experience several optical illusions at once. Can you use the resources at hand to keep yourself from falling victim to them? Take this quiz to find out.
  • Wake Turbulence Avoidance – What you can’t see can hurt you. Check your knowledge of the life-saving techniques you need to know to avoid encountering dangerous wake turbulence.
  • IFR Quiz: GPS Approaches – How low can you go? If words like “LNAV” and “LPV” have you feeling confused, you’re not alone! Take this IFR quiz to learn more about the different types of GPS approach minima before your next IFR flight.
  • Thunderstorm Hazards - Convective season is rapidly approaching, which means thunderstorms will soon be a potential hazard on every flight. Test your real world knowledge of thunderstorms and how to safely avoid them using this safety quiz.
  • Flight Review - A flight review is a great way to refresh your piloting knowledge and ensure you are up to date on any changes since your last flight review or checkride. Be prepared before you meet with your CFI by taking this quiz.

Visit the Air Safety Institute’s website (http://www.aopa.org/Education/Safety-Quizzes) for the full list of quizzes. Each one is 10 questions long and includes an explanation of each correct answer. That will no doubt lead to engaging conversations among your flying club members. So have fun, learn together as a club, and don’t forget to reward knowledge and participation with prizes!

Safe pilots are always learning, and the Air Safety Institute’s goal is to ensure pilots have a wealth of information to keep flying safely. Our educational programs are funded through donations from pilots dedicated to forwarding that mission. Show your support by donating to the AOPA Foundation today (www.aopafoundation.org/donate).

Topics: Safety and Education, Weather, Aviation Industry

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