Final Exam


30 questions comprised from “ALL” topics into one exam, these are randomly pulled from 100’s of questions.
You have 70 mins.

Best of luck…



#1 You dip your tanks and you have 26 usable US Gallons on board. What is your total endurance with a fuel burn rate of 35 ltr/h (including legal reserve)?

#2 Regarding stability:

#3 Otolith organs are responsible for which of the following illusions?

#4 Identify this Cloud type

#5 You are on approach to land at an airfield where substantial windshear has been reported on final. Your response to this would be to:

#6 During night flights when the rods of the eye provide a pilots night vision, it is important to:

#7 It is not advisable to land a light aeroplane during a thunderstorm, even though the cloud base is relatively high and rain showers are light, because of the possibility of:

#8 The pressure lapse rate on a given day is 1 hPa per 40 feet of altitude. The next day the same sea level pressure exists but the air is warmer. The pressure lapse rate on day 2 is

#9 The 3 types of GAA and the time of day that they are active are:

#10 The amount of water vapour that can be held in the atmosphere depends on the air’s

#11 Supplemental oxygen must be used by each crew member and passenger on board an un-pressurized aircraft:

#12 What does the abbreviation ATIS stand for?

#13 What is the normal currency period for a class 2 medical certificate if the recipient is 40 years or older at the time of issue?

#14 The distance between A and B is 185 nm. The aircraft TAS is 130 kt, affected by a wind component of +20 kt. What will be the time taken to fly from A to B?

#15 What is the definition of an alerting service?

#16 During a VFR flight the compass is noted as being not operational, can the flight continue?

#17 With a pressure altitude of 8,000ft you read -20°C on the OAT and 130 kt IAS. What is your TAS?

#18 A friend asks you to carry some packages for his business on one of your flights. As a PPL holder, is he allowed to compensate you for carrying them as a cost sharing flight?

#19 You are flying FROM Nelson TO Omaka and are mantaining your track of 095°T with 20° port (left) drift. Given variation is 24°E in the area and the highest terrain is 1,900 feet, which is the lowest cruising level available to you?

#20 You are flying as a co-pilot on a large twin engine aircraft. Whilst cruising at FL150 with a cabin altitude of 8,000 feet, your cabin crew give you a report of an elderly woman passenger who is suffering from nausea and having “difficulty breathing”. You:

#21 You are flying between PARAPARAUMU and PALMERSTON NORTH. Since departing PARAPARAUMU a constant heading has been maintained and the aircraft has remained on track. Flight plan track 040°M, Heading is 027°M. From your present position you plan to reverse track and return to PARAPARAUMU. The approximate heading required to reverse track is:

#22 In the simplified model of the way in which the human brain functions:

#23 What are the requirements for mountain waves:

#24 The beginning of Morning Civil Twilight occurs when?

#25 After a flight an entry must be made in a pilot’s logbook within:

#26 The term NOSIG appears in a landing (TREND) forecast. What is the meaning of this term in New Zealand?

#27 The NZST is 1430 on the 13th April 1997. In NOTAM and preflight bulletins this date and time would be expressed in UTC as

#28 Which definition is incorrect regarding the privileges of a PPL

#29 A condition where the air temperature at a given height is warmer than that at a lower level is referred to as:

#30 You are maintaining your track of 257°T with a heading of 230°M when you encounter bad weather and have to turn home. What is the reciprocal heading required to maintain your return track. Variation is 21°E