# Pilot Exam - Instruments #2

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1. 3105 If an altimeter setting is not available before flight, to which altitude should the pilot adjust the altimeter?

A. The elevation of the departure area.
B. Pressure altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature.
C. The elevation of the nearest airport corrected to mean sea level?
A. The elevation of the departure area.
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2. 3106 Prior to takeoff, the altimeter should be set to which altitude or altimeter setting?

A. The current local altimeter setting, if available, or the departure airport elevation.
B. The corrected pressure altitude for the departure airport.
C. The corrected density altitude of the departure airport.
A. The current local altimeter setting, if available, or the departure airport elevation.
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3. 3107 At what altitude shall the altimeter be set to 29.92 when climbing to cruising flight level?

A. 24,000 MSL
B. 18,000 MSL
C. 14,500 MSL
B. 18,000 MSL
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4. 3254 Altimeter setting is the value to which the barometric pressure scale of the altimeter is set so the altimeter indicates

A. Absolute altitude at field elevation.
B. Calibrated altitude at field elevation.
C. True altitude at field elevation.
C. True altitude at field elevation.
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5. 3255 How do variations in temperature affect the altimeter?

A. Pressure levels are raised on warm days and the indicated altitude is lower than true altitude.
B. Higher temperatures expand the pressure levels and the indicated altitude is higher than true altitude.
C. Lower temperatures lower the pressure levels and the indicated altitude is lower than true altitude.
A. Pressure levels are raised on warm days and the indicated altitude is lower than true altitude.
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6. 3256 What is true altitude?

A. The vertical distance of the aircraft above sea level.
B. The vertical distance of the aircraft above the surface.
C. The height above the standard datum plane.
A. The vertical distance of the aircraft above sea level.
7. 3392 Under what condition will true altitude be lower than indicated altitude?

A. When density altitude is higher than indicated altitude.
B. In colder than standard air temperature.
C. In warmer than standard air temperature.
B. In colder than standard air temperature.
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8. 3257 What is absolute altitude?

A. The altitude read directly from the altimeter.
B. The vertical distance of the aircraft above the surface.
C. The height above the standard datum plane.
B. The vertical distance of the aircraft above the surface.
9. 3258 What is density altitude?

A. The altitude read directly from the altimeter.
B. The pressure altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature.
C. The height above the standard datum plane.
B. The pressure altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature.
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10. 3259 What is pressure altitude?

A. The indicated altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature and pressure.
B. The indicated altitude corrected for position and installation error.
C. The altitude indicated when the barometric pressure scale is set to 29.92
C. The altitude indicated when the barometric pressure scale is set to 29.92
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11. 3260 Under what condition is indicated altitude the same as true altitude?

C. If the altimeter has no mechanical error.
B. When at sea level under standard conditions.
C. when at 18,000 feet MSL with the altimeter set at 29.92.
B. When at sea level under standard conditions.
12. 3261 If it is necessary to set the altimeter from 29.15 to 29.85, what change occurs?

A. 700 foot increase in indicated altitude.
B. 70 foot decrease in indicated altitude.
C. 70 foot increase in indicated altitude.
A. 700 foot increase in indicated altitude.
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13. 3388 Under which condition will pressure altitude be equal to true altitude?

A. When standard atmospheric conditions exist.
B. When indicated altitude is equal to the pressure altitude.
C. When the atmospheric pressure is 29.92.
A. When standard atmospheric conditions exist.
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14. 3389 Under what condition is pressure altitude and density altitude the same value?

A. When the altimeter has no installation error.
B. At sea level, when the temperature is 0 F.
C. At standard temperature.
C. At standard temperature.
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15. 3390 If a flight s made from an area of low pressure into an area of high pressure without the altimeter setting being adjusted, the altimeter will indicate

A. The actual altitude above sea level.
B. Higher than the actual altitude above seal level.
C. Lower than the actual altitude above sea level.
C. Lower than the actual altitude above sea level.
16. 3391 If a flight is made from an area of high pressure into an area of lower pressure without the altimeter setting being adjusted, the altimeter will indicate

A. Lower than the actual altitude above sea level.
B. higher than the actual altitude above sea level.
C. The actual altitude above sea level.
B. higher than the actual altitude above sea level.
17. 3393 Which condition would cause the altimeter to indicate a lower altitude than true altitude?

A. Air temperature lower than standard.
B. Atmospheric pressure lower than standard.
C. Air temperature warmer than standard.
C. Air temperature warmer than standard.
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18. 3250 (Refer to figure 3.) Altimeter 1 indicates

A. 500 feet
B. 10,500 feet
C. 1,500 feet
B. 10,500 feet
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19. 3251 (Refer to figure 3.) Altimeter 2 indicates

A. 14,500 Feet
B. 1,500 Feet
C. 4,500 Feet
A. 14,500 Feet
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20. 3252 (Refer to Figure 3.) Altimeter 3 indicates

A. 10,950 Feet
B. 9,500 Feet
C. 15,940 Feet
B. 9,500 Feet
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21. 3253 (Refer to figure 3.) Which altimeter/s indicates more than 10,000 feet?

A. 1,2,3
B. 1,2
C. 1
B. 1,2
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22. 3387 If a pilot changes the altimeter setting from 30.11 to 29.96, what is the approximate change in indication?

A. Altimeter will indicate 150' higher.
B. Altimeter will indicate 150' lower.
C. Altimeter will indicate .15" hg higher.
B. Altimeter will indicate 150' lower.
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23. 3278 (Refer to Figure 7.) How should a pilot determine the direction of bank from an attitude indicator such as the one illustrated?

A. By the relationship of the miniature airplane (c) to the deflected horizon bar (b)
B. By the direction of deflection of the horizon bar (b)
C. by the direction of deflection of the banking scale (a)
A. By the relationship of the miniature airplane (c) to the deflected horizon bar (b)
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24. 3275 (Refer to figure 5) A turn coordinator provides an indication of the

A. movement of the aircraft about the yaw and roll axis.
B. angle of bank up to but not exceeding 30 degrees.
C. attitude of the aircraft with reference to the longitudinal axis.
A. movement of the aircraft about the yaw and roll axis.
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25. 3277 (Refer to figure 7.) The proper adjustment to make on the attitude indicator during level flight is to align the

A. horizon bar to the level flight indication.
B. miniature airplane to the horizon bar.
C. horizon bar to the miniature airplane.
B. miniature airplane to the horizon bar.
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26. 3276 (Refer to figure 6.) To receive accurate indications during flight from a heading indicator, the instrument must be
A. calibrated on a compass rose at regular intervals.
B. set prior to flight on a known heading.
C. periodically realigned with the magnetic compass as the gyro precesses.
C. periodically realigned with the magnetic compass as the gyro precesses.
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27. 3279 Deviation in a magnetic compass is caused by the

A. presence of flaws in the permanent magnets of the compass.
B. difference in the location between true north and the magnetic north.
C. magnetic fields within the aircraft distorting the lines of magnetic force.
C. magnetic fields within the aircraft distorting the lines of magnetic force.
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28. 3279-1 The angular difference between true north and magnetic north is

A. compass acceleration error.
B. magnetic variation.
C. magnetic deviation.
B. magnetic variation.
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29. 3282 In the Northern Hemisphere, a magnetic compass will normally indicate a turn toward the north if

A. an aircraft is decelerated while on an east or west heading.
B. a left turn is entered from a west heading.
C. an aircraft is accelerated while on an east or west heading.
C. an aircraft is accelerated while on an east or west heading.
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30. 3283 In the Northern Hemisphere, the magnetic compass will normally indicate a turn toward the south when

A. the aircraft is decelerated while on a west heading.
B. a left turn is entered from an east heading.
C. a right turn is entered from a west heading.
A. the aircraft is decelerated while on a west heading.
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31. 3283-1 What should be the indication on the magnetic compass as you roll into a standard rate turn to the right from a south heading in the Norther Hemisphere?

A. The compass will initially indicate a turn to the left.
B. the compass will remain on south for a short time, then gradually catch up to the magnetic heading of the airplane.
C. The compass will indicate a turn to the right, but at a faster rate than is actually occurring.
C. The compass will indicate a turn to the right, but at a faster rate than is actually occurring.
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32. 3284 In the Northern Hemisphere, if an aircraft is accelerated or decelerated, the magnetic compass will normally indicate

A. correctly when on a north or south heading.
B. a turn toward the south.
C. a turn momentarily.
A. correctly when on a north or south heading.
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33. 3280 In the Northern Hemisphere, a magnetic compass will normally indicate initially a turn toward the west if

A. a right turn is entered from a north heading.
B. an aircraft is accelerated while on a north heading.
C. a left turn is entered from a north heading.
A. a right turn is entered from a north heading.
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34. 3281 In the Northern Hemisphere, a magnetic compass will normally indicate initially a turn toward the east if

A. an aircraft is accelerated while on a north heading.
B. an aircraft is decelerated while on a south heading.
C. a left turn is entered from a north heading.
C. a left turn is entered from a north heading.
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35. 3286 During flight, when are the indications of a magnetic compass accurate?

A. during turns if the banked does not exceed 18 degrees.
B. As long as the airspeed is constant.
C. Only in straight and level unaccelerated flight.
C. Only in straight and level unaccelerated flight.
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 Author: RobbHawks ID: 61289 Card Set: Pilot Exam - Instruments #2 Updated: 2012-01-30T05:10:34Z Folders: Description: Test questions for the Private Pilot Exam. Show Answers: