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Air-brained quiz VIII

PUBLISHED: 17:14 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:14 18 September 2018

TBM-3E Avenger (c) D. Miller, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

TBM-3E Avenger (c) D. Miller, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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How air-brained are you? Test your general aviation knowledge on matters including safety, history, training or anything related to flying! Compiled by James Allan

Explanations to some of the questions can be found below the quiz - no cheating!

Check out the answer explanations below!Check out the answer explanations below!

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Quiz I | Quiz II | Quiz III | Quiz IV | Quiz V | Quiz VI | Quiz VII

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1 c As the airspeed decreases, induced drag increases. Below the airspeed for best lift¬to¬drag ratio (‘best L/D speed’), the increase in induced drag is greater than the decrease in parasite drag

2 a Rain on a windscreen can create the illusion of greater height (and atmospheric haze can lead to the illusion of being at a greater distance from the runway). Any pilot failing to recognise these illusions is liable to fly a lower approach

3 a

4 b John Menzies started in 1833 as an Edinburgh bookshop which published Oliver Twist in monthly instalments during 1837

5 d The CAA specifies 7nm although ICAO calls for only 6nm

6 d

7 c An experimental Travel Air 2000 powered by a Besler 150hp steam engine flew several times in 1933 from Oakland Airport in California

8 d

9 d

10 b

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