Pilot Talk

Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.

Lord Kelvin

1. What is the dhedrial angle?
A. The angle the tail wing makes as it attaches to the fuselage. 
B. This refers to the shape of the horizontal stabilizer. 
C. An upward V made by the main wing. 
D. the angle of attack made by the primary wing
2. A Delta plane refers to 
A. an aircraft with the main wing is in the rear of the plane 
B. an airplane with two wings 
C. a plane where there is only one triangular wing 
D. a vehicle with an elliptical wing 
3. When a plane is moving forward there are two main forces acting on the wing. One is an upward draft of air called:
A. Stall 
B. Lift 
C. Drag 
D. Thrust 
E. Glide
4.  The second is called air resistance or: 

A. Stall 
B. Lift 
C. Drag 
D. Thrust 
E. Glide

5.   When an aircraft is flying without power it is 
A. Stalling 
B. Lifting 
C. Dragging 
D. Thrusting 
E. Gliding
6. The motor or engine provides
A. Stall 
B. Lift 
C. Drag 
D. Thrust 
E. Glide
7. A Canard is a

A. an aircraft with the main wing is in the rear of the plane
B. an airplane with two wings
C. a plane where there is only one triangular wing
D. a vehicle with an elliptical wing
“Stewardess ???”
“Yes, Sir ?”
“I want to complain about this airline. Every time I fly, I get the same seat, I can’t see
the in-flight movie and there are no window shades, so I can’t sleep.”
“Captain, please!   Just shut-up and fly the plane.”




8. To rotate on the Z axis is to:
A. Pitch 
B. Roll 
C. Yaw 
D. Dive
9. To rotate on the X axis is to:
A. Pitch 
B. Roll 
C. Yaw 
D. Dive
10. To rotate on the Y axis is to:
A. Pitch 
B. Roll 
C. Yaw 
D. Dive

 

Bonus Question: What happens when the angle of attack is too steep for the airspeed going over and under the wing?

 
 
 

Yossarian looked at him soberly and tried another approach. "Is Orr crazy?" 

"He sure is," Doc Daneeka said. 

"Can you ground him?" 

"I sure can but first he has to ask me to. That's part of the rule." 

"Then why doesn't he ask you to?" 

"Because he's crazy," Doc Daneeka said. "He has to be crazy to keep flying combat missions after 
all the close calls he's had. Sure I can ground Orr. But first he has to ask me to." 

"That's all he has to do to be grounded?" 

"That's all. Let him ask me." 

"And then you can ground him?" Yossarian asked. 

"No, then I can't ground him." 

"You mean there's a catch?" 

"Sure there is a catch," Doc Daneeka replied. "Catch-22. Anyone who wants to get out 
of combat duty isn't really crazy." 

Joseph Heller 
Catch-22 
 


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