FAA 107 Drone Pilot Test #1

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You hear an aircraft declare that they are midway left downwind to RWY 13 while monitoring the Cooperstown CTAF. What would the plane's position be in relation to the runway?

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Correct answer: The aircraft is East.

The trick is to know that “left downwind” means the aircraft is flying parallel to the runway, where the runway is to the “left” of the pilot, and the aircraft is flying opposite (or 180 degrees) from the Runway 13 heading of 130 degrees. Again, if you’re having trouble with compass orientation, it can be really helpful to sketch this one out on a blank sheet of paper. Make sure to review the Airport Operations lecture!

The angle of   ___________ is the angle formed by the chord line of an airfoil and the relative wind.

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Correct answer: attack

The angle between the chord line of an airfoil and the relative wind is known as the angle of attack.

A small UA causes an accident, and one of your crew members passes out. When do you notify the authorities about the accident?

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Correct answer: Within 10 days of the accident. [107.9 Accident reporting. “No later than 10 calendar days after an operation that meets the criteria of either paragraph (a) or (b) of this section[.]”]

Report the incident within 10 days of the accident.

Which of the main groups of airspace is classified as controlled airspace?

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Correct answer: Class B, C, E and D

Class G airspace is uncontrolled airspace.

What is the significance of the latitude line at point 4?

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Correct answer: The degrees of latitude north and south from the equator

Option B merely provides the definition of the latitude – a measurement of the distance along the south to north axis from the equator. Options A and C, on the other hand, define the longitude. Knowing the difference between the two is a basic skill in reading any kind of map.

Downdrafts are most common during which stage of the thunderstorm lifecycle?

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Correct answer: Dissipating

The correct answer is Dissipating. There’s a LOT of information in the Effects of Weather on Small UAS lecture. Make sure you go through this lecture one more time if you’re missing any rote memorization questions like this. Wind shear, density altitude, temperature inversion, the different types of fog…these are all concepts you can be tested on.

What effect does high density altitude have on propeller efficiency versus low density altitude, and why?

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Correct answer: Efficiency is reduced because the propeller exerts less force at high density altitudes than at low density altitudes.

Letter A is the right reason.

Small unmanned aircraft systems are subject to registration requirements. Under what conditions would a small UA not be required to register before operating in the United States?

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Correct answer: When the aircraft weighs less than .55 pounds on takeoff, including everything that is on-board or attached to the aircraft.

Letter C is the right answer.

Your unmanned aircraft (sUAS) collided with an automobile, causing more than $500 in damage. When do you have to notify the FAA?

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Correct answer: Within 10 calendar days.

You must report the incident to FAA within 10 calendar days.

You notice gray arrows nearby labeled "VR1667" and "VR1668" while looking out your planned area of operations on a sectional chart. Do these symbols present a hazard to your operation?

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Correct answer: Yes, these indicate military exercises at below 1500 feet AGL

These arrows with labels that are prefixed with VR or IR are indicative of military training routes. The only difference between VR and IR is that IR routes are flown under air traffic control, while VR routes are not.

“Left downwind for runway one six,” announces an aircraft. This indicates that the aircraft is heading in the direction of:

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Correct answer: 340 degrees

If an aircraft is left downwind of the runway, it means they’re flying parallel to the runway, in the opposite, downwind direction (the runway is to the pilot’s left, hence “left downwind”). So the opposite heading (or 180 degrees from) 160 degrees is 340 degrees. It can be helpful to sketch this type of question out on a separate sheet of paper.

What characterizes a moist, unstable air mass?

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Correct answer: Turbulence and showery precipitation.

Turbulence and showery precipitation are the characteristics of a moist and unstable air mass.

Small unmanned aircraft systems are subject to registration requirements. When must a person register a small UA with the Federal Aviation Administration, according to 14 CFR part 48?

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Correct answer: All civilian small UAS weighing greater than .55 pounds must be registered regardless of its intended use.

According to 14 CFR part 48, small UAS weighing greater than .55 pounds must be registered regardless of its intended use.

When an airplane wing stalls, the angle of attack is:

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Correct answer: remain the same regardless of gross weight.

The angle of attack at which an airplane wing stalls will remain the same regardless of gross weight.

When scanning for air traffic activity near Mason Jewett Airport, which frequency should be used as the Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF)?

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Correct answer: 122.7

The Mason Jewett Airport, with its magenta-colored symbol, is an example of an uncontrolled airport. Pilots are expected to self-announce their position and intention everytime they approach this airport because there is no air traffic control. These are broadcast on the CTAF for that airport, which is conveniently noted on sectional charts for that airport.

When looking for the CTAF for an uncontrolled airport, check for the frequency next to the magenta C symbol. The CTAF is 122.7 in the case of Mason Jewett Airport.

Hicks Airport (T67) northwest of Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (FTW), a Class B airspace floor.

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Correct answer: 4,000 ft. MSL

Take your time determining the location of Hicks Airport (T67). In that section of the chart, search for the fraction 110/40, which indicates the ceiling and floor of Class B airspace. Each portion contained by the blue solid line has a different ceiling and floor, so scan your eyes inside Hicks Airport's enclosed space. The 110/40 indicates that the Class B airspace ceiling is 11,000 feet MSL and the floor is 4,000 feet MSL in that part of the chart.

In the terminal radar program, TRSA Service provides

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Correct answer: sequencing and separation for participating VFR aircraft.

TRSA Service in the terminal radar program provides sequencing and separation for participating VFR aircraft.

Small unmanned aircraft systems are subject to registration requirements. When, according to 14 CFR part 48, is it not permissible for a small UA owner to register it?

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Correct answer: The owner is less than 13 years of age. [48.25 says, “(b) A small unmanned aircraft must be registered by its owner using the legal name of its owner, unless the owner is less than 13 years of age. If the owner is less than 13 years of age, then the small unmanned aircraft must be registered by a person who is at least 13 years of age.” Keep in mind that they are trying to make you know Part 48. There are other answers as to why a person could not register via Part 47 such as being a foreign citizen.]

What are the properties of air that is unstable?

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Correct answer: Turbulence and good surface visibility.

Turbulence and good surface visibility are the characteristics of an unstable air.

You intend to fly a drone approximately 4 miles north of Cochran Airport. What is the height of the nearest obstacle in the area, according to the sectional chart?

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Correct answer: 1568 feet MSL

MSL refers to the height or altitude of any object measured from the sea level. Since the sea level is approximately the same for any point on the planet, this means that all MSL measurements are measured from a single reference. From this definition, it also follows that MSL measurements will always be higher than AGL measurements. For our example, the 1568 feet in the symbol indicate the MSL measurement while the 1169 feet indicate the AGL measurement.

Within 60 nautical miles of the DCA VOR in Washington, D.C., under what conditions may a pilot fly VFR?

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Correct answer: As long as the pilot has completed special awareness training and remains clear of the SFRA.

Letter A is the right answer.

When using either normal remote identification or a broadcast module, where must a small unmanned aircraft's serial number be listed?

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Correct answer: The Certificate of Aircraft Registration.

The small unmanned aircraft’s serial number be listed in the Certificate of Aircraft Registration.

What is the cure to a pilot's hazardous "anti-authority" attitude?

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Correct answer: Follow the rules.

Follow the rules is the antidote when a pilot has the hazardous attitude of “Anti-authority."

In the sectional charts, Louisville Airport is encircled by a magenta-shaded circle, indicating that it is an uncontrolled airport. What is the significance of this magenta circle?

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Correct answer: Class E airspace from 700 feet

For this question, the shaded magenta circle represents Class E airspace. Specifically, the shaded magenta border refers to Class E airspace from 700 feet. Class E airspace can also be represented by broken magenta lines (surface to 700 feet) or a shaded blue line (starting at 1200 feet above).

Card Airport is what type of airport it is.

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Correct answer: Private non-towered.

Card airport is a private non-towered.

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