Subject Aircraft Ratings, Private Question No 525.

To act as pilot in command of an aircraft towing a glider, a pilot is required to have made within the preceding 12 months

A. at least three flights as observer in a glider being towed by an aircraft.

B. at least three flights in a powered glider.

C. at least three actual or simulated glider tows while accompanied by a qualified pilot.


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Subject Aircraft Ratings, Private Question No 526.

A certificated private pilot may not act as pilot in command of an aircraft towing a glider unless there is entered in the pilot's logbook a minimum of

A. 100 hours of pilot flight time in any aircraft, that the pilot is using to tow a glider.

B. 100 hours of pilot-in-command time in the aircraft category, class, and type, if required, that the pilot is using to tow a glider.

C. 200 hours of pilot-in-command time in the aircraft category, class, and type, if required, that the pilot is using to tow a glider.


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Subject Aerotow Launch Signals, Private Question No 500.

(Refer to figure 56 .) Which illustration means the towplane cannot release?

A. 6.

B. 8.

C. 9.


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Subject Aerotow Launch Signals, Private Question No 501.

(Refer to figure 56 .) Illustration 3 means

A. stop operations.

B. release towline.

C. take up slack.


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Subject Aerotow Launch Signals, Private Question No 502.

(Refer to figure 56 .) Illustration 2 means

A. release towline.

B. ready to tow.

C. hold position.


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Subject Aerotow Launch Signals, Private Question No 503.

(Refer to figure 56 .) Which illustration is a signal to stop operation?

A. 2.

B. 3.

C. 7.


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Subject Aerotow Launch Signals, Private Question No 504.

(Refer to figure 56 .) Which illustration is a signal from the sailplane for the towplane to turn right?

A. 5.

B. 6.

C. 11.


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Subject Aerotow Launch Signals, Private Question No 505.

(Refer to figure 56 .) Which illustration is a signal that the glider is unable to release?

A. 8.

B. 10.

C. 11.


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Subject Aerotow Launch Signals, Private Question No 508.

(Refer to figure 56 .) Which illustration is a signal to the towplane to reduce airspeed?

A. 7.

B. 10.

C. 12.


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Subject Takeoff Procedures and Techniques, Private Question No 499.

What corrective action should the sailplane pilot take during takeoff if the towplane is still on the ground and the sailplane is airborne and drifting to the left?

A. Crab into the wind by holding upwind (right) rudder pressure.

B. Crab into the wind so as to maintain a position directly behind the towplane.

C. Establish a right wing low drift correction to remain in the flightpath of the towplane.


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Subject Ground Launch Procedures, Private Question No 506.

To stop pitch oscillation (porpoising) during a winch launch, the pilot should

A. release back pressure and then pull back against the cycle of pitching oscillation to get in phase with the undulations.

B. signal the ground crew to increase the speed of the tow.

C. relax the back pressure on the control stick and shallow the angle of climb.


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Subject Ground Launch Procedures, Private Question No 507.

Which is an advantage of using a CG hook for a winch tow rather than the nose hook?

A. A greater percent of the line length can be used to reach altitude.

B. Maximum release altitude is limited.

C. It is the safest method of launching.


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Subject Aircraft Ratings, Commercial Question No 456.

To act as pilot in command of a glider, using self-launch procedures, that person must hold a pilot certificate with a glider rating and have accomplished

A. ground and flight training in self-launch procedures and operations, and possess a logbook endorsement from a flight instructor certifying such proficiency.

B. appropriate flight training and meet recent experience in self-launch operations.

C. a competency flight check given by an authorized flight instructor.


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Subject Special Flight Operations, Commercial Question No 444.

GIVEN: Glider's maximum certificated operating weight 1,140 lb Towline breaking strength 3,050 lb Which meets the requirement for one of the safety links? A breaking strength of

A. 812 pounds installed where the towline is attached to the towplane.

B. 912 pounds installed where the towline is attached to the glider.

C. 2,300 pounds installed where the towline is attached to the glider.


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Subject Special Flight Operations, Commercial Question No 448.

During aerotow of a glider that weighs 940 pounds, which towrope tensile strength would require the use of safety links at each end of the rope?

A. 752 pounds.

B. 1,500 pounds.

C. 2,000 pounds.


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Subject Assembly Techniques, Commercial Question No 434.

Which is true regarding the assembly of a glider for flight?

A. It may be accomplished by the pilot.

B. It is not required by regulations for a glider pilot to know this.

C. It must be accomplished under the supervision of an FAA maintenance inspector.


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Subject Takeoff Procedures and Techniques, Commercial Question No 442.

During aerotow takeoffs in crosswind conditions, the glider starts drifting downwind after becoming airborne and before the towplane lifts off. The glider pilot should

A. not correct for a crosswind during this part of the takeoff.

B. crab into the wind to remain in the flightpath of the towplane.

C. hold upwind rudder in order to crab into the wind and remain in the flightpath of the towplane.


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Subject Aerotow Climbout and Release Procedures, Commercial Question No 441.

During an aerotow, is it good operating practice to release from a low-tow position?

A. No. The tow ring may strike and damage the glider after release.

B. No. The towline may snap forward and strike the towplane after release.

C. Yes. Low-tow position is the correct position for releasing from the towplane.


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Subject Aerotow Abnormal Procedures, Commercial Question No 440.

The primary cause of towline slack during aerotows is

A. poor coordination.

B. acceleration.

C. positioning the glider too high.


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Subject Normal Into-the-Wind Ground Launch, Commercial Question No 445.

At what point during an autotow should the glider pilot establish the maximum pitch attitude for the climb?

A. Immediately after takeoff.

B. 100 feet above the ground.

C. 200 feet above the ground.


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Subject Crosswind Takeoff and Climb-Ground Launch, Commercial Question No 446.

When preparing for an autotow with a strong crosswind, where should the glider and towrope be placed?

A. Straight behind the tow car.

B. Obliquely to the line of takeoff on the upwind side of the tow car.

C. Obliquely to the line of takeoff on the downwind side of the tow car.


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Subject Ground Tow Launch-Climbout and Release, Commercial Question No 447.

Which would cause pitch oscillations or porpoising during a winch launch?

A. Excessive winch speed.

B. Insufficient winch speed.

C. Excessive slack in the towline.


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Subject Emergency Procedures, Ground Launch, Commercial Question No 443.

The towrope breaks when at the steepest segment of the climb during a winch launch. To recover to a normal gliding attitude, the pilot should

A. relax the back stick pressure to avoid excessive loss of altitude.

B. apply forward pressure until the buffeting sound and vibration disappear.

C. move the stick fully forward immediately and hold it there until the nose crosses the horizon.


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Subject Preflight and Ground Operations, Instructor Question No 67.

What would be the approximate tensile strength of a rope with a 1,000 pound tensile strength if a knot develops in it?

A. 500 pounds.

B. 800 pounds.

C. 1,000 pounds.


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Subject Aerotow Climbout and Release Procedures, Instructor Question No 68.

What could result if a glider pilot releases while in the low-tow position during an aerotow?

A. Nose of the glider would tend to pitch up after release.

B. Tow ring may strike and damage the glider after release.

C. Glider may be forced into the towplane's wake turbulence.


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Subject Ground Launch Takeoff, Instructor Question No 69.

During a ground launch, how is the airspeed of a glider increased?

A. Raise the nose.

B. Lower the nose.

C. Increase speed of vehicle or winch.


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Subject Ground Launch Takeoff, Instructor Question No 82.

For a winch tow, which is an advantage of the CG hook over the nose hook?

A. A shallower climb can be used during launch.

B. Glider is less likely to pitch up if the towline breaks.

C. Likelihood of applying too much back-stick pressure is reduced.


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Subject Ground Tow Launch-Climbout and Release, Instructor Question No 66.

GIVEN: Maximum auto winch tow speed 69 MPH Surface wind 5 MPH Wind gradient 5 MPH What should the auto winch speed be when a glider reaches an altitude of 200 feet?

A. 44 MPH.

B. 49 MPH.

C. 59 MPH.


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Subject Ground Tow Launch-Climbout and Release, Instructor Question No 334.

During an autolaunch, the pitch angle of the glider should not exceed

A. 10 at 50 feet, 20 at 100 feet, and 45 at 200 feet.

B. 15 at 50 feet, 20 at 100 feet, and 40 at 200 feet.

C. 15 at 50 feet, 30 at 100 feet, and 45 at 200 feet.


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