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THE AOPA FOUNDATION will award 10
scholarships in 2014 to help support
outstanding student pilots. Nine of
the scholarships will provide $5,000,
and a tenth scholarship will award
$12,000, to student pilots pursuing an
FAA sport, recreational, or private pilot
certificate.
Award recipients will be chosen
based on merit, including previous
accomplishments, ability to set goals,
and demonstrated commitment to
flight training and general aviation.
Applicants must meet the following criteria: be a U.S. citizen or U.S.
permanent resident; be at least 16 years
old; hold a current FAA student pilot
certificate at the time of application; be
a current and paid member of AOPA at
both the time of application and when
the scholarship is awarded; and not
have completed the FAA practical test/
checkride at the time of application.
Qualified candidates can submit
applications online (http://flighttraining.aopa.org/ftscholarship). Students
will be required to fill out a series of
essay questions and save responses
using their AOPA login. Once the
application is completed, students
will receive a link to share with two
references of their choice. They must
receive two complete references before
the application deadline. Once completed, applications will be reviewed by
a team of AOPA staff.
The deadline to apply is August 22 at
11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The
scholarships will be awarded at the
AOPA Homecoming Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland, on October 4. The
winners will be notified prior to the
fly-in and do not need to be present to
accept the award.

Final Exam

Think you know your stuff? Quiz yourself
with some of these FAA test questions
1. A pilot should be able to overcome the
symptoms or avoid future occurrences of
hyperventilation by
A. increasing the breathing rate in order to
increase lung ventilation.
B. closely monitoring the flight instruments to
control the airplane.
C. slowing the breathing rate, breathing into a
bag, or talking aloud.
2. Pilots are more subject to spatial disorientation if
a. they ignore the sensations of muscles and
inner ear.
b. visual cues are taken away, as they are in
instrument meteorological conditions.
c. eyes are moved often in the process of crosschecking the flight instruments.
3. If a control tower and a flight service
station are located on the same airport, which
function is provided by the FSS during those
periods when the tower is closed?
A. Approach control services.
B. Automatic closing of the IFR flight plan.
C. Airport advisory service.
4. What is the purpose of the rudder on an
airplane?
A. To control overbanking tendency.
B. To control roll.
C. To control yaw.
5. Which factor would tend to increase the
density altitude at a given airport?
A. A decrease in relative humidity.
B. An increase in barometric pressure.
C. An increase in ambient temperature.
6. The width of a Federal Airway from either
side of the centerline is
A. Eight nautical miles.
B. Four nautical miles.
C. Six nautical miles.
7. Who is responsible for determining whether
a pilot is fit to fly for a particular flight, even
though he or she holds a current medical
certificate?
A. The medical examiner.
B. The FAA.
C. The pilot.
8. Regarding alcohol, a person may not act as
a crewmember of a civil aircraft under what
elapsed time after consumption, and blood
alcohol content level?
A. 24 hours and 0.04
B. 12 hours and 0.4
C. 8 hours and 0.04
PLUS Take the quiz.

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