AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 43

TEST PILOT

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BY BARRY SCHIFF

1. True or false? If a pilot is intercepted by
a U.S. military aircraft, he should immediately squawk the emergency transponder
code of 7700.
2. Why did early pilots refer to their
autopilots as " George " (as in " let George
do it " )?

JOHN SAUER

3. Who was first to fly a homebuilt airplane around the world, and what type of
aircraft was it?
4. In what year was the greatest number
of aircraft manufactured in the United
States?

7. From reader John Schmidt: During
World War I, pilots used flechettes against
their enemies. What are flechettes?

5. From reader Charles Baumann: Orville
Wright made his first powered flight in the
Wright Flyer on December 17, 1903. When
and in what type of airplane did he make
his last flight?
6. The most famous of all airships was
the Hindenburg. Who or what was
Hindenburg?

8. The actual magnetic heading of an
airplane in a stabilized inverted turn is
increasing. (When viewed from above,
the aircraft is turning in a clockwise direction.) During this turn, the conventional
(wet) compass
A. indicates a constant heading.
B. indicates a steady decrease in magnetic
heading.
C. indicates a steady increase in magnetic
heading.
D. is unpredictable.
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