NEHC Newsletter Quiz Spring 2017 For most helicopter pilots, the 1st rating you’ll earn will be Private Pilot RotorcraftHelicopter. Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61 specifies the areas in which knowledge and skill must be demonstrated by the applicant before issuing ta Private Pilot Certificate or rating. The FAA has published practical test standards (“PTS”) containing the Areas of Operation and specific Tasks in which pilot competency shall be demonstrated. How much to you know about these practical test standards? Have fun! 1. Which statement(s) is (are) correct regarding Areas of Operation of the practical test? A. They begin with Preflight Preparation and end with Postflight Procedures. B. The examiner must conduct the practical test in the sequence prescribed in the PTS. C. The ground portion of the practical test may be accomplished before or after the flight portion. 2. Areas of Operation in the PTS include one or more Tasks and each Task includes a description of its objective. Which statement(s) correctly describes the elements of objectives? A. The description of the task. B. Specifically what the applicant should be able to do. C. The conditions under which the task is to be performed. 3. Which statement regarding the conduct of a practical test is correct? A. An applicant who holds at least a Private Pilot Certificate, seeking an additional rotorcraft category rating, shall be evaluated in all tasks in each area of operation (unless otherwise noted). B. Private pilot applicants shall be evaluated in all tasks in each area of operation (unless otherwise noted). C. If an applicant holds two or more category or class ratings at least at the private level, the practical test shall be conducted solely at the discretion of the examiner. 4. Which of the following is a prerequisite for an applicant who applies to take the Private Pilot Rotorcraft Practical Test? A. Be at least 16 years old. B. Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language. C. Both of the above are correct.
5. Which of the following aircraft, if any, are permissible for use during the practical test? A. A foreign registered aircraft. B. A military aircraft in the same category, class and type, if applicable for the certificate and/or rating for which the applicant is applying. C. None of the above. 6. If, during the practical test, the examiner determines that a task is incomplete, or the outcome uncertain: A. The examiner shall issue a letter of discontinuance. B. The examiner shall issue a letter of unsatisfactory performance. C. The examiner may require the applicant to repeat the task. 7. Regarding the use of checklists during the practical test: A. Upon completion of the practical test, the applicant is evaluated on the use of an appropriate checklist. B. Applicants are not required to use a checklist during single-pilot operations. C. The situation may be such that the use of the checklist, while accomplishing the elements of an Objective, would be either unsafe or impractical, especially in a single-pilot operation. In this case, a review of the checklist after the elements have been accomplished, would be appropriate. 8. Regarding the examinerâ€™s use of distractions during practical tests: A. Examiners are not permitted to distract an applicant as doing so might create an unsafe situation and thus cause the applicant to unfairly fail the practical test. B. To evaluate the applicantâ€™s ability to utilize proper control technique while dividing attention both inside and/or outside the cockpit, the examiner shall cause a realistic distraction during the flight portion of the practical test to evaluate the applicant's ability to divide attention while maintaining safe flight. C. To evaluate the applicantâ€™s ability to demonstrate sound judgement and ADM, while dividing attention both inside and/or outside the cockpit, the examiner shall cause a realistic distraction during the flight portion of the practical test to evaluate the applicant's ability to divide attention while maintaining safe flight.
9. The examiner or applicant may discontinue the test at any time when the failure of an Area of Operation makes the applicant ineligible for the certificate or rating sought. Which statement(s) id (are) correct in this situation: A. The test may be continued only with the consent of the applicant. B. If the test is discontinued, the applicant is entitled credit for only those Areas of Operation and their associated Tasks satisfactorily performed. C. During the retest, the applicant may not be reevaluted on tasks previously passed. 10. Typical areas of unsatisfactory performance and grounds for disqualification include which, if any, of the following? A. Any action or lack of action by the applicant that requires corrective intervention by the examiner to maintain safe flight. B. Failure to use proper and effective visual scanning techniques to clear the area before and while performing maneuvers. C. Exceeding any tolerance stated in the Taskâ€™s objectives.
NEHC Quiz Spring 2017