15th Feb. 2012

Both versions of the quiz have been on the internet and marked for free since 2000. In that time I've marked many thousands of entries and know that they have been great help to many Pilots, whether experienced or beginners. I can no longer support free marking of entries but you can still get your entries marked.

Marking of quiz entries (either or both levels at once) remains free if a copy of 'The Private Helicopter Pilot's Guide' is being ordered. To order your copy, click HERE

Quiz entries (for either or both at once) not accompanied by a book order will be marked and sent to you by E Mail once the current admin /marking fee of 10.00 has been received.



So, you're interested and curious (that's what brought you to this page....!).

Fine. Have a go at answering the questions below. They are designed to make you think in the direction you would need to become a Helicopter Pilot (private or otherwise, all Pilots begin from the same position).

Some of the information you need to answer correctly is held elsewhere on this site. Other questions just require a little reasoning. For the remainder you may have to ask around or visit some of the 'Heli. info' sites we have provided links to.

When you have answered all of the questions, click on the 'submit my answers' button. They will be marked for you and returned by E mail. Enjoy the process!

Questions -

Most PPL (H) exams use a multi choice format. The questions below differ from normal exam questions in that they are designed to teach at the same time as quiz (learning what is incorrect is as important as learning what is correct, forming a large part the whole process). Choose the answer that best represents the correct answer (in your opinion). To make your choice click on the button next to the answer you wish to submit.

Your name:

1. Robinson Helicopter Co. named their most popular model 'R 22' because;

A. of its '2 + 2' seating arrangement.
B. During development (1970's) its projected price was $22,000 US.
C. it has a maximum all up weight of 2,200 lbs.
D. it consumes (on average) 22 imperial gallons of fuel per hour.

2. If a Helicopter's engine were to fail and stop;

A. it can only fall from the sky.
B. it climbs more quietly and uses less fuel.
C. the Pilot must enter 'Autorotation' immediately and land at a chosen
-------------spot within the autorotative range.
D. the Pilot need take no immediate action as a 'Freewheel' device will
--------------disconnect the dead engine from the rotor system.

3. Helicopter Pilots almost always:

A. take - off and land vertically.
B. have a relatively easy time during straight and level flight as any Heli.
-----------can be trimmed, allowing the Pilot to let go of the controls.
C. need a high degree of co-ordination as all limbs have at least one
-----------------control to work, the radio being activated by a finger button.
D. conduct themselves like a bunch of cowboys.

4. Birds always take off into wind and even perch facing into that wind. This gives them an airspeed (nothing to do with speed over the ground) right from the beginning of flight. As the Helicopter has an engine to deliver power, the Pilot;

A. never needs to consider wind direction and/or speed.
B. is very wise to always land and take-off facing directly into wind as this
--------is of great benefit and may save power.
C. will be perfectly safe even if landing downwind.
D. must always hover with wind on one side or the other for engine
------------------cooling purposes.

5. When considering a conventionally designed Helicopter, 'Torque' (a reaction to turning the rotor blades, producing a twisting force) tends to turn the Helicopter's fuselage in the opposite direction. A Tail rotor is fitted as a means to;

A. To turn the Helicopter from straight and level flight onto a new heading ----------(as a rudder would on a boat).
B. To allow the Pilot to perform a "Spot turn' whilst in the hover.
C. To act as a governor, absorbing excess engine power or main rotor
-------------RPM.
D. Balance 'Torque' with another force, 'Thrust' .


When you are happy with your answers, click on the 'submit my answers' button below.

15th Feb. 2012

Both versions of the quiz have been on the internet and marked for free since 2000. In that time I've marked many thousands of entries and know that they have been great help to many Pilots, whether experienced or beginners. I can no longer finance free marking of entries, although you can still get your entries marked.

Marking of quiz entries (either or both levels at once) remains free if a copy of 'The Private Helicopter Pilot's Guide' is being ordered. To order your copy, click HERE

Quiz entries (for either or both at once) not accompanied by a book order will be marked and sent to you by E Mail once the current admin /marking fee of 10.00 has been received.


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