New Private Pilot Study Questions Download

Sep 11, 2018

Hey Helicopter Online Ground School members.  I have a new download for you. I'm at home on a Sunday afternoon, Operations Manager Brian Rutledge just sent me a Private Pilot Document. I just uploaded it in the Private Pilot section.

 New Private Pilot Study Questions Download

This is a study guide with over two hundred questions. It's a great document to go through and test your own knowledge.  If you're brand new to studying, I would probably wait until you have a good handle on the information to go through it.

If you go through it now, if you just started out, it's going to be overwhelming to you because there is a ton of questions in here. If you're getting closer to check ride.  You've been studying. You've been going through Ground School doing your own thing. Doing training with your instructor, and you're feeling good about the knowledge. Now would be a good time to go through this list.

 If you think you're ready to test your knowledge, start going through it. If you don't know the answer, look it up. Good pilot uses his or her resources. You've got to know where to find answers to questions. When I was going through that thing, I had to think about it, and I had to even look a few things up.

 It's a study guide. It's to help test your knowledge. Don't let it overwhelm you if you're new. It's a great document to help you get ready for the check ride.

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Go download the PDF copy in the Private Pilot Section or check it out here:

Great tool for testing your knowledge!
Private Pilot Study Questions


Where can you legally land a helicopter?
What are the minimum altitudes?
What 4 documents need to be on board the aircraft for flight? What is the Acronym
What documents need to be on you as a pilot to go fly?
What is the acronym for whether you are safe to fly?
What flight time do you have to log?
Do the maintenance logbooks have to be carried in the aircraft?
What five to six things do you look for in the maintenance logbooks to make sure the aircraft is legal for flight?
Who can sign off an Annual Inspection?
What maintenance inspections are required for an aircraft to be airworthy? Which are only required for commercial/135 ops?
When must a transponder be checked so you can legally use it for flight?
What does TBO mean? When is this required for the 22/44?
What does AD mean and where can you find AD’s published?
What does SB mean and where can you find SB’s published? 
How do AD’s and TBO’ affect the airworthiness of the aircraft?
How much fuel reserve flight time is require by the FAR’s for helicopters at the end of each flight? Day and Night?
Who is responsible for making sure an aircraft is in airworthy condition?
Who is responsible for maintaining an aircraft in an airworthy state?
When does the airworthiness expire?
When does the registration certificate expire?
When must you notify NTSB immediately?
What is the definition of an accident?
What is the definition of an incident?
How do you report an accident?
What things must be operational for flight according to the FAR’s for aircraft for day VFR?
What 4 things must be operational for fight in the R-22 according to the POH in addition to the FAR? What needs to be operational for night flight?
Is an ELT required for helicopters operating under part 91?
If an ELT is installed must you comply with 91.207 and how do you do that?
Are flight plans require by the FAR’s for a 50 NM flights?
In order to carry passengers, you must have made how many landings within how many days for day? For night?
What FAR number tells you how many hours are needed for the helicopter rating you are pursuing?
How long does the registration last (24 calendar months)
Can you carry passengers for compensation or hire with the rating you are obtaining?
What expenses can you share with a passenger? How can you split it (percentage)?
Can you fly if the altimeter setting is over 31 inches of Hg for MSL?
What does the PTS tell you?
What are the rules regarding alcohol?
What can you legally do as a private pilot?

Systems, Limits

What is the danger if you fly outside the lateral CG limits?
What is the danger if you fly outside longitudinal CG limits? (too far forward/aft CG)
What is the danger if you fly over gross weight?
What is the danger if you over speed the main rotor?
What is the danger if you over speed the engine?
What is the danger if you exceed Vne?
What is the danger if you exceed the limit manifold pressure?
Why are the RPM limits of the main rotor different with power off than with power on?
Why is the R-22 engine derated?
How is the engine derated?
What do you do if the alternator light comes on in flight?
What is the danger if your engine oil overheats?
What is the danger if your cylinder head temp overheats?
What type information does a tela-temp give you?
Why is there a minimum gross weight?
Why is acrobatic flight prohibited?
Why do you fly solo from the right seat only?
What is the danger of using a lower grade fuel? What fuel do we run in the 22/44?
What if you cannot get 100LL?
What could happen if you get carbon deposit in the cylinder?
What is the “Full Throttle” line on the limit manifold pressure chart telling you?
Why do you never pull down on the main rotor blades in an R-22/R-44?
What do you do when one of the chip detector warning lights comes on in flight?
What do you do when the low fuel light comes on?
Where would you look if you wanted to know if a piece of equipment was installed on a helicopter?
What is the Datum, where is it located in our helicopter
What is the arm? moment?
What is the formula for calculating moment?
What will happen if your pitot tube gets blocked?
Which instrument uses aneroid wafers?
What will happen if your static tube gets blocked?
How can you make a new static source if your static tube gets blocked?
What conditions are conducive to carburetor icing?
What do the magnetos do?
What is and where is the ELT located on most R-22’s?
What frequency does the ELT transmit on?
How many spark plugs are there in the R-22 engine?
Which cylinder provides manifold pressure?
Which cylinder provides cylinder head temp?
What does ashless-dispersant mean when referring to the oil?
What happens if you mix different fuel grades?
What type of oil do we use to break in an engine and for how long?
What is the hazard if the alternator quits and the batter runs down in flight?
How does the application of carburetor heat affect performance?
What causes water to gather in the fuel tank?

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Where can you request SVFR clearance?
What can you do under SVFR?
What are your cloud clearance and visibility under SVFR?
What equipment and cloud clearance are required in the following
Class A
Class B
Class C
Class D
Class E
Class G
Which of the following do you have to have permission to enter?
Class A
Class B
Class C
Class D
Class E
Alert Area
Prohibited Area
Restricted Area
Warning Area
Why is Class G airspace un-controlled?
How is a controlled firing area depicted?
What’s the difference between blue airports and magenta airports on the sectional?
Which airspaces are shown on the sectional and which are not?
What is a contour line and where can the key be found?
When does your sectional expire?
What does the scale 1:500,000 mean on your sectional?
Where can you find information concerning locations and services for heliports?


What is gyroscopic precession?
What is transverse flow and what does it do to the helicopter?
What is translating tendency and how do we correct for it?
What is translational lift and when do you get it?
What is the definition of dissymmetry of lift?
How does the helicopter correct for dissymmetry of lift?
In a fully articulated system the blade that flaps up accelerates, why?
How does the R-22 correct for the problem found in #120?
What is ETL and when does it occur?
What is LTE and what conditions can cause it?
What is the difference between an asymmetrical and symmetrical airfoil?
What is the chord line?
What is relative wind?
What is the angle of attack (A0A)
What is the pitch angle?
If induced flow increases what will happen to the angle of attack?
What does the delta hinge on the tail rotor correct for and how does it do it?
Explain how an IGE hover requires less power than an OGE hover.
If you are 2’ above a platform that is only 2/3 the size of your disk, what type of hover are you doing?
What does the height velocity chart tell you?
What is the danger if your engine fails while flying in the upper shaded area of the height velocity chart?
What is the danger if your engine fails while flying in the lower shaded area of the height velocity diagram?
What consideration must you take into account when doing an auto of there is wind over 10 knots?
Is it legal to fly in the shaded areas of the height velocity curve?
Why does it take more power to hover with a tail wind then a head wind?
What is retreating blade stall? What happens to the helicopter?
What 5 conditions can lead to retreating blade stall?
Can you get retreating blade stall at 70 KIAS?
What is mast bumping? What causes mast bumping?
What flight conditions should be avoided to prevent mast bumping?
What is the corrective action for mast bumping?
What is dynamic rollover? 
What 3 things are needed for dynamic rollover? How do you correct it?
What is the max glide airspeed and RPM for the R-22 in an auto?
What is the best range airspeed?
What is considered an air taxi?
How much does 250 lbs. at 3 G’s weight?
How many different rotor systems are there and what are they?
What kind of main rotor does the R-22 have and what can it do?
Which rotor system can you get ground resonance in and what is ground resonance?
Explain dissymmetry of lift and how is dissymmetry of lift corrected for?
What are the three conditions needed for settling with power?
What are the flight situations that settling with power would most likely occur?


What are the three stages of a thunder storm?  
What happens in each of these stages?
What are the 3 things required for a thunderstorm?
What is virga?
What is a micro burst? What do you look for?
What do you do if you encounter a micro burst?
What do you need to form fog?
What are the five different types of fog?
How do winds flow around a high and a low pressure system?
What are the four families of clouds?
Name two types of clouds.
What would be the characteristics of cold air moving over warm land/water?
What would be the characteristics of warm air moving over cold land/water?
What are the 4 intensities and 4 types of structural icing?
What are the 4 intensities of turbulence?
What is pressure altitude?
What is density altitude?
What is true altitude?
What is absolute altitude?
How does density altitude affect performance?
At high density altitude, is the performance of the aircraft hampered because of less air for the rotor blades or because of less air for the engine?
Can we hover OGE at maximum gross weight, 10’C, at 6000’ PA?
How can you obtain weather information on the ground?
How can you obtain weather information in the air?
What types of forecasts/reports are considered to be in-flight weather advisories?
How do you plot an in-flight weather advisory?
What is a METAR?
What is a PIREP?
What is a TAF and how long is it valid for?
What is an FD and how long is it valid for?
What is an FA and how long is it valid for?
Where does the information for a surface analysis chart come from?
What is a radar summary chart?
What is a significant weather prognostic chart?
What does ATIS stand for?
What does ASOS/AWOS stand for?
What is the difference between these?
What are basic VFR minimums in controlled airspace?
How do you find pressure altitude using the altimeter?


When is oxygen required for flight (passengers and pilots)?
What are the restrictions for flying after scuba diving?(AIM 8-1-2)
What is sinus block or ear block?(AIM 8-1-2)
How does the inner ear work? What can trick the inner ear?
What is spatial disorientation, and how do we correct or prevent spatial disorientation?(AIM 8-1-5)
What are the signs of motion sickness and how do we alleviate them?
What is hypoxia, and what are the four types of hypoxia and how do they differ?(AIM 8-1-2)
What is hyperventilation and how do you treat it?(AIM 8-1-3)
What is Hypoxia? What are the 4 types?(AIM 8-1-4)
What are some night illusions? (AIM8-1-6)
What are the parts of the eye? What are cones good for? Rods?
What part of the eye do we use the most at night?(AIM 8-1-6)
What is the pilot personal checklist that is done to see if you are safe to fly?(AIM 8-1-1)
How can we prevent or clear an ear block?(AIM 8-1-2)

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Navigation, Cross Country, Flight Planning

What is magnetic variation?
What is magnetic deviation?
Can we use the Garmin 250 XL in the R-22 as a primary source to navigate?
How do you track specific radials with the Garmin 250XL?
What is the best way to join a traffic pattern at an uncontrolled airport?
What is the standard temperature lapse rate?
What is the standard pressure lapse rate?
What do you do if you get lost and who should you communicate with if you get lost?
What are the lost communication procedures in the helicopter?
What does it mean when the airport beacon is on during the day?
What does VOR stand for? What does DME stand for?
What does NOTAM stand for?
What happens if you forget to close your flight plan?
What is a NOTAM (D)?
What is an FDC NOTAM?
What is a pointer NOTAM?
What is IAS?
What is CAS?
What is TAS?
What is GS?
What does VASI stand for?
What does PAPI stand for?
What does a mandatory sign on an airport look like?
What does a location sign on an airport look like?
What does a direction sign on an airport look like?
What does a heliport beacon look like?

Do you still remember your own name after all these questions?

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