Competition Topic

Task 1 Forces of Flight 
  What are the four forces acting on an airplane? 5
  Which forces assist flight? 5
  Which forces oppose flight? 5
 
How do these forces interact during normal flight?
5
Task 2 Lift 
  How is lift produced? 4
  How is lift explained using Newton? 4
  How is lift explained using Bernoulli? 4
  What are the constituents of the lift equation? 5
Task 3 Drag 
  What is drag? 5
  What is induced drag? 5
  What is parasitic drag? 5
  How are wingtip vortices formed? 5
  How does wake turbulence behave? 5
Task 4 Magnetic Compass 
  How does a magnetic compass work? 8
  What is magnetic variation? 16
  What is magnetic deviation? 16
  What are compass dip errors? 8
Task 5 Pitot-Static Instruments 
  Which are the pitot-static instruments? 8
  How does an altimeter work? 8
  How does an airspeed indicator work? 8
  How does a vertical speed indicator work? 8
Task 6 Gyroscopic Instruments 
  Which are the gyroscopic instruments? 8
  What is meant by "rigidity in space'? 8
  What is gyroscopic procession? 8
  How does an attitude indicator work? 8
Task 7 Four Stroke Aircraft Engine 
  What are the four strokes of an aircraft piston engine? 7
  How is an aircraft position engine cooled? 7
  How is the spark generated to ignite the Fuel? 7
  What happens if the Fuel mixture is too rich? 7
  What happens if the Fuel mixture is too lean? 7
Task 8 Aircraft Electrical System 
  How does an alternator work? 7
  What are amps? 7
  What are volts? 7
  What are amp-hours? 7
Task 9 The Atmosphere 
  What do we mean by the ISA standard atmosphere? 12
  What happens to temperature as we gain altitude? 12
  What happens to pressure as we gain altitude? 12
  What is density altitude? 12
Task 10 The Eye 
  How does the eye work? 17
  Which part of the eye is used more during the day? 17
  Which part of the eye is used more at night? 17
  How does the biology of the eye effect how a pilot prepares for a night flight? 17
  How does the biology of the eye effect how a pilot scans for traffic? 17
Task 11 Inner Ear 
  Why is the inner ear important to a pilot? 17
  What is the vestibular apparatus? 17
  How does the vestibular apparatus work? 17
  Why is it dangerous for a pilot to fly with a cold? 17
Task 12 Fog 
  How does fog form? 12
  What is 'dew point'? 12
  What is the significance of the 'temperature dew point spread' to a pilot? 12
  What is radiation fog? 12
  What is advection fog? 12
Task 13 Thunderstorms 
  What is a thunderstorm? 12
  What three conditions are necessary to form thunderstorms? 12
  What are the stages of a thunderstorms lifecycle? 12
  What is an example of a lifting action? 12
  What is meant by an ‘unstable airmass’? 12
Task 14 Airspeed 
  What is indicated airspeed? 8
  What is the difference between indicated airspeed and calibrated airspeed? 8
  What is the difference between calibrated airspeed and true airspeed? 8
  Why is true airspeed important to a pilot? 8
  What accounts for the difference between true airspeed and ground speed? 8
Task 15 Flight Planning - The Navigation Log 
  What is a navigation log? 16
  How do we measure true course? 16
  How do we calculate the true heading that realizes our required true course? 16
  How do we convert our true heading into our magnetic heading? 16
  How do we calculate our Estimated Time Enroute between two waypoints? 16
Task 16 Weight and Balance 
  Why is it important to calculate an aircraft’s takeoff weight? 10
  What do we mean by ‘balance’ in the phrase ‘weight and balance’? 10
  What is a ‘moment’? 10
  How do we calculate an aircraft's 'center of gravity'? 10
  What is the danger of a center of gravity being outside of limits? 10