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Questions for DESCENT
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1. An aircraft at FL370 is required to commence descent at 120 NM from a VOR and to cross the facility at FL130. If the mean GS for the descent is 288 kt, the minimum rate of descent required is?
960 ft/min.
920 ft/min.
890 ft/min.
860 ft/min.
2. What will be the rate of descent when flying down a 12% glide slope, at a groundspeed of 350 knots?
4832 ft/min.
4283 ft/min.
4382 ft/min.
4255 ft/min.
3. Given : ILS GP angle = 3.5 DEG, GS=150 kt. Approximate rate of descent is ?
1000 FT/MIN.
700 FT/MIN.
900 FT/MIN.
800 FT/MIN.
4. An aircraft is descending down a 12% slope whilst maintaining a GS of 540 kt. The rate of descent of the aircraft is approximately?
650 ft/min.
4500 ft/min.
6500 ft/min.
3900 ft/min.
5. An aircraft at FL350 is required to commence descent when 85 NM from a VOR and to cross the VOR at FL80. The mean GS for the descent is 340 kt. What is the minimum rate of descent required?
1800 ft/min
1600 ft/min
1900 ft/min
1700 ft/min
6. An aircraft at FL370 is required to commence descent when 100 NM from a DME facility and to cross the station at FL120. If the mean GS during the descent is 396 kt, the minimum rate of descent required is approximately?
2400 ft/min
1650 ft/min.
1000 ft/min.
1550 ft/min.
7. At what approximate distance from the threshold would an aircraft intercept the glide path if the aircraft height is 2500 feet, and the ILS glide path angle is 3°?
7.8 nm.
13.0 nm.
14.5 nm.
7.0 nm.
8. Given: TAS-197 kt, True course -240°, W/V- 180/30kt. Descent is initiated at FL 220 and completed at FL40. Distance to be covered during descent is 39NM. What is the approximate rate of descent?
1400 FT/MIN.
950 FT/MIN.
1500 FT/MIN.
800 FT/MIN.
9. What will be the rate of descent when flying down a 6% glide slope, at a groundspeed of 250 knots?
1303 ft/min.
1509 ft/min.
1520 ft/min.
1403 ft/min.
10. If there is a 10 knot decrease in headwind by what amount must the rate of descent be changed in order to maintain a 3° glideslope?
It must be increased by 50 ft/min
It must be decreased by 30 ft/min
It must be decreased by 50 ft/min.
It must be increased by 30ft/min.
11. At 75 nm from a VOR an aircraft commences a descent from FL350 in order to arrive overhead the VOR at FL120. What rate of descent is required if the mean groundspeed in the descent is to be 250 knots?
1744 ft/min.
1474 ft/min.
1447 ft/min.
1500 ft/min.
12. When 65 nm from a VOR you commence a descent from FL330 with the intention of arriving at the VOR at FL100. What rate of descent is required if your mean ground speed is 340 knots?
2100 ft/min.
1500 ft/min.
2000 ft/min.
1750 ft/min.
13. When 85 nm from a VOR you commence a descent from FL330 with the intention of arriving at the VOR at FL100. What rate descent is required if your mean ground speed is 340 knots?
1533 ft/min.
1633 ft/min.
1503 ft/min
1650 ft/min.
14. Convert 70 metres /second into knots?
55 kts
146 kts
136 kts
35 kts
15. What is the rate of descent on a 12% glide slope if groundspeed is 320 knots?
3640 ft/min.
3620 ft/min.
3890 ft/min.
3750 ft/min.
16. An aircraft at FL290 is required to commence descent when 50 NM from a VOR and to cross that VOR at FL80. Mean GS during descent is 271kt. What is the minimum rate of descent required?
1900 FT/MIN
2000 FT/MIN
1700 FT/MIN
1800 FT/MIN
17. Given : TAS = 197kt, True course = 240°, W/V=180/30kt. Descent is initiated at FL 220 and completed at FL 40. Distance to be covered during descent is 50 NM. What is the approximate rate of descent?
950 ft/min.
1092 ft/min.
1200 ft/min.
1800 ft/min.
18. What will be the rate of descent when flying down 12% glide slope, at a groundspeed of 340 knots?
4190 ft/min.
2190 ft/min.
4135 ft/min.
2925 ft/min.
19. If there is a 15 knot decrease in headwind by what amount must the rate of descent be changed in order to maintain a 3° glideslope?
It must be decreased by 50ft/min.
It must be increased by 50ft/min.
It must be decreased by 75ft/min.
It must be increased by 75 ft/min.
20. What will be the rate of descent when flying down a 12% glide slope, at a groundspeed of 150 knots?
1823 ft/min.
1382 ft/min.
1283 ft/min.
1832 ft/min.
21. If there is a 10 knot increase in headwind by what amount must the rate of descent be changed in order to maintain a 3° glideslope?
It must be increased by 50 ft/min.
It must be decreased by 50 ft/min.
It must be decreased by 30 ft/min.
It must be increased by 30 ft/min.
22. At 0430 an aircraft is in level cruise flight at groundspeed of 350 knots, at FL 370, 165 nm from a VOR. It is required to descend at a mean rate of 1800 feet/min, to be at FL 80 overhead the VOR. What is the latest time to commence descent, if the mean ground speed in the descent is to be 200 knots?
0449
0439
0421
0456
23. By what amount must you change the rate of descent to maintain a 3° glideslope if you meet an increase in headwind of 14 knots?
70 feet per minute increase
50 feet per minute increase
50 feet minute decrease
70 feet per minute decrease.
24. 730 FT/MIN equals?
1.6 m/sec.
5.2 m/sec.
3.7 m/sec.
2.2 m/sec.
25. If there is a 5 knot increase in headwind by what amount must the rate of descent be changed in order to maintain a 3° glideslope?
It must be decreased by 25 ft/min.
It must be decreased by 35 ft/min.
It must be increased by 35 ft/min.
It must be increased by 25 ft/min.
26. What will be the rate of descent when flying down a 5% glide slope, at a groundspeed of 450 knots?
1750 ft/min.
2175 ft/min.
2124 ft/min.
1540 ft/min.
27. At 0422 an aircraft at FL370, GS 320 kt, is on the direct track to VOR 'x' 185 NM distant. The aircraft is required to cross VOR 'X' at FL80. For a mean rate of descent of 1800. FT/MIN at a mean GS of 232 kt, the latest time at which to commence descent is ?
0448
0451
-0454
0445
28. What will be the rate of descent when flying down a 7.5% glide slope, at a groundspeed of 400 knots?
4170 ft/min.
3020 ft/min.
3040 ft/min.
3100 ft/min.
29. What will be the rate of descent when flying down a 10% glide slope, at a groundspeed of 350 knots.
3405 ft/min.
3455 ft/min.
3000 ft/min.
3545 ft/min.
30. At 0430 an aircraft is in level cruise flight at groundspeed of 350 knots, at FL370, 185 nm from a VOR. It is required to descend at a mean rate of 1800 feet/min, to be at FL 80 overhead the VOR. What is the latest time to commence descent, if the mean ground speed in the descent is to be 232 knots?
0451
0432
0421
0456
31. An aircraft at FL350 is required to cross a VOR/DME facility at FL110 and to commence descent when 125 NM from the facility. If the mean GS for the descent is 350 kt, the minimum rate of descent required is?
1120 ft/min.
1140 ft/min
1290 ft/min
1190 ft/min
32. At 80 nm from a VOR an aircraft commences a descent from FL330 in order to arrive overhead the VOR at FL100. What rate of descent is required if the mean groundspeed in the descent is to be 240 knots?
1120 ft/min.
1300 ft/min.
1150 ft/min.
1020 ft/min.
33. An aircraft flying down a 3° ILS glideslope is at 25 nm DME from the threshold. Using the 1 in 60 rule and approximating 1 nm to 6000 ft, calculate the aircraft height above the runway threshold, assuming that the ILS glidepath crosses the threshold at a height of 50ft ?
7455 ft.
8015 ft.
7650 ft
6450 ft.
34. Given : Aircraft height 3000 FT, ILS GP angle 3°. At what approximate distance from THR can you expect to capture the GP?
9.5 NM
9.1 NM
9.0 NM
9.9 NM
35. Given : ILS GP angle = 3.5 DEG, GS=250 kt Approximate rate of descent is ?
1780 ft/min
1400 ft/min.
1800 ft/min.
1480 ft/min.
36. An aircraft is maintaining a 5.2% gradient is at 7 NM from the runway, on a terrain. Its height is approximately?
2210 FT
1890 FT
3640 FT
680 FT
37. What will be the rate of descent when flying down a 12% glide slope. at a groundspeed of 240 knots?
2918 ft/min.
2819 ft/min.
2189 ft/min.
2198 ft/min.
38. An aircraft flying down a 3° ILS glideslope is at 35 nm DME from the threshold. Using the 1 in 60 approximating 1 nm to 6000 ft, calculate the aircraft height above the runway threshold, assuming that the ILS glidepath crosses the threshold at a height of 50 ft?
7455 ft
10015 ft
10550 ft
6450 ft
39. 850 FT/MIN equals?
5.2 m/sec
4.3 m/sec
4.6 m/sec.
3.2 m/sec.
40. The equivalent of m/sec is approximately?
210 kt.
35 kt.
136 kt.
145 kt.
41. At 100 nm from a VOR an aircraft commences a descent is required if the mean groundspeed in the descent is to be 240 knots?
920 ft/min.
1300 ft/min.
1130 ft/min.
820 ft/min.
42. What will be the rate of descent when flying down a 12% glide slope, at a groundspeed of 540 knots?
6550 ft/min.
3130 ft/min.
4830 ft/min.
8740 ft/min.
43. For an aircraft at a height of 1500 feet, interception of a 3 ° ILS glide path will occur at approximately?
4.5 nm from the threshold.
6.0 nm from the threshold.
5.0 nm from the threshold.
7.0 nm from the threshold.
44. when 95 nm from a VOR you commence a descent from FL330 with the intention of arriving at the VOR at FL100. What rate of descent is required if your mean ground speed is 250 knots?
1150 ft/min.
1059 ft/min.
1100 ft/min.
1010 ft/min
45. An aircraft at FL350 is required to descend to cross a DME facility at FL80. Maximum rate of descent is 2000 FT/MIN and mean GS descent is 275 kt. The minimum range from the DME at which descent should start is?
59 nm
69 nm
62 nm
49 nm
46. What will be the rate of descent when flying down a 7% glide slope, at a groundspeed of 250 knots?
1773 ft/min.
1575 ft/min.
1377 ft/min.
1737 ft/min.
47. If there is a 35 knot increase in headwind by what amount must the rate of descent be changed in order to maintain a 3° glideslope?
It must be decreased by 186 ft/min.
It must be Increased by 235 ft/min.
It must be decreased by 235 ft/min.
It must be Increased by 186 ft/min.
48. An aircraft maintaining a 5.5% gradient is at 9 NM from the runway, on a flat terrain. Its height is approximately?
2870 Ft
2830 Ft
2640 Ft
2680 Ft
49. What will be the rate of descent when flying down a 12% glide slope, at a groundspeed of 175 knots?
2127 ft/min.
1227 ft/min.
7122 ft/min.
2217 ft/min.
50. An aircraft at FL290 is required to commence descent when 75 NM from a VOR and to cross that VOR at FL80. Mean GS during descent is 290kt. What is the minimum rate of descent required?
1700 FT/MIN.
1355 FT/MIN
2055 FT/MIN.
1855 FT/MIN.
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