PPG 1

Test your PPG 1 knowledge with this test.

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1. You're set up for a forward inflation and notice a slight breeze (2 mph) from the left. If you go, expect that the wing will:

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2. Refer to the Paraglider image. The “4”'s are along the:

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3. The highest risk for fatal accidents comes from:

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4. Refer to the Paraglider image. The “3”'s are along the:

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5. Flare is:

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6. As a student pilot, when you're coming in to land, the most important thing is:

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7. You're on final, into the wind, and coming in to land. Regarding brake use, what should you do during the last 20 feet?

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8. While cruising in flight (just flying along), what altitude is recommended?

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9. For launch, trimmers should be:

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10. Regarding brake toggles, during your first few flights brake lines should be:

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11. The number 15's are referring to the:

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12. Number 10 is the:

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13. Numbers 20, 1, and 5 are all part of the:

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14. Refer to the image. The number 1 is next to what?

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15. _________ causes air to flow down slowly and fan out, moving with clockwise rotation at the ground in the Northern Hemisphere. Expect clear skies because sinking air prevents clouds from forming.

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16. Which of the following is more likely to produce strong winds and occasionally severe thunderstorms?

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17. Select all that apply. It is 1:00 pm on a summer afternoon with large Cumulus clouds forming. What can you expect?

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18. It is 7:00 pm on a summer afternoon. The winds have been light all day and no frontal activity is expected. You arrive at your launch area to find a steady 5 mph wind. What can you expect?

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19. Regarding power-off landings (turning the motor off before landing):

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20. Flying with approximately 2 pounds of pressure (the resting weight of your arms) on each brake:

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21. During the takeoff run, when the glider just starts to provide enough lift for takeoff:

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22. As a beginner pilot you should launch and land directly into the wind.

What are the recommended limitations for a PPG 1 pilot?

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23. The wind is blowing steady at 13 m.p.h. As a PPG 1 (student) pilot, what type of launch is recommended?

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24. Which statement is true for beginners regarding ground handling or kiting the wing?

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25. Which statement is true regarding kiting/ground handling?

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26. Can you fly over a local High School football game and take photos?

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27. Regarding EN-C or EN-D (DHV-2 or 3) wings for PPG 1 pilots:

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28. According to the USPPA Recommended Operating Limitations, while working on your PPG1 (student pilot) rating, you:

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29. If you are flying at 20 m.p.h. with a 5 m.p.h. tail wind, your ground speed will be__________, and airspeed will be__________.

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30. If you are flying at 20 mph into a 5 mph head wind, your ground speed will be____________, and your airspeed will be __________.

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31. As a PPG1 pilot (student pilot), you have observed that your brake handles are hard to reach while in flight. What should you do?

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32. Aspect ratio is a measure of how long and slender a glider is from tip to tip. Higher aspect ratio gliders are _____________ (front to back) and are recommended for ________ pilots.

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33. What can happen if your leg straps are too loose?

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34. When should you check your propeller bolts?

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35. Two stroke engines require:

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36. What is the most important safety check before starting your engine?

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37. When should you wear a helmet?

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38. Statistically, the most likely time for a serious injury in paramotoring is:

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39. What is the most important factor in pilot safety?

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40. As a PPG1 pilot (student pilot), who should make the decision that you can fly?

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41. How often should you complete an inspection of your engine, harness, lines, and glider?

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