PPG 2

Test your PPG 2 knowledge with this test.

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1) Weather in the mountains tends to be:

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2) What does number 1 represent (distance between wing tip to wing tip)?

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3) The distance from the front of the wing to the back of the wing (represented by #2 in the image) is called?

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4) The number 12 is next to a small metal piece. What is this piece called?

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5) The number 13 is next to a small pulley. What is this pulley for?

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6) Always refer to the pilot manual, but on many reflex gliders pilots should:

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7) When landing in in strong turbulence:

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8) The risk of spot landings is mostly from:

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9) Refer to the Wind Drift image. You're at position A when the motor quits and you want to make the Island. Approximately what heading will you fly?

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10) Refer to red D on the Orlando Chart's left side. You...

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11) Refer to red number 5 on the Orlando Chart. Launching there you...

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12) Refer to red number 4 on the Orlando Chart's bottom. Launching there you...

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13) Refer to red number 2 on the Orlando Chart's left side. You...

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14) Refer to red number 3 on the Orlando Chart's left side. Which statement is true if you launch there?

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15) Wind direction is the direction from which the wind is blowing. For example: If the wind is shown as 270 degrees, this indicates the wind is blowing from the_________.

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16) If you are at the beach and the "off-shore" breezes are 6-8 m.p.h. This indicates:

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17) Mark all that apply. If the dew point is the same or slightly higher than the air temperature. Which of the following statements is true?

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18) What are some ways to suspect a gust front is heading your way? (check all that apply)

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19) When the air is very humid, what does that usually mean for us as PPG pilots?

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20) You're at the beach of a large body of water. Wind is coming on shore but a mile inland it's blowing opposite (towards the water). Which is true?

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21) The billowy, heaped-on looking clouds are:

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22) Active flying is defined as:

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23) What is the order of actions on a power-off landing:

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24) You are launching in light winds. If you start your run, what is likely to happen if you suddenly slow your run mid-launch?

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25) You are on final approach and notice that you are drifting to the right. What should you do?

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26) You are at 30 feet AGL on final approach. You should...

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27) Regarding “weight shift", which statement is the most accurate?

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28) Powered paragliders are:

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29) In the U.S., regarding E airspace (check all that apply)

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30) The minimum visibility for flying in E airspace is:

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31) Which statement is True?

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32) Which statement is true regarding night flying for paramotors?

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33) Can we fly in A, B, C or D airspace? (ATC=Air Traffic Control)

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34) Regarding Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), as a PPG pilot you…

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35) It is important to check the weather before flying. One of the best sources for this information is...

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36) You consistently have problems getting into your seat.  What should you do?

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37) The front of the glider is called the leading edge; the back of the glider is called the trailing edge. The distance from the leading to trailing edges is called the_______.

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38) The tachometer is most useful for:

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39) You can start the motor but the kill switch no longer shuts it off.  What is the most likely cause?

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40) If your prop spins counter-clockwise, as viewed from behind, at high power your BODY:

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41) Most gas paramotor engines' crank shaft spins (as seen when looking at the paramotor from the rear) to the

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42) If your engine is much louder than normal, you likely have:

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43) If you hear a "chirping" sound after you start the engine, you likely have a:

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44) You normally fly near sea level but are now launching from a 5000 foot elevation.  You…

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45) What is the best indicator of wind direction while landing?

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46) Where is the safest place to start your engine?

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47) When is the safest time of day to fly? Check all that apply.

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48) What is the significance of the PPG2 rating?

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49) The default reaction to an unknown twisting or wing malfunction is:

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50) The winds are blowing 6-8 m.p.h. from the South. What is the safest direction to fly before returning to the launch site?

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