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

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

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5) When landing in in strong turbulence:

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6) The risk of spot landings is mostly from:

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7) Refer to the Wind Drift image. You're a half-mile offshore when the motor quits. What heading gives you the best chance of making it to shore in the shortest time possible.

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8) A smooth 10 mph wind is blowing. Your motor quits and now you're trying to reach a landing field that is upwind of you. Which setting will enable you to travel the longest distance?

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9) If you encounter strong turbulence, you should:

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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 4 on the Orlando Chart's bottom. Which statements are true?

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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 3 on the Orlando Chart's left side. Which statement is true if you launch there?

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14) Refer to red number 1 on the Orlando Chart excerpt. You...

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15) Flying over clouds is nearly always a bad idea because they can close in on you. But legally…(check all that apply)

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

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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) As the air temperature drops, which of the following statements are true? (Select all that apply)

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

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21) Select all that apply. Which statement is true regarding weather:

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

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23) Active flying is defined as:

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

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25) The stall of a glider corresponds most directly to:

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26) If an asymmetric collapse happens in flight, you should:

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

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29) The USPPA PPG2 rating will allow you to fly legally in Canada?

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30) Airspace can be closed to all flying. Which of the following statements are true? (check all that apply)

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31) In most U.S. airspace (G airspace), below 700' (1200' in some areas), how far must you remain from clouds?

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32) In the U.S., regarding G airspace (check all that apply)

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

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

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35) Which statement is True?

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

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

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

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39) 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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40) The tachometer is most useful for:

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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) Check all that apply. If the engine crank shaft spins left (counter clockwise), the prop spins:

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

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

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45) While you are flying, you should…

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46) What glider certification is generally considered the safest to fly?

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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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