PPG Instructor

Test your PPG Instructor knowledge with this test.

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1) Regarding reserve deployment practice, which is the best way to teach reserve deployment:

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2) Which statements are true regarding towing (check all that apply):

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3) With new students, which of the following is a big takeoff risk?

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4) Which statement is true regarding the number of students you can manage?

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5) Which of the following statements are true regarding student response to situations (check all that apply)?

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6) Select which statements are true regarding active flying (check all that apply)?

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7) Which statements are true regarding a student's first few solos (check all that apply)?

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8) What are some options if a brake locks/tangles in the risers? (Select all that apply)

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9) Aside from failed launches, how else can lines get damaged? (Which scenario is most common/likely?)

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10) What are some of the likely ways students cause line damage? (check all that apply)

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11) If a student does not meet the minimum skills for a rating, what should you do?

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12) Besides helping your student survive and thrive, your position as a USPPA instructor can? (check all that apply)

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13) What is a “pocket check” before flight?

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14) Which statements are true regarding the use of speedbar/trimmers? (check all that apply)

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15) A student calls you to explain they found an easy way to practice forwards by getting towed with a truck. How should you respond?

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16) Which statements are true regarding a reserve? (check all that apply)

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17) Which of the following is the most important aspect of preflight checklists?

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18) What's a good response on how to land if a brake line or toggle comes disconnected?

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19) Which statement is true regarding the use of brakes to get off the ground during launch?

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20) When is it most common to use brakes to launch? (check all that apply)

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21) Steering somewhat upwind while flying a path in a crosswind (crabbing) is useful for what? (check all that apply)

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22) You're getting a student to land on a spot with obstructions present. Which statement is correct?

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23) What is the most effective way to teach safety to your students?

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24) Which statements are true regarding gust fronts? (select all that apply)

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25) Sunrise was at 7 AM. Your student has been trying to launch all morning. It's now 10:30 am on a sunny day. What is the safest option?

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26) What should you consider when launching a student amidst large buildings or hills, especially if it feels calm?

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27) A student starts oscillating on final approach. What are some ways to manage this? (select all that apply)

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28) Go arounds should be rehearsed before first flight. What are the ideal steps for a go-around? (check all that apply)

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29) A glider tends to overshoot your student during inflation. What tips can you offer? (check all that apply)

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30) What is the main risk of being heavy in the brakes while at full power?

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31) A paragliding (freeflight) wing that advertises a glide ratio of 9 to 1, if used for paramotoring will likely have a glide ratio of?

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32) What does a 6 to 1 glide ratio mean?

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33) Flying with a paramotor and the engine turned off...What effect does the paramotor frame have on the wing? (check all that apply)

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34) If you fly a heavily loaded wing (over the recommended limit). Which statement is true?

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35) You have two students, one is lighter and one is heavier, and they will learn on the same wing. Which statement is true?

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36) Which scenario is more likely to be a major contributor to the possibility of a student being injured or killed?

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37) Which statement is the most accurate regarding wings/gliders for new students to learn on?

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38) Why is it important to check a glider's weight range, as recommended by the manufacturer?

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39) All other things being equal, being light on a wing does what to the wing? (Select all that apply)

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40) What is one of the ways that paraglider wings maintain internal pressure?

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41) Why is it risky to fly deep in the brakes?

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42) Which statement is true regarding rotor?

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43) What is mechanical turbulence?

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44) Which statements are true regarding towing? (check all that apply)

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45) What is one of your most important jobs as an instructor while teaching PPG 1 students?

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46) Which of the following can cause or aggravate wing surging/pitch control? (Select all that apply)

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47) Increasing thrust affects flight path angle (FPA) and Angle of Attack (AoA) how?

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48) An airfoil is “stalled” when (check all that apply)

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49) Regarding paraglider airfoils and lift (check all that apply)

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