Quiz: Test Your Taxi Techniques

Moving an aircraft on the ground is a vital phase of every flight, but airplanes don’t drive like a car. Certain care must be taken while operating around the airport. Can you answer all these taxi questions correctly?

What control input is normally required to make a standard right taxi turn?
What control input is normally required to make a standard right taxi turn?
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Which aileron positions should a pilot generally use when taxiing in strong quartering headwinds?
Which aileron positions should a pilot generally use when taxiing in strong quartering headwinds?
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How should the elevator be held while taxiing a tricycle-gear airplane into a quartering headwind?
How should the elevator be held while taxiing a tricycle-gear airplane into a quartering headwind?
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What method is used when it is necessary to make sharper than normal turns?
What method is used when it is necessary to make sharper than normal turns?
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When taxiing with strong quartering tailwinds, which aileron positions should be used?
When taxiing with strong quartering tailwinds, which aileron positions should be used?
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Which wind condition would be most critical when taxiing a nosewheel equipped high-wing airplane?
Which wind condition would be most critical when taxiing a nosewheel equipped high-wing airplane?
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What phenomenon needs to be considered when taxiing an aircraft with a free castering nose wheel?
What phenomenon needs to be considered when taxiing an aircraft with a free castering nose wheel?
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