Entries by Chris Clarke

Quiz: Basic Aircraft Aerodynamics

As much as it seems sometimes that airplanes fly by magic, it’s important for every pilot to understand at least the basic fundamentals of aerodynamics. These principles dictate not only how the aircraft stays aloft, but what makes it either stable or unstable. Understanding these concepts will create a smoother and safer pilot. Take this quiz […]

Quiz: Understanding the airplane Pitot-Static System

The pitot-static system is the source of valuable flight information for the pilot. But how does it work and what instruments are affected? Take this quiz to find out if you have mastered the finer details of the pitot-static system. Want to learn more about the pitot-static and other aircraft systems? Check out Sporty’s Learn To […]

Quiz: Aircraft Engine Operations

Aircraft engines can provide thousands of hours of reliable service, provided that they are maintained and operated properly. From the pilot’s perspective, this involves learning the best practices for power control, leaning procedures, cooling, and other operational considerations.

Quiz: Understanding the airplane Pitot-Static System

The pitot-static system is the source of valuable flight information for the pilot. But how does it work and what instruments are affected? Take this quiz to find out if you have mastered the finer details of the pitot-static system. Want to learn more about the pitot-static and other aircraft systems? Check out Sporty’s Learn To […]

Quiz: ADS-B Rules and Regulations

Since the ADS-B mandate took full effect in 2020 there still some confusion looming about the limitations about this portion of the FAA’s NextGen system. Can you answer all these questions correctly and prove you’re qualified to fly in the National Airspace System?

Quiz: Airspace classifications and rules

You’ll likely pass through several classes of airspace on every flight, whether it’s your first solo or a cross-country flight to the beach. Each class of airspace is depicted with unique markings on the sectional chart and different VFR weather minimums and equipment requirements. Take our latest quiz and test your knowledge of the U.S. airspace system.

Quiz: Cold Weather Operations

As winter sets in, it’s more important than ever to understand how the cold weather will not only affect the aircraft performance but also your preflight and weather planning. Use this quiz to test your cold weather flying knowledge. For more information on learning to fly, check out Sporty’s complete Learn to Fly Course.

Quiz: VFR Cross-Country Flight Planning

Winds aloft, true course, heading and groundspeed. Can you put all the puzzle pieces together and plan a successful cross-country flight? Use this quiz to test your flight planning knowledge and see if you can get a perfect score. Want to learn more about flight planning? Check out Sporty’s Learn To Fly Course for more in-depth training on this subject.

Quiz: Understanding Aircraft Performance

Airplane performance can be defined as the capability of an airplane to operate effectively while serving a specific purpose.  Among the elements of performance are takeoff and landing distances, rate of climb, ceiling, speed, payload, and fuel economy.  Answer these questions and see if you can correctly determine all the factors required for adequate aircraft performance. […]