Human Factors

  1. Traversing a mountainous area, you elect to fly at 12,500 feet. You are pilot in command and you have two passengers. The flight will be above 10,000 feet for two hours. You have a sufficient supply of oxygen but only two masks.
      1. You must wear a mask and breathe oxygen when above 10,000 feet.
      2. You must have a third mask to be legal
      3. You can loan your mask to one of the passengers for 30 minutes
      4. You can let one of the passengers fall asleep without a mask
      5. 3) and 4)
      6. None of the above
  2. No person shall act as a crew member of an aircraft:
      1. Within eight hours after consuming an alcoholic beverage
      2. While under the influence of alcohol
      3. While using any drug that impairs the person’s faculties
      4. All of the above
  3. You are flying at night and scanning for traffic. You remember that you may not be able to see things you are looking at directly. This is because:
      1. The fovea consists mostly of cones
      2. Your eyes are not focussed on infinity
      3. Hypoxia affects the vision
      4. All of the above
      5. Mostly 1)
  1. The semi-circular canals in your middle ear sense:
      1. Linear acceleration
      2. Rotational acceleration
      3. Linear velocity
      4. Rotational velocity
  1. The regulations concerning blood donation state that:
      1. Pilots should not fly within 24 hours after giving blood
      2. Generally, active pilots should not give blood
      3. Pilots should not fly within 48 hours after giving blood
      4. 2) and 3)
  1. After a visit to the dentist where you are given a local anaesthetic:
      1. You can fly, no problem
      2. You can fly if the doctor says it’s OK
      3. You should wait 24 hours if you have had wisdom teeth out
      4. All of the above