Fri, Jun 13, 2003
If You think You Know All The Answers, Try These
A new on-line aviation quiz is the latest tool being used to
promote air safety in Australia.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has launched a quiz on the
internet to allow people in the aviation industry to test their
knowledge on specialist topics.
- Maintenance for fabric covered aircraft
Whether you fly one, maintain them or just have an affection for
some of our 'classic' aircraft, this quiz is for you.
- Flying operations
A general knowledge quiz for all those pilots who believe they have
all the answers.
- Landing under IFR
The weather's not so hot and you would like a comfortable return to
solid ground. Try this quiz to make sure you stay on track.
- Prop maintenance
Make sure your prop will pull you through.
offers multiple choice answers for each question, keeps a running
score and provides the correct answers at the end. There is no
login required; you won't get a call if you blow the quiz. The
quizzes are short -- they'll take maybe two minutes each to
complete and score.
Under the flying operations section pilots get the chance to
test their knowledge on meteorological terms, understanding
weather, navigating and flight management.
Pilots taking the landing under instrument flight rules test are
quizzed on navigating by instruments, ILS approaches and
CASA’s general manager Safety Promotion, Kim Jones, says
the quiz is a simple and easy way to make people think about safety
issues. "Everyone in aviation gets the right training and knowledge
to operate safely but it can be very useful to test yourself
regularly," Mr Jones says. "The on-line quiz is a fun way of doing
this whenever people are visiting the CASA website."
More quizzes will follow, as they are developed: CASA will
slowly build on the current topics and questions to keep
challenging aviation people in areas that will help maintain and
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