SSA Bronze Badge Study Guide Q41-60

41) With a 10 mph tailwind, 20 statute miles from the airport, in a glider with a 28:1 glide ratio at 50 mph, how high do you need to be to arrive 1000' AGL at the airport? Airport elevation is 800' MSL. Assume no safety factor. Assume pilot flies at 50 mph.
a) 3150 MSL
b) 4940 MSL
c) 5500 MSL

42) A glider with a glide ratio of 28:1 at 50 mph would lose how much altitude per statute mile? Assume no wind.
a) 189 feet
b) 357 feet
c) 265 feet

43) The altimeter is a reliable reference for determining your height above the ground in preparation for an off field landing.
a) true
b) false
c) true if it was set to 0 prior to takeoff
d) true if it was set to field elevation before takeoff

44) Judging the size of cars and objects on the ground is the preferred method for determining your height above the ground in preparation for an off field landing.
a) true
b) false

45) Using angles is the preferred method for determining your height above the ground in preparation for an off field landing.
a) true
b) false

46) In preparation for an off field landing, the downwind leg should be positioned:
a) as close to the field as possible
b) no closer than the height of the sailplane
c) at least 45 deg. below the sailplane

47) "You won't get hurt if you land in the dirt" means:
a) The earth color of a cultivated field is one of the best landing sites to look for
b) When using a parachute aim for an area of dirt
c) The land owner is less likely to assault you if you avoid his expensive crops

48) A plowed field makes an excellent landing site.
a) true
b) false

49) A freshly harvested field is
a) a poor landing site
b) likely to contain animal holes and irrigation pipes
c) a better choice than a crop in full growth
d) both b and c

50) The lush green of a full grown crop
a) provides a soft cushioned landing with minimal damage
b) is usually a color to stay away from
c) is better to land in than a plowed and harrowed field

51) What is a good way to detect uneven, rolling terrain?
a) uneven texture or color in a field
b) depth perception
c) highway signs

52) When forced to land on a slope, with the wind blowing up the hill, you should
a) land uphill, even though downwind
b) land upwind, even though downhill
c) land crosswind

53) When preparing to land on a slope, you should remember
1. the slope isn't as bad as it looks from the air.
2. the slope is worse than it looks from the air.
3. the rollout is likely to be very short.
4. there is an optical illusion which may cause you to land short of your intended touchdown spot.
5. be sure to use extra airspeed to lift the nose of the glider higher than normal in the flare
a) 1, 3, & 4 are correct
b) 2, 3, & 4 are correct
c) 2,3, 4, & 5 are correct

54) Touching down as slow as possible with the main wheel and tail wheel touching simultaneously
a) is the preferred technique for an off field landing
b) is a poor technique and could result in damage
c) uses too much of the available field length

55) When approaching to land over an obstacle, the obstruction has a lateral effect equal to ___ times it's height
a) 2
b) 5
c) 8
d) 10

56) The first leg of an off field landing traffic pattern should be the
a) upwind leg
b) crosswind leg
c) downwind leg
d) base leg

57) You should use the same size pattern and speed in an off field landing as you would on a normal landing.
a) true
b) false - the speed should be slower
c) false - the size should be smaller
d) false - the size should be larger

58) When forced to land in a tall crop (wheat, corn) dive brakes should be open at touchdown.
a) true
b) false

59) Where it is recommended that the beginning cross country pilot land during an off field landing?
a) close to a gate to make retrieval easy
b) as close to the approach end as possible
c) in the middle of the biggest suitable field

60) You should not land with the landing gear retracted.
a) true
b) false
c) it can't possibly be that simple

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