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Old 29th Jan 2012, 14:47
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low n' slow
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Pitot questions on recent ATPL exams

Hello all.

I'm looking for recent ATPL questions regarding Pitot blockages. There seems to be some discrepancies between our schools studyguides and real life. As I am a teacher in the subject, it would be interesting to know which stance the current QB has.

Our studyguide maintains that a blockage of the ram air opening of a pitot tube will cause the ASI to freeze at current speed whereas in real life, such a blocking would cause the ASI to read 0 because of pressure escaping through the waterdrain.

Any thoughts?
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